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.
October 23, 2020 by David Norris
This past week has been stellar! I’m finding my groove here in ABQ- early morning roller ski, hide from the sun while geeking out on accounting work, afternoon run or ride, cook Jessica dinner while she studies like a maniac, and then basically repeat 🙂 Lesson learned: Prepare a snack-pack for any workout over 2.5 […]  > READ MORE
October 22, 2020 by Reese Hanneman
Like so many organizations, FIS, the governing body for international skiing, is a slow-to-change entity. Doping reforms, for example, have evolved but at a yawn-worthy rate. So in rather atypical fashion, like a finger snap, FIS voted to oust its Secretary General, Sarah Lewis, on October 9th. Lewis had been considered a lifer at FIS. […]  > READ MORE
October 21, 2020 by Reese Hanneman
Jim Morrison and Hilaree NelsonSierra Nevada Mountains, CA. (Photo: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity/Christian Pondella)   Within my pay-grade back in November 1993 was the cost of a weekend pass to the renowned Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival. Living in Northwest, Montana at the time, the drive north and across the border […]  > READ MORE
October 20, 2020 by Reese Hanneman
Like most other states, a cross section of athletes racing in the Colorado High School circuit (CHSAA) looks relatively homogenous when it comes to ethnicity. The field is largely white. However, in stark contrast to skiers hailing from affluent mountain towns like Steamboat Springs, Aspen, and Vail, a team from Denver might catch your eye […]  > READ MORE
October 19, 2020 by Reese Hanneman
A few weeks back, we featured an excerpt from a new book titled Nordic Warrior? A Midlife Crisis in Biathlon. Written by Ithaca, New York, based biathlete, Craig Wiggers, the book explores his love affair with biathlon which began midlife. Wiggers’ path to biathlon is as circuitous as they come. Raised in the deep south, Wiggers attended […]  > READ MORE
October 19, 2020 by Reese Hanneman
The start-line scene at the 2016 Vasaloppet with skis for 15,000 racers Below is an excerpt from a detailed article exploring “the problems of ski testing, measuring friction, and evaluating skis.” For first-timers, the linked article offers a glimpse into the technical side of the sport at the World Cup level. For those veteran wax-techs, […]  > READ MORE

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