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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....

Colony Christmas

December 7, 2021 by Casey Ressler
There is simply no better way to get into the holiday spirit than a visit to Colony Christmas, which is this weekend in downtown Palmer. The entire community comes together to make it one of the most memorable weekends on the calendar. From a parade of lights and fireworks to outdoor events and...

Get out and win

March 19, 2021 by Casey Ressler
This spring, you could win just by getting out and enjoying the outdoors in the Mat-Su Valley. The Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation is encouraging people to get out and enjoy the great outdoors by hosting a photo contest that continues through May. All you have to do to enter is submit a photo of...

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...