Junior National Qualifier #3

February 18-19, 2023
Bozeman, MT
Welcome to the Intermountain Division (IMD) Junior National Qualifier (JNQ) Nordic Races
hosted by
the Bridger Ski Foundation
Bozeman, Montana

Saturday, February 18
Sprint races at Sunset Hills, Bozeman, MT

Sunday, Febuary 19
Distance races at Sunset Hills, Bozeman, MT

Race SponsorS


Look here for important news and updates.


January 30: Registration opens

February 13, 2023: Registration deadline (5pm, MST)

February 14: Team captains tab below will be updated with pertinent info.

February 15: Late registration closed (12 pm, MST)

THURSDAY, February 16

Evening: Preliminary Start Lists available (TCM tab) for coaches review

FRIDAY, february 17

INSPECTIONS OF COURSES 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Sunset Hills Trails

PAYMENTS DUE: at Comp office, Sunset Hills stadium (9 am - 1 pm or by appointment with race secretary)

TEAM CAPTAINS' VIRTUAL MEETING: 5pm (link will be sent)


SATURDAY, febuary 18


Sunset Hills Trails

7:30 a.m. Bib pick up at Competition Office, Sunset Hills stadium

9:00 a.m. Freestyle Qualifiers, 1.5 km, 15 sec. Interval start

  9:00 U18/U20, U16 Women

  9:30 U18/U20, U16 Men

10:00  U14/U12 Qualification, women, then men, 1.5 km with 15-sec interval start


10:50 a.m. U14/U12 Women B Final (7-12 qualifiers)

10:55 a.m.  U14/U12 Men B Final (7-12 qualifiers)

11:00 a.m. U14/U12 Women A final (1-6 qualifiers)

11:05 a.m. U14/U12 Men A final (1-6 qualifiers)

Sprint Heats (top 30 from qualifications round)

U18/U20 Heats

12:00 PM Women Quarterfinal Heat 1

12:05 PM Women Quarterfinal Heat 2

12:10 PM Women Quarterfinal Heat 3

12:15 PM Women Quarterfinal Heat 4

12:20 PM Women Quarterfinal Heat 5

12:25 PM Men Quarterfinal Heat 1

12:30 PM Men Quarterfinal Heat 2

12:35 PM Men Quarterfinal Heat 3

12:40 PM Men Quarterfinal Heat 4

12:45 PM Men Quarterfinal Heat 5

12:50 PM Women Semifinal Heat 1

12:55 PM Women Semifinal Heat 2

1:00 PM         Men Semifinal Heat 1

1:05 PM         Men Semifinal Heat 2

1:10 PM Women B Final 

1:15 PM Men B Final

1:20 PM Women A Final 

1:25 PM Men A Final

U16 Heats

1:40 PM Women Quarterfinal Heat 1

1:45 PM Women Quarterfinal Heat 2

1:50 PM Women Quarterfinal Heat 3

1:55 PM Women Quarterfinal Heat 4

2:00 PM Women Quarterfinal Heat 5

2:05 PM Men Quarterfinal Heat 1

2:10 PM Men Quarterfinal Heat 2

2:15 PM Men Quarterfinal Heat 3

2:20 PM Men Quarterfinal Heat 4

2:25 PM Men Quarterfinal Heat 5

2:30 PM Women Semifinal Heat 1

2:35 PM Women Semifinal Heat 2

2:40 PM Men Semifinal Heat 1

2:45 PM Men Semifinal Heat 2

2:50 PM Women B Final 

2:55 PM Men B Final

3:00 PM Women  A Final 

3:05 PM Men A Final

Awards: presented at the banquet.

6:00 PM - Awards Banquet at Gallatin County Fairgrounds, 901 N. Black St (coaches and athletes only)

SUNDAY, December 19

Freestyle Distance

Sunset Hills Trails

7:30 a.m. Bib pick up

9:00 AM U18/U20 Men, 10k, mass start

9:40 AM U18/U20 Women, 10k, mass start

10:20 AM U16 Men, 5k, mass start

10:50 AM U16, Women 5k, mass start

11:20 PM U14/U12 Men, 3.5k, mass start

11:50 PM U14/U12 Women, 3.5k, mass start

Awards: presented throughout the day.

