Sunday, January 20, 2019  Full Moon Ski & Full Lunar Eclipse ~

Eclipski!

The Total Lunar Eclipse this Sunday January 20 will be visible in the East from 6:30 to 10pm.
Kathleen Fleming, our local astronomer, will host a viewing party, with the big binoculars, at the Christiansen Lake Park boat launch area, out on the lake. If the sky is cloudy with no chance of clearing, she will abandon the project after 8pm.

We can get some exercise and learn some about the night sky at the same time. We’ll meet at 6:30 pm and start skiing around 6:45 pm. DNSC Head Trail Groomer, Jon Korta groomed a 2K loop around a portion of the lake with set tracks. You will want to bring a headlamp because totality is one hour long and starts at 7:41 pm. Also, a good pair of binoculars might be fun to have.

The park is accessed from Christiansen Lake Road, first right onto Botner Road and first left into the parking lot for the Park.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 12 PM  8th Annual Poker Ski ~

Start at the Flying Squirrel Restaurant and ski 7 to 8 miles on trails that end at Fairview Inn on Main Street. Bring a gift/ante for the pot… something fun, useful or imaginative. At each of the five stops you will draw a card. The best high hand and best low hand split the pot. This is not a race, just fun.

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Saturday, January 27, 2019 12:00 – 1:30 pm ~ Learn to Ski!

This is a ski clinic for adult beginners to learn the basics of classic skiing.

WHERE: Talkeetna Lakes Park, Comsat Trailhead
No charge for ski clinic / No sign up require. Just show up!

You will learn:

• Body position
•Weight shifting (glide)
• Striding
• Going uphill
• Going downhill
•How to get up when you fall down!

Rental skis are available at North Shore Cyclery… 907-733-9999

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Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12:00 pm. Ski Your Age.

All trails will be groomed. You can ski you age in miles, feet, kilometers, inches, furloughs, fathoms… or in minutes! There is a warming area and feed station. More details to come.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019, 12:00 pm. Sven and Ole or Lena Ski Relay!

The winner of this race is the team that tells the best joke. There will be joke judges. This is a short loop and with a two person relay (one Sven and one Ollie or Lena). A joke is told at the hand off. Bribes are taken. A short fun event. More details to come.

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Monday, February 19, 2019  Full Moon Ski ~

Details will be posted closer to the date but we will ski by the moonlight. Most likely we will be on Fish Lake or Talkeetna Lakes.