Gander Invitational


2020 GI Sprint Qualifier

2020 GI Mass Start

Race notice

The 16th annual Gander Invitational Ski Meet is set for February 22-23. The GI is part of the Newfoundland Cup Series and is a 2 day event. Saturday will be sprints. A seeding time trial will take place first, followed by 3 rounds of “King’s court” format races. Sunday’s competitive event will be focused on the Gold trail with freestyle (skating) categories for the 3.15km, 6.3km and 9.5km distances. The recreational classic and freestyle categories will ski a different course (the Red trail), one lap for the 3.4km and 2 laps for the 6.8km. As well there are shorter events – 200m, 400m, and 800m for children.

The distances for Paranordic and Special Olympics will be determined in consultation with the coaches of the athletes involved.


3.15 km loop map

3.4 km loop map


February 22, Saturday – Sprints

  • 12:30 pm Bib Pickup
  • 1:30 pm Seeding Time Trial for skating style sprints
  • 2:30 pm King’s Court skating style sprints begin

February 23, Sunday – Mass starts

  • 9:30 am Bib Pickup
  • 10:30 am Start for children’s distances
  • 11:00 am Start for 3.15km, 6.3km, 9.5km and 3.4km & 6.8km Recreational


Entries will be accepted as on-line registration through the Zone 4 website at starting on February 8, 2020 at 12:00 AM. The Zone 4 website provides the opportunity for participants to confirm that their entry has been received. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Zone 4 only supports VISA and MasterCard.

Race Entry Fees

  • Junior Boys/Girls and Younger $5.00/per race
  • Junior Men/Women and Older $10.00/per race

RACE REGISTRATION DEADLINE is February 21, 2020 at 10:00 pm. On-site, late registration will be permitted up to 90 minutes before race time at two times the registration fee. Late registration form.

Waxing – Waxing tables will be set up in the groomer garage.

Contact – For more information send inquiries to

Check out the full race notice here: ANSC Race Notice GI 2020


Comfort Inn 256-3535 The rate is $119.00 plus taxes per room per night and includes the Comfort Breakfast. Indicate you are booking for Airport Nordic Ski Club to get the special rate.

Sinbad’s Hotel 651-2168 Sports rate $139.00 plus tax (based on 2 adults in a room, hot and cold buffet included.

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