Solstice Tree Tour

December 17th 4-7 pm, Kincaid Park

The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage brings you the second annual Solstice Tree Tour: A unique Alaskan celebration of Winter Solstice and the return of longer days!

As a northern community, we love that this event encourages all ages and abilities to get outside and celebrate the winter solstice.  The event is a tour of the trees along the first 2.5 k of the Mize Loop. Local businesses will sponsor trees along the route and can decorate them to create a winter wonderland along one of the most well-loved trails at Kincaid.

For one time only, NSAA will permit people to walk as well as ski on the groomed trails which will increase participant traffic. There will be a bike corral for bikers to leave their bikes and walk the loop. Sponsors will provide hot chocolate, coffee, adult beverages, and s’mores at warming stations along the way. This is a very popular, family friendly event that brings together people of all ages.

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Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

Interested in Sponsoring a Tree?

15-20 trees are available for sponsorship/decoration. Businesses can choose their own decorations and can include lights, ornaments, ribbons, etc. Get creative!!  Businesses can give out promotional information, coupons, etc at their tree during the event. The cost of sponsoring a tree is $500.00 and will include a sign in front of the tree that will remain up for at least a week after the event.   After touring the loop, participants will have the opportunity to vote on the best tree.  The winning company will be given ¼ page color ad in the Nordic Skier publication (valued at $250) and all of the businesses will be featured on a high traffic page of the NSAA website (81k hits a year). There will be a program handed out as well with business and event information.  We will repost a sign with your business name and picture of your tree during the well-attended Ski For Women in February as well. 2018 invoicing is available.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

We are looking for a printing sponsor (programs), a battery/light sponsor (to help power all the potential lights), and a head gear sponsor (headband given out with entry- sponsor name will be included on headband). If decorating a tree does not sound appealing, there are many other ways to get involved and since this is a new event, we are looking for any suggestions/feedback.


If you would like to be involved or have any questions, please email Sara Miller at