Oosik – Denali Nordic Ski Club


Denali Nordic Ski Club presents:

The 17th Annual Oosik Classic Ski Race/Tour – March 17, 2018

A fun and funky 50km/25km cross country classic ski race and tour followed by a great party!

Celebrate the end of the ski season Talkeetna Style. The Oosik Classic puts the “country” back into cross country skiing. This one of a kind classic race and tour features a new and different course each year with fun and unexpected technical challenges. Distances are approximate and trail conditions are variable. If the skies are clear, expect fantastic views of the Alaska Range.


Strange things have been done in the Midnight Sun, and the story books are full.
But the strangest tale concerns the male, magnificent walrus bull!

I know it’s rude, quite common and crude, perhaps it is grossly unkind.
But with first glance at least, this bewhiskered beast, is as ugly in front as behind.

Look once again, take a second look, then you’ll see he’s not ugly or vile.
There’s a hint of a grin, in that blubbery chin, and the eyes have a shy secret smile.

How can this be, this clandestine glee, that exudes from the walrus like music?
He knows, there inside, beneath blubber and hide, lies a splendid contrivance — the Oosik!

“Oosik” you say — and quite well you may, I’ll explain if you keep it between us.
In the simplest truth, though rather uncouth, “Oosik” is, in fact, his penis!

Now the size alone of this walrus bone, would indeed arouse envious thinking.
It is also a fact, documented and backed, there is never a softening or shrinking!

This, then, is why the smile is so sly, the walrus is rightfully proud.
Though the climate is frigid, the walrus is rigid, pray, why, is not man so endowed?

Added to this, is a smile you might miss, though the bull is entitled to bow.
The one to out-smile our bull by a mile, is the satisfied walrus cow!