Cross-country, continued

March 21, 2014
Skiers take off at the beginning of the 2013 Oosik 25-kilometer and 50-kilometer ski race in Talkeetna -- many dressing in costume. NORAM PHOTOGRAPHY

Best skiing events extend into the spring season   Everybody has a tick list of some sort. If yours happens to include cross-country skiing Kincaid Park after midnight with a…

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Spring break celebration

March 13, 2014
A skier hits the slopes at Alyeska Resort, where spring skiing is in full swing. By Simon Evans

With classes on hold, now’s the time to head to Aly The winter of 2014 is in full swing at Alyeska Resort, and despite a late-January warming, the skiing and…

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Portrait of an Alaskan

March 13, 2014
Kikkan Randall, shown here at a World Cup race, may have fallen short of her medal hopes in the Sochi Olympics, but her winning attitude and ambassadorship of Alaska’s popular sport of cross-country skiing earns her a gold. By Sarah Brunson, U.S. Ski Team

With spring skiing on the horizon, ‘think like Kikkan’ Like many Alaskans, I spent a good portion of February planted in front of the television, watching Alaska’s Olympians give it…

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Fighting spirit

March 4, 2014
Clockwise from top left, Army Sgt. Steve
Shumaker, Chuck Fraser, helicopter pilot
Don Smith, Army Master Sgt. CJ Dugan, Rebekah White and fourtime Iditarod musher Rick Casillo pose for a photo in May, 2013. Casillo and his wife, Jennifer, operate Battle Dawg
Racing kennel, and help support military men and women who have uffered
injuries in the line of duty.
Courtesy Rick Casillo

Racing kennel offers battle weary adventures to cherish   On an early summer day last year, Rebekah White landed via helicopter on the Colony Glacier and took in the sights:…

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Cruising with carbon

February 25, 2014
Whiteout2 courtesy 9:ZERO:7

Fat bikes flourish, thanks to Alaskan ingenuity   Fat biking is booming across the winter states and abroad. Alaskans have been at the forefront of fat bike research and development…

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