News / Updates

  • 1.6k fun ski at 10am, 5k at 11am. Register 9am day of.  Help fundraise for Little Bears’ new building!  Cannot make it but would love to DONATE? Everything helps.  Are you able to volunteer? Something fun to do here

  • Help fundraise for Little Bears’ new building! Saturday, Jan 28th at the 5K: 1K and 5K ski for a cause. Hope to see you there. Stay tuned for info through Little Bears and GSNC.

  • Visit Fourvalleys.org to register for ski lessons with Tyler Henegan, our experienced and awesome ski instructor! Click on ‘classes’ to see the listing and register. Skate skiing Fridays 3-4pm, 5-6pm, and Classic Skiing on specific Saturdays and Sundays, 1-2pm. $30 per lesson, Location: Moose Meadow

  • Join GNSC and Community on the lighted 5K loop Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022. Bundle up, bike or ski to parking lot A, bring your mug (and maybe a spoon!) and ski up to the kiosk to join in the celebration of LIGHT! This is a favorite annual event for many. Ski the 1K or 5K loops with a headlamp or without. We look forward to seeing you on the trails! Ski from Moose Meadow for a lovely tour of Girdwood and warm up at the kiosk with celebration and ski back.

  • Come visit GNSC at the Holiday Bazaar Dec 10th at the Girdwood School. Stop by our table to say hi, renew your membership, check out swag, or celebrate giving to your community!

  • Today is Giving Tuesday, a day when people come together and harness the power of human connection to change our world. Thank you for supporting Ski and Multi Use trails in Girdwood! We all love trails in Girdwood – that are being kept in shape for their user groups. Girdwood Nordic Ski Club is participating in Giving Tuesday 2022, and we thank you for your support. Our JOIN page has a donation space for you. See you on the trails or upcoming events! Dec 10th Bazaar or Solstice Ski Dec 21st.

  • December’s near! Save the Date: Solstice Ski 12.21.22

  • Thank you to all participants and volunteers, who helped make the Girdwood Trails Marathon a success! We couldn’t have done it without you. No rain and a great day in the valley. Click here for results.  Congratulations to Galen and Hannah, 1st place finishers in the 2022 Girdwood Trails Marathon!

  • On Aug 20, 2022 the 3-Stage Eduro Bikerace begins at Alyeska Resort. Stage 3 features the Singletrack trails amidst the Nordic Loop. registration HERE  All funds raised go to Bikewood! Pre-Rrgistration required. Saturday, Oct 1 is the Girdwood 1/2 and Full Marathon. Register today!  If you can volunteer, contact us: info@skigirdwood.org.  We could use some savvy Girdwood volunteers.

  • Run with others Sat a.m. June 11th or on your own time by June 17th. Support the Alaska Run for Women by registering here. Your donation matters! When you run the course, respect the trails and watch for bikers while on Alyeska Resort property. See the post for more information. Girdwood Teams 2022: Girdwood’s BREAST Intentions! https://www.akrfwregistration.org/team/4089 Girdwood Fire & Rescue https://www.akrfwregistration.org/team/4083

  • Unfortunately, with the new snow over the last week and considering skiers and volunteers’ safety, the Hill Climb has been officially postponed to 2023. Thank you to all volunteers willing to be available last Saturday and incase today (May 7). We very much look forward to next year’s event! Thank you Alyeska Resort, Cross Country Alaska, sponsors, and GNSC.

