33rd Annual Buckwheat Ski Classic : March 23, 2019

2019 Race Date: Saturday, March 23 – Watch for our race theme announcement late fall. Trail work at Log Cabin will begin in late November or early December or when there is enough snow. Once all the leaves are gone, do your snow dance!

2018 Race Report: Buckwheat 0032: Live and Let Ski! –  We had a great day for racing on Sat. March 24, 2018 with about 280 skiers on the Log Cabin Ski Trails. See 2018 OFFICIAL BUCKWHEAT RESULTS

SPECIAL AWARDS: Miss Buckwheat 2018 – Scarlett O’Boyle; Best Costume for Buckwheat 0032: Live and Let Ski – The Martini Girl, Ellen Beilawski of Whitehorse (wins trip to Upper Lake Cabin via Temsco helicopter with food catered by Mountain Shop); Father Mouchet Award for most inspirational skier – Stephanie Dixon of Whitehorse (former Paralympian from the Yukon who skied the 10K); Des Duncan Award for volunteerism and sportsmanship – Cory Thole (who gave up his award in 2009) and race founder Buckwheat Donahue (who is moving from Skagway to Wasilla after this race). He earned a standing ovation and a mighty HOWL!!! See our Photo Gallery and check out our Facebook page.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! See our big Thank You ad in the April 13, 2018 Skagway News!


2018 race photos by Andrew Cremata – see more in our Photo Gallery!

Trail Reports: Click on Trails & Upcoming Events for updated reports from the Log Cabin and Dyea. The Log Cabin Ski Trails were good through the final non-motorized weekend on April 13-15. No more grooming is planned until the start of next season. Check back in late November or early December.

30th Anniversary Buckwheat Ski Classic DVD  – Pick up a DVD at the Mountain Shop or Rec. Center in Skagway for $10 and support our Warming Hut Fund!

Annual Meeting News: The annual meeting of the Log Cabin Ski Society was held Dec. 13, 2017. Tim Bourcy and Jeff Brady were re-elected to new 3-year terms on the board. Those present also approved a spy theme for the 2018 race, code name Buckwheat 0032: Live and Let Ski!


The Buckwheat 0032 logos for the 2018 race were designed by Skagway artist Courtenay Birdsall Clifford