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

Thanks to the following businesses for donating food for race volunteers

Bagel Works
Columbo's Pizza
Fireside Subs
Granny's Donuts
International Coffee
M Cafe
Mainstreet Over Easy
Pickel Barrel
Town & Country
Treeline Coffee


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 (5 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 in TCM section below)


SATURDAY, febuary 18


Sunset Hills Trails

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

9:00 a.m. Classic 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, Building 1 (coaches and athletes only)

SUNDAY, February 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 AM U14, 3.5k, mass start

11:50 AM U14, Women, 3.5k, mass start

12:20 PM       U12 Men, 3.5k, mass start
12:50 PM       U12 Women, 3.5k, mass start
1:20 PM         U10 Women and Men, 1.75k, mass start

1:30 PM         U8 Women and Men, 1.75k, 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

U8/U10 Sunday race: no fee

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.


U12-U20: 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.

For U8/U10 athletes racing on Sunday: fill out the google fillable form (no fee) and sign the waiver.

Registration FORM U12-U20Registration FORM U8 & U10


Each athlete and coach must complete a BSF liability waiver. These are 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.



Friday, February 17 at 5:00 pm MST

Meeting ID: 840 2255 7308
Passcode: 448990

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Slides for TCM Meeting

Detailed race schedule (with race #s for quick reference)



COACHES & TEAM VANS: Parking on Cypress, Curtiss St & Golf Way. Please follow parking attendants directions.

SKIER DROPOFF AREA: Lindley Center Parking Lot. No parking here.

VOLUNTEERS & SPECTATORS: Use Hospital Lot E. ***Please do not park in residential areas near the Lindley Center.***

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 & Dr. Kristi Jackson

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.  


Swix HS 6


We hope you enjoy your time in Bozeman.

Parking: Use Lot E at the Bozeman Health Hospital. (See parking map above)

Skiing: BSF grooms over 70 km of Community Nordic Trails in Bozeman. Trail passes are voluntary; please consider a $10 day pass or a donation to help cover grooming and snowmaking costs. The Highland Glen trails are adjacent to the Sunset Hills racing venue--just cross the street at Highland Ave and you're on the trail.


Trail Pass/donation

Grooming Report

Facilities: Please note that our normal indoor building for this venue is currently shut down and can't be accessed. No shelter/indoor facilities available, so please be prepared for outdoor conditions. A food truck will be located next to the Lindley Center.

Facilities Map

You'll find portapotties in the following locations: at the Softball Complex parking lot (Ellis & Highland Ave), at the BSF Pump House (Ellis & Golf Way), and in the parking lot next to the start/finish area.

VOLUNTEER & Equipment to lend

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). Click the Signup Button.

EQUIPMENT ALSO 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. (We must reserve rental equipment by Feb 9 if we can't borrow it.)

Volunteer signup

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., Building 1

$15/person -pay through 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