The Girdwood Nordic Ski Club is dedicated to developing and maintaining a YEAR ROUND Nordic trail system in the Girdwood Valley, and encouraging responsible use through advocacy, education, and stewardship. 


Links to other Alaska Nordic Ski Clubs  can be found here.


38°F and Light Rain

Wind: NNE at 20 mph.


High: 32°F, Low: 24°F


  • Friday, Feb 5th

    YES - we are considering another Turnagain Pass groom at the Center Ridge Parking area, and are waiting for a good weather window.  Stay tuned!

  • Sunday, Nov 15th

    Time to re-new your membership!!



  • Sunday, Oct 11th

    OCTOBER 17th  OPEN HOUSE   4-7pm

    Join the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club on Saturday, October 17th  from 4-7pm at the Alyeska Race Training Center (next to Daylodge) for an Open House.  We will have a wax Demo, waxers on hand to wax your skis, membership sign-up forms, drinks and food, and "moose swag" for purchase.  Meet your fellow trail supporters and groomers, and sign up for the 2015-16 season!

  • Thursday, Oct 1st

    Some great tips from Olympian Holly Brooks.  She has a fantastic series of skiing and waxing tips.  Check it out HERE!

  • Tuesday, Sep 30th

    Donations in memory of Doug Knutson

    Doug was supportive of the Nordic Clubs in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Girdwood. He passed away peacefully last year.  In lieu of flowers, Doug's Family has suggested donations towards a necessary bridge replacement along the xc trails here in Girdwood.  To donate you can send a check (PO Box 337, Girdwood AK 99587) or go to the page: and click BOTH "Funds" and "Other" to input both amount and the text "Doug's Bridge".  We are honored.  Thank you Donna and Family for your continued support!


  • Friday, Jan 29th
    Turnagain Pass
    Our groomers got together w/ the USFS crew at Turnagain Pass today. We were able to establish @ 2.8 K of smoothed out groomed trail. Groomed trails can be accessed just above the Outhouses on the Non- Motorized side pull- out. Some skate skiers got on the groom before it had time to set so expect a few ruts here and there. First groom out there in a number of years. Enjoy it while it lasts.
  • Tuesday, Jan 19th
    5K Nordic Trail
    Due to recent rainfall and melt/freeze conditions, the 5K Nordic Loop is very icy. Downhills will be thrilling to say the least. Because the base layer of ice is very thin in many places, we'll hold off on grooming until we get a few inches of new snow. Jim


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