Welcome to the 2013 Junior National Championships


The US Ski Team Shout-out to JN2013 Fairbanks!

Welcome to the 2013 USSA Marriott Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships in Fairbanks, presented by ConocoPhillips.  It is our goal to organize and conduct an outstanding event that will prove enjoyable and rewarding for all athletes, coaches, spectators, volunteers and officials.

Our Organizing Committee (OC) headed by President Jim Gillis, and our Competition Committee (CC), headed by Chief of Competition John Estle, have been working already for many months to achieve our goal.

We hope you enjoy a great week of events here in Fairbanks, the Golden Heart of Alaska. For many who live in Fairbanks, March is a favorite month!


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You Tube Channel

JN 2013 Fairbanks on YouTube

JN 2013 Fairbanks You Tube Channel

Check out our YouTube Channel and watch video interviews, course previews, championship events held on the JN courses, and more!
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Photo Galleries

Junior National Photo Galleries

Photographer Bert Boyer captured nearly 3800 images of the action from all of the Junior Nationals 2013 races. His Zenfolio photo galleries can be viewed at the link below. Mark Nadell of Far West Nordic has also shared his SmugMug photo galleries of the races. Photos are available for purchase from both sites for a small fee. Both Bert and Mark have said that ALL proceeds from the sale of photos from their sites will be donated to the National Nordic Foundation (NNF) which supports the athlete development pipeline of US Cross Country and Nordic Combined skiing.

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View Mark Nadell's SmugMug Photo Galleries...


Major Sponsors

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If you are at the Birch Hill venue, live results will be available on your smartphone, so you can be on top of the action while you watch.  You will also be able to see real-time results on your tablet, laptop or desktop computer.  Click on the "Results" link above and then go to the race you're looking for.

If we are able to get some fiber-optic connections made we plan to live-stream video from at least one camera at Birch Hill.  If we have enough bandwidth, we will have two cameras streaming video during the competition.  We'll place obvious links on this page so you can make that connection.

During the Junior Nationals we plan to publish event coverage content and action photos throughout the day on competition days, and will be posting more content and photos in the evening after competition.  Click on the appropriate links to view photos.


Weather Data

Current Conditions at Birch Hill

-18.3 °F at 11:50 AM

High -15.3 °F at 1:46 AM
Low -19.1 °F at 10:18 AM

Wind ESE 0.0 mph
Windchill -18.3 °F

Barometer 29.530 in. steady

Sunrise 9:44 AM
Sunset 4:19 PM
Daylight 6:35

Weather Apps

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  • Climate Data 

    Weather (averages for March 10)

    • Average Temperature: +7F / -14C
    • Average High Temperature: +20F / -7C
    • Average Low Temperature: -6F / -21C
    • Average Relative Humidity:  53% (mid-afternoon average)
    • Average Precipitation: 6.6" for the month of March


    Daylight (on March 10)

    • With the flat arc at this latitude daylight extends well past sundown
    • The time between sunup and sundown increases by six to seven minutes per day - 45+ minutes per week.
    • Actual Time: Sunrise 8:26 AM - Sundown 7:37 PM (11 hours 11 minutes)
    • Civil Twilight: 7:38 AM - 8:26 PM (12 hours 48 minutes)
    • Nautical Twilight: 6:40 AM - 9:24 PM (14 hours 44 minutes)
    • Astronomical Twilight: 5:39 - 10:26 PM (16 hours 47 minutes)

    Birch Hill Weather


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    Bronze Sponsors

    A&K Cupcakes :: Alaska Feed Company :: Alaska Communications :: Alaska IBEW Local 1547 ::  Doyon Utilities

     ERA Alaska :: Great Harvest Bread Company :: H&S Warehouse :: Honeystinger :: HooDoo Brewing Company :: In My Element

     Kinross Fort Knox :: Lu Lu's Bread & Bagels :: Tower Hill Mines - Livengood Gold Project :: PDC Inc. Engineers :: Princess Lodges

    Radiology Consultants :: Safeway :: Silver Gulch :: Ski Erg / Concept2 :: Spirit of Alaska FCU :: Wendy & Judy Shiffler

    Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Center and Jim Whisenant Ski Trails
    Birch Hill Cross-Country Ski Center:
    101 Wilderness Drive
    Fairbanks, AK, USA 99712
    Winter Hours:
    Mon. to Fri. Noon to 9pm
    Saturday 8am to 6pm
    Sunday 10am to 6pm

    How To Get To Birch Hill

    Getting to Birch Hill is simple:

    Wherever you are in Fairbanks, make your way to the Steese Highway on the east side of town.  Drive north on the Steese to the traffic light at the Farmers' Loop intersection.  Turn right (east) at the light, then immediately left on Birch Hill Road.  Follow Birch Hill Road parallel to the Steese Highway for about a mile, at which point Birch Hill Road turns right and uphill.  Birch Hill Road ends in a "T", at which point you turn right (SW) go about 50m, and go to the right of an island of trees.  That will put you at a yellow gate that marks the entrance to the Birch Hill Recreation Area.  More details on spectator parking will be available as we get closer to March.