26 May Thank you to our Members and Donors

Girdwood Nordic 2019-2020 Members Leah & Cody Scholz Karen, Mike, Harlan, Ruby Loso Ed Kamienski & Emmy Zartman Briana Sullivan & Marc Esslinger Nels, Rachel, Ariana Barber Brian, Isha, Bella Kari Carolyn Seramur Jill & Joel Gordon Jim Braham & Kathy Peters Kim Blommel & Charlie Crangle Bre, Ryan, Miles, Dean Donovan Sally and Jim Burkholder Jessica Schaeffer Peter Zug & Lin Hinderman Bonnie York Deb and Keith Essex Lauri & Jeff Bassett Mark, Tara, Bethany Wells Mark & Kathy Saugstad Thomas Brewer John & Ronni Weddleton Amy and Greg Schumacher Justin & Mary Thomas Jennifer Spain Sam Sterling Denis & Debbie Corral Mark Jonas Eryn Boone Jessica Daniels Paul W. Wunnicke Karen Schoemaker Kristin Denton Alaska Stone Care Kevin Desmond Jim Waugaman Antonia Sparrow Howard Magoon Kari Lovett Mike Edgington Erik Flora Garrett Swygman Pamela Richter Jim & Susan Reeves Andy & Janet Kellam-Munter Pat & Betsy Preis  Sally Randich Eileen Driscoll Carriage House Accomodations Cyrus Read Jane Sauer Max Treinen Lex Treinen Nick Treinen Rosie Frankowski Zoe Fuller Russ DeVries Buffie Cubit Fred Stutzer Debra Wickler Dan Brokaw Brian & ELLIE Burnett Dustin Shannon David & Elaine McCambridge John Amore Ron Tenny Laurie Derrick Richard Mize JOSEPH KURTAK Becky Hauser Jamie Oakley Rebecca & Graham Emerson Scott Thomas Lily Grbarach Barbara & Paul Crews Liam & Francis Connor Leola & Barron Rutherford Holly Hill Heather & Matt Szundy Paul & Cindi Wilson Chris Wilson & Anne Thomas Alex Wilson & Rachel Steer Dave Robinson Aaron Stiassny & Julie-Pierre LeClerc Holly & Darby Hobson Woodland Preschool Teresa Paquet Sally & Bob Messing Jackie and Ruby Collins Maggie Donnelly Rebecca & Jerry Reichlin Catherine Moncrieff Margaret & Ethan Tyler Henry Munter Matt & Katra Wedeking Four Valleys Community School Ally & Mike Goens Catherine McDermott Meghan Nedwick Nathan Lukes DDS Cary & Nate Lukes Anna & Mike Fleming Elizabeth Finch Allison Kristensen Sasha Swift Kalie Harrison Luke & Amy Smith Chris & Joslyn Stinson Kyle & Stacy Kelley Louis Theiss Becky Germain Gwen Sovitski Nicole Geils Terri Adkins Kristy & Chris Urstadt Gail Hille Jess Roberts Vicky Clark Aleph Johnston-Bloom Kathy Lowe Susan Opalka Tiffany Peterson Judy Onslow Donna Knutsen Rachel Beissmann Maggie Laufenberg Martin Cassens Peterson EM LLC Shannon Brockman Emily Wiswesser Kurt Eriksson Jehn Pahl Chuck & Kerry Dorius Kirstyn Draper Jody Clingenpeel Danell Isaacs Laurie & Keith Tryck Sandy Mapes JR Eker Kathy Joy-Holmes Jean Pierre Rosay Thomas Jones Jeremy Wood Amy Quesenberry Ben Arians Jolie Johnson Elizabeth Anderson Kathy Trautner Rachel Steer Kari Hendrich Ray and Julie Robinson Kristian Sieling Pick. Click. Give.  Anonymous (9) Shane Bowlin Brian Burnett Kristen Cassens Madelyn Cassens Evan Corral Jessica Daniels Barry Dearborn Robert Dugan Sherry Dugan Fred Esposito Deb Essex Molly Etters Richard Evenhouse Amanda Gross Molly Hickox Gail Hille Isabel Lukes Thomas Manos George Mapes Michael Miller Jacob Panzer Michelle Pearson Britta-Lis Perry Carl Propes Cyrus Read Matias Saari Eben Stone Heather Szundy Matthew Szundy Brennan Walsh John Weddleton Capital Donors 2020: Lin Hinderman Girdwood Forest Fair Inc. Wilson Family Foundation James N Reeves Glenn Gellert Michael Smith & Nina Kemppel Connor Scher Chuck Dorius Kevin Desmond Lauren Georgelos Mark & Christine Flanum Lynne' Doran Groomers Deb Essex Eben Stone Tim Charnon Shane Bowlin Ethan Tyler Adam Harkreader Peter Zug Jim Braham Kyle Kelley John Gallup Marc Esslinger Chris Stinson ...

