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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
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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

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

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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.


Februyary 27, 2017 - Service Ski NEWS


Last Email Blast About Skiing!

Congratulations to the Service Cougar State Cross Country Skiers! The boys team was runner up in the state races and Gus Schumacher is the overall State Skimeister! The girls team placed 5th and had some very good individual results! There are not any seniors on the girls state team; so it will be good to have the experience in looking to next year.  Additionally, Ryan Brubaker & Caitlin Gohr were selected to the State Good Sport team and the boys took home the state top GPA Award!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet on Tuesday. It will be held in the Service Cafeteria. Setup begins at 6pm and the banquet runs 6:30-8:30. Fintan Nakada has been pressured into putting together a slide show. J Thank you Fintan! Please email pictures you have taken to Beth Terry is working on getting the AV equipment together to see and hear the music to accompany the slideshow.

For other entertainment – the pressure is on the performers of the Green Grunt Funk poem that was performed at the Valentine’s Day ski race at East High School.

A-E: Dessert items - please bring cutting/serving utensils
F-M: Salad or Side Dish - please bring serving utensils
N-Z: Dinner/Main Dish - please bring serving utensils

Lauri Bassett will be handing off the following items to the next year’s team of boosters. It’s definitely better if these items don’t get lost in the ski room/storage rooms of the school. Interested boosters should plan to bring home a little something from this list.
·       Spaghetti Shopper inventory – paper goods (2 large Costco bags)
·       Concession bins for items at the wax clinic/concession stands (2 bins)
·       Jacket inventory and assorted gear items ( 2 boxes)
·       Beverage bins – could stay with whomever has them (Nora Miller for Hot Tang and Ilona from last spaghetti feed)
o      Speaking of which – Illona, could you bring the bins filled with water to the banquet. I’ll bring lemonade mix. Sometimes we have access to the kitchen – but not always.
·       Tables that travel with Hot Tang – Nora Miller has – but they will be used by JP Tarbath for The Seminar School Tour of Anchorage Feed Station
·       Tent bag/tent frame and sled – Nora Miller has. JP Tarbath will use
·       Propane, heaters, and tent supplies bin – Nora Miller has
·       Christmas decorations to decorate a tree next year
The Ski For Kids is looking for 5 volunteers from Service High School. Please tell Henry if you’re interested. The event is Saturday, March 4 at Kincaid. There are three shifts from which to choose:
·       11:00-1:00
·       12:30-2:30
·       2:00-4:00

The Tour of Anchorage is next Sunday, March 5. SIGN UP! You are all ready for this race! Also -if you have not turned in your uniform, please bring your washed uniform to the banquet. Place it in a bag (like a Fred Meyer grocery bag) and make sure your name is on the bag. State team skiers – please turn in your vests.

Thanks for all everyone has done to make the season successful in so many ways!

Thank you!
Your Service Booster Club  & Coaches

Web updates Jan Hazen and sponsored by Homestead Graphics

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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 2016-17 Ski Team 

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

Captains Information

Caitlin Gorh, Hannah Watkins, Zach Bassett and Ryan Brubaker

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

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Polar Bear Live Cam
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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.