Alaska Ski for Women

February 7-11, 2021

Registration is open for the 2021 Alaska Ski for Women. The 4k course at Kincaid will be decorated starting Sunday, February 7th, with participants invited to ski any time over a five-day period. This fun event supports Alaska non-profits working to end the cycle of domestic violence in our community. The race committee is working hard to plan an event that is fun, safe and follows all public safety guidelines.

 Register/Donate

Registration is Open!

Sign up individually or as a team. First 100 registrants who donate $50 or more will receive a 2021 commemorative face mask.

Minimum Donation:
$35 Adults 13+,
$15 youth 0-12

Scholarship/Donation waivers available: To request an entry scholarship, please email alaskaskiforwomen@gmail.com.

How to Register: 

There are 3 registration options:

  1. NSAA Member:
    1. Login into the NSAA Member Portal.
    2. Select ‘Current Events’ in the dropdown menu on the top right and search for Alaska Ski for Women.
    3. Proceed with the Registration!
  2. Not a Member Yet?
    1. Become a 2020-21 NSAA Member.
    2. Use your Confirmation Email to proceed and login to our Member Portal. (If you don’t receive this immediately, please call the NSAA Office).
    3. Select ‘Current Events’ in the dropdown menu on the top right and search for Alaska Ski for Women.
    4. Proceed with the Registration!
  3. Not an NSAA Member:
    1. That’s okay! Click Here to Register!

Thank you for your patience! If you have any questions, give our office a call at (907)276-7609. 

Event Details

Support an Important Cause

By joining us, you are helping raise funds for local non-profits that work to stop the cycle of domestic abuse in our community. With your help, we have raised over $1.2 million since our inception.

Bring the Entire Household

Special for the 25th Anniversary, we are inviting the whole family to participate. While Ski for Women is traditionally a women-only event, we recognize this year it is safer for members of the same household to ski together. This year we are opening registration to everyone – including men!

Distance Challenge

This year we will have an optional individual distance challenge via Challenge Hound, where participants can track how far they ski over the five-day event and compete for the longest distance. An invitation to join the challenge will be shared with all registrants in the week prior to the event.

Bibs

We will be emailing PDF print-at-home bibs in the week prior to the event. Thank you to our longtime bid sponsor, ConocoPhillips Alaska!

Discount Rentals

  • The Anchorage REI is offering 50% off their cross-country ski rental packages during the week of the event. Rentals are for three days and offered on a first come, first serve basis (no reservations).
  • Trax Outdoor Center is offering $20 off their rental gear to event participants during the week of the event!

Raffle

Ticket sales raise funds for local non-profits that work to stop the cycle of domestic abuse in our community!

Tickets are $10 each, only 500 available.

Drawing will be held on February 11, 2021 at the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage office and livestreamed to the Alaska Ski for Women Facebook page. Participants need not be present or watching the livestream to be eligible for a prize. Purchasers must be physically present in Alaska to buy a ticket.

Raffle Prizes:

  • Cabin stay at Sheep Mountain Lodge
  • 6 month Gold Family Membership at The Alaska Club
  • Weekend Cabin Retreat at Discovery Cabins in Hope, Alaska
  • Tickets for 2 for the Learn to Row series from the Anchorage Rowing Association
  • Maui Jim sunglasses and cleaning supplies from Alaska Eye Care Center
  • Rock climbing class & gear for 2 from the Alaska Rock Gym
  • Wild Scoops package with cone cards, pint coupons, stickers and socks
  • Ethnic dinner for 6 delivered to your Anchorage home, prepared by Alaska Ski for Women committee member Diane Moxness
  • Overnight stay at the NSAA cabin in Hope, Alaska
  • Great Harvest Bread Company basket of fresh bread and cookies with a 6-month “loaf a month” coupon
  • Handcrafted felted wool mittens
  • NSAA Swag Basket

Costume Contest

Costumes are welcomed and encouraged! Many describe the event as the Mardi Gras of the North, thanks to the creative spirit and enthusiasm of our participants. We’re all ready for some color after our dark Alaska winters. Come in costume or no costume at all – either way you will never forget this event!

The 2021 costume contest will be held virtually, with photo entries submitted online and evaluated by a team of judges. More details to come!

This year we will have three judging categories:

  • Dynamic Duo
  • Best Team
  • Cutest Kiddo

2021 costume prizes generously donated by Kaladi Brothers Coffee.

