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Story last updated at 5:20 PM on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Rain on top of snow doesn't deter skiers




Mother Nature blanketed the Kenai Peninsula with a perfect 29 inches of snow just in time for the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club's Fourth Anual Ski Your Age event Dec. 26 at the Lookout Mountain Trails.

Rain quickly turned the perfect powder to slush, however. Despite the less-than-ideal conditions, the event brought 50 smiling faces of all ages and skill levels to Ohlson Mountain.

The event was split into four categories: the Century Challenge, Ski-Meister Challenge, Family Challenge, and Individual.

Megan Spurkland, the sole competitor in the Century Club Challenge, skied the longest distance of 67km; 100km less the competitor's age.

2012 Ski Your Age Results

Community Total:

649 km skied between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Century Club Members

(Skied 100 minus their age in kilometers):

Megan Spurkland: 67 km

Ski-meister Challenge

(Skied as many kilometers as they are old):

Annie Ridgely, 50 km; Katie Miller, 24 km; Josh Vantrease, 17 km; Case Hrenchir, 10 km; Hunter Green, 8 km; Frida Renner, 6 km; and Clyde Clemens, 3 km

Family Challenge

(total kilometers skied by a family):

Spurkland Family: 109 km

Laukitis Family: 21 km

VanTrease Family: 43.5 km

Hrenchir Family: 20 km

Renner Family: 9 km

Clemens Family: 22 km

Gratz/Stenger Family : 63.5 km

Ditton/Green Family: 16 km

Gaylord Family: 8 km

Additional Participants:

Mike Gratz - 37 km

Eric Groth - 36 km

Devry Garity - 35.5 km

Kathy Sarns-Irwin - 30.5 km

Daniel Perry - 30 km

Jane Weibe - - 27 km

Michele Stenger - 26.5 km

Catie Bursch - - 26 km

Glen Seaman - - 24 km

Tania Spurkland - 23 km

Charlie Towbridge - 17 km

Kristin VanTrease - 15 km

Tobben Spurkland - 12 km

Mariah VanTrease - 11.5 km

Aspen Daigle - - 10 km

Barb Hrenchir - 10 km

Christy Newell - 9 km

Joel House - - 9 km

David Clemens - 9 km

Diana Ditton - - 8 km

Claire Laukitis - 8 km

Teal Laukitis - - 8 km

Cassidy Soistman - 7.5 km

Kristen Faulker - 7.5 km

Jan Spurkland - 7 km

Shelly Laukitis - 5 km

Kara Clemens - - 4 km

Maggie Mae Gaylord - 4 km

Allison Gaylord - 4 km

Lukas Renner - - 3 km

Cynthia Morelli

Brian Rowe

Hillary Segar

Leigh Sturges

Zach Sturges

Jake Worsfold

Chris Seaman

Katie Moerlein

Janelle Moerlein

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