Barbara Britch was US junior champion in cross-country in 1967 in the 5K, and placed second in 1968. As a senior competitor, she was third in the 10K at the 1970 US Championships and 3rd in the 1971 5K. In 1969 Britch was given the Finlandia Award by US Skiing as the outstanding cross-country skier in the US. She was an Anchorage native who skied for the Nordic Ski Club of Anchorage and later attended Alaska Methodist University. Britch married and settled in Juneau, where she ran a real estate business.