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Northland Junior Race Series NJRS

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Contact NJRS Coordinators

Todd Mell/Joel Sanderson


Click HERE

TCM starts at 7:30 pm Friday before the race.




NJRS Race Calendar

2023 NJRS Schedule (all races on Sunday)



Jan 8th – Mont du Lac - RACE #1

   Jan 15th – MLK Weekend

Jan 22nd – Mount Ski Gull - (Boys AM / Girls PM)

Jan 29th – Giants Ridge - (Girls AM / Boys PM)


Feb 5th – Lutsen - (Boys AM / Girls PM)

Feb 12th – Detroit MT - (Girls AM / Boys PM)

Feb 19th – President’s Weekend

Feb 26th – Team Duluth/Spirit MT - (Boys AM / Girls PM)


March – 5th - Champs @ Mount Ski Gull (2GS) - (Girls AM / Boys PM)


Race Day Format 2023

Registration is 100% online opens Monday @ 0700 and closes on Friday @ Noon prior to the race (No late registrations will be accepted). Start lists will be sent Saturday afternoon to the host Team. There is no in-person registration. Forerunners will be selected by the host team. Teams must provide their racers with bibs prior to the race.

Race events will be single style events i.e. only GS or SL unless the host Hill/Team can have dual course set prior to running. Race order youngest to oldest split by Gender or by age group (Boys in the AM / Girls in the PM) or (Girls in the AM / Boys in the PM) or (under 10 in PM / 10 and over in AM) we will flip flop each weekend to be fair. Inspection time will be limited to 30 mins. New course will be reset during the break between the genders. Racers are expected to be in position and complete their 2 runs back to back.

TCM (Team Captains Meeting) to be hosted by the Host Hill / Team the Friday prior to each race to give any guidelines, weather updates or other specific information for that race.  All meetings will be virtual using Zoom.  Coaches / captains are responsible for relaying all information from TCM's to their participants. Each team will have 1 representative at the end of each race session to discuss any DNS/DNQ.

Championship qualifications – racers will need to participate in 3 regular season races to qualify for an award

Tentative Sample Race Day Schedule

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE RACE DAY SCHEDULE.  Be aware that the final race day schedule could differ.  See notices posted above for final schedules.

  • Race registration 100% Online Online Registration will close @ Noon on the Friday prior to Race Sunday – There is no in person check in.
  • AM Inspection: GIRLS or BOYS 09:00 – 0935 ALL AGE GROUPS for the gender that is racing
  • 1st Race – Girls or Boys 09:40 am Youngest to Oldest – run through the field twice
  • Course RESET for Afternoon Race
  • Awards - 30 Minutes after sessions ends
  • PM Inspection: BOYS or GIRLS 12:00 pm – 12:35 pm ALL AGE GROUPS for the gender that is racing
  • 2nd Race – Boys or Girls 12:40 pm Youngest to Oldest – run through the field twice
  • Awards -  30 Minutes after session ends
  • (1st – 6th) Combined times Will be awarded in person (If the participants doesn't attend ceremony, awards will be given to Coaching Staff).

Race/Inspection times may change with little warning, racers and coaches will need to be prepared to be in position ready for inspection or their run when called upon.


Lutsen NJRS Pictures

by Carrie Totushek

Lutsen NJRS Pictures

by Dean Grace


All, save time at the ticket window this season and get your waivers signed ahead of time. See the links below for all participating resorts.

Normally the host resort will provide a reduced rate “Racer” ticket, that info will be sent out the week of each race.