Welcome to the Valdez Nordic Ski Club Website

Mineral CreekThe VNSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of cross country skiing. We encourage skiers of all types to join us in promoting skiing in the Valdez area including Thompson Pass.

Valdez is known as the snow capital of Alaska. Our ski season can begin as early as October and last until May or later on the Pass. Throughout the ski season, the VNSC organizes competitive and recreational activities for skiers, including clinics, races, and tracksetting.

What's New

Valdez Qaniq Challenge

Qaniq ChallengeThe Valdez Qaniq Challenge in Alaska may be in its inaugural year, but race organizers have big plans for its unveiling in January, including $10,000 dollars in total prize money.

The Qaniq Challenge is a 50-kilometer classic and freestyle ski race set to take place Jan. 17-18, 2015, in the coastal town of Valdez. The city's Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services began planning the event earlier this year in an attempt to showcase the city's trail systems in addition to promoting tourism in the Alaskan town. Click the Qaniq poster for details. Read more about the race.

Contact Information

If you are interested in finding out more about the Valdez Nordic Ski Club, please contact Dave Dengel, dengel@valdezak.net.

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