31 Jan January 31, 2020

Shane groomed all trails today - with a light touch.  The snow is deep and it is very challenging to pull one of the heavy grooming devices with the snow machine, so he was not able to set classic track.  Your volunteers will continue to keep the trails in good shape.  John plans to head out tomorrow morning to set classic track.  As always, join and support the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club....

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30 Jan Ski with your People! Wed Feb 5th, 6pm

What: Join Girdwood Brewing Co. and Girdwood Nordic for a free family friendly event (not a kid drop-off). All levels are welcome. Go classic or skate, and leave your pups at home. Skating would be great tonight on the CAT track or 5k!! The snow has been awesome...

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28 Jan January 28, 2020

Shane and Marc groomed all of Glacier Valley's groomable Nordic trails this afternoon.  Marc concentrated on the Moose Meadow, connector trails and the Upper Meadows.  Shane put a nice finish on the 5K Nordic Loop.  There was a mechanical problem with the track setter so there are no set classic tracks on any of the trails.  With this great winter we've got going on, there are many skiing opportunities available to all skiers.  Go out and enjoy this wonderful snow....

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27 Jan January 27, 2020

John had an interesting day grooming Meadows and the 5K Nordic Loop.  Lots of powder coming out of the sky.  He was able to get a fresh groom for the Four Valley's Community School young people's ski program in the Moose Meadow, but by the time the kiddos made it out to the trail they were breaking trail.  After John worked, Shane went out to do some additional grooming in challenging conditions.  Please remember, the grooming program is a partnership between the Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Rec and the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club.  It is a strictly volunteer operation.  Give these guys a hand!...

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25 Jan January 25, 2020

John spiffed up the Moose Meadow, connector trails and Upper Meadow trails.  And, he added classic track to all!  Enjoy winter, and remember to join and support the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club....

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24 Jan January 24, 2020

The Moose Meadow, connector trails, Upper Meadows and the 5K Nordic Loop have all been groomed within the last 24 hours.  Classic tracks were set on the 5K Nordic Loop.  Enjoy this great snow!...

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23 Jan Come Ski with community! Wed Jan 29 6pm

  What: Join Girdwood Brewing Co. and Girdwood Nordic for a free family friendly event (not a kid drop-off). All levels are welcome. Go classic or skate, and leave your pups at home. While no actual coaching or teaching will be given, light pointers and advice will be to those looking for some. We've been gazing at the stars above and gliding on fresh groom and fluffy snow. After skiing, meet at GBC for refreshments and community building. Cheers! When: Wed Jan 29nd @ 6pm. Be back to pkg lot by 7:30 at latest. Last call @ GBC is 7:59! Where: 5k parking lot at Arlberg Gear: GYOG (bring your own gear). Dress for the cold.  Wear a headlamp!...

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22 Jan January 22, 2020

Kyle made a number of laps around the Moose Meadow this afternoon, putting down some new corduroy.  The trail is still a little soft, but should be great skiing, or walking, or dog walking, or winter biking.  He was just getting ready to do some tree clearing from the trail at the top of Horror Hill when we spoke this afternoon.  Hopefully, the trees will be removed and the infamous Horror Hill will be completely skiable. It should be great skiing in the meadows today and tomorrow.  Stay safe out there....

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21 Jan Community Ski Wed Jan 22, 6pm!

What: Join Girdwood Brewing Co. and Girdwood Nordic for a free family friendly event (not a kid drop-off). All levels are welcome. Go classic or skate, and leave your pups at home. While no actual coaching or teaching will be given, light pointers and advice will be to those looking for some. We've been gazing at the stars above and gliding on fresh groom and fluffy snow. After skiing, meet at GBC for refreshments and community building. Cheers! When: Wed Jan 22nd @ 6pm. Be back to pkg lot by 7:30 at latest. Last call @ GBC is 7:59! Where: 5k parking lot at Arlberg Gear: GYOG (bring your own gear). Dress for the cold.  Wear a headlamp!  ...

