The Ski for Women will be brightening up the trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area on Sunday, April 9. 

This will be the 15th Ski for Women in Fairbanks and it will again feature the popular costume contest. Costumes have long been a part of the event, but the contest is relatively new. Whether you want to enter the contest or not, you can certainly wear a costume. And even if you don’t bring a costume, you are invited to come join in the fun.

Women of all ages are invited to this fun event, put on by the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (NSCF) with help from the Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living (IAC). No one skis for records, prestige or bragging rights. They are skiing for fun and 
to make a difference in the lives of people who benefit from the services of the IAC. This non-profit provides services people needing to leave abusive living situations.

The event starts at 12:30 p.m. with FREE kick waxing from 11 a.m. to noon. Pre-register online by midnight April 8 at https://nordicskicluboffairbanks.wildapricot.org/event-2514122, www.facebook.com/skiforwomenfairbanks/, or in-person from 11:00am-12:00pm at the event.  Suggested donation for the event is $20. Pre-ski "snoga" (yoga on the snow) will be provided by Trax Outdoor Center at Birch Hill from 11:15am-12:00pm. Suggested donation for the yoga session is $10.

Participants can ski up to 5 kilometers on marked courses at Birch Hill Recreational Area in a non-timed event. Many people will be hard to identify, as they will be skiing incognito in their costumes. Can you identify anyone by her skiing style?

Other fun aspects include a potluck luncheon following the ski, with side dishes invited, door prizes and a silent auction.

Men are also invited to cheer on the participants.