Nanook Invitational – RMISA West Region Qualifier
Tuesday February 1 and Wednesday, February 2, 2022
These will be the first NCAA ski competitions ever held on the Birch Hill Ski Trails in Fairbanks. UAF is hosting the event, which will be attended by UA Anchorage, Colorado University, Denver University, the University of Utah and Montana State University. There will be two competitions in the Nanook Invitational. Competition gets underway at 2PM both days.
- Tuesday: Wave Start (by team) / Classic Technique
- Wednesday: Pursuit Start (based on Tuesday results) / Free Technique
Course maps, stadium diagrams, etc. for both Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s races, are available from links below. Scroll down the page to see the race-specific info.
Nanook Invitational Day 1 – 5Km Wave Start / Classic Technique
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Racing will start with the women’s event at 2PM. The competition will be held entirely on the lighted portion of the Birch Hill Recreation Area trails.
Within each gender’s race, each university team will start as a group at two-minute intervals. Results from this race will determine start assignments / start times in the next day’s pursuit start.
Nanook Invitational Day 2 – 10Km Pursuit Start / Free Technique
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Start times are 2PM and 3PM for the pursuit start. The competition will be held on the Black Funk 5Km loop at the Birch Hill Recreation Area trails.
Start times are based upon the previous day’s races. The winner from Tuesday night will start first, the second place skier on Tuesday will start second, etc. The time between the starts is the same as the time between the finishers in the first day’s race. That is, if Tuesday’s winner won by 13 seconds, he or she would start 13 seconds before the next skier in the pursuit format. The first skier to cross the finish line is the winner of the pursuit.