Check out the beauty of Nordic skiing and a Fairbanks winter night at Birch Hill. The Fairbanks community is invited to a midwinter Candlelight Ski presented by Goldstream Sports and the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks.

The event will take place 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 17 at Birch Hill Recreation Area. Trail lights will be turned off and the snow will be illuminated by hundreds of candles.

This free event is being organized by the Lathrop High School Cross-Country Ski Team. All ages and abilities are welcome, so bring your family and friends. A beginner loop around the stadium will be available, and a special trail will be uniquely flickering.

Ski amidst the peaceful glow of frosted candles. Bring your own light up “bling”: glow sticks, headlamps or light up jewelry. Take as few or as many loops as you’d like and stop inside for a warmup and some hot chocolate and cookies. This event is sponsored by Goldstream Sports and Nordic Ski Club in hopes of seeing many new faces enjoying these beautiful Fairbanks trails and to have those familiar with Birch Hill see it in a different “light.”

For more information contact Carrie Dershin by emailing