Following SuperTour Finals in Duluth, MN, the National Nordic Foundation is excited to award this season’s NNF Cup to Alaska Pacific University (APU). Consistent results throughout the season, capped by a Spring Nationals that demonstrated the club’s depth and breadth of talent across both genders and all nordic ski disciplines, helped propel the Anchorage, Alaska-based club to regaining the NNF Cup. APU previously won the competition in the 2021-22 season. With the awarding of this year’s NNF Cup, NNF recognizes the creativity and positive team culture that has helped APU become a top destination for American skiers to develop to their full potential, with its skiers playing a key part in the most successful season for American skiing ever on the World Cup.

In addition to winning the NNF Cup, APU also won the Men’s classification. The top Women’s club was the Craftsbury Ski Club. The Vermont-based team improved on their runners-up finish last season to take the top Women’s club honors for the first time. The Bridger Ski Foundation Pro Team, based out of Bozeman, Montana, earned runners-up in the NNF Cup competition, while last year’s NNF Cup holders, the University of Utah Ski Team, came in third place. The NNF Cup was again competitive for the entirety of the SuperTour season, with the geographic breadth and different club models represented at the top of the Cup standings demonstrating the continued importance of club skiing in the US skiing development system.

APU Program Director Erik Flora said, “It’s an honor to receive the NNF Cup. The APU Nordic Ski Center is committed to developing skiing on all levels from local to international. This award is special as it recognizes a full season of successful racing as a team. We thank the National Nordic Foundation for supporting US athletes and clubs!”

NNF Board Member Yuriy Gusev, meanwhile, framed the significance of the NNF Cup in US Skiing, “club commitment to excellence and team culture not only shaped top talents but also contributed to a landmark season in American skiing. The NNF Cup’s award highlights the crucial impact of club programs in elevating cross-country ski racing in the US.”

The NNF Cup will be awarded to APU with a $3,000 cash prize. The National Nordic Foundation is proud to support club programs across the country in developing nordic skiing in the United States, and hopes this year’s close competition will spur club-wide performance goals as skiers and coaches look towards next ski season!


  1. Alaska Pacific University – 1188 points.
  2. Bridger Ski Foundation Pro Team – 955 points.
  3. University of Utah Ski Team – 874 points.
  1. Alaska Pacific University – 903 points.
  2. Bridger Ski Foundation – 517 points.
  3. University of Utah Ski Team – 458 points.
  1. Craftsbury Ski Club – 570 points.
  2. Stratton Mountain School T2 – 479 points.
  3. University of Utah Ski Team – 438 points.
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