All Ages Program (registration required) Join volunteer Lilly Goodman-Allwright for an introductory class in cross-country skiing (not skate skiing). Bring your own equipment and dress in non-cotton layers. Register at
As Southcentral Alaska’s winter enthusiasts patiently wait for snow to stick around the region, Anchorage’s Nordic ski community starts its season with a party at Sunday’s NSAA Season Kickoff. This year’s event is highlighted by a meet-and-greet with Alaska’s Olympic and World Cup Nordic skiing stars Kikkan Randall, Sadie Bjornsen, Erik Bjornsen, Rosie Brennan and Scott Patterson. They will sign posters, pose for photos and join NSAA in promoting the 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships, which take place January 3-8 at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. All are expected to compete in February’s 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.