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The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks and SBS Retirement Consultants are proud to present Fairbanks' second annual Fast and Female event. Fast and Female CHAMP Camp will be held at West Valley High School on Sunday, October 28th from 1pm to 4pm..  Girls ages 8-19 are invited to an afternoon of XC skiing, dancing, inspiration, and a chance to meet Olympians Kikkan Randall and Holly Brooks.  We're also inviting parents and coaches who are interested in learning more about supporting female athletes. This year's event features adult seminars about nutrition, injury prevention, and training.  Come out Sunday for inspiration, empowerment, and a ton of fun!  Girl's event cost will be $20, and adults pay by donation.  More details can be found online at www.fastandfemale.com

West Valley High School Cross Country  Ski Team Annual Ski Swap - Saturday, October 20th 10am - 1pm
West Valley High School Gymnasium

Good used skis, boots, poles, snowboards, clothing and outdoor equipment for all ages and sizes!

GEAR DROP-OFF: Friday, October 19, 6:00 to 9:00 PM & Saturday, October 20, 8:00AM to 9:30 AM

SKI SWAP SALE: Saturday, October 20  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more info call 479-6363

ALSO - there will be Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks Membership & Registration on-going from 9am-1pm.
Join NSCF -- Register for Jr Nordics & Adult Lessons - Donate to our TRAILS FUND!
Then go get your gear for the season!



It is that time of year to welcome the Nordic Ski Season!  GO ONLINE TODAY(www.nscfairbanks.org)… Paper Forms Available Oct 15th at Local Sporting Stores (Beaver Sports, Goldstream Sport, Raven Cross Country, Sports Authority, Play It Again Sports) or IN-PERSON


*Don’t forget to renew your memberships (all membership’s expired September 30th – Memberships run from October 1st – September 30th )

Renew your Membership ONLINE: [click here]

Or Download a printable file to mail in: icon MembershipForm 2012-2013


Don’t forget to donate to our Trail Grooming Fund while renewing your membership.

We are excited that our grooming equipment has made an incredible jump in caliber with the purchase of our PistenBully last spring and we are continually providing the best ski trails for you and your family to ski on of all levels recreation to racing!  The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks raises funds to pay the costs of trail construction and year-round trail maintenance on the 40Km (8Km of lighted trails) the Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area. Your donations make it possible to continue to provide the high quality trails we have all become accustomed to. Trail donations are tax deductible (NSCF 501(c)(3) Tax ID # 92-0096061. (Membership dues are not tax deductible).

Donate to our Trails Grooming Fund (Not a Membership) ONLINE: [click here]

Jr Nordics

NSCF Junior Nordics provides an opportunity for children to enjoy the Fairbanks winter while learning the sport of cross country skiing. Children ages 6 to 14 of all abilities are welcome to join and learn a sport they can pursue for a lifetime. The emphasis is on fun, fitness, and learning proper technique.

NSCF Junior Nordics skiers receive instruction in both classical and skate techniques from enthusiastic and dedicated coaches. Skiers learn proper care and handling of equipment, trail etiquette, good sportsmanship and how to act responsibly in the outdoors. A typical practice session will include a warm-up period, a lesson in a technique and appropriate length group ski on the trails, ending with a fun activity.

Register ONLINE:: [click here]

We are offering 3 Jr Nordic sessions this year:
Winter Sessions (I & II):
Session I (Nov 8 – Dec 20) Offering Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM, Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM & Sundays 2-3PM
Session II (Jan 13 – Feb 28) Offering Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM, Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM & Sundays 2-3PM

Spring Session (III):
Session III (March 19 – April 4) 3 weeks (2 times a week) both Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM

Sessions 1 and 2



(number of sessions and days per week for session 1 and 2)


(NSCF member/non-member)

With Session 3

(Session 3 is 3 weeks, 2 days/wk)

(NSCF member/non-member cost)

1 session, 1 day per week



1 session, 2 days per week


2 sessions, 1 day per week



2 sessions, 2 days per week



Adult Lessons
*Classes have started*

But there will be more lessons offered Spring of 2013 Late March to early April. If you would like lessons before that - we offer Private Lessons -
If interested, Call 457-4435.

