Check out the beauty of Nordic skiing and a Fairbanks winter night at Birch Hill. The Fairbanks community is invited to a midwinter Candlelight Ski presented by Goldstream Sports and the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks. Please join us from 4-7 p.m. Friday January 17, at Birch Hill Recreation Area as we turn off the trail lights and instead brighten and warm the snow with hundreds of candles.

This free event is being organized by the Lathrop High School Cross-Country Ski Team. All ages and abilities are welcome, so bring your family and friends. A beginner loop around the stadium will be available, and a special trail will be uniquely flickering.

Ski amidst the peaceful glow of frosted candles. Bring your own light up “bling”: glow sticks, headlamps, or light up jewelry.  Take as few or as many loops as you’d like and stop inside for a warmup and some hot chocolate and cookies.  This event is generously sponsored by Goldstream Sports and NSCF in hopes of seeing many new faces enjoying these beautiful Fairbanks trails and to have those familiar with Birch Hill see it in a different “light.” See you there!

Questions? Contact Carrie Dershin: carrie (at)

This event had been scheduled for January 10, but was postponed due to frigid temperatures. There is no cutoff temperature for this date.