Juneau Nordic Ski Club

2021/22 Foreskiable Events

Winter is here and our events are back! We are still in a pandemic, so bring those COVID precautions with you by maintaining a six foot bubble and a mask for when you can’t. As always, this schedule and event locations are subject to change based on the weather and snow conditions. Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public. Check back here often, or stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for updates throughout the season!

Questions? Want to help? Contact us at info@jnski.org.

Next Club Event:

January 26, Time/Location TBD
Women’s Master Ski Clinic #2 – Classic Style

A series of 3 nordic ski meet-ups (also known as ski-ups!) with experienced coaches to hone your interests for skills, identifying goals, and meeting other women who ski. Attend just one or all sessions! Email frankiepillifant@gmail.com for questions and registration. *An email will be sent to registrants the day of the event to confirm location. Please bring your six-foot bubble, and a mask for when you can’t!

Ongoing Event:

January 7-February 11, Locations Vary
2nd Annual Ski -O-Caching
A borough-wide ski scavenger hunt. Participants register for clues emailed weekly. Prizes for those who find all the caches! Registration can happen at any point during the event (we will email you clues from the weeks prior). More details, including registration information, coming soon. Contact Roman, skiocaching@gmail.com.

January 29th, 10am, Eaglecrest Lower Loop
Skate Sprint Race (and costume competition) – Under the Sea Edition!
Join us for a 1.5 km skate sprint race (1 km for racers under 14). Come dressed as your favorite watery creature—we’ll have fishy prizes for the best dressed! 

February 6, Time/Location TBD
Keep ‘em Gliding! ** Waxing Clinic #2
Space limited, location and time TBD, contact Julius at julius.adolfsson@gmail.com.

February 9, Time/Location TBD
Women’s Master Ski Clinic #2 – Skate Style
All are abilities and experience levels welcome. Focus will be skate skiing. Contact Frankie, frankiepillifant@gmail.com.

February 12, Mendenhall Lake/Campground, Time TBD
Romeo Trot
In ‘concert’ with the Orpheus Project, celebrating the memory and legacy of Juneau’s favorite wolf, Romeo! More details to come, contact Jordan: jordan.tanguay22@gmail.com.

February 13, 10am, Location TBD
Snickerdoodle Skiathlon and Ski Tour
One leg/lap classic, one leg/lap skate! Do it alone or with a partner, come celebrate your love for skiing and/or your love for those close to you! Contact Mike (mikehekkers@yahoo.com) or Tim (tjmaxa@gmail.com).

February 19, Skater’s Cabin, Time TBD
Nordic Ski Festival (Re-Scheduled from Jan 15)
Come celebrate Nordic skiing in Juneau with a fire, luminary ski, and good cheer!

February 28, 9am-3pm, Location TBD
CommuniSki! Youth Nordic Fundraiser
How far can you ski in one day? 10km? 100km? Test your endurance and see how far we can collectively ski in one day (last year we skied 2,400km on the EC Lower Loop!). All funds raised support the JNSC youth programs, keeping cross country skiing affordable for more than 100 of Juneau’s youth.

March 6 **Tentative, Date May Change Based on Snow **
7th Annual Border2Border Ski
Modeled after the international ski across Finland, this is your chance to ski all the groomed trails in Juneau in one day! More details and info to come, contact Merry merrywayne@gmail.com.

March 13
Buckwheat Ski Classic (Out of Town Event)
SE Alaska and the Yukon’s wackiest ski event is back! Hosted by the Log Cabin Ski Society. More information and details can be found on their Facebook.

Past 2021/22 Events

November 12-26
Inaugural Photo Contest
Details here, ends November 26.

December 2, 5:30pm, Zoom
JNSC Annual Membership Meeting
Virtual gathering, click here for details.

December 18, 10:30am, Eaglecrest Lower Loop Meadow
The Annual Classic Classic Ski!
Time means nothing…or everything! Bust out those wool sweaters, wooden skis, knickers, and pine resin, and score points for your “classic” attire. Options for a 1, 2.5 or 5 kilometer ski, prizes for best costume. Eaglecrest trail pass required and can be purchased online or at the Eaglecrest Porcupine Lodge. Contact Odin at obrudie@gmail.com.

December 21, 2021
Solstice Luminary Ski
5-9 pm, Montana Creek
Come enjoy a waning gibbous moon and sparkling snow on the candle-lit trail of Montana Creek, Kaxdigoowu He’en. The event is family- friendly and the trail is appropriate for all levels of skiing ability. The trail is 3.8 miles round trip.
The trail starts at the gate, 1.4 miles down Montana Creek Road, near the entrance of the outdoor gun range. Parking is in the pull-out before the gun range entrance. This is a two-way trail with both skate and classic tracks. This serene, heavily forested trail offers views of Montana Creek and Mount McGinnis. Skiers with dogs should keep them under control and clean up after them. An outhouse is available at the city owned rifle range.
Thanks to JNSC member Amy Pinney for creating this event and supplying the luminaries.