16 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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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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04 Jan Community Ski Meet Up Wed Jan 8th 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 with these brisk temps, 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 8th @ 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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02 Jan 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...

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01 Jan 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 firmed up and heading back to being a ski trail. Shane, Tim and Eric!  Happy new year!  ...

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30 Dec 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....

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28 Dec 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  ...

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27 Dec 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  ...

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24 Dec 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...

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

[caption id="attachment_2082" align="alignright" width="465"] See the Girdwood nordic trail dressed in holiday lights Dec 20 6-8pm[/caption] 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....

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04 Dec 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 !                    ...

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19 Apr 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...

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