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Matanuska Nordic Series Races Jan 16 and 17

Mat-Su Ski Club (MSSC) will host the NRL/FIS “Matanuska Nordic Series” (formerly Besh Cup 3-4)

Saturday, January 16th and Sunday January 17th.

Classic on Day 1, Saturday; and Freestyle on Day 2, Sunday.  All races are 30-second interval start.  There are 10k, 5k, 3.75k, and 1.3k races. (see maps on this page for details, 10k skiers will do 5k loop twice ).  The courses will be marked for viewing by Wednesday, January 13.  Each day will start with the 10k men at 11:00 followed by the women’s race.  Subsequent start times will be determined by the number of entrants in each race.  Registration is on the Cross Country Alaska (CCAK) website

Start Lists will be provided by CCAK by Friday morning.

Bib Pickup: CCAK will provide single‐use Tyvek bibs to each team to distribute to athletes. The CCAK Administrator will be available 9am until Noon on race days to distribute bibs to athletes unaffiliated with a training team.

Races Begin–11am

Saturday Distance Information Classic:

  • U18+:10.0Km
  • U16:5.0Km
  • U14:5.0Km
  • U12:3.75Km
  • U08/U10:1.3Km


Sunday Distance Information Freestyle:

  • U18+M:10.0Km
  • U18+F: 5Km
  • U16:5.0Km
  • U14:3.75Km
  • U12:3.75Km
  • U08/U10:1.3Km

Venue Information

  • Outside Only
  • Porta-potties will be available.
  • Athletes will use vehicles for warming and wardrobe changes
  • Government Peak Recreation Area chalet will not be available.
  • Please Park in neat rows
  • Either a Borough parking pass or a $5 cash-only parking fee paid at the parking lot entrance station is required.

Spectators are to be kept to a minimum.  MSSC will provide signage and information on the Website directing parent spectators to view from the race course. There will not be congregating of parent spectators in the start/finish areas.

Awards Ceremony There will not be an awards ceremony.

Covid-19- Lets work together to make this a safe event.  For a complete list of Covid mitigation policies see  2021 CCAK Requirements.

  • Keep Covid away. Fill out your pre-screening questions
  • Face Masks required!
  • Keep the Distance