All Trail Reports

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 1/6/20 Monday 5 K lightly groomed, All others up and running

    Our whole Groomed trail system is open and looking pretty good. Still some rough and thin spots in Moose meadow. Near the church on either side of the bridges terrain is rough with some vegetation narrowing the trail. Please ski with caution. Enjoy the New Year snow!  ...

  • 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 vegeta...

  • 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....

  • 1/2/20 5K tracked and groomed+upper valley loop connector from church

    After many rounds on 5 K for compaction, groomers put a smooth finish on it before wrapping up today. Surface is still soft and classic skis are still recommended. Tim came out to put in both Upper Valley Loop and the connector to the church in with a snowmobile track groom. We will continue to work towards getting all valley trails packed in as conditions allow. Winter has finally come ! Get out and enjoy it .pz...

  • Happy New Year Groom. 5 k is now skiable 1/1/20 PM

    Too much snow this AM but Tim went out this afternoon with his personal machine. Eric from Alyeska showed up with an aly machine and helped out too. We now have a soft tracked surface suitable for classic skiing. A little too powdery for skate skiing as of now. We will be working hard towards firming up the 5 K, and moving towards other trails as time allows. Probably Upper Meadow loop is most likely to be next on our list. Thanks to all the folks involved today getting our great powder snow fir...

  • Happy New Year ! 1/1/2020 Too Much Of A Good Thing!

    16-18 ” new snow fell and is still falling. Shane got out this AM but found the new snow too deep to drive our snow machine through. We will wait til daylight to attempt to catch up with the 5 K. In the mean time go out and SKI !...

  • December 30, 2019

    Warm, wet weather has brought a temporary halt to grooming operations, but we’ve groomed the 5K Nordic Loop several times in the last few days.  The trail is VERY MUSHY today.  Skiing may damage the surface, so please avoid the trail until it firms up.  Also, since we are into the Winter grooming season, dogs, snowshoes, bikes and walking on the SKI ONLY 5K trail are not permitted....

  • 12/28/19 5K Groomed and Arlberg Bike path

    Yesterday and last night’s snowfall made it possible to open the whole loop of the 5 K trail. It skied nicely today,  however is a bit thin in spots. More snow in the forecast! Currently Moose Meadow and connecting trails to upper valley loop are still short  of snow to groom without harming underlying  vegetation. We will be looking at expanding our trails as snowfall allows. Get out there and enjoy WINTER! pz  ...

  • 12/27/19 Whole 5K trail and bike path rolled

    Winter Grooming has begun! Thanks to Eric from Alyeska Resort for coming out and using their tracked  side by side wheeler to pull the club’s roller around the entire 5 K loop! Conditions are about 2″ of packed powder. We now are switching back to our winter ski only status for the trail. Bring your rock skis and leave your dog at home please. We recommend classic skis at this point to help consolidate our thin snowpack. We still need much more snow but this is a wonderful start. pz ...

  • 12/24/19 5 K still multi use until grooming begins.

    Once grooming starts 5K will go back to ski only. For now enjoy it however you choose! There is less than 3 ” on the trail now. Perhaps the one skier yesterday might agree its still too early to ski the 5 K. We hope to see some Christmas snows which will put us back into Groom mode. Stay tuned and please obey signs once they go up. Merry Christmas and a snow filled New Year.  pz...

  • Friday Dec. 20th Solstice Celebration 6 – 8 PM

    December 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 5K Trailhead Kiosk Girdwood, AK 99587 United States + Google Map Come join us at the 5 K Trailhead Friday night. The fire will be warm, refreshments Hot and the lights burning brightly. Join us for this family affair with fellow web-footed Girdwoodians to welcome winter to our valley trails. It is time to do your best SNOW dance ! Follow the lights around the 1k loop and help us celebrate the beginning of Winter and the longer days to come....

  • 5 K Nordic loop Friday Dec 6th, 2019

    Still waiting for more snow. Stay tuned. Winter always Happens! Your faithful groomers are standing by…Some folks have chosen to ski the 5 K but until we start winter grooming walking is OK and still recommended. If you choose to attempt skiing, exercise caution and only consider using rock skis....

  • 12/3/19 First signs of winter

    Currently @ 5 inches of soft snow. Some have skied but report scratching rocks on downhill pitches. Still not enough snow to groom w/o turning up rocks. The 5 k will remain multi use until we get enough snow to groom. Stay tuned. Happy Winter !                    ...

  • 4/18/19 4 of 5 K Groomed

    Today with 8″ new on the ground groomers just had to roll it all out. Still soft and thin in many parts of trail. Ski with caution , and enjoy the bitter end of the season. pz...

  • Skimeister cancelled

    Due to the lack of snow connecting trails in the valley, the 2019 Alyeska Skimeister scheduled April 20th will be cancelled.  There is great crust skiing up north and elevation.  Enjoy the last days of skiing, and we will see you next year!  Happy Spring!!...