16 Jan Tuesday Jan 19th: >6′ distance ski @ 6pm!

Daylight keeping you in?  Don your headlamp and Ski with CommUNITY!  Meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues. Jan 19.  Ski the 5k or the meadows, a ski-length (or two) away from community members and friends!  Moose Meadow is groomed and another option to ski from.  Twinkling stars and fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling - with or without a crew.  Dress warm, wear a face covering, and see your eyes and skis there! If you have a meeting to make on these Tuesday nights, come at a time that works for you or carry the meeting with you as you ski along the trails....

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06 Jan Tuesday Jan 12th: >6′ distance Ski @ 6pm!

Daylight keeping you in?  Don your headlamp and Ski with CommUNITY!  Meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues. Jan 12.  Ski the 5k or the meadows, a ski-length (or two) away from community members and friends!  Moose Meadow is groomed and another option to ski from.  Twinkling stars and fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling - with or without a crew.  Dress warm, wear a face covering, and see your eyes and skis there! If you have a meeting to make on these Tuesday nights, come at a time that works for you or carry the meeting with you as you ski along the trails....

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18 Dec 3pm into the darkness! Solstice Ski is tonight… Wear your twinkling lights!

The trails are ready for your gliding skis and staggered celebration. Join GNSC in spirit and in person around the shortest day of the year. The 1.6 K loop will be beautifully lit tonight, December 21st from 5-9 PM. Come ski the loop alone or with friends. To keep the congregating to a minimum we will not have a fire pit or refreshments, but encourage everyone to come ski at their own pace and see the lights on the shortest day of the year. The trails are in and the skiing is great in Girdwood!...

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12 Dec Tonight, Tues 6pm Ski Meet up, 6′ distance!

Daylight keeping you in?  Don your headlamp and meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues Dec 15.  Ski the 5k or the meadows, a ski-length away from community members and friends!  Moose Meadow is now groomed and another option to ski from and back.  Twinkling stars and fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling with or without a crowd.  Dress warm, wear a face covering, and see your eyes and skis there!...

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04 Nov Solstice Ski

December 21, 2020 join the spirit of GNSC, friends, and community at a ski-length distance! Wear a head lamp, head toward the 5K kiosk, and come ski the twinkling path....

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01 Nov Become a 314er! Save the UAA Ski Team

Help save the UAA ski team!  Click here to learn and donate: What is a 314er ? SAVE the UAA Ski Team On September 10, 2020, UA Regents voted to eliminate more than half the funding for the UAA ski team, and discontinue Alpine skiing events. To save our sport, preserve the Alpine events, and field a complete team, the UA Regents and UAA Chancellor are asking us to raise two years of operating costs. A total of $628,000 dollars. Exactly half, $314,000 of the total, needs to be delivered in cash.  The second $314K can be in pledges. We can achieve this.  Become a 314er today and support a Whole UAA Ski Team. NCAA college skiing is in trouble. Lost programs at New Mexico, Nevada, Whitman, Western State College, Brown, and others are the sad reality of institutions successfully amputating Olympic sports. The UAA Chancellor and the UA Board of Regents gutted the UAA ski team’s budget, offering to keep a Nordic-only grouping that can never be competitive in its quest for a National Championship. UAA is now the canary in the coal mine. One domino left teetering, and our toppling could take down the entire Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association. Once the RMISA is gone, the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association is soon to follow. If you care about collegiate Olympic sports, Skiing in particular, you need to care about saving the UAA Ski Team. There is hope. We have a pathway forward, and we need your help. To save our sport, and add Alpine back to our team, the UA Regents and UAA Chancellor are asking us to raise two years of operating costs. A total of $628,000 dollars by Feb 1st, 2021. Exactly half, $314,000 of the total, needs to be delivered in cash. The second $314K can be in pledges. It’s a steep hill to climb, but together we can do this. Our ski racing community is strong, resolved, and stands together in solidarity for all of our programs. We are a sport like no other, and we have an opportunity to be better. By saving the UAA Ski Team, we are turning the tide. We show that institutions cannot cut or gut programs. DONATE TODAY...

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01 Nov Narrow Gauge Grooming

It's chilly outside! Are you ready for winter? GNSC volunteers are: We're ensuring our trails are clear for snowpack, equipment is set to groom, and the skis are waxed. GNSC is fundraising for a Narrow Gauge Groomer! Did you know? We're collaborating with other volunteers in Girdwood! Local trail steward Ben Kohler is the brain behind a new Snow Dog trail groomer. Utilizing this machine will make our small trails in Girdwood ideal for classic skiing, walking, and biking. Ben has done the research and brought this concept to the Girdwood Trails Committee and our Girdwood Nordic Ski Club. He received overwhelming support from both and we are fundraising for a Snow Dog. The following two foot wide trails will be smoothed out this year: Beaver Pond Trail, lower Iditarod National Historic Trail Loop, and the Bird/Gird Trail to the first rest stop. The new groomer costs about $5,250 and will be purchased by GNSC. It is easy to donate when you sign up for your 20-21 Membership under an additional line for "Donations." We will contribute additional donations toward the Snow Dog machine and supplies. Support Narrow Gauge Grooming by donating while you become a member on our membership form or visit our FB page to donate directly! Help save the UAA ski team!  Click here to learn and donate: What is a 314er ?...

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02 Sep Girdwood Marathon

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 ...

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02 Sep GIRDWOOD MARATHON 2020

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 ...

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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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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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29 Feb Sunday Ski @ noon: Moose Meadow and tasty Chili after

Ski moose meadow in the fresh snow Sunday at noon and head to the Brewery after from 2-4, where we'll have hearty chili for hungry skiers! GBC is hosting a fundraiser for GNSC and all proceeds go to the ski club!  We'll have a donation jar next to crock pots of chili. Please BYOB & spoon - Bring Your Own Bowl/mug/cup and spoon to keep Girdwood and Alaska trash free!!...

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21 Feb xc ski Wednesday is tonight and the skiing is sweet

What better place to be in the evening than under the stars and snowy mountains, cruising along on your quiet skinny skis. The views have been spectacular. Maybe we don't need a headlamp anymore! 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. The snow has been awesome...

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16 Feb There’s a Wednesday again this week – are you missing the 6pm ski?

What better place to be in the evening than under the stars and snowy mountains, cruising along on your quiet skinny skis. The views have been spectacular. 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. The snow has been awesome...

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16 Feb Today 5pm! 5k @ 5pm xc ski and cheers Sunday

Meet at the 5k parking lot at 5pm for a pop up Happy Hour ski! Go classic or skate; it's all skiing great! Why not do a tour - start from Moose Meadow or Our Lady of the Snows and connect the trails? Bring your thermos, bevy, or goodies to tailgate after. Families and friends welcome. Furry friends welcome on the multi-use trails with their doggy-do gear. Is Wednesday night not working for your schedule to ski with your community? Extend your weekend with this community ski and bring a friend or make a new one!  ...

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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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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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