Youth Ski Programs
High School Ski Team
Middle School ski team
Junior Nordic (Elementary & Families)
“There is no better feeling than flying down a well-groomed track with your friends!”
-Clem Taylor-Roth, ’11-’19
Juneau Nordic Ski Team (JNST)
There is a soft cap of 30 skiers for this team. A waitlist will be included and skiers will moved off the waitlist as gear needs are assessed (available rental equipment is our limiting factor).
There is a soft cap of 35 skiers for our middle school team. A waitlist will be included and skiers will moved off the waitlist as gear needs are assessed (available rental equipment is our limiting factor).
The JNST is a proud recipient of the Youth Activities Grant, and thus is partially funded by the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenue.
Youth Nordic skiing in alaska’s capital city
In 1998, a group of parents decided Alaska’s Capital City needed a new cross country ski program for Juneau’s youth. Formed in partnership with 4H as a recreational program geared towards skiers of all ages, the program expanded in 2011 to include a combined middle and high school race team, now called the Juneau Nordic Ski Team (JNST) . In 2020, the Juneau Nordic Ski Club (JNSC) assumed all youth Nordic ski programs, aligning under one banner in an effort to continue strengthening cross country ski opportunities for youth and families in Juneau. In 2021, middle and high school race teams were separated into unique programs, while the original 4H Sunday recreational program was rebranded, Junior Nordic, with a focus on serving elementary-aged skiers and families. All groups practice several days per week, host races and local events, travel to out of town meets, and welcome skiers of any ability or experience level!