Solstice Tree Tour this Sunday!

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Solstice Cider Station by Scott Broadwell

Want to do something awesome with your young skiers? Come on out to NSAA’s Solstice Tree Tour! Here’s an excellent description of the event from the Visit Anchorage site:

The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage brings you the annual Solstice Tree Tour, a uniquely Alaskan celebration of Winter Solstice and the return of longer days! You can ski, snowshoe, walk, or pull kids on sleds along a route of decorated holiday trees.

As a northern community, we love that this event encourages all ages and abilities to get outside and celebrate the winter solstice. The event planned is a tour of the trees along the first 2.5 k of the Mize Loop. Local businesses sponsor trees along the route and decorate them to create a winter wonderland along one of the most well-loved trails at Kincaid.

You’ll also be able to walk the loop, a rare treat on Kincaid’s ski-only winter routes. There will be a bike corral for bikers to leave their bikes and walk the loop. Sponsors will provide hot chocolate, coffee, adult beverages, and s’mores at warming stations along the way. This is a very popular, family-friendly event that brings together people of all ages.

The event runs from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and it’s a remarkable treat. The Solstice Tree Tour started in 2016, and it’s already become a beloved annual tradition for many Anchorage families. So we hope to see you out there, and remember that kids look extra-festive when they’re skiing in their Junior Nordic regalia! Also, note that classic skis are probably the better Tree Tour ski choice since the trail can be pretty crowded!

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