Race Schedule



REGISTRATION Open online through Zone 4 on February 1. See Race Entry page for details and pricing. Register before March 18 to avoid late fee. Late registration is available with $10 late fee online or in person at bib pickups in Whitehorse on Thursday, March 21 and in Skagway on Friday, March 22 (see below). Registration closes at 6 p.m. Alaska time on March 22.

NEED A ROOM? – Try these hotels and B&Bs: Sgt. Preston’s (still open) at 907-983-2521, Skagway Inn at 1-888-752-4929 (breakfast included); Mile Zero at 907-983-3045, White House at 907-983-9000, and Morning Wood at 907-983-2200. Also, Chilkoot Trail Outpost in Dyea may open early, call 907-983-3799; Mike Healy may have some rooms available in his housing, call 907-973-2337; Bites on Broadway may have 1-2 rooms above the coffee shop, call 907-982-2166. Also call MAX from Jewell Gardens at 907-612-0660 (just opened up house with 6 rooms!).

PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME – Upper Dewey Lake cabin package this summer from Skagway Rec. Center with flight by TEMSCO, and catered by The Mountain Shop.

BECOME A MEMBER & WIN – Special Members-only drawing for a pair of skis at the banquet! Second and third prizes are free entries in the 2018 race.

SUPPORT OUR LOG CABIN WARMING HUT FUND – Make a donation on your registration form or purchase the Buckwheat Ski Classic 30th Anniversary DVD at the Race Banquet.

Restaurants & Bars open in Skagway during race weekend

Glacial Coffeehouse (formerly Smoothies) (6 am-5 pm Mon-Sat, 7-4 Sun), Bites on Broadway (7 am-2 pm Wed-Sun.); Skagway Brewing Co. (Friday upstairs main dining room 4-9pm, specials, downstairs pub open with limited menu @ 6:30pm, and “Rock, Paper, Fish” Film Screening @ 7pm; Saturday upstairs main dining room 3-9 pm, specials; downstairs pub open with limited menu @ 7:30pm, and Live Music: Krowd Kontrol @ 8:30pm),  Sweet Tooth Cafe (7 am-2 pm daily), Happy Endings Saloon (open Fri-Sat at 4 pm), Skagway Spirits (4-8 pm Fri-Sat, 12-6 Sun); The Station (TBA if project done).

There is a pre-race Burger Feed at the Elks Friday from 5:30 to 7 pm to support Skagway School Activities, pre-race Breakfast for registered racers and volunteers Sat. morning at Presbyterian Fellowship Hall,  and of course the Buckwheat Awards Banquet Sat. night at the Skagway Rec. Center, which you don’t want to miss! Aerial Tissu will be back performing to Bond music!


Late Registration / Bib Pick-Up & Information – Whitehorse

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Yukon time) – Whitehorse

Sport Yukon (4064 Fourth Ave.)


Late Registration / Bib Pick-Up & Information – Skagway

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Alaska time) – Skagway.

AB Hall, Broadway between 2nd & 3rd. Registration ends at 6 p.m. March 22.


BURGER FEED to support Skagway School activities 5:30-7 p.m. at Elks (6th & State)


(all race times Alaska Standard Time)

6:00 am– 8:00 am – Breakfast – Presbyterian Church Rec. Hall, 5th & Main St., Skagway

SHUTTLE INFO! Courtesy shuttle van from Elements of Alaska to Log Cabin will leave from the church Rec. Hall at  8 a.m.  Sign up in Skagway at Bib Pick-up or show up at 7:30 a.m. Max and Becky also will be providing shuttle service between parking lots at Log Cabin during the race if needed.

IMPORTANT! Due to Canada Customs now having to run all passports through their computers, there could be short delays at Fraser. If you are coming from Skagway, allow at least an extra 30 minutes so you do not miss your starting time below. 

STARTING TIMES – all at Log Cabin, please wear your bibs even though we are no longer ‘racing’. Ski out to the “Alice in Winterland” castle at the Main Aid Station Meadows and have fun!

  • 9:30 am – 50k racers
  • 9:45 am – 25k racers
  • 10:00 am – 10k racers
  • 10:30 am – 5K kid’s racers with parents (NEW TIME)
  • NOTE: Course will close at 2 PM!

ALSO, if you get down to Skagway early enough….

  • Showers available at Skagway Rec. Center until 5 PM

DINNER & AWARDS – Skagway Rec Center

Main St. between 12th & 13th

IMPORTANT: No one under the age of 21 can attend the dinner without a parent/guardian present, per Alaska liquor laws, since beer and wine are being served on the premises. Adults please bring ID!!!

  • 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Full Dinner provided by SRC  (Menu: appetizers; Ivar’s clam chowder, chicken rice, or veg. minestrone in a bread/bowl with salad; desserts ).  Beer and wine available for purchase from our friends at Skagway Development Corp. with generous support from Alaskan Brewing Co. (21 & over only, must have ID).
  • 6:45 pm – Aerial Tissu performance!
  • 7:00 pm – Awards – given by The Mad Hatter to the first, second and third place male and female finishers in each division. Also presentation of the Des Duncan Award, John Briner Award, Best Costume Award, and Miss Buckwheat!

THEN…. Party moves to Downtown Skagway with music at these local establishments starting around 8:30 p.m.:

  • Finals of 2019 Skagway Idol at Happy Endings Saloon starting at 8 pm, then open karaoke for the masses!
  • Live Music: Krowd Kontrol playing at Skagway Brewing Co.


A FRIENDLY REMINDER – From your friends at the Buckwheat and Parks Canada.

Drinking alcoholic beverages is not allowed in the Log Cabin parking lot.




Be aware of the documentation requirements for U.S. and Canadian citizens crossing

into the United States and Canada. For more information call the US Port of Entry at 907-983-2325