Races

To get to the page for any particular race, just move your cursor to the blue menu at the top of this page, then hover the cursor over the name of the race you are looking for, then click on the race you want.  Or, you can use the handy links below to get information on any particular race.

The NSCF Competition Events Program

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks Competition Events program oversees all the competitive events that take place at Birch Hill and/or under the auspices of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks.  The NSCF’s race organization and race crew are recognized around the US (and even in Canada) as one of the best of its kind.  In addition to organizing a broad spectrum of events designed to meet the needs of local skiers and racers, the NSCF has also organized a number of national and international events over the 50+ year history of the club, including

  • International Ski Federation World Cup – (Men) 1984
  • US National Distance Championships/SuperTour Finals – 2008, 2009, 2017
  • US Junior National Championships – 1977, 1995, 2003, 2013, 2023 (planned)
  • Arctic Winter Games – 1982, 1988, 2014
  • ASAA State High School Cross Country Championships – 2002-2004, 2008-2011, 2018-2019, 2022

The club has also conducted nearly 100 events in the Town Race Series, which began in the winter of 1995-1996, and more than 60 events in the Distance Series, the first year of which was 1997-1998.

The Turkey Day Relays is one of the oldest continuously held ski events in Alaska and the Northwest, having first been held in November 1965.  The Skiathon, held on the UAF trails is almost as old at the Turkey Day Relays.  The Sonot Kkaazoot, Fairbanks’ spring ski marathon, was first held in 1988.

The success of the race program is due entirely to the hard work and generosity of the race crew volunteers who are responsible for making the races happen.  Without the volunteers, there would be no races.

Kinross Fort Knox Town Race Series

Town Series #1 – Mass/Free Technique – Saturday, November 17
Fairbanks Youth Sports Season Opener
Town Series #2 – Sprint/Classic Technique – Saturday, December 1
Fairbanks Youth Sports Sprint Festival
Town Series #3 – Interval/Classic Technique – Saturday, January 12
Woolly Rhino Classic
Town Series #4 – Ski-Cross/Free Technique – Saturday, January 26
Kendall SUBARU of Fairbanks Ski-Cross

Buetow Dental/Pangaea Health Distance Series

Distance Series #1 – Mass/Free Technique –
Saturday, December 8 – 15Km/7.5Km
Distance Series #2 – Mass/Classic Technique –
Saturday, January 19 – 20Km/10Km
Distance Series #3 – Mass/Free Technique –
Sunday, February 17 – 30Km/10Km

Conoco Phillips Besh Cup

Besh Cup #5 – Interval/Free Technique – Saturday, February 2
Besh Cup #6 – Mass/Classic Technique – Saturday, February 3

Region VI Championships

Mass Start/Free Technique – Friday, February 8
Relays/Classic Technique – Saturday, February 9

First National Bank Alaska ASAA Championships

Interval Start/Classic Technique – Thursday, February 21
Mass Start/Free Technique – Friday, February 22
Relays/Cl+Cl+Fr+Fr Technique – Saturday, February 23

Denali State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot

Mass Start/Free Technique 20Km/40Km/50Km
and Classic Technique 50Km – Saturday, March 24

Alaska Coffee Roasting Company Turkey Day Relays

Relay/Free Technique – 3x1Km, 3x2Km, 3x4Km
Friday, November 23

Skiathon (UAF Trails)

Mass/Classic Technique 20Km
Saturday, March 9 (tentative)

Alaska Nordic Cup (UAF v. UAA)

Mass Start/Classic Technique (Kinross/Fort Knox Town Series #1)
Saturday, November 17
Relays – format TBD
Sunday, November 18
Information for the events below will be published when it becomes available

Candy Cane Romp

Conoco Phillips Winter Carnival

Conoco Phillips Interior Youth Festival

Wednesday Night Race Series

Ski for Women