The 2016 Sonot Kkaazoot ski conditions required ski experiences that most local skiers haven’t had.
The soft slushy snow conditions are more common to the Anchorage bowl area so the skiers from Dimond and West Anchorage High Schools that Kyle Whisenhant brought to the Sonot Kkaazoot had an advantage there.
Here is a team shot taken by Kyle of his team on the Cushman Street bridge:
Jon Korta, ski coach (and mayor) of Galena, has some first hand experience dealing with flooding when his Yukon River community was inundated during a rapid break-up in spring 2013. He brought a large team from Galena, who skied through water as well as over snow.
Thank you for coming to Fairbanks and to the 2016 Sonot Kkaazoot. We hope that you will return for our 30th annual Sonot Kkaazoot in 2017.