19 Sep 9/19/20 Help the winter groomers ! Pull alders on the trail Bed !

Take a walk, run or ride on the 5 K and help us control weeds on the trail bed. Hardy friends have been helping us for years on this ongoing problem but we need your help now. Especially over the Corkscrew hill. ( 2.5-3.5 K ) Anything  growing in the trail bed needs to be pulled. Throw it off trail or just leave it on the trail so we can see how much work you have put in for your club. Go on out and enjoy fall on the 5 K  and pull an alder! Thanks in advance from the GNSC Groomers!...

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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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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 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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