When is a race-time temperature of 2 above not so bad? When it's 16 below at the airport. Team Alaska was named as the Besh Cup series wrapped up in Fairbanks over the weekend, in conditions that one local skier described as "not too cold."
A field of nearly 300 skiers navigated melting snow and ice-out on a river at the Sonot Kkaazoot, held last Saturday in Fairbanks, Alaska. At the end of the day, Fairbanks' Rebecca Konieczny and Anchorage's Seiji Takagi came away victorious in the flagship 50 k skate races.