The following dates of events are places to renew your GNSC Membership and purchase swag - for family, friends, or gifts for yourself! Up next is the Annual FVCS Sports Swap Nov 4th at the Daylodge. 25% of sales benefit Four Valleys Community School's programs, events, & classes. 9am gear drop off begins with sales from 12-3pm. Volunteer for best shopping, fun, and community connection! Dec 9th at the Girdwood School is the Holiday Bazaar from 12-4pm. Come visit our table and see the gym-size collection of Girdwood arts and crafts. Not one to miss! Dec 21st is our Annual Solstice Light Ski from 6-8pm at the 5K...

Check out the October NSAA Newsletter and learn about all the happenings in Alaska's Nordic Community! Did you miss NSAA on AK Public Media's Outdoor Explorer - featuring Kikkan Randall? It was great! Listen when you have an ear here and push play: Upcoming season with Lisa Keller and the Executive Director of Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage!...

It's the time of year when trails are soft or frozen during temperature fluctuation. Please ride, run, and stroll with varying trail conditions in mind! After some maintenance, the 5K is setting up with the cool temps this week AND...

HEADS UP GIRDWOOD! A section of the 5 K Loop will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, for necessary gravel & maintenance in the area. We will have signs along the trail right about the 4.5 km area. Thanks for your understanding as we get ready for winter! ...

WOW! Thank you Girdwood! And to everyone who came out for the Girdwood Trails Full and Half Marathon. The fall weather was great and trail conditions held nicely. See full results HERE. Our volunteers, sponsors, and participants created this fabulous event. We are grateful to all of you. See more photos on our social page....

Fall is a flash here for a tiny bit longer.. The Girdwood Marathon is right around the corner, mere days away! Come out and cheer, volunteer, or dress warm and ring a cowbell. Support Girdwood Trails runners and organizers. Volunteer? Click HERE. See athletes between 9-1pm+ along the course: Daylodge start - to Chair 3, Winner Creek, Nordic 5K, Upper Winner Creek, Iditarod Trail, Athabaskan Trail, Beaver Pond Trail, California/Abes, Alyeska bike path, Iditarod trail...

There are many ways to help your local trails in Girdwood: The Friends of Girdwood Trails is coordinating trail work every week and the upcoming events include the Girdwood Marathon and the 16th Annual Alyeska Climbathon! Get out and feel good about it. Email friendsofgirdwoodtrails@gmail.com to join the email list to find out more....

We hope you've been enjoying the trails and sun that appeared in July and August this summer. It's almost time for the Girdwood Marathon! If you'd like to participate or support local annual events, please join. Upcoming events include the 16th Annual Alyeska Climbathon!  click here to register.  Would you like to volunteer for the Girdwood Marathon?  Sign up here.  ...

All trails were compacted last night, and Shane and Peter are heading out this morning to spiff everything up and add classic tracks....

The 5K Loop and Upper Meadows are groomed.  Moose Meadow and the Lower Meadows are not groomed due to warm temps and the chance of getting the snowmachine stuck.  We will keep grooming as long as we can.  The CAT track is a great place to ski or walk....

Quickly groomed all the meadow trails this evening and the first 1K of the 5K Loop as needed.  Have a great weekend! #hunkerout...

Smoothed out all trails except the Arlberg sidewalk.  Will do the same Friday night to head into the weekend with some stylish corduroy.  It is great to see some many people out on the trails!  Welcome to April in Girdwood!...

Gird your loins, it’s time for the Girdwood Marathon!! This is probably the only good news of 2020 so savor it. Choose the full 26.2 mile marathon or 13.1 mile half-marathon. The race starts and ends in the idyllic, forested village of Girdwood. The course takes you through town, along the Bird to Gird trail, into the mountains rich with autumn colors, and views of snow-dusted peaks. It’s probably going to rain or hail or both since it’s Girdwood, after all. Aid stations? No. This is a BYOBS race (Bring Your Own Bear Spray), along with water and a smile.   We will start the race in waves (COVID) and with waves. Covid says, “Race is limited to a maximum of 30 racers for the Marathon, maximum of 30 for the half.”  Thank you! October 3rd at 9am Meet at the Alyeska Daylodge. SIGN UP HERE ...

Girdwood Marathon 2020 October 3 @ 9:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm October 3rd at 9am Meet at the Alyeska Daylodge. Gird your loins, it's time for the Girdwood Marathon!! This is probably the only good news of 2020 so savor it. Choose the full 26.2 mile marathon or 13.1 mile half-marathon. The race starts and ends in the idyllic, forested village of Girdwood. The course takes you through town, along the Bird to Gird trail, into the mountains rich with autumn colors, and views of snow-dusted peaks. It's probably going to rain or hail or both since it's Girdwood, after all. Aid stations? No. This is a BYOBS race (Bring Your Own Bear Spray), along with water and a smile.   We will start the race in waves (COVID) and with waves. Covid says, "Race is limited to a maximum of 30 racers for the Marathon, maximum of 30 for the half."  Thank you! SIGN UP HERE ...

Register now for the Alyeska SkiMeister on April 20th. It's a spring tradition and a final hurrah on the last weekend of resort operations as we say goodbye to winter. This FUN event combines downhill skiing, Nordic and biking in one continuous race. Learn more and register HERE....

With SNOW we ski!  Join us this Friday, Dec 22 @ 7pm at the GNSC kiosk to ski and then gather around the bonfire.  Sip hot cocoa, celebrate Solstice. Headlamps and lights encouraged; bring a thermos or buy a NEW moose thermos on Friday!  Sign up for a 2018 Membership here or on Friday!  This is a zero waste event....