Naming of the Intermountain Division Junior National Team


Registration Fees:  

U16+ Race Entry: $35 per athlete/per race

U12/U14 Race Entry: $24 per athlete/per race

Trail Fee (coaches and athletes, full 3 days) - $20

Banquet (athletes and coaches only) - $15

Late Fee (after 2/13/23, 5pm MST) - $10

Registration deadline: February 13, 2023 (5PM MST)

Late registration: Additional $10 per racer per day will be added to any entries received after Monday, February 13 at 5:00 PM MST. No entries accepted after Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 5PM MST.

Eligibility:  Registration is open to U12-U20 athletes with U.S. Ski & Snowboard or FIS license.

Changes and late entries: must fill out the athlete change & late entry form.

COACH BIBS: Please note, only coaches with current (orange) USSA bibs will be allowed in controlled areas. If you do not have a current USSA bib, please email to request a substitute bib for the weekend prior to Wednesday, February, 15, 5:00 PM.


Download a copy of the spreadsheet to create your own version. Complete athlete and coach registration and email to race secretary,  Due February 13, 2023 at 5 PM. (Note that you need to download (or copy) the spreadsheet; you do not need edit permission.) FORM NOT YET AVAILABLE 

Registration FORM


Each athlete and coach must complete a BSF liability waiver. These have been updated to google forms that each athlete and coach will need to fill out.

BSF waiver

Payments & Bib Pickup


Check (payable to Bridger Ski Foundation) or Credit Card. A 3% transaction fee will be applied to each credit card transaction. Pay in person during Course Preview at Sunset Hills Stadium, Friday, February 17, 2023, 9:00am - 1:00pm. Or by prior appointment, email Race Secretary

7:30 a.m. Bib pickup day of race at competition office.


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Timing by Mac & Maggie


Info coming on February 14



rules of competition

RULES OF COMPETITION: All U16+ athletes must be registered members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard or FIS, and the competition will follow FIS rules.  Seeding will be based on NRL and FIS points.


Chief of Competition (jury) -Steve Patterson

Assistant Chief of Competition- Heidi Makoutz

Chief of Course - Caleb Lucy

Chief of Stadium - Ross Longhini

Chief of Timing - Jason Nicholas

Competition Secretary - Robyn Eglof

Chief of Facilities - Joe Hansen

Technique Control - Dave McWethy

Medical - Dr Alex Vance

Technical Delegate (jury)- Rob Landis

Assistant Technical Delegate (jury) - Annie  Van Fossan

Organizing Committee

Chair- Doug Fischer

Volunteer Coordinator - Brian Bothner

Food Coordinator - Rebekah Bunting

Banquet - Sarah Alexander

Public Address- Doug Fischer

BSF Staff Support

Evan Weiss - Executive Director

Andrew Morehouse - Nordic Director

Dan Cantrell - Trails Coordinator

Jenny White - Marketing Director

Sally Rohrer- Development & Operations Manager


All races will follow the IMD Wax Policy, which can be found here.  

Glide wax call coming Wednesday, Feb 15 at 12:00 PM


Info Coming.


You make this event a success for our youth skiers, and we encourage everyone to sign up for multiple slots and/or days.Your Crew Chief will contact you with details regarding your specific volunteer slot(s).

Signup coming

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: The Lindley Center is closed to the public for the foreseeable future. Therefore we are seeking equipment to borrow so we can provide shelter, heat, power, etc. for the race officials, timing contractor, volunteers, and spectators. Please consider loaning us some of your equipment. See the items need in the volunteer signup sheet.

Awards & BANQUET

Saturday awards presented at the banquet. Sunday awards ongoing, after races. Final JNQ selection will be announced on Sunday after the completion of all races.


Saturday, February 18th, 6 p.m. - 7:30 (at the latest)

Gallatin County Fairgrounds, 901 N. Black St.

$15/person -included with athlete registration. Coaches are add-ons.

No tickets available for parents, siblings, etc. (there are just too many athletes and coaches).

Includes pasta and salad dinner (gluten and dairy free options will be available), dessert and Saturday awards presentation.


The Lark (on Main Street) is a race sponsor and has a discount code available. Book HERE. Promo code: SKI2023

Race Sponsors