ASAA Championships – Mass Start

The 2022 ASAA State Cross Country Skiing Championships will be held on the Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area hosted by Lathrop High School Malemutes, and organized by the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 24-25-26.

The second event of the ASAA Nordic Ski Championships is the mass start event. The distances for this event are 10Km for boys and 7.5Km for girls.  This event alternates between classic technique and free technique from one year to the next.  The order of the genders also alternates between one year and the next.

In this event all skiers start at the same time.  A skier’s finish rank in the interval start event on Thursday determines his or her start position and bib number in Friday’s mass start event.  The winner on Thursday starts with bib #1 in position #1; the runner up with bib #2 in position #2, etc.  All the skiers are placed in specific start positions in the starting grid, or chevron.

For 2022 the mass start event will be held in Classic Technique.  The boys’ 10Km will start at 11:00AM and the girls’ 7.5Km will start at 2:00PM.  The boys will ski two laps of a 5Km course.  The girls will ski the same first lap as the boys, then ski the 2nd half of the 5Km loop again to make 7.5Km.

A skier’s results in the interval start event and the mass start event are combined to determine the ASAA Skimeister.


The ski stadium of the Jim Whisenhant Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area is one of the best places in the world to watch ski races.  A spectator can stay in the stadium or walk 100m-200m and see competitors multiple times over the duration of the competition.  Because the course comes and goes so frequently to and from the stadium, and because specatators are so close to the action our spectator policy is this:  SPECTATING ON FOOT ONLY – SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON SKIS.  This is to ensure the safety of the competitors, as well as to ensure a fair competition for all.  We appreciate your adherence to this policy.

Links to information for all days of the championships

Mass Start Event Information

Team Captain’s Meeting #2 PowerPoint Presentation

TCM 2 Presentation (PDF)  without weather information​
TCM 2 Presentation (PowerPoint) [download]

Girls Course Information

  Girls Course Map
  Girls Stadium Diagram
  Start/Finish Detail

Boys Course Information

  Boys Course Map
  Boys Stadium Diagram
  Start/Finish Detail

All Course Information

  Complete Course Info Packet

Entry Lists and Start Lists

  Entry List by School
  Girls Start List
  Boys Start List

This Year’s Day 2 Results

  Girls Individual Results
  Boys Individual Results
  Team Rankings After 2 Days –
Boys & Girls
  Skimeister Rankings – Boys & Girls
  Complete Day 2 Results Packet

2019 ASAA Day 2 Results

  2019 Girls Results
  2019 Girls Team Rankings
  2019 Boys Results
  2019 Boys Team Rankings
  2019 Girls Skimeister
  2019 Boys Skimeister
  2019 Team Rankings After 2 Days
  2019 Complete Results Packet/Day 2

2018 ASAA Day 2 Results

  2018 Girls Results
  2018 Girls Team Rankings
  2018 Boys Results
  2018 Boys Team Rankings
  2018 Girls Skimeister 
  2018 Boys Skimeister
  2018 Team Rankings After 2 Days
  2018 Complete Results Packet/Day 2