Alaska Ski for Women

February 6, 2022

 

 

 Register/Donate

 

Sign up individually or as a team.

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

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

The first 100 individuals who donate $50 or more at registration receive a limited edition headband.

 

How to become an NSAA member: 

Become a 2021-22 NSAA Member.

1. Use your Confirmation Email to proceed and log in to our Member Portal. (If you don’t receive this immediately, please call the NSAA Office).

2 . Select ‘Current Events’ in the dropdown menu on the top right and search for Alaska Ski for Women.

3. Proceed with the Registration!

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

 

 

Bib Pickup and In-Person Registration

  • Thursday, February 3rd: At the Midtown Mall (the mall where REI is located) from noon until 7:00 pm. This is the preferred bib pick-up date. We will also have merchandise available for sale and silent auction prizes on display.
  • Friday, February 4th: At Kincaid in the blue timing building in the stadium from 11:00 am until 5:30 pm.
  • Saturday, February 5th:  At Kincaid in the blue timing building in the stadium from 11:00 am until 5:30 pm.
  • Sunday, February 6th: At Kincaid in the vendor booth area next to the stadium; late registrants can only sign up for the party wave on the day of the event.

Schedule for Sunday, February 6th

  • Duathlon (timed, 8km): 10:30 am
  • Skate Race (timed, 4km): 10:35 am
  • Classic Race (timed, 4km): 11:00 am
  • Costume Parade (around the stadium): 11:30 am
  • Party Wave (untimed, 4km): 12:00 pm2022 ASFW Event Details (2)
  • Food trucks and vendor booths: 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
  • Want to learn more about the different events? Click here

Event Details

Silent Auction
The silent auction will be held virtually this year. The auction kicks off at bib pickup on Thursday, February 3rd, where bid items will be on display. It will remain open through Sunday, February 6th. Bid on your favorite items and help us raise funds for the cause!
 
Costume Contest
The Mardi Gras of the North is back and happening in person on Sunday! Categories include:
  • Terrific Team
  • Dynamic Duo
  • Cutest Kiddo(s)

We know there have been a lot of fun Alaska Ski for Women merchandise items available over the years. So this year we also have an honorable mention for “Swankiest Swag,” to the participant with the most impressive display of past ASFW apparel.

Thanks to Kaladi Brothers Coffee for donating costume prizes!
 
Rental Discounts
No skis? No problem! Trax’s Anchorage store is offering $20 off all rentals for Alaska Ski for Women participants. Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking also has affordable rentals available (only $20 per pair).
REI is offering 50% off rental packages for Alaska Ski for Women participants for the weekend of the event
 
Distance Challenge
How far can you ski in three days? Complete for the longest distance with other race participants and see how many equivalent loops of the ASFW you can fit in. Sign-up details will be posted here closer to the event.
 
Volunteers
We have many opportunities for volunteers to assist! Sign up here.
 
Toko Waxing
Our friends at Toko will be back again this year donating wax and waxing services. Stop by to get top-of-the-line kick wax before your race! Thanks to Toko for providing this awesome service over the years. Want to help wax? Reach out to Patrick at orangefatback@gmail.com.
 
Mitigation Plan
Racers, officials, and volunteers will be required to wear masks and follow social distancing when indoors for registration and bib pickup. While outdoors, masks are encouraged but not required. For those who would prefer to ski without the crowds, the course will be decorated on Friday, February 4th, and Saturday, February 5th for participants to ski independently.

 

 

Sponsors

Please join us in thanking and supporting our 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Alaska Ski For Women Sponsors!

Platinum Event Sponsor:

Gold Level Sponsor:

 

 

Silver Level Sponsors:

Bronze Level Sponsors:

Friend Level Sponsors:

Family Level Sponsors:

Merchandise

Alaska Ski for Women merchandise is available to purchase online! Please note: Alaska Ski for Women merchandise is available for pre-order. Pre-orders will be distributed at bib pick-up on Thursday, February 3rd and at Kincaid on Sunday, February 6th. Orders not picked up on these dates will be available for pickup at NSAA office following the event. Click the picture below to jump to your favorite item.

   

 

 

Event Details Continued:

Course Map

Download the PDF course map here.

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 ensure that the tear-off portion of their 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.

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

Valerie Winter

Maggi Arend
Elizabeth Knapp
Diane Moxness

Julie Bladel

Meg Stehn
Celia Rozen
Julie Truskowski

Juliette Duetz