The Solstice Tree Tour is a celebration of Winter Solstice, festive holiday trees, and healthy outdoor fun for all ages (as well as skiers and non-skiers) and is an Anchorage winter tradition! The Solstice Tree Tour showcases Kincaid’s winter magic while bringing the community together to celebrate and showcase Anchorage’s trails.
Event entry is free and offers a rare opportunity for people to take a winter walk or snowshoe on the ski-only Mize Loop—though skiing is encouraged.
Decorated Trees are sponsored by local businesses.
Free hot chocolate and traditional s’mores will be served as families and friends travel the 2.5-kilometer Mize Loop.
Commemorative NSAA Silipints will be available for purchase for $10, which includes a free drink for 21 & older in the beer garden (IDs required) Cash only.
Live Music will be entertaining guests at the beer garden.
Warming barrels will be provided to help tree viewers stay comfortable.
Voting! The loop concludes with a friendly competition among tree sponsors: event attendees vote on the top tree.
Ski demos are available in the Kincaid Stadium.
Carpooling and Biking to the event are encouraged.
Free Shuttles will run from 6420 Kulis Drive (the farthest parking lot on the left) and Kincaid Elementary from 4-8 p.m.
Paid Parking only inside Kincaid Park for $10/ vehicle while spaces last. Cash only for parking.
Parking will be limited.
Bike Depot will be available for riders to store their wheels in a secure corral while they walk the loop.
Dogs are not allowed at this event.
After touring the loop, participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tree!
The winning tree/business will be given ¼ page color ad in the Alaska 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).
Vote with jingle bells! You will be given jingle bells to put in the voting box of your favorite tree. Any particular tree you feel deserves a little more recognition? You can also vote with cash! The tree/business with the most jingle bells AND cash wins!
2023 Presenting Sponsors
2023 Premier Sponsors
2023 Tree Sponsors
Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
9170 JEWEL LAKE RD ANCHORAGE, AK 99502 (907) 276-7609