Fantastic photos by Max Kaufman

Max Kaufman, photographer and skier, took all the above photos of the 20 km skiers on the Chena River from under the Old Steese Bridge, of 40 and 50 km skiers in the Birch Hill stadium, and a few skiers at the finish.

You can view and download full resolution digital images of 229 photos from the slideshow at the Awards Ceremony on Max’s Picaso album:

https://picasaweb.google.com/102182157666674406929/Sonot2016?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOmOl_y0ptnGwQE&feat=directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/102182157666674406929/Sonot2016?authkey=Gv1sRgCOmOl_y0ptnGwQE

In exchange, please make a donation on Max’s behalf to either the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks trail fund:

https://nordicskicluboffairbanks.wildapricot.org/Donate/

or to FXC, the NSCF youth training program, at the upcoming Spring Gala on April 16, 2016.

Thank you, Max! Your generosity will help appease the out-of-town skiers who were disappointed that we didn’t have swag to sell this year.

 

2016 Sonot Kkaazoot story on FasterSkier.com

Gavin Kentch, who won the first place woodel in the M1 male category for the 50 km Sonot Kkaazoot, has a detailed article in FasterSkier.com, illustrated with Max Kaufman’s excellent photographs of the leading skiers.

http://fasterskier.com/blog/article/skiers-battle-warming-temps-melting-river-ice-in-fairbanks-sonot-kkaazoot/

Sonot Kkaazoot skiers at 20 km turnaround

All photos by Eric Troyer

Sonot Kkaazoot 20 km skiers at turnaround point with Alaska Nanooks, Isaac and Sarissa Lammers shoveling snow onto trail

For non-Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks members, here is the URL to the full-resolution version of all 226 of Eric’s photos.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzjlmfEIEdZ7SnRPcnA2XzhGMVU&usp=sharing

Feel free to download any that you like. If you do, please consider donating to the Birch Hill Trail Fund. Thank you.

https://nordicskicluboffairbanks.wildapricot.org/Donate/

Alaska Dispatch News on Galena ski team

Here’s the URL to Dermot Cole’s column in the Alaska Dispatch News, “In Galena, Alaska, it takes a village (and a mayor) to train a ski team”

http://www.adn.com/article/20160329/galena-it-takes-village-and-mayor-train-ski-team

The 20 km race wasn’t enough for the Galena ski team, so they went up to Birch Hill in the afternoon.

2014 Sonot Kkaazoot Event Podiums

Article by Danny Martin, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner w/ photos including female and male winners of 50 km and 20 km freestyle events

http://www.newsminer.com/sports/local_community/priest-konieczny-tops-in-k-sonot-kkaazoot/article_726fd6ca-b7df-11e3-945e-0017a43b2370.html

Present or former Nanooks swept the Men’s 50 km Sonot Kkaazoot podium:

1. Cody Priest in 2:21.55.2Cody Priest_sm

2. Alex Morris 2:22.42.9

3. Isaac Lammers 2:23.11.4Issac Lammers_sm

Women’s 50 km Sonot Kkaazoot leaders were:

1. Rebecca Konieczny 2:33.38.7

2. Shalane Frost 2:37.47.6

3. Melissa Lewis 2:48.46.2

Men’s 50 km CL winners

1. Pete Leonard 3:00.58.4

2. Scott Jerome 3:19.42.0

(See: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=651789528222342 for photo)

3. David Apperson 3:29.4.4

Women’s 50 km CL

1. Lynne Petersen 4:45.11.4Lynne_Petersen

2. Jessie Turner 5:44.01.0

3. Liz Pawelko 5:47.07.2

Men’s 20 km event winners

1. Ti Donaldson 50:21.6

2. Kevin Brune 50:37.6

3. Benjamin Koenig 50:37.8

Women’s 20 km event winners

1. Jenna DiFolco 56:46.0

2. Kriya Dunlap 1:05.01.2

3. Christine Broda 1:08.21.2

Men’s 40 km winners

1. Mark Ross 2:31.08.8

2. Patrick Druckenmiller 2:35.11.9

3. Patrik Sartz 2;37.18.3

Women’s 40 km winners

1. Kristan Kelly 2:38.11.1

2. Robbin Garber-Slaght 3:10.09.2

3. Maria Berger 3:37.35.0

 Photos by Sam Lamont, lead road crossing volunteer 

 

 

34th Denali State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot

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Athabaskan: Sonot (pronounced “SAW NOT”, “springtime”) Kkaazoot (“to slide your feet across the snow”)

Saturday, 27 March 2021 (Details this winter)

Meanwhile, check out Eric Troyer’s summary and compilation of results from the 2020 Virtual Sonot Kkaazoot:

https://www.nscfairbanks.org/2020/03/30/skiers-triumph-over-pandemic-woes-during-denali-state-bank-virtual-sonot-kkaazoot/

Scroll down on this website for individual skier and/or group stories.

QUESTIONS:  contact@sonotkkaazoot.org

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Photo of the 2015 start by Chris Hemming

Banner photo courtesy of Retrospection Image.