News / Updates

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Dr

  • 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.

  • Sunday Noon ski: meet @ Moose Meadow

    Meet friends and make new ones! The trails are in excellent condition this winter in Girdwood. Classic or skate at 12pm and explore Moose Meadow, connecting multi-use trails, meadows, and Nordic 5K!

  • Wednesday march 4, come ski!

    What better place to be in the evening than under the alpenglow, stars, and snowy mountains… cruising along on your quiet skinny skis. The views have been spectacular. 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… so is the skiing! Where have you been?! Join whenever you can to get outside with new company. 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 Mar 4 @ 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.

  • 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!!

  • 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… so is the skiing! Where have you been?! Join whenever you can to get outside with new company. 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 Feb 26 @ 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!

  • 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… so is the skiing! Where have you been?! Join whenever you can to get outside with new company. 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 Feb 19 @ 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!

  • 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!  

  • Every Wednesday at 6pm! Meet at the 5k parking lot and ski

    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… so is the skiing! Join whenever you can to get outside with new company. 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 Feb 12 @ 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!

  • 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… so is the skiing! Join whenever you can to get outside with new company. 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 Feb 5 @ 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!

  • 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!

  • GNSC Members

    New Sign at Kiosk!

  • 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!  

  • 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!

  • 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!

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

    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.

  • Registration open for 2019 Alyeska SkiMeister!

    Register now for the Alyeska SkiMeister on April 20th. It’s a spring tradition and a final hurrah on the last weekend of resort operations as we say goodbye to winter. This FUN event combines downhill skiing, Nordic and biking in one continuous race. Learn more and register HERE.

  • Alyeska SkiMeister is BACK April 21st!

    Register now for the Alyeska SkiMeister on April 21st! The SkiMeister combines downhill skiing, Nordic and biking in one continuous race. Learn more and register HERE.