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Kenai skiers dominate Ski for Relief

...respectively.Fox leads top division locals at Fairbanks Besh CupThe fifth Besh Cup race of the season kicked off Saturday at Birch Hill ski area in Fairbanks.In the women's 10-kilometer mass start skate event, Soldotna skier Sadie Fox finished 10th...
Alaskan shares knowledge of cross-country skiing

...and active.He's still out at Birch Hill several times per week throughout...enjoy it," he said, sitting in the Birch Hill warmup hut after leading a lesson...School, he and a friend would head to Birch Hill each day and ski the entire 16-kilometer...
Veterans' cemetery site near Fox gives hope to local service members

...cemetery's establishment has been a bumpy one. Early plans to locate the facility on Fort Wainwright land near the existing Birch Hill cemetery ran into complications when the site was shown to be contaminated by fuel storage tanks nearby.In 2011, the...
Fox, Gibson qualify for Junior Nationals

Soldotna's Sadie Fox and Kenai Central's Addison Gibson led area skiers at Besh Cup 6 at Birch Hill in Fairbanks on Sunday. Racers competed in classic interval starts.The finishes also earned Gibson and Fox slots on Team Alaska...
Anchorage snowmaking system to run at low capacity

...snowmaking across the rest of the United States, but the new system at Kincaid will be Alaska's first on a large scale.Birch Hill Recreation Area in Fairbanks has a very small system, which is primarily used to fill in dry spots, rather than to...
Alaska has lots to offer in wintertime

...every year to help break up the monotony of skiing around the gerbil wheel that is the 10-kilometer lighted loop at Birch Hill Recreation Area night after night after night after night, etc. There are enough trails around Fairbanks that this...
Hirsch and Jensen nab Seahawk victories

...SoHi graduate Bree Mucha finished 11th on Saturday in the women's five-kilometer interval start freestyle race at Birch Hill in Fairbanks, the fifth race in the Besh Cup series. Mucha, racing for Alaska Nordic Racing, was also the third-fastest...
Mucha leads local skiers in Junior Nationals

...Peninsula finisher on Monday, the first of four days of the 2013 Junior Nationals cross-country ski championships at the Birch Hill trails in Fairbanks. On Monday, Mucha finished 15th overall in a 5-kilometer freestyle race featuring J1 (ages 16...
SoHi ski team takes momentum to state

...the Kenai Peninsula's other five ski programs, will compete at the state ski meet today, Friday and Saturday at the Birch Hill Recreation Area in Fairbanks. Today, there will be a boys 7.5-kilometer classic race at 1 p.m. and a girls five-kilometer...
Fairbanks group seeks return of Arctic Winter Games

...director of the 1988 games, Fairbanks' infrastructure has already benefited from previous events: The biathlon course at Birch Hill was a byproduct of the '88 games, and the Big Dipper Ice Arena underwent extensive renovations for the games...


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