2019 Intermountain Division Youth Championships

Cross Country Alaska will field a team of U14 athletes to compete at the Intermountain Division Youth Championships in February 2019. Competition dates are February 23 & 24. Travel dates are February 21 & 24. The team selection will be the top six (6) skiers of the U14 male age group and the top six (6) skiers of the U14 female age group.

Skiers planning to attend the Intermountain Division Youth Championships must confirm their acceptance and turn in waivers upon completion of the awards. Skiers likely to make the team for the 2019 Intermountain Division Youth Championships who will not be in Fairbanks should notify Lauri Bassett of their intention to accept the spot by February 1, 2019, so that your spot is not given to an alternate.

  • The Intermountain Division Youth Championship packet is here. Please complete this online form of information the coaches need. We would like you to submit the signed waivers along with your payment on Sunday (waivers included in the packet).

Costs & Payment Deadline

The athlete travel packet outlines the trip costs which include: ground transportation, coaches airfare, extra baggage expense, food, wax, lodging, and race entry fees.

Payment must be received in full by February 15, 2019. Payments may be made by check (payable to Cross Country Alaska) or pay by credit card (which will include additional credit card transaction fee that CCAK is charged by the bank). 

You may pay online using this link. The price of $700 reflects a 3.75% credit card fee added to the base team price of $675.

Full details from the organizer can be found here.

Coaches: Rachelle Kanady, Marion Woods, and Sarissa Lammers.

  • Athletes will purchase their own airline tickets; with the itinerary to arrive to & depart from the appointed airport (likely Salt Lake City) at a designated time to coincide with the coaches’ itinerary.
  • Athletes traveling with parents may arrange to meet the team in Jackson, Wyoming on Thursday, February 21 or the morning of Friday, February 22.

Coaches’ Flight Itinerary
The confirmation code for coaches is ZXIYOS.

To Salt Lake City
Thursday, February 21
Flight 122 departure to Seattle 1:35 / arrive Seattle 5:58am
Flight 968 departure to Salt Lake City 9:50am / arrive Salt Lake City 12:50pm
Drive to Jackson Hole, Wyoming – approximately 4 hours

From Salt Lake City
Monday, February 25
Drive to Salt Lake City
Flight 3395 (operated by SkyWest) 5:40pm departure to Seattle 5:40pm / arrive Seattle 7:05pm
Flight 107 departure to Anchorage 8:30pm / arrive Anchorage 11:20pm

• Athletes traveling without their families should plan to purchase flights that match these flights so that they can meet with the coaches and drive to Jackson Hole.
• Athletes traveling with their families can plan to meet the team in Jackson Hole the evening of Thursday, February 21 or the morning of Friday, February 22.

Athlete Accommodations

  • Mountain Modern Motel, 380 W. Broadway, Jackson, WY l 307-733-4340

The Intermountain Team Selection is based on the six races of the ConocoPhillips Besh Cup series. Normally all six races are conducted, however, due to weather or other problems, it is possible that less than six races will be held. The number of a skier’s performances which will be counted toward selection will follow these specifications:

  • If 6 races are held, a skier’s best 4 of 6 results will be counted
  • If 5 races are held, a skier’s best 3 of 5 results will be counted
  • If 4 races are held, a skiers best 3 of 4 results will be counted
  • If 3 races are held, a skier’s best 2 of 3 results will be counted
  • If 2 races are held, a skier’s best 2 of 2 results will be counted

Ranking lists will be calculated as soon as possible after each Besh Cup weekend and will be published and posted to the Cross Country Alaska web site within 48 hours after each of race weekend. The final list will be presented at the final team selection announcement in Fairbanks following Besh Cup Race #6. The U14 list will show highlighted names of skiers who qualify for the U14 team.