36th Buckwheat International Ski Classic: March 11, 2023 (registration opens Feb. 8.)
2023 Race Theme: “Pure SKI-MAGINATION” (from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)
2023 RACE REGISTRATION OPENS FEB. 8 – Link to our Registration page for information.
WINTER SNOW & TRAIL REPORTS – Watch our TRAILS & EVENTS page and follow us on FACEBOOK to see winter updates Dec-March including information on Ski Club Activities/Lessons during our ski season in Skagway/Dyea. The Log Cabin Ski Trails are maintained by volunteers with LCSS from Skagway and the Yukon by special agreements with British Columbia Recreation Trails and Parks and Parks Canada. These trails are for cross-country skiing only!
The ski trails that we manage at Log Cabin pass through the traditional territory of the Carcross Tagish First Nation and occur on lands managed by Recreation Sites & Trails B.C. and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site (Parks Canada). Please honour and respect these traditional lands.
KIDS SKI CLUB. Currently on hold until February 2023. Check Facebook and out TRAILS & EVENTS page for updates. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
LCSS 2023 AGM JANUARY 25, 2023: (Details coming soon). The new contact email for LCSS is firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Statement Revised (October 2021): It is the mission of the Log Cabin Ski Society to promote outdoor winter recreation activities, preserve and maintain ski trails from tidewater in Skagway, Alaska to Log Cabin, B.C. for the enjoyment of skiers, and to organize the Skagway Ski Club and Buckwheat International Ski Classic for competitors of all ages and abilities so that everyone will have a howlin’ good time.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS – We continue to 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, please email us.
2022 RACE: TOGA, TOGA, TOGA! The 35th Buckwheat International Ski Classic was a lower-key event held on Saturday March 12, 2022 at Log Cabin, BC. Still, we had 199 skiers register! Results links posted below. We were in full attack mode for the next frat house Greek letter COVID variant. See photos on Facebook!
SPECIAL AWARDS: Des Duncan Award for outstanding volunteer – Aric Baldwin; John Briner Award for most inspirational skier(s): Juneau Nordic Ski Club; Best Costume Award: Jani Djokic, Harriet Stanford, Vivienne Steele, Kristine McNaughton of Whitehorse (win weekend at Upper Lake Cabin and helicopter ride, sponsored by Skagway Rec. Center and Temsco); Miss Buckwheats 2022 – Anika and Mikayla Kramer.
Buckwheat Donahue memorial gifts. The Log Cabin Ski Society, along with many in our community and all over the region, were saddened by the passing of our race founder, Buckwheat Donahue, on October 14, 2019 in Oklahoma, where he had moved in 2018. He had been in declining health for some time. His Obituary appeared in The Skagway News on October 25, 2019 and a Howling Celebration of Life was held in Skagway on November 23 at the Eagles. A Buckwheat-themed tribute was held during the 2020 race. We love you and miss you, BW! The family has asked that memorial gifts be sent to the Log Cabin Ski Society Warming Hut Fund, Box 636, Skagway, AK 99840.
30th Anniversary Buckwheat Ski Classic DVD & 2020 Shirts on Sale! – Support our Warming Hut Fund! Pick up a DVD at the Mountain Shop in Skagway for $10 and we also have extra 2020 Racer Shirts on sale at the Mountain Shop for $5.
The Buckwheat logos for the 2020 and 2022 race were designed by Skagway artist Courtenay Birdsall Clifford
2020 race photos by Andrew Cremata – see more in our Photo Gallery!