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Story last updated at 3:08 PM on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Many support wine, cheese ski tour

Sunday, Feb. 13, was sunny, but very cold for the skiers who braved the breeze to enjoy the Lookout Mountain Trails for the Wine and Cheese and Wooden Ski Tour. Quite a few of the participants used wooden skis and bamboo poles or wore a mix of vintage, wool or hand knit apparel. A hilly tour brought the skiers to a private home where samples of wine and mead from the Grog Shop, Bear Creek Winery and Ring of Fire Meadery were appreciated. A collection of delicious cheeses from Save U More and Maura's Deli were complemented with samples of crackers. After warming up, skiers took to the trails again and arrived at a wonderful outside bonfire and a warming cabin where they sampled more varieties. Finally, door prizes were drawn and the skiers headed off to their cars.

KNSC would like to thank Marilyn Parrett, the hosts and all the volunteers who made the event possible and the following businesses and individuals who donated door prizes. Support from the local businesses makes it possible for KNSC to make fundraisers fun. We appreciate our sponsors. Along with the sponsors who helped with the cost of food and wine, we thank Halcyon Heights B & B, Cynthia Morelli Pottery, Seafoods of Alaska, Spruce Acre Cabins, Magic Water Charters, Cone 10 Ceramics, Art Shop Gallery, Luxurious Lathers, Dotti Harness, Jeanne Walker, Tracy Belieu, Molly Brann, Dave Brann and Marylou Burton.

Dan Del Missier, event coordinator

Kachemak Nordic Ski Club