Members of the Homer High School Nordic ski team enjoy this year’s Ski Your Age event Dec. 26, 2017 at the Lookout Mountain ski trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Jana Davis)

Ski Your Age

The annual Ski Your Age event took place again this year atop the Lookout Mountain ski trails on Dec. 26.

From Jana Davis:

“This may have been our largest attended event yet with 80 participants signed up and definitely a few that came out and skied but didn’t enter a category. Hard to believe with our weather this month in Homer, that one would have been able to spend a glorious day with friends and family skiing the day after Christmas but for those that showed up, it was just that!

“KNSC (Kachemak Nordic Ski Club) groomers never disappoint and corduroy was available for those that got an early start on their skiing. Annie Ridgley made the Century Club for the first time while Taro Sasakura had the highest kilometers of the day at 65 km. Annie was one kilometer behind that at 64 km.

“High school ski team members and past ski team members were out in force with two of our current senior skiers (Jacob Davis and Caleb Rauch) skiing 42 kilometers. These distances are a testament to how great the snow was. There were a large number of families out to enjoy the sunny day which was great to see.

“The Schmidt family dominated the family challenge, skiing a combined 146 km with the next closest at 104 km. Thirteen families participated in the challenge which shows how much of a family sport skiing is in our community. The money donated at the event goes directly to the Homer High Ski Team to help support them as they head into their next two months of racing.

“We have some really talented young skiers and this year Angelica Haakenson joined the team and provides us all with so much inspiration. Angelica skis with a sit ski and was successful in skiing 4.5 km at this event.

“Homer High Mariners want to thank all that came out and enjoyed skiing with them as they work to stay in shape over the Christmas break.”

2017 Ski Your Age! results:

Ski Your Age or more: Katie Davis – 19 km Jacob Davis – 42 km; Annie Ridgley – 64 km; Fred Dickerson – 41 km; Caleb Rauch – 42 km; Zoe Stonorov – 15 km; Matt Haakenson – 37 km; Fischer Corazza Spurkland – 12 km; Katie Schmidt – 31.5 km; Emily Schmidt – 33.75 km; Marie Schmidt – 31 km; Johannes Bynagle – 10 km; Etta Bynagle – 7 km; Lake Alexson – 12 km; Wylder Johnson – 10 km; Sawyer Johnson – 5 km; Claira Booz – 10 km; Taro Sasakura – 65 km; Aspen Daigle – 20 km; Autumn Daigle – 18 km; Iris O’Laire – 15 km; Andy Super – 17 km; Katie Miller – 27 km; Clyde Clemens – 13 km.

Family Ski Meister Totals: Schmidt Family – 146 km; Alexson Family – 104 km; Dickerson Family – 103 km; Morelli Family – 89 km; Davis Family – 77 km; Rauch Family – 66 km; O’Laire Family – 60 km; Haakenson Family – 41.5 km; Corazza Family – 36 km; Poindexter Family – 31 km; Bynagle Family – 28 km; Gracz/Stenger Family – 26.4 km; Marden Family – 25 km.

Century Club (ski 100 minus your age in km): Annie Ridgley – 64 km; Ruth Dickerson – 35 km; Cindy Sisson – 41 km; Marylou Burton – 30 km; Richard Burton – 26 km.

Sundowner (ski 50 km between sunrise and sunset): Annie Ridgley – 64 km; Taro Sasakura – 65.

Other Skiers who skied someone else’s age in kilometers (not all kilometers known): Tara Schmidt – 40 km; Angelica Haakenson- 4.5 km; Ruth Dickerson – 35 km; Cindy Sisson – 41 km; Marylou Burton – 30 km; Richard Burton – 26 km; Janna Davis – 16 km; Yvonne Leutwyler – 8 km; Anna Dickerson Williams – 17 km; Elijah Dickerson Williams – 10 km; Claire Neaton – 21 km; Emma Laukitis – 21 km; Hannah Stonorov – 7 km; Catie Bursch – 13.5 km; Megan Corazza – 12 km; Rich Corazza – 6 km; Sonja Corazza – 6 km; Carlin Rauch – 24 km; Tim Schmidt – 10 km; Derek Bynagle – 11 km; Mia Alexson – 16 km; Quinn Alward – 16 km; Marie Alexson – 20 km; Pete Alexson – 40 km; Jen Booz – 10 km; Kaya Morelli – 17 km; Cynthia Morelli – 7 km; Libby Fabich – 8 km; Josh Vantrease – 14 km; Maddie O’Laire – 20 km; Michael O’Laire – 20 km; Carolyn O’Laire – 5 km; Alison O’Hara – 13 km; Alan Parks – 13 km; Mike Gracz – 11.4 km; Michele Stenger – 15 km; Nicky Szarzi – 10 km; Jane Wiebe – Unknown; Stan Purington – Unknown; Kim Sweeney – Unknown; Karen Northrup – Unknown; Tanner Reid – Unkown; Frida Renner – Unknown; Lukas Renner – Unknown; Heather Renner – Unknown; Molly Marden – Unknown; Renn Marden – Unknown; Katie Marden – Unknown; Brad Marden – Unknown; Bob Ostrum – Unknown; Tait Ostrum – Unknown; Abby Ostrum – Unknown; Elena Badajos – Unknown; Jai Badajos – Unknown; Charlie Trowbridge – Unknown; Rebecca Trowbridge – Unknown.

Participants in this year’s Ski Your Age event pose on Dec. 26, 2017 at the Lookout Mountain ski trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Jana Davis)

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