Registration Open for Beginning, Intermediate Lessons

Do want to learn how to cross-country ski? Do you already know the basics and want to up your game? Are you still looking for a great Christmas gift? The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks has some classes for you!

Registration is open for the second session of NSCF Adult Lessons, which starts in January. Classes are being offered in Beginning and Intermediate Classic-style skiing and in Intermediate Skate Skiing. Due to COVID-19 and CDC recommendations, class sizes are limited to 10 participants. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis.

Each class costs $80 for a four-week session (one lesson per week). Participants must be members of the NSCF. Membership must be purchased separately.

For more information on the classes, including times and meeting places, see: www.nscfairbanks.org/programs/adult-lessons/

Questions? Contact Susan Kramer, Adult Lessons Coordinator (adultlessons@nscfairbanks.org; 907/590-5086)

Registration Open for Intermediate Classic, Skate Lessons

Do you already know the basics of cross-country skiing but want to up your game a little? We have some classes for you!

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is offering two intermediate-level classes starting in later November. Registration is currently open for both classes, but due to COVID-19 and CDC recommendations, class sizes are limited to 10 participants. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis.

Each class costs $80 for a four-week session (one lesson per week). Participants must be members of the NSCF. Membership must be purchased separately.

 

  • Intermediate Classic Skiing with Instructor Max Donaldson
  • When: Mondays (6pm – 7pm), class begins Nov. 23.
  • Where: Birch Hill Recreation Area
  • Who: Those wanting to focus on improving technique. Participants should have completed the beginning class at least once and feel comfortable and confident on varying terrain, especially hills.

 

  • Intermediate Skate Skiing with Instructor Donovan Granger
  • When: Wednesdays (6pm – 7pm), class begins Nov. 25.
  • Where: Birch Hill Recreation Area
  • Who: Those wanting to focus on improving technique. Participants should have completed the beginning class at least once and feel comfortable and confident on varying terrain, especially hills.

For more information: www.nscfairbanks.org/programs/adult-lessons/

Questions? Contact Susan Kramer, Adult Lessons Coordinator (adultlessons@nscfairbanks.org; 907/590-5086)

 

 

Adult Lessons Session I Class Schedule is now available. Registration Opens October 3rd!

NSCF Adult Lessons Class Schedule is Now Available!

The program is designed for anyone ages 15 & Up. All abilities are welcome.
Space is limited this session so be sure to register early! Visit the NSCF Adult Lessons page here for registration info.

What: Adult Cross Country Skiing Lessons
Who: Anyone ages 15 & Up
Where
: Birch Hill Recreation Area, 101 Wilderness Drive
and UAF Ski Trails, UAF West Ridge Campus

When:
Lessons begin week of Nov. 19th and will run through Dec. 17th.

Beginning Classic Skiing:
2:00PM Sundays at Birch Hill
6:00PM Tuesdays at Birch Hill
6:00PM Thursdays at Birch Hill  *No lessons on Thanksgiving Day

Intermediate Classic Skiing:
6:00PM Mondays at Birch Hill
6:00PM Wednesdays at Birch Hill

Advanced Classic & Skate Skiing:
6:00PM Mondays at UAF*

Due to COVID-19 and CDC recommendations, class sizes are limited to just 10 participants. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis.

Cost**: $80 for a 4-week session (1 lesson per week).
**This does not include NSCF membership fee.

*New this year! Current membership in the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is now required to participate in all NSCF-sanctioned programs. To register for Adult Lessons, you must be logged in to the website and have a current membership with the NSCF. Student rates are available for those 18 and under. Click here for more information on becoming a member.

Need Gear? A limited number of skis, boots and poles are available to use upon request. Contact adultlessons@nscfairbanks.org for more information.

NSCF Events, Classes Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Dear NSCF Members and Event Participants,

With the confirmation of COVID-19 in Alaska, prevention of further spread is paramount. In an effort to do everything we can to help keep our community safe and help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the NSCF board and staff have decided to cancel the Spring session of Junior Nordics, the Interior Youth Festival, the 2020 Ski for Women, the Sonot Kkaazoot, and all other club-related activities and practices through March 31.

We thank you for your continued patience as we navigate the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 outbreak. We had hoped that the spread of the virus might abate, but clearly it has not. The World Health Organization has officially characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. Gov. Dunleavy has declared a public health emergency and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and University of Alaska have cancelled classes next week.

