A skier dressed as a tiger makes her way up a hill during this year’s Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at the Lookout Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A skier dressed as a tiger makes her way up a hill during this year’s Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at the Lookout Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Wind couldn’t stop annual Ski for Women

Skiers young and old braved some hefty winds on Sunday for the annual Ski for Women at the Lookout Trails up on Ohlson Mountain Road.

The annual event is a ski for both women and men to participate in that is held on the same day as the Superbowl. The events usually donate funds raised to a local cause in the community.

Unlike others across the state, the Homer Ski for Women is not a timed event, and the only prizes are for creative costumes. The race is technically two loops around the Hayflield Loop at the Lookout Trails, but race organizer Kris Holderied told participants on Sunday that they could ski the loop as few or as many times as they liked.

This year’s costumes saw a variety of creative ideas ranging from roller derby players and a tiger to a group of Star Wars characters and a gaggle of Yodas.

The total number of participants and the prizes for costumes have not been released yet.

Funds raised through the Ski for Women are given each year to South Peninsula Haven House.

Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews.com.

Three skiers dressed as referees ski up a hill during this year’s Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at the Lookout Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Three skiers dressed as referees ski up a hill during this year’s Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at the Lookout Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Three skiers dressed as clowns take off at the start of this year’s Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at the Lookout Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Three skiers dressed as clowns take off at the start of this year’s Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at the Lookout Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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