Top 10 Reasons to Attend Ski 4 Kids

This season’s Ski 4 Kids festival is just around the corner! Join exuberant children and families from around the district on Saturday, February 26th, for a day of fun on skis. Festivities kick off at noon at Kincaid Stadium and run until approximately 3:30 PM. Please visit NSAA’s website for registration information, and don’t forget to…

February Fun!

Hillside Hawks on Singletracks by Dave Ward

February is shaping up to be an excellent month for family fun on skis! The light is coming back, the trails are all in fantastic shape, and the Southcentral Nordic ski community has three fun kid-friendly events coming up: The AMH Anchorage Cup Sprint Relay Sunday, February 13th, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM NSAA’s Kincaid…

Solstice Tree Tour this Sunday!

Solstice Cider Station by Scott Broadwell

Want to do something awesome with your young skiers? Come on out to NSAA’s Solstice Tree Tour! Here’s an excellent description of the event from the Visit Anchorage site: The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage brings you the annual Solstice Tree Tour, a uniquely Alaskan celebration of Winter Solstice and the return of longer days!…

What Happens if I Have a Problem With My Junior Nordic Skis or Jacket?

A Dragon Takes Flight by Addy Wright

The life of a Junior Nordic ski is a tough one, and we see a number of common wear-related issue with our equipment. The two most frequent are probably malfunctioning bindings and “delaminating tails,” which is when the top and bottom of the ski start to pull apart starting from the back of the ski.…

A Junior Nordic Update and Call for 2nd Session Coaches

A Break by the Creek by Dave Ward

We’re up and rolling with another Junior Nordic season. We have freshly groomed trails, 885 smiling young skiers, and a big roster of dedicated coaches. And for those who haven’t heard, we filled every single Junior Nordic site in 12 hours after registration opened. The avalanche of signups was enough to crash our registration system.…

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…

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…