VALDEZ QANIQ CHALLENGE

VALDEZ QANIQ CHALLENGE

January 14th & 15th, 2017

On day 1, skiers will race freestyle on the "in town" trails, which are located in the majestic, Mineral Creek Valley.  

On day 2, skiers will race classic on the "out of town" trails, which encompass the picturesque Valdez Glacier Valley. 

Exact courses and maps will be available at the Mandatory Racer's Meeting.

All courses are subject to change depending on snow and weather conditions.

THE VALDEZ QANIQ (PRONOUNCED, "CON-ICK" - ALUTIIQ FOR “FALLING SNOW”) CHALLENGE IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE IN VALDEZ, ALASKA DURING EACH MARTIN LUTHER KING 3-DAY WEEKEND.  THIS 2-DAY/35KM CROSS COUNTRY SKI RACE WILL COMBINE BOTH CLASSIC AND FREESTYLE SKIING ON TWO SEPARATE COURSES.  THERE IS A COMBINED PURSE OF $10,000 DIVIDED AMONG THE TOP MALE & FEMALE FINISHERS ALONG WITH LOCAL AND OLD TIMERS' AWARD RECOGNITION.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN.  GO TO: http://qaniqchallenge.squarespace.com/  FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION.