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.


Thursday, January 24, 1:18 p.m. *Update 4:05 pm*


It was 40 degrees and clear this morning and Peter was out on the snowmachine grooming the skate lanes on all the Lighted Loops. The Snow Making Loop has also been groomed with new track.*
**Craig has prepared the first half of the Mize for the ASD Middle School Races this afternoon from 3-5pm with double best line.  Also, he put in 20 starting lanes at the Stadium.**
*FYI- to get to the Snow Making Loop, park in the Stadium Parking Lot, depart the Stadium on Margaux's, ski around and go through the lower tunnel, go straight up the hill by the Biathlon Range, turn right and ski across the upper range, follow the trail back to the Lekisch Tunnel and back to the Stadium.

Tom and Chuck groomed the Hillside Loop, Besh, Gasline and the 2nd half of the Spencer with snowmachines.  They had some mechanical issues that they addressed part of the day as well.
Yesterday, they went down the Tour of Anchorage Trail and over to the trails at APU.  He said they are skiable (no track set), but to ski with caution as they are lumpy, bumpy, dippy and skinny in places.

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Bill spent the day working on the Pisten Bully, so that when it snows...he'll be ready!

*As far as the grooming goes, all the guys are in "preservation mode" and are very pleased that we have what we have. There has only been one significant snowfall since the big "meltdown", and it is their priority to make the trails as skiable as they can for as long as they can. They greatly appreciate your understanding and patience and hope we can make the best of what we've been "gifted".

"UWAX is Back" Kincaid weather hotline is back online 248-UWAX (248-8929) will give Time, Temp in F, Wind direction, wind speed & humidity. Listen closely, - Hal, the automated voice, is a bit hard to understand. Huge thank you to Karl Volz for making that happen.