KNSC ANNUAL MEETING and POTLUCK – NOVEMBER 11 online:
KNSC Annual Meeting Wed, Nov 11, 2020 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (AKST)
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.
HOMER SKI SWAP – NOVEMBER 21st
Unfortunately, with rising Covid cases, The Ski Swap will take place this year as a virtual event. Winter clothing, winter gear, skates, snowboards and of course skis, are all welcome. Join us on the Facebook group: KNSC Ski Swap
(In other years: 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. Junior Nordic rental equipment can be checked out here.)
HOMER NORDIC – ALL SEASON
HOMER Nordic is intended for those skiers looking to improve their technique and establish a regular training program. Our commitment is to building a community of athletes of all levels. No matter your ski ability, fitness, or age, the workouts are designed for every individual to improve their xc ski technique and strength. Participants must be members of KNSC. More HERE
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 – The Friday night closest to the full moon in January
This is a unique ski experience for all ages and abilities. We will “Light up the Night” Friday night with candles made at our candle-making station. The Hayfield Loop will be lit with LED candles along the ski trail. Skiers are encouraged to ski by headlamp. The moon is close to full. There will be a warming fire and hot chocolate. Stay after skiing to enjoy the fire and the company.
JUNIOR NORDIC – Five Saturdays starting at the end of January – February
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 in early November at the Ski Swap or text Mike at 360-820-2058.
HOMER SKI FOR WOMEN – Super Bowl Sunday
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
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 and a celebration of the human powered experience to protect winter landscapes. The location is Homer Theater.
(CANCELED FOR 2021) WINE & CHEESE AND WOODEN SKI TOUR – the Sunday in FEBRUARY closest to Valentine’s Day
Noon- 4pm alternates locations between Lookout Mountain Recreation Area and McNeil/Eveline/Wolf Ridge 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. $25 KNSC members, $35, non-members, $10 youth 11-20, Kids 10 and under free.
KACHEMAK BAY NORDIC SKI MARATHON – MARCH 2021
The Marathon trail from Lookout to Diamond Ridge is already in! This event will be virtual for the whole month of March! Check the website and Facebook at Kachemak Nordic Ski Club for updates.
SEA TO SKI TRIATHLON – April 2021
The sea to ski triathlon is a fun way to end the season. It includes a 5k run, 7km bike, and 5k ski. It can be done individually or as a team. Location is Virtual this year, look for a sign up and details soon!