Learn to Ski

Please take advantage of our two coaching programs listed below. All participants receive instruction in classical and/or skate techniques from enthusiastic and dedicated coaches. 

Need to rent skis, poles and boots? See our pages about where you can buy or rent equipment in Fairbanks.

Junior Nordics


NSCF Junior Nordics provides an opportunity for children to enjoy the Fairbanks winter while learning the sport of cross country skiing. Children ages 4 to 14 of all abilities are welcome to join and learn a sport they can pursue for a lifetime. The emphasis is on fun, fitness, and learning proper technique.


NSCF Junior Nordics skiers receive instruction in both classical and skate techniques from enthusiastic and dedicated coaches. Skiers learn proper care and handling of equipment, trail etiquette, good sportsmanship and how to act responsibly in the outdoors. A typical practice session will include a warm-up period, a lesson in a technique and appropriate length group ski on the trails, ending with a fun activity.

Adult Lessons


The NSCF Adult Lessons ski program provides training to both new skiers and those seeking to improve their skills. Lessons meet once per week. Beginner, intermediate and advanced instruction in both skate and classic technique is available. No prior experience is necessary.

NSCF Vision

For anyone in the Fairbanks community to be able to experience the enjoyment and benefits of cross country skiing.

NSCF Mission

To provide the opportunities, programs, facilities, and expertise to grow and support lifelong cross country skiers.