907 Terminal St. Fairbanks AK 99701 (907) 459-1000

Birch Hill Recreation Area


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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 Birch Hill Recreational Facility Assembly Pod. ​




Monday-Friday: 12 P.M. - 9 P.M.
Saturday: 8 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Sunday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. 

The Ski Center is now on winter hours.

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. 



 Assembly Pod Building Rental Information

Full Day Reservation          8:00am - 12:00am         $900.00

Half Day Reservation         Up to 8 hours                 $600.00

Hourly Reservation            Minimum 4 hours            $90.00/hr.

Alcohol Surcharge                                                     $100.00

*Security Deposit
  $250.00 refunded after event
*Cash/Check Only ​


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