UPDATE: Because of the crazy forecast for snow and freezing rain this weekend, Ski Your Age has been postponed to January 1, 2022.

UPDATE ON THE UPDATE: We just learned that the Cross Country Ski Center (big red building) will be closed. So, FXC will be operating Ski Your Age out of the Warming Building. They will have food, charts, handy heats, and smiles.

Plan to ski off some of those holiday calories on Thursday, December 26, at the Wentz Orthodontics Ski Your Age in Kilometers!

The 18th edition of this annual event will be held at Birch Hill Recreation Area, on the day after Christmas Day. This year’s event is being sponsored by title sponsor Wentz Orthodontics and major sponsor Edward Jones Investments / Christopher Knott. The event is put on by FXC, the junior race-training program of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (NSCF).

Ski Your Age is a good excuse to go cross-country skiing, visit with other great people, and burn off some of those calories you’ve been stowing away. The event runs officially from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It has no entry fee, though donations are accepted. This year, FXC athletes will offer individually wrapped food items and warm beverages for sale. Registration and food will be in the borough’s spacious Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Center. Please wear a mask while inside the Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Center.

The emphasis of Ski Your Age is on fun, socializing, and good exercise. Despite its name, people can ski whatever distance they please. Some uber-athletes will be out there hammering the trails, trying to crank out the most kilometers regardless of their age, while other participants will ski just a portion of their age. It’s all good!

Accomplishments on many levels are recognized. While the Wentz Orthodontics Ski Your Age in Kilometers has no entry fee, it is a fundraiser that benefits FXC, the junior race program of the NSCF. People will be able to make donations with cash, check, or credit card. Membership forms for the NSCF will also be available.

For questions or to volunteer, please contact Pam Laker fxcski@gmail.com