ASAA Championships Relays

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks will next host the ASAA Championships at Birch Hill in February of 2022.  The information below will be updated with 2022 information when appropriate.  The 2021 ASAA Championships will be held at Kincaid Park in Anchorage.

The final events of the ASAA Nordic Ski Championships are the relays. The distances for this event are 4x5Km for boys and 4x3Km for girls.  The first two legs of the relay are held in classic technique, and the last two legs are held in free technique. The order of the genders alternates between one year and the next.

In this event the lead-off skiers for all teams start simultaneously.  Their bib numbers and start positions are assigned based upon their ranking after the first two days of competition (interval start plus mass start).  The first team across the finish line is the winner of the relay, but that team may not be the state champion team.

For 2022 the boys’ 4x5Km will start at 11:00AM and the girls’ 4x3Km will start at 1:00PM.  Both races will be held on two-lap courses.  The final awards ceremony will take place shortly after the conclusion of the relays.

The sum of the times for the first four skiers for each team in the two individual events is added to the team’s relay time to determine the team’s final ranking in the championships.

Links to information for all days of the championships