How to Become a Junior Nordic High School Buddy

Know No Limits by Jen Aist

Do you want to help a high school student, make a great contribution to the Nordic ski community, get paid, and have a ton of fun all at the same time? If so, you’re a perfect candidate to be a Junior Nordic High School Buddy! Here’s the deal: We have many interested, talented, and eager…

What is the Temperature Cutoff for Junior Nordic?

Skiing Above the Clouds at Independence Mine by Dylan Robertson

(And when else do we cancel practice?) There are basically three conditions that cause us to cancel a Junior Nordic practice: The windchill-adjusted temperature is less than -5 F Conditions are rainy or icy Warm temperatures have compromised trail conditions At the end of the day, our goals with any practice is to make sure…

New Sub Lists

w00t! We have new sub lists ready for the session with a ton of improvements over previous years. Here’s a list of new stuff: First, and most importantly, we have a lot more subs than prior years. At the moment we have 55 for Hillside, 46 for Kincaid, and 35 for Russian Jack. I’ve organized…

Can We Use Fish-Scale Skis for Junior Nordic?

This is the first post in our Frequently Asked Questions series where we’ll try to answer common questions from new Junior Nordic families. And it’s a timely one because Nordic skis are currently in really short supply. But before we answer the title question of the article, it’s probably helpful to answer another question first:…

Things I’m Grateful for: Fresh Snow, Groomed Trails, & Amazing Coaches

Coaches at Kincaid by Hannah Pratt

Junior Nordic hasn’t even started yet, and you can already ski just about any ski trail in Anchorage. So yeah, I’m grateful for all the snow this year! But skiable trails aren’t just about snow. So, I’m also grateful to everybody at NSAA for all of our amazing trails. That includes Craig and Bill (our…

Parent Orientation Meeting Info

Skiing Back to Rabbit Lake by Jeremy Hinshaw

Heya Junior Nordic families! We have our parent orientation meetings scheduled, and we’re doing these via Zoom again this year in keeping with our effort to run Junior Nordic safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. I’ll be posting a longer “welcome aboard” message in the next few days, but I wanted to get the meeting info…

Gear Pickup Notes

Junior Nordic-er Catching Some Air by Addy Wright

Heya Junior Nordic-ers! We’ve had a bit of confusion from some of our new families regarding gear pickup, so I wanted to provide a bit more details so that everybody knows exactly what to expect when they arrive at the Kincaid Wax Bunker to get their gear. First things first, here’s a list of stuff…

Coach Orientation Meetings

Racing Into the Tunnel by Julie Hood

Update as of 1:56 PM on 11/16/2021: I’ve added a PDF export of the 2021 coach orientation presentation here. And we’ll post the Zoom recordings as soon as the meetings are done. HELLLLOOOO Junior Nordic coaches! Just a quick heads-up that we’ll be having coach orientation meetings next week. If you’re a full-time coach, we’re…