Course Map

Download the PDF course map here.

The Alaska Ski for Women course is the first half of the Mize Loop at Kincaid Park. The course will be marked from February 7 – 11th in a festive nature and ready for you to ski it!

 

Help us reach our goal!

This year the Alaska Ski for Women is taking a proactive roll to raise funds for local non-profits that help stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children and we need your help!

How can you help? 

  1. Invite your friends to join the event by sharing this website (www.alaskaskiforwomen.org) or by sharing the 2021 Facebook Event.
  2. Create a Fundraising Page and Share Share Share! Click here for instructions on setting up a fundraising page.
  3. If you are a Team Captain, create a Team Fundraising Page – prizes will be awarded to the Top Fundraising Team for 2021!

Sponsors

Please join us in thanking and supporting our 2021 Alaska Ski for Women sponsors listed below. We wouldn’t be able to have such a quality event nor would our beneficiaries receive critical funding to help stop the cycle of domestic violence against women and children.

Interested in becoming a 2021 sponsor? There are many levels and ways to support the event and the mission. Click here to review sponsorship opportunities and levels, we would be honored if you joined our cause! If you have questions, feel free to email us: alaskaskiforwomen@gmail.com

Thank you to our Alaska Ski For Women Sponsors!

Platinum Event Sponsor:

Platinum Media Sponsor:

Gold Level Sponsor:

Silver Level Sponsors:

Friend Level Sponsors:

Family Level Sponsors:

Merchandise

Alaska Ski for Women merchandise is available to purchase online! Click the picture below to jump to your favorite item:

   

 

 

Triple Patch

The ASFW is designated one of the four Triple Patch women’s sporting events in Alaska. The Triple Patch program provides a classy, distinctive patch awarded to women and girls who complete three of the four designated sporting events in one calendar year. Participation in the Party Wave is counted towards the patch, but participants must insure that the tear-off portion of your bib is taken at the finish line. Complete all four events in the same year and receive a special pin for your patch!

What are the four events?

Details: triplefinish.com

Questions? triplefinisher@gmail.com

History

The Alaska Ski for Women (ASFW) was started in 1997 by the Event’s Founding Mothers Ann Mize and Sally Burkholder, both of whom are very accomplished skiers. Ann and Sally noticed a lot of women skied on the wonderful Anchorage ski trails but did not come out to join in the local ski races.

They set forth to create a fun event that would eliminate all of the excuses women often come up with to not participate in ski races; for example, not having a partner to ski with, the men are too aggressive in races and my skis aren’t waxed. The ASFW is just for women, free ski waxing is provided and it is a fun and relaxing atmosphere in which to participate…plus proceeds to go to a good cause.

Why Super Bowl Sunday? Believe it or not the Founding Mothers did not intentionally select Super Bowl Sunday for the first year’s event date. Anchorage is blessed with many wonderful Nordic ski races so when they reviewed the racing calendar they simply picked the only available date – Super Bowl Sunday. It wasn’t until well after the event was planned that the Founding Mothers realized what date their new event was on. After the inaugural year, it is now tradition to always hold the event on that famous football date. Women can ski in the morning and watch the Super Bowl in the afternoon!

Photos & Videos

2020 Photos by Pal Photography

2019 Alaska Ski for Women Photos – Jan Hazen

2018 Alaska Ski For Women Photos– Jan Hazen

2017 Alaska Ski For Women Photos

Contacts

Director: Molly Mylius alaskaskiforwomen@gmail.com

Molly was raised cross-country skiing on the trails in Anchorage. She’s been involved in Ski for Women for over a decade as both a participant and a volunteer. Some of her favorite costumes have included a Hershey bar, polar bear and Tetris piece. In addition to her role as Director for the Ski for Women, she is a race official for the Anchorage high school ski races (aka a “Green Grunt”). Molly works as a community planner for a small firm in Anchorage. In addition to skiing, Molly enjoys traveling, gardening and singing a cappella with both Rewind Quartet and Alaska Sound Celebration.

Looking to Volunteer? Contact Molly at alaskaskiforwomen@gmail.com

Thank you to all the Committee Members for their hours and enthusiasm:

 

Jenny Di Grappa
Greg Dubois
Kelly Fehrman

Rachelle Kannady
Elizabeth Knapp
Diane Moxness

Meg Stehn
Celia Rozen
Julie Truskowski