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23 Apr Final Report for the 19/20 season Thursday 4/23/20

Grooming is over for the season but the trails still have snow. Our warm and wet weather has made it difficult to improve conditions with grooming so we have gone into off season multi use status on the 5 K Loop.  Meadows are likely to have wet spots so ski and walk with caution until snow settles or melts. Thanks for the support and stay tuned for News about future developments. Stay hunkered and safe and take a ski run or two for the groomers. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it all happen. Kyle and Margaret were always there with a helping hand.  Most importantly we thank all of the Members and contributors to our volunteer driven Ski Club. Have a great spring and summer. We will see you on the trails!...

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21 Apr April 21, 2020

The grooming season is just about a wrap.  We tried to smooth out the 5K Nordic Loop after we drove a snow machine around to pick up trail signs.  The snow is too soft to support a groom and I doubt if we'll be back out again this season.  Thanks to all of the loyal GNSC members and other trail users who make our efforts worthwhile.  And a big thank you to all of the grooming volunteers and support folks....

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13 Apr 4/13/20 Monday New Snow!

All trails got a onceover this morning. Some have new tracks too. Warmer temperatures and rain softened up surfaces then it got a few scant inches of new snow topping. Keep enjoying the snow while we have it. pz...

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12 Apr 4/12/2020

The 5K Nordic Loop, Upper Meadows, connector trails and the Moose Meadow were groomed this morning.  No classic tracks were set.  The snow is soft and should be a lot of fun to ski today.  The trails in forested areas are dirty with lots of tree debris, but still very skiable.  Get out there soon to enjoy the tail end of winter.  Happy Easter everyone....

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08 Apr 4/08/2020

The Moose Meadow, Upper Valley Trails, connector trails, the Arlberg bike path and the 5K Nordic Loop were all groomed this morning.  We should have some good skiing on all trails today.  Enjoy getting out - trails are a great way to "social distance" yourself and get some fresh air....

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04 Apr 4/4/20 All trails groomed last night

Last night Deb gave all trails a onceover. Warm temperatures have started to turn winter conditions to spring for now. Our groomers will do their best to keep up with these changing April conditions. Get out and re-create ! pz...

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02 Apr 4/2/20 All trails groomed last night

Last night Deb and Nels went out on all trails to tune things up.  Warmer temps had softened the surface and it was all smoothed out. This mornings new snow will top it with a nice coating of fresh. Still many more days of skiing to go. Get out and walk, bike, hike or ski your way to enjoying our Girdwood trails. pz...

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27 Mar 3/27/20 Friday More Grooming on 5K

Multi use trails were tuned up yesterday so Jim and Peter went out to work on the 5 K this morning. Tracks didn't go too deep due to hard surface but the main trail got tuned up nicely into a fast ski surface. Tree debris still is there but got mixed in a bit. Continue to use caution and get out to see your neighbors and friends on the trails from a safe distance.pz...

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26 Mar 3/26/20 Thursday All multi use trails spiffed up

Deb went and buffed up all multi use trails last night. Recent wind event in the valley  has put a lot of tree debris down through out the 5 K trail.. We will keep trying to groom it but expect slower snow patches on the downhills and as always use caution. Get out and enjoy the sun! pz...

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24 Mar It’s not too late to become a GNSC Member!

Recreating in the beautiful Girdwood valley while keeping our distance is possible this season thanks to the continued efforts of our volunteer groomers working on the fantastic snow-covered Nordic and multi-use trails. Sport your Moose pin today and stay healthy, clean, and grateful. Sign up online here....

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24 Mar 3/24/20 Tuesday AM Trails got another onceover

Groomers have been busy. Kyle and Ethan were out yesterday and then John worked some more last night. Then John came back for more rounds this morning. Skiing should be great. Springtime conditions will be variable depending on time of day you are out there. Watch for changing conditions.  Keep your spirits up....

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