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What is Ski 4 Kids Day?

Ski 4 Kids Day is a festive winter day full of events for children aged 1-14. This fun day co-hosted by NSAA and Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department includes a 3 km race, a short storybook trail, an obstacle course, and a lemon drop biathlon. Kids will have opportunities to try snowshoeing, sit skiing, and orienteering.  Representatives from our local Ski Jumping and Speed-skating Clubs will also have information and demonstrations in the chalet. This Healthy Futures event hopes to expose and excite kids about winter outdoor sports and to promote fitness for Anchorage area youth.

Proceeds from this event directly benefits kids!  Funds raised go toward purchasing ski equipment for the Anchorage Parks and Recreation’s Ski Outreach Program, a NSAA grant program that provides ski equipment to schools and youth organizations.

Cost to participate?

There is no set participant fee for Ski 4 Kids, just a tax-deductible donation of your choice. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the Anchorage Parks and Recreation’s ski Outreach Program and an NSAA Grant Program with provides ski equipment to schools and youth organizations. Give generously!

We recommend a $15 per kid donation.

What to Expect?

The 3 km Mize Moose Loop will have both a timed (for racers) and untimed waves (just for fun). Parents are welcome to ski along with their kids. The Story Book Trail is a short loop illustrated with a story written by local elementary school kids. Each kid will receive a special Ski Bear Lift Ticket that will encourage him/her to try out all the activities. 

All kids will receive a finish medal, and goody bags with items provided by event sponsors. Great Harvest Bread and a special prize will culminate this great day.

Where does the money go?

The Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Recreation Ski Outreach Program has been bringing ski instructors and equipment to schools since 1995. Thousands of children have benefited from this program that has worked with Anchorage School District’s Title One schools as well as other Anchorage organizations including McLaughlin Community Detention program, Southcentral Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, Alaska Children’s Services and Girl Scouts. 

Schedule  TO TOP

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - Bib Pickup and In-Person Registration

When: Noon to 7:00 pm
Where: REI Community Room, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd.
Goody bags and limited edition Ski 4 Kids T-shirt sales

Saturday, March 5, 2016 Event Day - Bib Pickup and Late Registration

Stadium Activities Map - pdf

12 pm - 1:15 pm
Bib Pickup and Late Registration - Bib pickup, Ski Bear fun pass pickup, ski checkout and merchandise sales.
Where: Kincaid Chalet

Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick up your pass in the chalet at the Ski Bear station.
  2. Visit as many stations as you can.
  3. Stations are located inside the chalet and around the stadium area. Look for the numbered signs. (see map)
  4. Have each station mark your pass.
  5. Pick up your prize at the Ski Bear station between 3 - 4 pm.

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Inside Ski Bear Fun Pass Activitie
s - Speedskating, Ski Jumping, Photo with Flat Kikkan
Where: Kincaid Chalet

1 pm - 3 pm
Outside Ski Bear Fun Activities - Snowshoeing, Orienteering Treasure Hunt, Sit skis with IRA, Obstacle course
Where: Various locations

1:30 pm
Mize Moose Loop Race (timed and untimed) - 3 km and Blue Bear Story Book Trail (1 km) Group Start
Where: Kincaid Stadium

3 pm
Great Harvest Breat Station
Where: Kincaid Chalet

3 pm - 4 pm
Ski Bear Fun Pass Prize pickup
Where: Kincaid Chalet

Maps  TO TOP

Map to Kincaid - PDF
Stadium Map - PDF
Race Map - PDF (Alternative Map if course is too fast or icy. This is a reverse direction course)

Results  TO TOP

2016 Results - PDF
2015 Results - PDF
2014 Results - PDF
2013 Results - PDF
2012 Results - PDF
2011 Results - PDF

Photos  TO TOP

 2014 Ski 4 Skids Photos by Michael Dinneen


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