Tag - Winter

Oosik 2019

March 13, 2019 by Casey Ressler
With spring right around the corner, it's time for the fun and funky Oosik Classic Ski Race in Talkeetna Saturday, March 16. The Oosik, now in its 19th year, 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 two...

Iditarod 2019

February 28, 2019 by Casey Ressler
The 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially gets started Sunday afternoon in Willow, as 52 mushers depart for Nome, 1,100 grueling miles away. This is officially called the Iditarod "Restart" because there is a ceremonial start in Anchorage on Saturday, March 2. That day does not count in the...

Iron Dog 2019

February 7, 2019 by Casey Ressler
The Iron Dog, the world's longest and most demanding snowmobile race, begins at Deshka Landing on Sunday, Feb. 17, as Pro Class riders set out in teams of two on a course that is 2,000 miles long. This year, 25 teams (two riders/team) will leave from the starting line at Deshka Landing. From the...
The 58th Willow Winter Carnival gets under way this weekend, featuring a full three days of fun. The carnival continues next weekend as well, with most events taking place at the Willow Winter Carnival. The carnival gets started with a bang, quite literally. On Friday, there is a fireworks display...

Santa Sightings

December 14, 2018 by Casey Ressler
Christmas is still 10 days away, but it seems that all must be under control for Santa. He was recently spotted in the Mat-Su Valley taking a break by fat tire biking and kayaking, two of his favorite activities. The jolly old man got in contact with Dan McDonough of Lifetime Adventures last week -...