Please know we did not make this decision lightly. NSCF Staff, volunteers and community sponsors, worked diligently to put together these programs. We know that many of you were looking forward to these events. But, in the end, the health of our members, patrons, staff, and volunteers, as well as our obligation to public health more generally, has to take precedence.

What you need to know:

  1. The Junior Nordics Spring Session, Interior Youth Festival and Ski for Women are cancelled and will not be rescheduled for the 2019-2020 season. The cancellation of these events comes with financial repercussions for our organization. To help us mitigate the costs, we ask those of you who are financially able to donate your registration fee to the NSCF trail fund, which, unless we hear from you, will happen automatically. If that’s not possible, we will of course refund the fee. To request a refund, please email Rebecca Heaton (membership@nscfairbanks.org) before March 25.  Given the small staff at NSCF, we ask for your patience as we address refunds and notifications. We will work as quickly as we can to address any issues that arise.
  2. The Sonot Kkaazoot is cancelled; entry fees will not be refunded, but will be used to defray the sunk costs of the race (grooming to date, bibs, awards, honoraria for the schools responsible for the aid stations, etc.). Race Director Bob Baker is working on a virtual Sonot; if Ft. Wainwright consents and the river remains safe so that Bob can continue to groom, the virtual Sonot will include the original courses. You can anticipate updates from Bob as he works out the plan.
  3. While FXC practices will not be held, coaches will provide tailored training plans for the FXC athletes for the remainder of the season and work with them remotely on the execution and modification of the plans as needed.

We greatly appreciate your understanding while we work to make these cancellations as smooth as possible for NSCF members and participants.

While we feel it necessary to cancel our events, we encourage you to get outside anyway. There is no reason why you can’t enjoy the best skiing of the year on some of the best trails in the country. So, wash your hands, then get outside and share a selfie on social media to encourage other healthy individuals to get outside and ski!

Thank you again for your support and patience.

Sincerely,

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks Board and Staff

Fall Training Group with Christina Turman- Register today!

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is excited to expand its Masters training programs! 

October can a tricky month to train. Too much ice or snow make it hard to bike and too little snow makes it difficult to ski. Stay motivated and gain fitness during the shoulder season with ski imitation workouts. This October we will offer a dryland training group with Christina Turman.
Turman will teach proper ski walking, moose hoof, and bounding techniques and lead you through an interval workout each week. Locations will vary week to week. The group can accommodate different fitness levels but participants should have a base line fitness of being able to jog 20 minutes continuously. No prior experiences with ski walking or bounding needed!  Space is limited to just 20 so register today!  To register click here

12th Annual Sonot Kkaazoot Training Class

Tuesdays, Jan. 15th – March 19th
6:00pm to 7:30pm, Birch Hill

Each session will begin with drills that focus on skiing technique with some video analysis. The remainder of the class will be an interval workout where pacing and skiing efficiency will be emphasized. Skiers should be at least intermediate skate-ski skill level (familiarity with most skate techniques and when to use them). Training will be focused for the 50k Sonot, but anyone interested in an introductory training program is welcome to attend.

NSCF Member Rate: $175
Non-Member Rate: $200
To join the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks please visit our Membership page.

Register online!

Questions? Please contact Kristen Rozell or Adult Lessons.

31st Annual Sonot Kkaazoot Registration is Open!

Give the gift of good health in 2018.
Register today for The Sonot Kkaazoot, the Nordic Ski Club’s biggest event of the season!
Click here to register.

Need help training?
Sign up for Coach Kristen Rozell’s 10th Annual Sonot Training Class
The Sonot training class will take place Tuesdays, January 16 through March 20. Classes will meet 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Jim Wisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill.
Each session will begin with drills that focus on skiing technique with some video analysis.
The remainder of the class will be an interval workout where pacing and skiing efficiency
will be emphasized. Skiers should be at least intermediate skate-ski skill level (familiarity with most skate techniques and when to use them). Training will be focused for the 50k Sonot, but anyone interested in an introductory training program is welcome to attend.
Questions? please contact Kristen Rozell at kbrozell@gmail.com

Visit http://sonotkkaazoot.org for detailed race information.