March is prime time for winter sports in Alaska. The light is back, the snow is good, and Alaskans are ready to enjoy it all. Dog mushing has been part of Alaska as long as people have been in Alaska. In March the sport has its best-known event the Iditarod, along with Anchorage’s Fur Rondy Open World Championship Sled Dog Race. On this show, we visit Ineka Kennels and the Forto family to learn a little about mushing life. Besides mushing, nordic skiing is one of the oldest winter sports and a popular one in Alaska. Ms. Uff Da was an advice columnist in the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage’s newsletter in the ’90s and ’00s. Alice and Gunnar Knapp recently compiled her columns in a new book titled “The Wit and Wisdom of Ms. Uff Da.” Alice joins us to share some of Ms. Uff Da’s advice, especially useful in these times crowded trails.
HOST: Paul Twardock
- Robert and Nicole Forto, mushers with Ineka Kennels
- Alice Knapp who put together a new book titled “The Wit and Wisdom of Ms. Uff Da.”
- Darcy Dugan with Ski for Women and Ski For Kids
BROADCAST: Thursday, February 24th, 2022. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT
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