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, December 16, 2014

On the Hillside, Tom has pretty much repeated yesterday's activities and groomed the upper three Lighted loops, Gas Line and Double Bubble.  This afternoon, he'll keep hauling snow to fill in the skinny spots and is hoping that more will fall from the sky soon! 

Happy Hanukkah! 

Peter called with a Kincaid update and said that the Multi-Use trail has been groomed and he thinks it's going to ski "OK".  At least the base is flat and there shouldn't be any rocks or dirt to contend with.  He also profoundly stated that sooner or later, it will snow.  Hopefully a lot.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tom is on the Hillside today and has scratched up the Lighted Loops, Gas Line, and Double Bubble.  He'll spend the rest of the afternoon hauling snow from here to there, filling in blank spots.  He plans to make a few passes on the Spencer before the end of the day.  The trails are holding up well after this weekend's events and general traffic.

Craig said the Snow Making Loop (Nordic Play Hill, Sprint Loop) at Kincaid is ready to go and the Lekisch and Bunker tunnels have snow in them.  There is only about 1" of base on the Stadium and it's still a bit skinny with some grass poking through...but skiable.  The Long Lekisch (dark part, 10.9) is being knocked down, officially, for the first time with the snow machine and compaction wing today.  Craig says it's still "rock skiing" out there on all the trails.  Enjoy what we've got and have a great day!

Bill is still staying off the trails out in Chugiak/Eagle River.  He's worried that if he gets on them, he'll do more damage than good.  They are starting to wear thin in spots with a little more dirt showing through than last week.  The base is still pretty soft and edgeable, yet firmly packed and the skiing is good, considering. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Hillside is fast, but thin.  Tom is out today and has scratched the surface of the Lighted loops, Gasline, Double Bubble and the Multi-Use.  He'll be hauling snow the rest of the day from the soccer field to the Richter in preparation for the race happening on the trails this weekend.  The AMH Hickok Duathlon has been re-scheduled for Sunday, December 14 on the Hillside.

Peter was planning to make his rounds on the lighted loops at Kincaid today.  Nightshift Craig has been testing the system and making snow, here and there, when the temperature has been cold enough.  However, it seems that there is a little pocket of warmer air right over the snow making system that keeps him from making very much at a time.  Patience is a virtue:)