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21 Jan January 21, 2020

The 5K Nordic Loop has been "track packed", that is, a snow machine has been driven around the loop several times to firm it up a bit.  The 1K, short loop was dragged to put a little corduroy on the snow, but the rest of the trail is still pretty much snow covered.  The trail should be excellent for classic skis (no set classic tracks), and touring gear.  The snow is falling, so go out and enjoy winter! Don't forget, the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club and the Girdwood Brewery have teamed up for a weekly ski outing.  This week at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, January 22 we'll meet at the Arlberg parking lot.  After a bit of skiing, structured, or "you're on your own" if you like, folks are invited to the Girdwood Brewery for some fun conversation and maybe a libation. Click community event on right!...

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20 Jan January 20, 2020 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Over night, we had a significant snowfall in Girdwood.  An attempt to groom the lower portion of the 5K Nordic Loop was made this morning.  There is so much powder that the groomer could barely get through it.  That means there are no groomed trails in Girdwood valley, except for Alyeska Resort today....

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18 Jan Fresh Groom Sat 1/18

Thank you Girdwood Groomers! Everything is freshly combed: All connectors, Moose Meadow, 5k, and the upper meadows. Tracks set on Arlberg bike path and upper meadow loop. Come out and cross country ski and keep the trails clean: Pick up after your pups. Support Girdwood Nordic Ski Club by becoming a member today! Click on our +Join button. Temps are forecasted to increase, being winter-pleasant for the extended weekend. It's another beautiful day in Girdwood Valley....

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15 Jan 1/15/20 All trails groomed. The whole Park !

5K spiffed up except for tracks to 1K cutoff.  Should ski pretty well for evening Community ski and get together in conjunction with Girdwood Brewery. Moose meadow groomed and connector trails as well. Upper Meadow  Loop widened. Groomers had to take 5 this afternoon to enjoy the sun shining into the upper valley loop as they looked across the arm to the Kenai Mountains. Sunshine! Beautiful. pz...

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13 Jan 1/13/20 Monday ALL TRAILS GOT A ONCEOVER GROOM

This morning Jim went out and worked on the Moose Meadow and connecting trails to 5 K parking lot. This afternoon Adam  spiffed  up the 5 K.  Later Marc went out to widen upper meadow loop and widen the infield area adjacent to 5 K parking area. The Girdwood Grizzlies were out training today on the 5 K. Go Grizzlies!  All trails looking good! Don't MISS our Wednesday Night Community Ski! Be there @ 6:00 PM. Join your neighbors! pz...

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10 Jan January 10, 2020

We spent most of the day getting snow machines functioning in the cool temps - -8 at the trailhead at 4:30 pm.  The 5K Nordic Loop is freshly groomed with set classic track.  Shane made a couple of passes around the Moose Meadow before taking the machine to a warm place for repairs.  Dress warmly - it is very chilly....

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09 Jan Community Ski Meet-Up Wed Jan 15th 6pm at 5k

What: Join Girdwood Brewing Co. and Girdwood Nordic for a free family friendly event (not a kid drop-off). All levels are welcome. Go classic or skate, and leave your pups at home. While no actual coaching or teaching will be given, light pointers and advice will be to those looking for some. After skiing, meet at GBC for refreshments and community building. Cheers! When: Wed Jan 15th @ 6pm. Be back to pkg lot by 7:30 at latest. Last call @ GBC is 7:59! Where: 5k parking lot at Arlberg Gear: GYOG (bring your own gear). Dress for the cold.  Wear a headlamp!...

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04 Jan 1/4/20 5K, Upper Meadow Loop and connector to Church Groomed

Groomers were out today and widened trails between Church and 5K  parking Lot. Also got a groom and tracks on 5 K.  Upper Meadow loop widened. A partial groom was done from Soccer Field through lower Moose Meadow. Groomers will be out again soon to get the whole Moose Meadow Loop widened as well. We still need more snow cover to really smooth trails. There are some thin, wet spots in all the meadows so ski with caution and look for hazards. Around the church there are some rough spots and vegetation narrowing the trail. We have a great start on getting all of the traditionally groomed trails up and skiable. Join and Support Girdwood Nordic Ski Club @ skigirdwood.org  pz...

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04 Jan January 4, 2020

The 5K Nordic Loop was groomed this morning.  Classic track was set.  It's cold out there, but the skiing is very good.  Peter is out now, grooming the Upper Meadows.  That makes for more skiing options!  Have a great day out there....

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