Junior Nordics Winter Session Registration Update: Waitlist is Still Open!

Fairbanks Junior Nordics 2022-2023 Season:
Session is full but a few select spots remain open. Click here to join the waitlist now!

Junior Nordics - image by Rebecca Heaton
What: Youth Cross Country Skiing Lessons
Who: Children Ages 5 to 14  (Skier must be born before Nov. 10, 2017. No exceptions.)
When & Where: November 10, 2022 to March 5, 2023

Click here for full schedule and registration information

Interior Youth Festival, Jr Nordics Spring Session and Adult lessons Registration Now Open!

Celebrate the return of the sun with the NSCF!

 Register today and make the most of the final days of winter

Junior Nordics Spring Session:
March 22nd – April 7th
Tuesdays & Thursdays at Birch Hill 6:00-7:00 pm
Classes are open to returning Junior Nordics skiers in groups Stripes, Green, Yellow and Orange.
Cost: $60 (3-week session)
Click here for more information.

Adult Lessons Session IV:
What: Adult Cross Country Skiing Lessons
Who: Anyone ages 15 & Up. All abilities are welcome.
: Birch Hill Recreation Area, 101 Wilderness Drive, Fairbanks 99712
When: Lessons run March 22 to April 7
Cost: $60
(3-week session)

Click here for a full class schedule and registration.

NSCF Interior Youth Festival
Sunday, March 27th at Birch Hill
The Interior Youth Festival is an annual celebration of Spring skiing for Interior families.
The festival includes three fun, family-friendly races, food and prizes. This long-running cross country ski tradition is open to all skiers in grades K through middle school.
Registration is $5 per skier and open to the public.
Click here for more information.

Junior Nordics Registration is Full! Now Accepting Waitlist Registration

Registration for Junior Nordics is full.

To join the waitlist for Session 1 or Session 2, please visit www.nscfairbanks.org/programs/juniornordics.  Everyone who has a confirmed registration will be guaranteed a spot with the Junior Nordics Ski Program during Sessions 1 & 2.  We will do our best to accommodate all the skiers that are currently on the waitlist for Session 1.  If you are willing/able to volunteer as an assistant ski coach during Session 1, please contact our Junior Nordics Coordinator at juniornordics@nscfairbanks.org.  We can not have a successful ski season without the hard work and dedication of our VOLUNTEER COACHES!!!!!

Ski Season Kicks Off with Ski Fest on October 1

The NSCF and the University of Alaska Cross Country Ski Program are joining together to bring you this year’s Fairbanks Ski Fest!  An evening full of information, food, fun activities for the whole family, and a fundraiser for the
UAF Ski Booster Club.

The event will be held Friday, October 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Chalet. Besides being able to meet members of the UAF ski team,
you will be able to:

  • Come learn about all the great programs NSCF has to offer: Junior Nordics, Adult Lessons, Biathlon, FXC and FXC Master
  • Renew your NSCF membership or join for the first time
  • Become a member of the UAF Booster Club

The event includes:

  • Early Bird Registration for Junior Nordics: Register in person at the event and get a chance to win a Junior Nordics jacket for your child. Three will be given away! (Online registration for Jr. Nordics will open on Oct 2 at 12 noon.)
  • A free burger/dogs and chili/stew dinner for everyone who signs up for a NSCF membership or a UAF Booster Club membership (before or at the event).  Cost for the dinner without membership will be $10, but it comes with a door prize ticket.
  • Free Door Prize Ticket for everyone who signs up for a NSCF membership or a UAF Booster Club membership (before or at the event).
  • A free 1K Obstacle Course for Kids 12 and under starting at 5:30. The Nanooks will be helping. Everyone who participates will get a door prize ticket!

Food will be served and eaten outdoors. The indoor program will start at 6:30 p.m. Masks will be required when people are inside the building.

