Arctic Skiing

Shishmaref_Nick_2014Anaktuvuk SkiKu-32 Anaktuvuk SkiKu-Jump Iditarod-Banner-2014In rural Alaska, you don’t usually see a lot of skiers, but that doesn’t really make sense, because snow is something the Arctic has plenty of. On the next Outdoor explorer, we’ll be talking to Lars Flora, a former olympian who has dedicated himself to spreading skiing across Alaska like a Nordic Johnny Appleseed, Elizabeth Rexford, who is one of his volunteers, and Jim Vordestrasse, who started skiing in Barrow in 1973.

 

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS:  

  • Lars Flora, a former olympian who has dedicated himself to spreading skiing across Alaska through his organization Skiku
  • Elizabeth Rexford, a volunteer skiing coach with Skiku
  • Jim Vordestrasseformer barrow mayor, long time skier who’s  worked to introduce more people to arctic skiing

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BROADCAST: Thursday, February 4, 2016. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, February 11, 2016. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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