2013 Junior National Championships – Fairbanks, Alaska
Hosted by Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks at
Birch Hill Recreation Area
2013 Marked the fourth time the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (NSCF) had hosted the Junior Nationals at Birch Hill, after the 1977, 1995 and 2003 editions. The NSCF had done substantial trail work in the summers of 2011 and 2012 in preparation for the 2013 JN’s which would feature all-new courses since the 2003 JN’s. The new courses were upgraded to the FIS “D” width standard to accommodate sprint and mass-start free technique events.
Weather and snow conditions were very good throughout the competition. ConocoPhillips Alaska was the major sponsor for the 2013 JN’s. All the teams stayed at Wedgewood Resort. The OC provided bus service for athletes and coaches between Wedgewood Resort and Birch Hill. The final banquet was held in the Student Recreation Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Jim Gillis was the head of the Organizing Committee and John Estle was the Chief of Competition. The late Jim Rodrigues served as Technical Delegate.