Tag - Sports

Looking for a fun way to spend an evening, with breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountains and the fresh air of the Matanuska Valley? Look no further than Hermon Brothers Field, where the Mat-Su Miners take the field in the Alaska Baseball League. The Miners open their season on Tuesday, June 6....

Pond Hockey

February 21, 2022 by Casey Ressler
After a year hiatus, the Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic is back in Big Lake. More than 100 hockey teams are coming to Big Lake March 18-20 for Alaska's largest outdoor hockey event. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 25-27, but unseasonably warm weather in February left the ice unsafe,...

Oosik Ski Classic

February 17, 2022 by Casey Ressler
After a year with virtual participation, the wildly popular Oosik Classic Ski Race is back to an in-person event in Talkeetna in 2022! The Oosik is hosted by the Denali Nordic Ski Club and is one of the most fun and funky races in Alaska. The course changes every year, but there are three divisions...

Iron Dog

February 15, 2022 by Casey Ressler
The world's longest snowmobile race officially kicks off this weekend in Wasilla, as the Iron Dog roars to a start at the Menard Center on Saturday, February 19. Racers will line up at the starting chute and depart in 2-minute intervals, with the first team going out at 10 a.m. Saturday from the...

Iditarod 2022

February 3, 2022 by Casey Ressler
The 2022 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially gets started Sunday, March 6 in Willow, as mushers depart for Nome, 1,100 grueling miles away. And this year, it's a return to a sense of normalcy following a 2021 race that had a modified route that only went halfway and then turned around....

Oosik Goes Virtual

February 16, 2021 by Casey Ressler
This year, the famous Oosik Ski Race is going virtual, giving Nordic skiers an opportunity to participate anywhere in the world, with the same fun the Talkeetna race provides every March. Due to the pandemic, this year's race won't be held in person in Talkeetna. But that doesn't mean the spirit of...

Ski season begins

October 29, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The Nordic ski season is well under way at Hatcher Pass and Government Peak, where groomers have already been out, creating great early-season conditions. Last week's snow has stuck around at the higher elevations, giving skiers an early opportunity to enjoy the backcountry. According to trail...
Some of Alaska's best Nordic ski trails can be found just minutes away from Wasilla and Palmer, as the Government Peak Recreation Area boasts miles of groomed trails, many of which are lighted. The ski trails are essentially a series of loops, ranging in distance and difficulty, ensuring there is a...