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.


Friday, April 19, 1:45 pm

Have you been enjoying the AWESOME skiing this Spring?  We know you have!  The days are sunny and the condition of the trails couldn't be better.  If you are feeling moved to upgrade your membership in NSAA or if you'd just like an opportunity to donate, here is a quick and easy way to reach us.  We appreciate our members and we thank you for a great season!

Craig said that with this freeze/thaw thing going on, he's had to make an extra pass on the trails.  One pass to slowly grind and the other to groom.  So, this morning, he ground and groomed the Mize, Elliot's Climb to World Cup and back down, Jodhpur, Lekisch 2.9 and Margaux's.
He wanted to mention that on the Lekisch there are a few dirt spots showing up and that ALL the tunnels are filled with ice and water.  So, ski with caution. 
Matt intends to groom the Lake Loop and Horseshoe tonight.  His plan is to set new track on the Lake and remove the track on the Horseshoe, opening it up for skating.  The Horseshoe will remain track-free for the remainder of the season.  Go get it now, 'cause tomorrow it'll be gone!  Have a fabulous Friday!
THURSDAY:    Sisson, Mize, Margaux's and the Jodhpur .
WEDNESDAY:  no grooming
TUESDAY:  Mize, Sisson, Lekisch (2.9), Margaux's and the Jodhpur.
MONDAY:  Elliot's Climb, World Cup, Easy St., S Turns, Ice Box, Mize's Folly, Moose Hill, Old 6, Stairway to Heaven, Compression and the Stadium
SUNDAY:  Mize, Margaux's and the Jodhpur.
SATURDAY:  Lake Loop, Horseshoe, Multi-Use Trail, Sisson, Mize and the Stadium.
The skate lanes on all the Lighted Loops, Double Bubble, Spencer, Richter and Ridge have been dressed up.  Tom and Chuck set new track on the Gasline and Tour Trail.  They're getting ready for a fantastic skiing weekend!  Have a great one!
Speaking of the Richter and Ridge...they are now groomed for both freestyle and classic until the end of the season.
The grooming efforts at APU have come to an end as accessibility is a challenge.  Meanwhile, the trails on the Hillside are in excellent shape for both classic and skating.  Have fun! 

THURSDAY:  Skate lanes on Lighted Loops and Spencer new track on the Gasline, Double Bubble, Richter and Ridge.
WEDNESDAY:  Skate lanes on Lighted Loops, Gasline, Double Bubble, and the Spencer and set new track on the Besh, Hillside and Randy's. Groomed the Tour Trail and Abbott Multi-Use Trail.
TUESDAY:  Skate lanes on  Lighted Loops and Spencer, new track on the Gasline, Double Bubble, Abbott Multi-Use Trail, Richter and the RidgeMONDAY:   Skate lanes on the   Lighted Loops, Double Bubble and the Spencer.  New track on Gasline .  Tour of Anchorage Trail to APU where he only groomed the Stadium and the first loop

It was 16 degrees at 4:30 this morning when Bill started work at Beach Lake.  He groomed the skate lanes only on the following trails:  Chalet Loop, Sprint Loop, Mama'sBridge Loop, Junkyard, Appendix, Low Road, Swamp and Corral.  He pulled the tracks out of Meander and groomed it for skating.  There are still tracks on all the trails and most of them are in reasonable shape...perhaps a bit icy.   With the current conditions the tracks will remain "as is" for the rest of the season, however, he'll make repairs as needed.  Enjoy!

THURSDAY:  no grooming, Pisten Bully repair day.
WEDNESDAY:  Beach LakeChalet LoopSprint Loop, Junkyard, North Pasture, Mama's, Bridge Loop, Appendix, Low Rd., Corral and Swamp
TUESDAY:  Coyote Trails at Mirror Lake MS.
MONDAY:  Beach Lake Trails.  Skate lanes and new track on the Stadium and the Christy Loop.  Skate lanes on the Swamp Trail, Main St., Old Lighted, Train Ride, Hill Loop and the High RdERHS and the trails at Yosemite Dr.
FRIDAY:  April 12 Bartlett.

***  Eagle River High School, Yosemite Dr., Coyote Trails at Mirror Lake Middle School and Bartlett have all seen the last of the grooming efforts for this season.  Those trails are "as is".  

FYI...APU skiers:   DOWL HKM will be conducting geotechnical investigations in the utility easements between the  APU and UAA campuses over the next few weeks.  . If you have any questions on this study, please call Maryellen or Rachel at 562-2000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
"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.