2015 Updated: Due to lower than average snow conditions, we will be skiing a different course for the 2015 Alaska Ski for Women. This course has a few more hills than our traditional course, but it is a GREAT loop and on Sunday it will be the best skiing in town! The timed waves (Blue, Pink, and Green bibs) will ski the 4.1km course. The Party Wave (White + all bibs) will ski the 2.9km course.
The Skate (or Freestyle) Race - For women who use either skate or classic technique. There will be several timed waves. This race qualifies for the Triple Patch.
The Classic Race - For women who are using the classic (Diagonal) technique. Everyone will get a timed result. There will be several timed waves. This race qualifies for the Triple Patch.
Duathlon combined 8K This 8K event is geared to those that want extra bragging rights! Duathlon participants will ski the first wave of the Skate Race and the first wave of the Classic Race. The skier with the best combined time will be named the Alaska Ski for Women Race Diva. Duathlon participants must register for the duathlon division. There are only 30 minutes between races, so the faster you ski the skate leg, the more time you have to rest and change gear between legs. Duathletes will be designated by their own bib color. This race qualifies for the Triple Patch.
The Party Wave - The Party Waves start at 12:15 pm following the costume parade and contest. This non-timed event is just for fun. There are no times calculated and results posted. The Party Waves are for those who are out to have fun on the trails. The goal is to enjoy your trail-mates, take in the various costumes, and have a great time. Since the pace is slower, check with your partner or team to determine which event best fits your competitive desires. If you have women in your group who are competitive and want to do the timed events, there is time for them to race and then join the Party Wave following the costume parade. The Party Wave qualifies for the Triple Patch.
Which ever you choose, you still get to enjoy the following:
Great merchandise to purchase
Waxing available by volunteers
Food and drink