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.


Summer Trail Work Begins

NSAA's grooming staff has been hard at work getting our trails in shape for the first snow fall.
Starting today, June 16, they will be doing spot work on the Hillside trails.

Keep your eyes peeled for trail closures.  We'll do our best to keep these to a minimum.  But, for safety, especially when doing dangerous work such as tree cutting, we will need to close small portions of some trails.

At this time, all our work is on the Hillside.

Check back for more updates as the summer progresses.

If you have any questions or concerns about trail work this summer, please email

Monday, April 21, 2014

HILLSIDE:  This is it!  Tom has declared this his last day of grooming on the Hillside.  This morning he groomed the first half of the Spencer and said it's still in pretty good shape, until the top where the dirt makes an appearance.  Double Bubble, Besh and the Hillside loop near Coach's Cut-off are all in marginal shape.  Tom says if you're looking for the most skiable trails, try the Spencer and the Richter.  Enjoy! 

All the Groomers would like to thank you for a great season and for your contributions to NSAA!  Your continued support and donations go a long way to ensure that the trails are maintained and safe  for everyone to enjoy....year-round!  The Groomers have a busy summer planned with some much needed trail maintenance, fleet repairs and equipment modifications.  Enjoy the trails all over Alaska and have a great summer!

Happy Easter! Sunday, April 20, 2014


HILLSIDE:  Matt was out chasing the Easter Bunny this morning as he brushed up the skate lanes on the Hillside.  Please be advised that he has posted a TRAIL CLOSED sign on the South Spencer trail.  He said the sunshine and water run-off really did a job on that section and there just isn't enough snow to move around.  The number of skiing days are dwindling rapidly, so eat that chocolate bunny then head on out and enjoy the sunshine today!