News / Updates

  • 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.

  • Solstice Night!

    With SNOW we ski!  Join us this Friday, Dec 22 @ 7pm at the GNSC kiosk to ski and then gather around the bonfire.  Sip hot cocoa, celebrate Solstice. Headlamps and lights encouraged; bring a thermos or buy a NEW moose thermos on Friday!  Sign up for a 2018 Membership here or on Friday!  This is a zero waste event.

  • 2017 Girdwood Trails Marathon Race Results

    The 2nd annual Girdwood Trail Marathon was contested under clear skies and run over 26 miles of Girdwood’s spectacular trail system. This is the only looped trail marathon in Alaska, The race route covers trails managed by Girdwood Nordic Ski Club, Girdwood Park & Rec, Chugach State Park, U.S. Forest Service, Girdwood School and Alyeska Resort. All the proceeds of this run go back to the groups that maintain and build Girdwood trails. The men’s race was won by Alaska back country legend Miles Raney. He bested Matias Saari (2016 winner) and Soren Weurth. The Women’s field was won by APU skier Lauren Fritz, she topped Julie Johnson and Rachel Steer for her first win in Girdwood. Volunteers from Girdwood Nordic Ski Club and the Girdwood Trails Committee made this event happen! See full results here