Besh Cup ski races in Homer this weekend

The second part of the Besh Cup’s three-weekend series of races happens at Homer’s Lookout Trails near Ohlson Mountain this Saturday and Sunday.

The races attract hundreds of skiers from across the state, with the first of the series held in Anchorage in December and the final weekend of races in Fairbanks next month. A Besh Cup trophy is given to the male and female skiers earning the most Junior Olympic qualifying points. The event also helps determine the Arctic Winter Games cross country ski team. 

Saturday’s races are from 10 a.m-4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be concessions, offering warm beverages, and Jan Spurkland, president of Kachemak Bay Nordic Ski Club, encouraged spectators to “come out. We’d like to get as many spectators as possible. It’s a great thing to get to watch.”