Site Updated: 12/9/16
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Season Photos
We will add your season photos here!

January 16

If you take photos at the races, please consider posting them to Google Photos (it is free and simple to download) or any other online service. That way you can keep adding photos to your account any time! We will then post a link to your "photo album" here.

Thank you in advance for signing up to volunteer. We could not do it without your continued support! Thanks for submitting the team fee so the skiers experience will be awesome!

Your Service Coaches

Jan Buron - Head Coach, c 360-2510
Peter Van Tuyn
Henry Arend
Jani Lane
Suzanne Ward

PARENTS NOTE: If you need to let us know your child is missing practice, have questions, or want to let us all know about an issue, please use the link labeled Email All Coaches button above to email all coaches your note. If you want to send individual coaches a personal note, feel free to use the links above.

Derek Hazen groovin' with the tunes! 1st mascot on skis!

Trail Grooming Update
Current Temperatures
Glen Alps Conditions
Kincaid 248-UWAX


Weather Stations around Anchorage

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Please check the handbook for requirements to receive participation.
Parents, if you would like to know where you kids are participation wise, just email their coach throughout the season. We take attendance daily. We love to hear from you!

Families that ski...

Become a member of the NSAA to help fun trail grooming!We encourage all families to become members of the NSAA - this helps pay for trail grooming and maintenance.

Service High Activities

Contact the Activities Office


Anchorage School District Web SiteRead more about the Anchorage School District Sports Activities

Read HS Sports Activities Manual

Coaches Team Goal

Athletes develop Nordic Skiing as a life long sport while improving their skills and developing a sense of accomplishment. Healthy body healthy mind. Simple.


December 9, 2016 - Service Ski NEWS


Hello Service Skiers & Boosters:

Great work last weekend at the Service Snowball!! Thanks to all for coming out to cheer, work various stations, help with the tent (specifically to Paul Dworian who kept it from taking flight!), to Jill & Michael Brubaker for hosting the first spaghetti feed, and to Amy & Greg Schumacher for hosting the parent party! It was a fun night of getting to know booster parents.

This weekend is a two-day race – the Lynx Loppet.

Friday begins at noon and Saturday begins at 11am. Jan takes care of getting information to school for the skiers to be excused. The bus departure times will always be posted on the Service website.

Each day is looking for one more snack person. Signup Genius for Snacks for future races or just bring something this weekend.

If you are available to help with tent set-up on Friday, that would be great. 10/10:30am is the approximate time for this. Of course, the race being during work time makes it complicated for some to attend. Hope to see as many as possible out there!

Start List – Great to print and know who you’re cheering for!

Tree Decorators NEEDED for the NSAA Solstice Tree Tour

Three high schools have been asked to decorate a tree on the Mize Loop at Kincaid. Would YOU (skiers and/or parents!) be interested in helping making the Service Cougar tree THE BEST of the high school trees?  The boosters will pay (reimburse) for $200 of decorations – lights, handmade ornaments, store-bought ornaments. Lights would need to be the battery operated kind of lights.
Suggested time to decorate between 10am-3pm on either Saturday, December 17 or Sunday, December 18; but you’re welcome to decorate another time. Trees available to decorate are marked with orange flagging. Let Lauri Bassett know that you’re on board. The trees to be decorated along the Mize are marked with orange flagging. Bring a sharpie to the races this weekend and write “Service” on the flagging of the tree you want to decorate. Please tell Lauri Bassett by Wednesday, December 14 so I can let NSAA know if we’re participating. The ski tour is Sunday, December 18, 4pm-7pm; so decorating needs to be ready by then!l

Other racing opportunities

AMH RACES (NSAA Citizen Races) First one this Sunday, December 10 – AMH Team Sprint Races
ConocoPhillips Besh Cup Races – December 17 & 18 at Kincaid

Enjoy the races!

Thank you!
Your Service Booster Club  & Coaches

Web updates Jan Hazen and sponsored by Homestead Graphics

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Please Volunteer!

Booster Club

Service XC Ski Team Facebook pare
View list of Volunteer
s & sign up sheets

Lost and Found


ALSO check here for any lost and found items at any of the races. posted by the NSAA club.Lost & Found
Email us and we will post it on this site too.

Our Ski Team (To Be Update)

If you weren't here when we took the photos - PLEASE email us your photo and we will add it.

Captains Information

Read what it takes to be a captain and application

SKIERS - Do you have any concerns, comments, anything? Let your captains know - they are there for YOU!

Daily Practice Routine

1. Be dressed out and ready for practice BEFORE our daily meeting at 2:20
2. Check the white board outside the ski room for daily workout
3. Meet with your coach in the area they specify. IF YOU DO NOT SKI WITH YOUR COACH, YOU DO NOT GET CREDIT FOR THAT DAY (unless you ski with another coach for just that day and that coach confirms it is okay. Keep in touch for your safety.
4. New to the hillside trails? Print out a map and take it with you during practices.
5. Enjoy the ride!


Trail Maps


Hillside/Spencer/Tour Area
Hillside Lighted Loops Area
Kincaid Trail Map

Other Anchorage Maps

Waxing Skis

Skiers - you are responsible for waxing your own skis however, the whole team waxes the day before each race. Don't forget, we have a wax clinic in November that is mandatory - this is a great place to learn to wax your skis!

Read How To Wax and more!

Toko - Alaska Race Wax tips
Swix Wax Wizard
Swix Ski School

Buy / Sell Equipment
Want to see something cool?
Fly-over Earth From NSAA ISS
Polar Bear Live Cam
SORE IS GOOD! Find out why...


Zafren for opening her home to our Booster Club Members, Lauri Bassett for emailing our members updates, and Jen Aist for the new photos! Thanks to ALL the help at our race at Service! Thanks to all of you that brought snacks. WE COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

We can not run such a large, talented, ski team without your help. Please sign up to help if you haven't done so already.