Countless Anchorage Nordic Ski Club volunteer hours over the past 50 years from members and skier parents have helped create the best cross country skiing program in the country. Student athletes have an opportunity to develop a life long skill, and a level of physical training that many have chosen to continue throughout their lives. Many skiers have been successful at higher levels of national and international competition. The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage is unique in that the volunteer ski officials do not get paid to time, officiate, set up the stadium or check the competitors on the course. While a contract was negotiated in the mid 1970’s, the funds are returned to enhance the program to maintain trails, upgrade timing and grooming equipment, provide coaching development and award scholarships. The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage has been a major contributor to ASAA and the Anchorage Community.