office (907)459-1070
fax (907)459-1072

FNSB Parks and Recreation
Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Center

101 Wilderness Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99712

Phone:(907)457-4488 or (907)459-1070

The Parks and Recreation Department, through partnership with the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, offers the Birch Hill Recreation Area and the Jim Whisenhant Cross Country Ski
Trail system for recreational use. The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks maintains the trail system and hosts the facility's races. For more information on the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, visit
Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks
Reservations are now being accepted for facility use.

Summer Season Hours of Operation:
Building open by reservation only
Park hours - 7:00 A.M.  - 10:00 P.M.

We are now on  Summer Season hours!
Gates are open
7a-10p daily

Disc Golf - Course Closed for the Season

Winter Season Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday:     12:00 P.M.  - 9:00 P.M.
Saturday:     8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Sunday:     10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Cold Weather Closure - due to low usage during extreme cold temperatures  -25 degrees or colder the Cross Country Ski Center will not be open.  At this temperature the trail lights will be shut off.  The warm up hut will remain open.

Birch Hill Ski Trails

Trail Conditions

Building Rental Information

 Rental Fees
Full Day Reservation 8:00am - 12:00am $750.00
Half Day Reservation Up to 8 hours $500.00
Hourly Reservation Minimum 4 hours $75.00/hr
Security Deposit $250.00 Refunded after event (sorry, no credit cards)

 2,500 square foot meeting facility available 
reservation form

Security Deposit Refund Form


  Available Equipment
20 6ft Banquet Tables
20 5ft Diameter Round Tables 
300 Chairs
1 In-House Sound System (Includes: Mixer Board (16 Channel), Pre-Amp & Amplifier, Built in Speakers


Floor Plan Ideas

Blank Floor Plan


Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks