12 Feb February 12, 2020

The 5K Nordic Loop has been groomed and classic track was set.  The Moose Meadows, connector trails, Upper Meadows and the Arlberg bike path were also groomed, but no classic tracks were set.  In addition, Chugach Powder Guides groomed the Cat track.  Lots of skiing to be done out there....

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09 Feb February 9, 2020

The downed tree on the 5K Nordic Loop was removed this morning.  After that, we groomed and set classic track on the Moose Meadow, connector trails, the Upper Meadows and the 5K.  Enjoy skiing in Glacier Valley.  As always, join and support the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club....

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08 Feb 1/8/20 All trails spiffed up . Light groom .

Warmer temps have changed snow quality but groomers were out for a light groom on all trails. A single tree fell across upper part of 5 K below high bridge, trail groomed from both sides of tree . Hop over the trunk and keep skiing. Be aware of snow laden trees either dumping " Tree Bombs" or simply breaking high above your head.  When it's windy in the forest pay attention! Have fun out there. pz...

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06 Feb February 6, 2020

Eben groomed the Moose Meadow, connector trails and the Upper Meadows last evening.  Peter has gone out to groom the 5K Nordic Loop and to put in classic tracks on all trails.  Another fabulous ski day in Girdwood!...

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04 Feb February 4, 2020

Shane groomed everything possible today.  Should be some excellent skiing in Glacier Valley for the next few days.  Don't forget the Girdwood Brewery and Girdwood Nordic Ski Club weekly outing tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5.  Gather at the Arlberg Ave. parking lot for a fun ski starting at 6:00 pm, then a chance to meet at the brewery for additional fun....

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02 Feb 2/2/2020 Palindrome Day

After a beautiful weekend with ski and foot traffic, Moose Meadow was freshened up this evening as well as the connectors and Upper Meadows. Ski past the 5k Monday, Feb 3 between 4-530pm and be inspired by all the action: Youth in Girdwood having fun on Nordic skis!...

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31 Jan January 31, 2020

Shane groomed all trails today - with a light touch.  The snow is deep and it is very challenging to pull one of the heavy grooming devices with the snow machine, so he was not able to set classic track.  Your volunteers will continue to keep the trails in good shape.  John plans to head out tomorrow morning to set classic track.  As always, join and support the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club....

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28 Jan January 28, 2020

Shane and Marc groomed all of Glacier Valley's groomable Nordic trails this afternoon.  Marc concentrated on the Moose Meadow, connector trails and the Upper Meadows.  Shane put a nice finish on the 5K Nordic Loop.  There was a mechanical problem with the track setter so there are no set classic tracks on any of the trails.  With this great winter we've got going on, there are many skiing opportunities available to all skiers.  Go out and enjoy this wonderful snow....

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27 Jan January 27, 2020

John had an interesting day grooming Meadows and the 5K Nordic Loop.  Lots of powder coming out of the sky.  He was able to get a fresh groom for the Four Valley's Community School young people's ski program in the Moose Meadow, but by the time the kiddos made it out to the trail they were breaking trail.  After John worked, Shane went out to do some additional grooming in challenging conditions.  Please remember, the grooming program is a partnership between the Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Rec and the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club.  It is a strictly volunteer operation.  Give these guys a hand!...

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25 Jan January 25, 2020

John spiffed up the Moose Meadow, connector trails and Upper Meadow trails.  And, he added classic track to all!  Enjoy winter, and remember to join and support the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club....

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24 Jan January 24, 2020

The Moose Meadow, connector trails, Upper Meadows and the 5K Nordic Loop have all been groomed within the last 24 hours.  Classic tracks were set on the 5K Nordic Loop.  Enjoy this great snow!...

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22 Jan January 22, 2020

Kyle made a number of laps around the Moose Meadow this afternoon, putting down some new corduroy.  The trail is still a little soft, but should be great skiing, or walking, or dog walking, or winter biking.  He was just getting ready to do some tree clearing from the trail at the top of Horror Hill when we spoke this afternoon.  Hopefully, the trees will be removed and the infamous Horror Hill will be completely skiable. It should be great skiing in the meadows today and tomorrow.  Stay safe out there....

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21 Jan January 21, 2020

The 5K Nordic Loop has been "track packed", that is, a snow machine has been driven around the loop several times to firm it up a bit.  The 1K, short loop was dragged to put a little corduroy on the snow, but the rest of the trail is still pretty much snow covered.  The trail should be excellent for classic skis (no set classic tracks), and touring gear.  The snow is falling, so go out and enjoy winter! Don't forget, the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club and the Girdwood Brewery have teamed up for a weekly ski outing.  This week at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, January 22 we'll meet at the Arlberg parking lot.  After a bit of skiing, structured, or "you're on your own" if you like, folks are invited to the Girdwood Brewery for some fun conversation and maybe a libation. Click community event on right!...

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20 Jan January 20, 2020 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Over night, we had a significant snowfall in Girdwood.  An attempt to groom the lower portion of the 5K Nordic Loop was made this morning.  There is so much powder that the groomer could barely get through it.  That means there are no groomed trails in Girdwood valley, except for Alyeska Resort today....

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18 Jan Fresh Groom Sat 1/18

Thank you Girdwood Groomers! Everything is freshly combed: All connectors, Moose Meadow, 5k, and the upper meadows. Tracks set on Arlberg bike path and upper meadow loop. Come out and cross country ski and keep the trails clean: Pick up after your pups. Support Girdwood Nordic Ski Club by becoming a member today! Click on our +Join button. Temps are forecasted to increase, being winter-pleasant for the extended weekend. It's another beautiful day in Girdwood Valley....

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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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