36th Buckwheat International Ski Classic: March 11, 2023

2023 Race Theme: “Pure SKI-MAGINATION” (from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)

BISC 2023 LOGO by Kate Queen

2023 RACE RESULTS: Results by Category32K Split Times


Best Costume – Cole Digel of Whitehorse who skied the 32K as the Everlasting Gobstopper!

Des Duncan Award  (Volunteer):  Sam Best for grooming trails for LCSS Ski Club and Buckwheat

John Briner Award  (Enthusiastic and Committed)  John Hinrichs former LCSS board member for traveling from his new home in Washington to help us this year!!

Ms Buckwheat:  Sophie Schindler

LCSS Member Winner of Skis:  Jill Pangman from Whitehorse

2023 RACE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED (289 registered by March 10 deadline) – Link to our RACE ENTRY page to see who is coming and check out the RACE SCHEDULE for more info.

VOLUNTEERS – Thanks to all who signed up on Volunteer Local! Volunteers may pick up your shirts on race day at Log Cabin or at the Awards Saturday night.

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 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.

KIDS SKI CLUB FEB 25 & MARCH 4 AT LOG CABIN! Check Facebook and out TRAILS & EVENTS page for updates.  E-mail logcabinskisociety@gmail.com for more information.

LCSS 2023 AGM JANUARY 25, 2023: Officers are Tim Bourcy, president; Cory Thole, vice president; Katherine Nelson, secretary; Jeremy Simmons, treasurer; board members: Mike Korsmo, Aric Baldwin, Nicole Kovacs. A special resolution was passed to set up a Fidelity investment account with a sizable donation from long-time donor Skip Elliott. Thanks Skip! The contact email for LCSS is logcabinskisociety@gmail.com

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!

BISC 2022 Results by Category 

BISC 2022 Split Results by Category-25km

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.

Read this story about the 2022 Buckwheat on KHNS!

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 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!