Alaska Life

Photos: Alaska Ski for Women

A brisk north wind didn’t stop the estimated 800 skiers who signed up to participate in the 27th annual Alaska Ski for Women at Anchorage’s Kincaid Park on Sunday.

More than $1.2 million has been raised over the years during the women-only cross country ski event and distributed to groups that actively work to improve women’s lives and help stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children.

Skiers competed in timed freestyle and classic races before taking part in a judged costume parade followed by hitting the trails as one large group during the party wave.

Bill Roth

Bill Roth is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News.