Junior Nordics

NSCF Junior Nordics provides an opportunity for children to enjoy the Fairbanks winter while learning the sport of cross country skiing. Children ages 4 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.

Find out more information and register for Junior Nordic classes here!


The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is now accepting registrations for the Fairbanks Junior Nordics Spring ski lessons. With the sun back in full force, this is a great time to get outside and get your kids on skis.

Lessons will run from March 20 - April 6 and be held in two places: at the UAF Ski Trails on Mondays, at Birch Hill on Tuesdays & Thursdays. All lessons start at 6:30 PM. Cost of the lessons are $45 for NSCF members and $85 for non-members. 


To register for Junior Nordics, contact  Rebecca Heaton at (907) 978-6572.

Online Registration for the Spring session will be available after November 25th.

Please direct all other questions to: Sally Endestad, Junior Nordics Coordinator fairbanksjrnordics [at] gmail.com (907) 371-9564



NSCF Junior Nordics program offers a three-week spring session Tuesdays and Thursdays at Birch Hill from March 8-31 (but no sessions during the week of spring break, March 14-18). If you missed the action over the winter, join us for six action- packed lessons. Ski club member prices are $35 for one day per week and $65 for two days per week. Non-ski club member prices are $60 for one day per week and $100 for two days per week.. Register online at www.nscfairbanks.org under the LEARN tab. Contact Sally Endestad at 371- 9564 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The Candy Cane Romp is this Sunday, December 13th at 1pm. This event is free and open to all JN skiers and the Fairbanks Ski community. Feel free to invite friends to this event. This is an untimed event with an obstacle course lined with candy canes for skiers to pick up. Santa will come for a visit and the children will have hot chocolate afterwards.If the temperatures are colder than -5F, the romp will be canceled. The Trax Outdoor Center has generously donated tokens for free ice cream to all participants. The store is located at: 314 Birch Hill Rd.


Hurry and register now for Junior Nordic ski lessons! Classes now being offered Mondays at UAF and Tuesday/Thursday/Sundays at Birch Hill. A $20 late fee will be added to the registrations after November 7th.