A nordic skier from Norway who has made his home in Fairbanks for decades, Endestad won 13 U.S. national championships and captured the Great American Ski Chase six times during a long career that continued into his 40s. He competed at the 1984 Sarajevo Games and finished 18th in the men’s 50K race. In 1990, he swept all four men’s races at the U.S. national championships in Anchorage.