2018-19 ConocoPhillips Besh Cup Racing Season Preparation Renew Your US Ski & Snowboard License!

Season Schedule 2018-2019

The 2018-19 season schedule has been finalized.

Besh Cup Calendar 2018-19 Season

Coaches for Team Alaska

The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage is the host of the 2019 US Ski & Snowboard Junior Nationals Championships. The championships are to be held March 10 – 16, 2019 at Kincaid Park.

CCAK is accepting applications for coaches. New this year is the requirement that all applicants have a current US Ski & Snowboard license and complete SafeSport training. As of March 13, 2017, U.S. Ski & Snowboard adopted the Safe Sport Code; and all US Ski & Snowboard coaches, officials and volunteers are required to complete background checks. Applicants for US Ski & Snowboard licenses will be automatically directed to the SafeSport training program and the National Center for Safety Initiatives Website for the background check. In the past CCAK hasn’t required the US Ski & Snowboard license to be presented until the championships. Beginning this year all registrations must be completed prior to applying to be a Team Alaska coach. Background screening may take several weeks to be completed, so please do not delay the US Ski & Snowboard coaching application process.


Submit the CCAK coaching application with your 2018-19 US Ski & Snowboard coaching license information.

Applications must be submitted on the CCAK coach application form, and should include a brief cover letter (e-mail cover letter is sufficient) indicating the individual’s interest in coaching Team Alaska. Applications should be submitted electronically, in either PDF or *.doc format. Submissions should be e-mailed to info@crosscountryalaska.org.

Candidates will be evaluated by the CCAK Coach Selection Subcommittee based upon their experience, knowledge, skill, and ability to work as a part of a team.

US Ski & Snowboard Membership for Athletes

All past US Ski & Snowboard members should renew their licenses before October 1 to avoid an increased membership fee. Please go to the US Ski & Snowboard website to renew your license. The same link can be used for new memberships.

US Ski & Snowboard license membership rates:

Competitor License U16, U18, U20, Senior – $95

Competitor License U08, U10, U12, U14 & Master’s – $25

General License All Age Groups – $15

  • Master skiers may purchase either a Competitor license or a General license
  • Senior skiers may purchase either a Competitor license or a General license
  • U16, U18, U20 skiers looking to make Team Alaska for US Ski & Snowboard Junior Nationals Championships need to purchase a Competitor license.
    • U16, U18, & U20 skiers not looking for a spot on Team Alaska are encouraged, but not required, to race with a Competitor license. Having a Competitor license means that when you compete in Besh Cup races you earn US Ski & Snowboard points, gaining you seeding advantages.
    • U16, U18, & U20 skiers may purchase a General license but their race results will not be scored in the US Ski & Snowboard database and standings will not be reflected in the Junior Nationals Team Alaska standings.
  • U08, U10, U12, U14 skiers need to purchase a General license
    • U08, U10, U12, & U14** skiers are welcome to get a Competitor license, but it is not necessary

**The benefit to U14 skiers to purchase a Competitor license is when they race the same distance with U16 skiers, they will be scored within the US Ski & Snowboard points system. This will help their race seeding for Besh Cup races. Points are calculated on the races competed in the previous 12 months. See The Points Lists – Explained.