Our mission is to promote all forms of Nordic skiing as a healthy activity for all ages and abilities. Among our core activities are maintaining and grooming over 140 kilometers of ski trails for recreation and touring, as well as performance skiing and racing.
Serving Anchorage's Nordic ski community requires the year-round commitment of a small but dedicated staff, hundreds of hard-working volunteers, and a fleet of specialized heavy equipment. More importantly, the generous support of our members and donors is what
makes all of this possible.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

HILLSIDE:  The snow is still hanging on the trails today on the Hillside.  Tom groomed the Lighted Loops, the Spencer, Richter, Multi-Use, Gas Line, and the Tour trail to Campbell Creek Science Center and back.  The only place he set new track was on the Gas Line.  Throughout the park watch for icy spots, puddles and narrowing trails.  The skate skiing is still good, but please ski with caution as the conditions have been changing rapidly.  The days are numbered ,so go skiing while you still can!

BEACH LAKE:  Bill is out this morning for one last "hurrah" making a sweep on a few trails.  He has groomed the Chalet Loop, Sprint, North Pasture, Junkyard, Bridge, Appendix, Mama's, Low Rd./Main St., Swamp and Corral.  Skiing should be good for a while this morning but then the trails will soften as the day warms up.  He said there is still decent coverage but a few more wet spots starting to show.  Enjoy it while it lasts!

Monday, April 14, 2014

KINCAID:  Well, we knew it was going to happen sooner or later, but Craig finally threw in the towel and declared that his grooming efforts have come to an end for this season.  He made heroic efforts and performed miracles this winter, and it was good while it lasted, but enough is enough.  He said the trails are just too dirty and icy and the amount of users has fallen.  He has plenty of projects to keep him occupied this spring and summer.  We'll keep you posted!  Enjoy the sunshine!

HILLSIDE:  Tom said it was in the mid 20's when he arrived this morning and by 11:30 am, he could feel a noticeable difference.  The trails are starting to feel the heat as well.  He cleaned up the Lighted Loops, Gas Line, Double Bubble and the Tour trail down to the MLK ball fields.  He'll groom the Multi-Use trail on his way back and will most likely put the cat away for the day, due to the increasing temperature.  The trails are holding up well and will be in great shape for a lunch-time ski.  Enjoy them while they last!   

Sunday, April 13, 2014

HILLSIDE:  Matt was on the Hillside once again this morning and spruced up all the skate lanes and opened up the Ridge, Richter and Bog trails for skating.  No more track on those trails.  He said it was 32 degrees when he started this morning and by 9:00 the wind was blowing and the temperature was up to 40 degrees.  The weather is moving in and the end of winter is near, so head on out and take advantage of the groomed trails.  Happy Sunday!