APU Nordic Ski Center began a decade ago as a regional Olympic training center for cross-country skiers. The program developed some of the best elite skiers in the country including many Olympians, World Champion and national medalists.
APU Nordic Ski Center is a place for those who wish to pursue international excellence both academically and athletically.
APUNSC offers programs for the entire Anchorage community from Juniors to Masters.
APU Nordic Ski Center is located on the campus of Alaska Pacific University, a small private liberal arts and sciences university.
June 5, 2018 by Sadie Bjornsen
Inspiration is defined as “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something”. In sports, we often find inspiration in amazing performances, successful accomplishments, aim at a big goal, a teammate’s breakthrough, or something else. I have always found inspiration easily, as I have been surrounded by amazing teammates doing amazing things. At […]  > READ MORE
April 28, 2018 by Scott Patterson
Although I was out skiing in a blizzard today, the ski season is over.  By that I mean the competitive season. It has been a month since the last races and the official start of training for next year is rapidly approaching. I can’t quite write about the end of the season with the excitement […]  > READ MORE
April 25, 2018 by Sadie Bjornsen
In February, I wrote a blog post about holding on tight to life, because it was flying by at an unbelievably high speed, with an overwhelming amount of excitement. One quality of being extremely goal oriented is that you forget to take the time to “experience the achievements” before you are setting the next goal. […]  > READ MORE
March 3, 2018 by Scott Patterson
Korea was a whirl of transportation and movement. From day one, we were packing and unpacking, busing to and from venues, dining, ceremonies, or media requirements. It seemed nonstop.  Everything entered a crescendo going into the opening ceremony, only to feel like it was time to leave a week later. Many sports competed early. These […]  > READ MORE
March 1, 2018 by Sadie Bjornsen
It was a dream of mine to be an Olympian since the day I understood what it meant. I remember watching on the TV as all the athletes walked into the Opening Ceremonies, and wanting to be there! It is funny to think back and wonder, “what was the draw?” Why is the idea of […]  > READ MORE
February 22, 2018 by Scott Patterson
First up, the men’s relay.  This was my third race of the Olympics and I was racing the third leg of a three-lap course.  That was enough threes for the day though.  We didn’t get third.  We got 14th which, for those of you examining results, is equivalent to last.  Also, we barely managed to […]  > READ MORE