  • Stay tuned for a rescheduled date, hopefully next Saturday, May 7th. Email info@skigirdwood.org if you can volunteer! Alyeska Hill Climb through CCAK. Click HERE for information. Brought to you by Alyeska Resort, Cross Country Alaska, and Girdwood Nordic Ski Club. Register today! https://nordicx.redpodium.com/ccak-alyeska-hill-climb Long Course: Alyeska Day Lodge and finish at the top of the Tram. Open to U16+ Short Course: Alyeska Day Lodge and finish mid-hill. Open to U12, U14, U16 skiers. *U16 skiers may select either Long OR Short Course  

  • Read on for TIPS from GNSC: Crust skiing/biking allows you to explore meadows and other spaces usually not accessed by skate skis or bike. The key weather ingredients are 1) warm daytime temperatures to create a bit of melting, 2) followed at night by temperatures below freezing to 3) make the slushy surface freeze and form a crust. While an inch of new snow is fine, any more than that prevents a crusty surface. Crust skiing offers amazing freedom because a skier can go pretty much anywhere, and usually more speedily since the snow’s surface provides a smooth and fast base. Tips for crust skiing/biking: Crust skiing tends to favor skate skis over classic skis as the refrozen surface layer of snow doesn’t offer much grip for classic skiing. Studded tires recommended for crust riding since the snow has been refreezing. Watch the weather for freezing temps at night. Clear skies tend to allow for freezing of the surface layer of snow. The CNFAIC has a excellent weather page. Different area

  • Thank you everyone for coming out to the inaugural KMTA Classic! Below is a link to all the finishers, by race, then by wave: 2K fun ski, 2x2x2 Relay, and Timed 5K. Thank you to our volunteer timers and organizers! Girdwood Nordic Ski Club and Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Board was thrilled to have so many talented and happy skiers take part. Looking forward to next year! Click on link below: 2022_KMTA_Classic__Results

  • Join us Sunday, Feb 27th at noon for our inaugural family friendly race in Girdwood! Race day registration begins at 11am up the trail from at the 5k parking lot. Click here for info and registration and details. Three different race disciplines include a 2K, 5K timed event, and relay 2x2x2! If you’d like to volunteer, email: info@skigirdwood.org  Like new feel-good shirts? See the designs for the KMTA Classic! Other February Fun: https://juniornordic.org/2022/02/february-fun/

  • Skate and Classic Skiing Lessons with coach Tyler, beginning Jan 21. Skate every Friday 3-4pm and 5-6pm 1hour (Jan 21- Feb 18th) Classic Sundays 1-2pm Jan (30, Feb 6, 27th) Classes $30 each / Sign up at www.fourvalleys.org Meet at Moose Meadow Tyler has been skiing since Middle School and honed his skills as a racer through high school and began coaching kids programs while attending UAA. A seasonal worker, Tyler spends his winters coaching skiing in the Anchorage bowl, his spring seasons ski coaching in rural Alaskan communities, and his summers chasing salmon in Bristol Bay. Tyler has over 15 seasons of coaching experience in swimming and skiing, and is a qualified member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA).

  • Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info! Girdwood is hosting a fun event for the whole family. Feb 27 is a new event, partnering with KMTA including a fun race for youth. Links for registration here.

  • Bring your cheer, don some lights, and a pocket full of empty mug and spoon for some savory soup and maybe hot chocolate too!  Park at parking lot A, clip into your bindings, and ski to the Nordic 5k. Happy Ski Solstice Girdwood!  Tues evening Dec 21. Celebrate the longest night of the year!  Membership and swag available for purchase, pick up your pins, socks, etc that you ordered at the Holiday Bazaar.  See you there!

  • Statewide 2021 Bring Back the Light Event – Girdwood joins with a headlamp ski!  Meet at Our Lady of the Snows parking lot for a ski, bike, or walk with light on the trails. COVID-19 Pandemic has been long and difficult, but Alaskans have shown considerable strength and continue to adapt and care for each other. Step outside (& ski!) and shine a light in honor of all those who have lost their lives and loved ones or have experienced hardship or loss. Express gratitude and help us bring back the light. Meet below the pkg lot and head out on the groomed trails for a one hour loop. Go at your own pace and time – or go from your door with others if you cannot make it. Get involved and help – share photos or videos bringing back the light using the hashtag #WithYouAlaska.

  • Today is the day! Swag, GNSC Memberships, pins, and support. 12–4.