The Goldstream Sports New Trail Donor Challenge brought in almost $11,000 to help support trail grooming and maintenance at Birch Hill Recreation Area!

The challenge, which started in early December and ran until December 29, inspired Birch Hill trail supporters to donate almost $9,000. Goldstream Sports added another $2,000, generously matching donations from many new trail donors.

Thank you to Goldstream Sports and everyone who donated! Support like this helps keep our Birch Hill trails in great shape.

Birch Hill Ski Trails are some of the best-maintained trails in the world that are 100 percent free and open for public use. The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (NSCF) spends more than $100,000 a year to keep our world-class trails groomed for everyone’s enjoyment.  With the pandemic, Birch Hill has seen record numbers of skiers out on the trails this year, and the club’s trail grooming costs have risen considerably, so these donations really help.

The trails are located at Birch Hill Recreation Area, which is run by the Parks and Recreation Department of Fairbanks North Star Borough. Some of the trails lead from the recreation area onto Fort Wainwright. This joint partnership between the ski club, borough, and military provides Fairbanksans and visitors to Fairbanks one of the most outstanding trail systems in Alaska, winter and summer. To find out more about the ski club and the trails see: Or check out the borough’s webpage at:

While the Goldstream Sports Trail Donor Challenge and all your donations go a long way to helping the NSCF keep the Birch Hill trails in great shape, we can still use more support. Donate today at