Junior Nordics Information for 2020-2021 Winter Session


This is a general outline of the Junior Nordics activities throughout this winter.
For the details, as well as times and locations, please see the Junior Nordics calendar.

Winter Session– November 12, 2020 to March 4, 2021

Birch Thursdays: Start date Nov. 12th
Birch Sundays: Start date Nov. 15th
UAF Mondays: Start date Nov. 16th
Birch Tuesdays: Start date Nov. 17th
Birch Wednesdays: Start date Nov. 18th
Candy Cane Romp Dec. 13th at 1pm at Birch Hill*
ConocoPhillips Winter Carnival TBA*
*Volunteers needed!

We will not hold lessons on Thanksgiving Day, Fairbanks North Star School District Winter Break or Spring Break.

Spring Session
– March 16, 2021- April 1, 2021- Registration will open January 2021.

3-week session of 6 lessons
Tuesday & Thursday nights at 6:30pm at Birch Hill

Other events of interest for new & returning Junior Nordics families:

November 27: Turkey Day Relays
November 21, December 5, January 23 & February 6: Town Race Series
Jan/Feb 2021: Winter Carnival  (Date TBA)
March 17 & 24: Interior Youth Festival Spring 2021


Junior Nordics Information for new families:


Be On Time

Plan to be at UAF and/or Birch Hill at least 15 minutes early to allow for parking and getting equipment organized. Children are expected to be at their meeting spots at the start time. The groups will leave promptly. We don’t want kids getting cold waiting for latecomers! Thank you in advance for making sure your kids are on time!  Please understand that it is your responsibility to make sure your child has met up with their coach and is not left alone. If you know you will be late, you need to be prepared to ski with your child until you are able to find his/her group. It is not possible for us to locate a coach once the group has left the ski hut.


If you need a receipt for the lessons, please email juniornordics@nscfairbanks.org. Please request this by email and you can pick it up when you come to class. Receipts will not be available after the last day of class.

Weather Cancellations

Lessons will be cancelled when it is colder than -5F at Birch Hill and -10F at UAF. Cancellations will be announced via e-mail, on the NSCF Facebook page, NSCF website, and via e-mail, two hours prior to lessons. Make sure to call check online if you are in doubt. The NSCF does not guarantee the number of lessons due to the unpredictability of the weather.


All children receive a NSCF Junior Nordics Hat only the first time when they sign up for lessons. You may purchase additional hats for $25. Junior Nordics jackets are for sale for $90-$115 as well as sweatshirts, water bottles etc.


We do not provide equipment. A number of local ski stores including Beaver Sports, Goldstream Sports, Trax Outdoor Center, and REI have ski packages for sale. Please direct your questions to your coach or to the program director.


We need your help! The NSCF Jr. Nordics program depends on volunteer coaches, and we need your support to keep this wonderful program going. It takes 50+ parent/high school helpers and dedicated NSCF community members to make our skiing happen for the youth in Fairbanks. We have opportunities for ALL LEVELS of coaching. Mostly, what our students need is to have an adult out leading the group who is positive and–most importantly–helps them have FUN! We also have events that we put on that need volunteers to pull off. Please contact us if you’re interested in helping at juniornordics@nscfairbanks.org or cell  (907) 371-9564.