Alaska Ski for Women

February 5, 2023


COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

NSAA will follow all CDC guidelines and adhere to any changes of the Anchorage municipal code. Currently there is no mandatory COVID restrictions with any of our outdoor programs. For indoors masking is welcome and optional for any families making that choice. If any health climate changes, NSAA may update and change this policy.
If you are positive with COVID or have any symptoms please stay home and do not participate in any NSAA activities or events until recovered. Please follow CDC guidelines for return to activities.
Silent Auction
The silent auction was held virtually this year, Check for winning bids here!


Please join us in thanking and supporting our 2022 Alaska Ski for Women sponsors listed below. We wouldn’t be able to have such a quality event nor would our beneficiaries receive critical funding to help stop the cycle of domestic violence against women and children.



Thank you to our 2022 Alaska Ski For Women Sponsors!

Platinum Event Sponsor:

Gold Level Sponsor:



Silver Level Sponsors:

Bronze Level Sponsors:


Friend Level Sponsors:

Family Level Sponsors:


Alaska Ski for Women merchandise is available to purchase online! Please note: Alaska Ski for Women merchandise is available for pre-order. Pre-orders will be distributed at bib pick-up on Thursday, February 3rd and at Kincaid on Sunday, February 6th. Orders not picked up on these dates will be available for pickup at NSAA office following the event. Click the picture below to jump to your favorite item.




Triple Patch

The ASFW is designated one of the four Triple Patch women’s sporting events in Alaska. The Triple Patch program provides a classy, distinctive patch awarded to women and girls who complete three of the four designated sporting events in one calendar year. Participation in the Party Wave is counted towards the patch, but participants must ensure that the tear-off portion of their bib is taken at the finish line. Complete all four events in the same year and receive a special pin for your patch!

Special Note for 2022: eligibility for the 2022 triple patch will be based on registration, not proven participation, in the Alaska Ski for Women. This means the open skis on Friday and Saturday, the timed events on Sunday, and the party wave are all considered qualifying activities

What are the four events?





The Alaska Ski for Women (ASFW) was started in 1997 by the Event’s Founding Mothers Ann Mize and Sally Burkholder, both of whom are very accomplished skiers. Ann and Sally noticed a lot of women skied on the wonderful Anchorage ski trails but did not come out to join in the local ski races.

They set forth to create a fun event that would eliminate all of the excuses women often come up with to not participate in ski races; for example, not having a partner to ski with, the men are too aggressive in races and my skis aren‚Äôt waxed. The ASFW is just for women, free ski waxing is provided and it is a fun and relaxing atmosphere in which to participate…plus proceeds to go to a good cause.

Photos & Videos

2020 Photos by Pal Photography

2019 Alaska Ski for Women Photos – Jan Hazen

2018 Alaska Ski For Women Photos– Jan Hazen

2017 Alaska Ski For Women Photos


Director: Molly Mylius

Molly was raised cross-country skiing on the trails in Anchorage. She’s been involved in Ski for Women for over a decade as both a participant and a volunteer. Some of her favorite costumes have included a Hershey bar, polar bear and Tetris piece. In addition to her role as Director for the Ski for Women, she is a race official for the Anchorage high school ski races (aka a “Green Grunt”). Molly¬†works as a community planner for a small firm in Anchorage. In addition to skiing,¬†Molly¬†enjoys traveling, gardening and singing a cappella with both Rewind Quartet and Alaska Sound Celebration.

Looking to Volunteer? Contact Molly at

Thank you to all the Committee Members for their hours and enthusiasm:


Jenny Di Grappa
Greg Dubois
Kelly Fehrman

Valerie Winter

Maggi Arend
Elizabeth Knapp
Diane Moxness

Julie Bladel

Meg Stehn
Celia Rozen
Julie Truskowski

Juliette Duetz




Thank you to Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol for support on the trail!
Learn more about the Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol at: