Kachemak

Ski For Women

On February 3rd – Superbowl Sunday – the Kachemak Ski for Women will bring a creatively costumed group of women, girls and even a few “appropriately” dressed guys together on the Homer ski trails for a fun event and great cause.  This is the 8th year that the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club and South Peninsula Haven House have teamed together to put on this festive event, with costumes that capture the skiers’ creativity, enthusiasm and ability to ski in interesting ways (attached, backwards, as a dog-sled team, etc.).

Each year, new costumes add to the fun – with some reflecting current news stories.  It’s a great first ski event for novice skiers to try out their new skills and for veteran skiers to come up with new costumes and challenges – All ages and abilities are welcome!

In addition to providing a race filled with fun and laughter, the Kachemak Ski for Women supports the programs of the South Peninsula Haven House.  Haven House is dedicated to supporting and empowering people impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, and provides a range of direct support services, as well as education, childcare and food programs to the community.  Dual goals of the event are to raise money for a great cause and help introduce more women to the joys of Nordic skiing.

The Kachemak Ski for Women will be held at the Lookout Mountain trails, depending on snow conditions.  Course length will be two circuits of the relatively flat hayfields course – approximately 2.5 miles.  Registration starts at 11:30 am, with a 1:00 pm start.  Entry fee is $15, with larger donations most appreciated.  Prizes are awarded in a variety of costume categories, including groups with a theme, attached skiers, and most creative costume.