37th Buckwheat International Ski Classic: March 9, 2024

Theme: “A BUCKWHEAT ODYSSEY: Monsters, Myths & Mischief”

2024 RACE RESULTS (official): Overall Results by DistanceCategory Results by Gender; also see Zone4 Electronic Results (includes race filtering tools). Thanks to all 275 registered skiers and all our wonderful volunteers!

2024 SPECIAL AWARDS: Best Costume – Cole Digel, Whitehorse (The Centaur); Des Duncan Award  (Volunteer of the Year): Nicole Kovacs, Skagway; John Briner Award  (Enthusiastic and Committed Skier) Amy Nye, Juneau; Miss Buckwheat:  Madeline Bennett Brooker, Skagway; LCSS Member Winner of Skis:  Natalka Luciuk, Whitehorse.


2024 RACE REGISTRATION: We had 275 sign up on Zone 4 for the 2024 race by the March 8 deadline, and 250 finished the race! Thanks to Beth and Jim Hawkings and crew for organizing the new timing chips from Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club (all were returned!). Check out the RACE SCHEDULE for what happened (it will also help you plan for next year).

VOLUNTEERS – THANK YOU ALL!!!! We had about 80 helping out this year, but can always use more! We continue to need new blood to help us put on a fabulous race and keep our trails maintained weekly through the ski season. If you’d like to help out on Trail Crew or assist the board, please email us at logcabinskisociety@gmail.com. Volunteers may pick up your shirts on race day at Log Cabin or at the Awards Saturday night (if you missed yours let us know). We use Volunteer Local for signing up before the race.

Check out the new Log Cabin Ski Trails BULA! Pick up one at the Awards this year for $20 US or $25 CDN (bring cash)! 30th Anniversary Race DVDs ON SALE for just $5!!! Also on sale year-round at Boreal Arts and The Mountain Shop.

WINTER SNOW & TRAIL REPORTS – Grooming has ended for the 2023-24 winter season on the Log Cabin Ski Trails. We will pick it up again in December 2024. Watch our TRAILS & EVENTS page and follow us on FACEBOOK to see updates Dec-March including information on Ski Club Activities/Lessons during our ski season in Skagway/Dyea or Log Cabin.

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.

LCSS 2024 AGM JANUARY 8, 2024: The LCSS Annual Meeting was held at Aric and Steph’s house at 13.5 & Broadway in Skagway at 5:30 pm Alaska Time. 2024 Officers are Tim Bourcy, president; Aric Baldwin, vp; Jon Hillis, secretary; board members Mike Korsmo, Nicole Kovacs, Sam Best; Yukon rep Beth Hawkings. The contact email for LCSS is logcabinskisociety@gmail.com . Memberships are just $10 per year. Please join us!

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..

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, Box 636, Skagway, AK 99840.

30th Anniversary Buckwheat Ski Classic DVD & 2020 Shirts on Sale! – Support Log Cabin Ski Society!  Pick up a DVD at the Mountain Shop in Skagway for $10 and we also have extra shirts from past races on sale at the Mountain Shop for $5.

© Log Cabin Ski Society 2024