Questions:  Please contact Susan Kramer, Junior Nordics Coordinator at 907-371-9564 or juniornordics@ncsfairbanks.org

Junior Nordics and Adult Lessons registration is going on now

The best days of the ski season are on the way. With the return of the sun and great snow conditions on our world-class trails, now is the perfect time to register you and your children for lessons.

Join us for UAF Monday night Jr Nordic lessons and give your kids a chance to unplug and get outside. About 10 spots remain in our Junior Nordics program.  For more details or to register, click here.

Adult lessons registration is also going on now! The NSCF offers a variety of lessons  during the week for all abilities. Join us on the trails and be a part of the best family-friendly activity in the Interior. Click here to learn more about our adult classes.

The best days of the ski season are on the way. With the return of the sun and great snow conditions on our world-class trails, now is the perfect time to register you and your children for lessons.

Jr Nordics Monday Nights at UAF are Back!

Junior Nordics will offer a small group of classes for children Ages 7 to 14 with at least 1 year skiing experience*

*Due to UAF capacity restrictions during the pandemic, no beginner-level lessons will be offered on Monday nights.

Lessons are at 6PM Monday nights at the UAF Ski Trails. Lessons run Monday, Feb. 22 to Monday, March 29.  No Lessons on March 8th due to Spring Break.

Cost is $50 per skier. You must pay online at time of registration.  Registration deadline is Saturday, February 20. 

Please review our parent information packet here.

Still have Questions?
Contact the Junior Nordics Director at juniornordics@nscfairbanks.org

Click Here to Learn More & Register Now

Important Junior Nordics Update

Dear Jr. Nordics Families:

After many NSCF Board meetings, the decision has been made to postpone the start of Jr. Nordics until Tuesday, December 1.
Our decision was based on the uptick in Covid-19 cases and the recommendation of Gov. Dunleavy earlier this week.  We are excited that we have come up with a way to restructure the Jr. Nordics lessons so that we can continue with the 20/21 season.
Our plan is to decrease the overall number of kids at Birch Hill at any given time.  We will do this by splitting Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday into (2-3 different) 1-hour sessions.  I will be in touch with you later this week, about your flexibility to arrive at BH at different times than you originally signed up for.  It is our intention to have family units scheduled for their lessons at the same time.
I am proud of the club in making these tough decisions so that we can put on a safe activity for you and your family.
Thank You,
Susan Kramer
Susan Kramer

Junior Nordics Coordinator

(907) 371-9564 (cell phone)
Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks

Junior Nordics Start Date Postponed

In light of Governor Dunleavy’s announcement this morning about the Covid-19 situation statewide, the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks Skier Development Oversight Committee (SDOC) has recommended that the start of this season’s Jr. Nordics lessons be POSTPONED.  

If your child is scheduled for lessons TODAY (NOV. 12) or SUNDAY (NOV. 15), their lesson has been postponed.

The SDOC and the NSCF Board will be meeting to evaluate and discuss the Governor’s recommendations. The NSCF has every intention of proceeding with the season, knowing that XC skiing is one of the few safe activities that is available to families.  However, we need to make sure that all JN Families and Coaches stay safe.  We appreciate your patience  and understanding, as we evaluate the best way to put on a SAFE and FUN winter activity for your children.
Thank you,
Susan Kramer
Junior Nordics Coordinator

Junior Nordics: Today’s Meet & Greet Cancelled Due to Weather Conditions


I have decided to CANCEL today’s Meet & Greet at Birch Hill, due to the continued weather conditions.  Although it is perfect skiing weather, with all the snow accumulating at Birch Hill, we cannot put on an OUTDOOR only event today.  I apologize for the last minute cancellation and I will see all of you later this week and next week for your first day of lessons.

6PM- 7PM, Thursday – Nov 12 *

2PM – 3PM, Sunday – Nov. 15

6PM – 7PM, Tuesday – Nov. 17 *

1PM – 2PM, Wednesday – Nov 18
Thank you,
Susan Kramer
Junior Nordics Coordinator
(907) 590-5086 (personal cell phone)