KNSC ANNUAL MEETING – NOVEMBER 7th
Kick off a new season at the Annual Meeting in November. Find out what the club accomplished last year and hear about new goals and dreams. Meet the Board of Directors and candidates to be elected at the meeting (current members are eligible to vote). Meet Committee Chairs and sign up for volunteer opportunities. Bid on items at the silent auction. Door prizes will also be given away. Bring bread, salad, main dish, or a dessert. Desserts will be auctioned off.
HOMER COMMUNITY RECREATION SKI SWAP – NOVEMBER 11th
The Homer Community Recreation Ski Swap takes place in the Homer High School Commons in November. Winter clothing, winter gear, skates, snowboards and of course skis, are all welcome. There is no charge to sell or swap but participants are asked to be responsible for displaying, pricing and removing their unsold items. The action and best deals happen quickly so being there at the start is a good idea. Even if you have nothing to get rid of or have nothing you need, it is still a great start of the season social event. The Homer High School Ski Team will be available to wax skis as a fundraiser for the Ski Team.
HOMER WOMEN’S NORDIC – ALL SEASON
Homer Women’s Nordic is intended for those skiers looking to improve their technique and establish a regular training program. Racing is encouraged but not required. The groups focus on both skating and classical techniques. Practice is held three to six times a week. Dry land training starts in October. Participants must be members of KNSC.
SKI YOUR AGE IN KILOMETERS – DECEMBER 26TH
Bring your Christmas leftovers and try out your new winter gear. Ski anytime between 9 am and 4 pm. Try for one of the following categories: Ski Your Age in Kilometers, Join the Century Club by Skiing 100 MINUS your age in Kilometers, Ski the most kilometers as a family, Ski 50 Kilometers. Location TBA
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – POSTPONED: TIME/LOCATION TBA
The trail, lit by nearly 100 Tiki Torches, is a unique ski experience for all ages and abilities. We will light the torches Friday night and again on Saturday if conditions permit. There will be a warming fire and hot chocolate. Stay after skiing to enjoy the fire and the company. Snowshoes are also encouraged. Head-lamps are recommended to help on dark nights. This event usually happens on the Raven’s Way Loop starting at the Baycrest–DOT Trailhead, but if conditions are too warm the event may be moved to Sunset Loop Trailhead on Diamond Ridge. Check the Events Calendar page or KNSC Facebook page for the location.
BESH CUP- JANUARY 23rd and 24th at Lookout Mountain
Two races are held every other year in Homer. This is part of the Cross Country Alaska USSA race series. Every year, two races are held on the Kenai Peninsula. Soldotna and Homer take turns and help each other if snow conditions make it impossible for either area to host the event.
NORDIC SKI CLINICS
Beginner and Intermediate Skate and Classic Ski Clinics. Both men and women are welcome with refreshments and video-taped technique feedback for those who want it.
JUNIOR NORDIC – JANUARY 30th- FEBRUARY 27th
5 Saturdays of winter fun! A learn-to-ski program for youth Kindergarten through 6th grade. We explore the terrain at varying trail heads from 1-2:30pm. Rental equipment available.
HOMER SKI FOR WOMEN – FEBRUARY 7th
Homer’s Ski for Women is sponsored by Haven House. Costumes are encouraged with prizes for a variety of categories. The donation goes to Haven House with larger donations always welcome. KNSC is paid a fee for grooming and organizing the event.
WINTER BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL – FEBRUARY 11th
The Winter Backcountry Film Festival is co-sponsored by the Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition and the Winter Wildlands Alliance. Films are part of a juried competition.
WINE & CHEESE AND WOODEN SKI TOUR – FEBRUARY 14th
Noon- 4pm at the Lookout Mountain Trails. Participants are encouraged to use their wooden skis and/or dress in classic costume. Time to dig out those wool knickers, wool socks, fur parkas, etc. etc. etc.…. Door prizes will be drawn at the last stop.
KACHEMAK BAY NORDIC SKI MARATHON – MARCH 12th
The Marathon is ON for this year! It will start at Lookout Mountain and route will depend on snowfall between now and then. Click here for additional information. Check the website and Facebook at Kachemak Nordic Ski Club for updates.
HOMER EPIC – MARCH 19th
This will be a nordic ski, fat bike or running event. Limited to 150 qualified entrants. Please click here for more information.