The Spring 2013 Adult Classes will be 2 weeks(2 days per week Tues & Thur 6:30-7:30pm) and cost only $75 with a NSCF Membership or $125 without NSCF Membership
Spring Classes will start March 26th

NSCF-FXC Junior Racing Programs
Register ONLINE:


For more information on any of these events

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Call: 457-4435

Prescription sunglasses found at Birch Hill on Oct. 2nd along frisbee course or “Relay Start”.

Please call or text Klaus Wuttig @ 347-1057 to identify and claim.

It's that time of year - BREAKUP! During breakup the trail surfaces at Birch Hill are very, very soft. Any form of trail use - walking, running, mountain biking, etc. -

The Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games Host Society would like to invite the Nordic ski community to their Community Event to celebrate the Arctic Winter Games Torch coming to Fairbanks.

...Please consider a donation to the trail fund by clicking here.  If you haven't taken advantage of the new level of spring skiing, come out and enjoy it!

The new Pisten Bully has allowed us to extend the ski season well into April with arguably the best conditions ever seen at Birch Hill.  (Rumors are swirling that there is even a run on klister at the local skis shops!)  It takes about 1 gallon of diesel fuel for each kilometer the Pisten Bully grooms, and we all know what fuel costs these days...

Your donations are greatly appreciated and make it easier to groom those trails that are farther afield!

Happy spring and enjoy the skiing!


Because only the best races happen every four years (Olympics, Slush Cup...)

Ladies (of all ages), don’t miss the 10th Annual Ski for Women Sunday, April 1 @ 12:30pm at Birch Hill Recreation Area.

Cost is a donation to benefit the Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living.

It is always a GREAT time – costumes encouraged and there is a post ski potluck (please bring a dish to share) and there are lots of door prizes and silent auction items.

Pre-Registration Deadline: 5:00 PM, Friday, March 30 at Beaver Sports, Goldstream Sports, or Raven Cross Country
Late registration:
Day of 11:00AM – 12:00PM at Birch Hill Cross-Country Ski Center.

Flyer: Ski For Women 2012

“The best day of youth ski racing in Alaska!”

The 2012 ConocoPhillips Interior Youth Championships presented by Stoltz Dental Group return to Birch Hill this Saturday, March 31.  The event is a day-long festival of youth ski racing which has become a spring highlight for young skiers of all abilities.

Skiers can choose to participate in one, two or three events, and all participants are invited to the pizza party/awards ceremony directly following the freestyle ski cross event at the end of the day.  The day-long event offers a great opportunity to do something healthy, experience kid-oriented ski racing at its finest and for the skiers to build camaraderie with other young skiers.

Each of the three events is specifically aimed at youth skiers.  The Youth Champs begin at 10 AM with a traditional event, the classic interval start race…  Only there’s a twist from your standard race of this format as the trail as the rolling terrain will occasionally dart through the woods on narrow single track trails or take a sharp turn to challenge a skiers skills too.  Courses are 1km for J5 and J6 racers (those born in 2002 and after), 2.5 km for J3 and J4 racers (YOB: 1998-2001), and 5 km for J2 racers (YOB: 1996-7).

After a short break, the day continues with the high speed excitement of the 100 meter classic sprint at noon.  In this event, skiers race down the finishing stretch at Birch Hill in 8-person heats.  Larger age groups will feature semi-finals and finals.

After a break for lunch, the racing concludes with the freestyle ski-cross event at 3 PM.  Skiers again start in head-to-head heats on a mostly downhill course of about 500 meters featuring tight turns, bumps and jumps and various other terrain features, in a true test of balance and agility on skis!  For many skiers this is the highlight of the day, and they’ll come out and start practicing their jumps an hour ahead of time.

As soon as the ski-cross event ends, skiers will head inside for pizza, the awards ceremony and a prize raffle which is open to all contestants.

Registration forms are available at Birch Hill, Goldstream Sports, Beaver Sports, Raven XC and on the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks website.  Early registration is $5 for one event and $10 for 2 or 3 events and is due at one of the sports stores by 6 PM on Thursday March 29.  Day of race registration is $10 for one race or $20 for 2 or 3 races and closes 30 minutes prior to the start of the morning race and one hour prior to the start of the afternoon races.  Early registration is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated!

If you have any further questions, please contact race director Pete Leonard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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