Chena River breaks up during 2016 Sonot Kkaazoot

Having completed all 29 of the 50 km Sonot Kkaazoot events to date, the 2016 one was definitely the most exciting. It had a little of everything including a break-up of the Chena River during the event.

Sonot detour

Sonot skiers on detour after Chena River breaks up on trail. Photo by Stella Wisner

Huge thanks to David Frey, nordic ski coach at Tanana Middle School who alerted Sonot Kkaazoot officials of the major disruption of the Sonot Kkaazoot trail on the river and provided standby guides around the hazardous area until Sonot volunteers could set up an alternative course.

Congratulations to all 285 skiers who finished the event that they entered! You’ve  finished one of the harder ones that Mother Nature has given us.

Huge kudos to our groomers and volunteers who made for a safe 2016 Sonot Kkaazoot.

Unofficial results are posted on the results page. Let me know if you see any problems.

Also, if anyone has a photograph of the course break-up, please share it with us.


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