33rd Annual Buckwheat International Ski Classic : March 23, 2019

2019 Race Date: Saturday, March 23 – Theme: “Alice in Winterland” ( See logos below). RACE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN (online only through Zone 4, began at 10 am AST on February 1). Go to Race Entry page for more info and registration link. Register before March 1 and save. Read the Press Release (updated)

Trail Reports:  Our volunteers have 10K-plus of trails groomed and track-set at Log Cabin and are up every Friday now as weather allows working to expand the course.  Conditions have been great! See more info on our TRAILS page, and follow us on FACEBOOK to see weekly updates including information on SKI LESSONS FEB. 17TH!!!

Volunteers Needed:  We need new blood to help us continue to put on a fabulous race and keep our trails maintained weekly through the ski season. If you’d like to help out with trail crew now, call the Mountain Shop. Watch for the multitude of race week tasks and sign-up opportunities soon on our Volunteer Local site.

Annual Meeting News: The annual meeting of the Log Cabin Ski Society was held on January 15, 2019 at the Brady home at 7th & Alaska in Skagway. Newly elected to the board were Cara Cosgrove and Mike Korsmo. Katherine Nelson was reelected to the board. Officers will remain mostly the same: Tim Bourcy, President; Aric Baldwin, Vice President; Jeff Brady, Secretary; and Cara Cosgrove, Treasurer (new). Thanks to departing board members Buckwheat Donahue (race founder) and Dottie Demark for their service over the years. The board approved the race design selections for 2019 and also voted to rename the Most Inspirational Skier award in memory of long-time volunteer and coach John Briner, who passed away last summer. It had been named in memory of Father Mouchet, and the board will instead honour him with placement of a bench at the start of the original trail system that he created.

 

The Buckwheat logos for the 2019 race were designed by Skagway artist Courtenay Birdsall Clifford

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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!