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, April 11, 1:07 pm

The Pisten Bully was rippin' and snortin' this morning heading down the trails today.  Craig was out grooming and tracking the Mize, Sisson, Old 6, Ice Box, Compression, Elliot's to World Cup, Easy St., and the S Turns.  He should have Stairway to Heaven, Mize's Folly, Moose Hill and the Long Lekisch ready to go by 2:00pm.  The trails are in excellent shape for both classic and skating today.  Spring skiing at it's best!!
Tom and Chuck are basking in the sunshine as they groom and track the Hillside today.  The Lighted Loops, Double Bubble and the Gasline are ready to go with new track set where needed.  As of 1:00 pm Chuck was working on APU and the Tour Trail while Tom cut some brush on the Richter and Ridge.  Once he gets back, they'll have the Richter, Ridge and the Spencer  ready to go by mid afternoon.  Have a great day in the sun!
Early this morning the temperature was -4 at the Beach Lake Trails!  Brrrrrrr!  Bill hit the trails and groomed and tracked everything on the Chalet side of S. Birchwood Loop and the Stadium and Christy Loop on the high school side.  He put in a set of double tracks on the Meander and Serpentine for those who like to ski with a buddy.  The skate lanes have set beautifully and should be fast.  There is a little overflow starting to show up at the start of the Swamp Trail, so keep your eyes open for that.  Enjoy!

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.  To protect wetland vegetation, geotechnical information from this area must be gathered while the ground is frozen, and we are rapidly approaching the spring thaw. The information gathered will supplement existing geotechnical information for the U-Med District access route study being conducted under a seven-party agreement between the MOA, DOT&PF and the major institutions in the area.  This is a data collection process only and is being done now to take advantage of frozen ground conditions. 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.