Kids and families take over Kincaid Park at Ski 4 Kids

Ski 4 Kids – it’s a fun, festive and free family event! The annual event at Kincaid Park provides local children up to 14 years old the opportunity to explore and enjoy various winter recreational experiences.

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ANCHORAGE, Jan. 8, 2018 – Caitlin Patterson finished her special four-race performance at the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. National Cross Country Ski Championships at Kincaid Park on Monday the way she started it Wednesday – by blowing the doors off the competition. Monday’s late and dramatic come-from-behind win in the women’s classic sprint final capped Patterson’s run of four National titles in four races over six days.

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The L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships begin January 3

ANCHORAGE, AK – The top cross-country skiers from across Alaska and America will compete for more than prestigious national titles in the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships, which begin Wednesday, January 3, and continue through Monday, January 8, at Kincaid Park. The races will also be used as part of the selection process for Olympic berths as well as to determine roster spots on the FIS Junior World Championship, U23 Championship and U18 Scandinavian Cup teams. The competitions will feature two freestyle and two classic events for men and women. The top American in each race will be crowned national champion. While primary selection for the 2018 Olympic Cross Country Team will come from World Cup races, some final spots can be determined from Nationals results. Olympic team nominations will be announced the week of January 23.

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ConocoPhillips is premier sponsor of 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships

ANCHORAGE, Jan. 3, 2018 – The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA), host of the 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships, is pleased to announce ConocoPhillips Alaska as the event’s premier sponsor. “These races are a chance to showcase Anchorage’s world-class trails, facilities and hospitality,” said Joey Caterinichio, Nationals race director and NSAA board president. “As one of the qualifying events for American skiers to make the Olympic ski team, this is a tremendous opportunity for them to inspire the next generation of Alaskan skiers. ConocoPhillips has been a valuable long-time supporter of cross country skiing in Alaska and we are excited to have them as the premier sponsor for the championships.”

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Anchorage to Host 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships; America’s top skiers hit Kincaid Park January 3-8

ANCHORAGE, AK (Courtesy of U.S. Ski & Snowboard) – Top cross-country skiers from across America will compete for national titles, FIS Junior World Championship spots and potential Olympic berths at the 2018 L.L. Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships January 3-8.

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2017 Solstice Tree Tour now a family and community tradition

NSAA’s second annual family friendly community celebration of snow, Winter Solstice and holiday trees arrives Sunday, December 17. The community and media are invited to the second annual Solstice Tree Tour, hosted by the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage, at Kincaid Park.

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Name That Mountain: Hatcher Pass Ski Area Seeks Name

(Palmer) – Hatcher Alpine Xperience (HAX) is asking the public to help name a proposed alpine ski area in Hatcher Pass. People are invited to submit names for the mountain until Sunday, December 17, the winning name will be chosen by HAX members in January 2018. HAX, a volunteer-driven nonprofit, is in the early phases of developing a chairlift operated ski area at mile 10.6 on N. Palmer-Fishhook Rd. Recently, the organization was awarded $500,000 by the Mat-Su Health Foundation to buy a triple chairlift and fund a part-time executive director.

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NSAA’s season begins October 1 with improved Junior Nordic and Ski Train programs

A new and exciting season of events, activities and healthy outdoor opportunities for Southcentral Alaska residents of all ages begins Sunday, October 1, when the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) kicks off its 2017-18 season programming. NSAA opens the season by introducing new leadership and details for two of its most popular community programs: Junior Nordic and Ski Train.

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Caribou Creek: A Haven for Ice Climbers, But Also a Nice Winter Hike, Ski or Bike

I later learned that Caribou Creek itself has a waterfall at about Mile 5 that blocks hikers, skiers and bikers. Obviously, ice climbers did not an obstacle

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