Solstice Tree Tour

Solstice Tree Tour

December 18th 4-7 pm, Kincaid Park

The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage brings you the first annual Solstice Tree Tour- A uniquely Alaskan celebration of Winter Solstice and the return of longer days!

As a northern community, we need an event that encourages all ages and abilities to get outside and celebrate the winter solstice.  The event planned is a tour of the trees along the first 2.5 k of the Mize Loop.  Local businesses will sponsor trees along the route and can decorate them to create a winter wonderland along one of the most well-loved trails at Kincaid.

For one time only, NSAA will permit people to walk as well as ski on the groomed trails which will increase participant traffic. Kaladi Brothers will provide hot chocolate and coffee and volunteers will provide snacks along the way.  We envision this to be a very popular, family friendly event, bringing together all ages, levels of fitness, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Brought to you by:

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Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors


Thank you to our 2016 Partners

Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol


Service High School

South High School

Interested in Sponsoring a Tree?

15-20 trees are available for sponsorship/decoration. Businesses can choose their own decorations and can include lights, ornaments, ribbons, etc. Get creative!!  Businesses can give out promotional information, coupons, etc at their tree during the event. The cost of sponsoring a tree is $500.00 and will include a sign in front of the tree that will remain up for at least a week after the event.   After touring the loop, participants will have the opportunity to vote on the best tree.  The winning company will be given ¼ page color ad in the Nordic Skier publication (valued at $250) and all of the businesses will be featured on a high traffic page of the NSAA website (81k hits a year).  There will be a program handed out as well with business and event information.  We will repost a sign with your business name and picture of your tree during the well-attended Ski For Women in February as well. 2017 invoicing is available.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

We are looking for a printing sponsor (programs), a battery/light sponsor (to help power all the potential lights), and a head gear sponsor (headband given out with entry- sponsor name will be included on headband). If decorating a tree does not sound appealing, there are many other ways to get involved and since this is a new event, we are looking for any suggestions/feedback.


If you would like to be involved or have any questions, please email Sara Miller at