Pia’s Classic

Technique and Format

A classic ski race with your choice of distance.

Start Format

There will be mass starts leaving northbound from the stadium area. The 30K race will start in multiple waves with the fastest skiers first at 12:00 Noon and subsequent waves at two minute intervals. The 15K race will begin at 12:20 with the same starting format as the 30K.The 5K race will begin at 12:30 PM with the same starting format and the 2.5K race will start two minutes after the final wave of the 5K race. Racers should arrange themselves in the starting area so that faster racers in their wave are in front of less competitive racers.  Please be considerate of your fellow skiers.


Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking (AMH) and Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage (NSAA)

Post-Race Activities

Lots of post-race activities are planned: food, fun, prizes!! So plan on sticking around after your race and having a good time.

Anchorage Cup Points

Anchorage Cup points will be accumulated for this race.


The AMH Anchorage Cup ski races would not be possible without help from volunteers like you. All race officials and organizers are unpaid volunteers. To keep citizen racing alive and well, all racers should plan to help out at least one race of the series at registration, course marking or course clean-up. Non-racers can help at timing, bib-pickup and feed stations for longer races. Please ask how you can help out during registration and bib-pickup.

Who was Pia?

Read about Pia


If you need more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Race Director Raye Ann Neustel: riverhag@yahoo.com