News / Updates

  • Tuesday Jan 26: >6ft distance ski, at 6pm!

    Daylight keeping you in?  Don your headlamp and Ski with CommUNITY!  Meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues. Jan 26.  Ski the 5k or the meadows, a ski-length (or two) away from community members and friends!  Moose Meadow is groomed and another option to ski from.  Twinkling stars and fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling – with or without a crew.  Dress warm, wear a face covering, and see your eyes and skis there! If you have a meeting to make on these Tuesday nights, come at a time that works for you or carry the meeting with you as you ski along the trails.

  • Tuesday Jan 19th: >6′ distance ski @ 6pm!

    Daylight keeping you in?  Don your headlamp and Ski with CommUNITY!  Meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues. Jan 19.  Ski the 5k or the meadows, a ski-length (or two) away from community members and friends!  Moose Meadow is groomed and another option to ski from.  Twinkling stars and fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling – with or without a crew.  Dress warm, wear a face covering, and see your eyes and skis there! If you have a meeting to make on these Tuesday nights, come at a time that works for you or carry the meeting with you as you ski along the trails.

  • Tuesday Jan 12th: >6′ distance Ski @ 6pm!

    Daylight keeping you in?  Don your headlamp and Ski with CommUNITY!  Meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues. Jan 12.  Ski the 5k or the meadows, a ski-length (or two) away from community members and friends!  Moose Meadow is groomed and another option to ski from.  Twinkling stars and fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling – with or without a crew.  Dress warm, wear a face covering, and see your eyes and skis there! If you have a meeting to make on these Tuesday nights, come at a time that works for you or carry the meeting with you as you ski along the trails.

  • 3pm into the darkness! Solstice Ski is tonight… Wear your twinkling lights!

    The trails are ready for your gliding skis and staggered celebration. Join GNSC in spirit and in person around the shortest day of the year. The 1.6 K loop will be beautifully lit tonight, December 21st from 5-9 PM. Come ski the loop alone or with friends. To keep the congregating to a minimum we will not have a fire pit or refreshments, but encourage everyone to come ski at their own pace and see the lights on the shortest day of the year. The trails are in and the skiing is great in Girdwood!

  • Tonight, Tues 6pm Ski Meet up, 6′ distance!

    Daylight keeping you in?  Don your headlamp and meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues Dec 15.  Ski the 5k or the meadows, a ski-length away from community members and friends!  Moose Meadow is now groomed and another option to ski from and back.  Twinkling stars and fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling with or without a crowd.  Dress warm, wear a face covering, and see your eyes and skis there!

  • Solstice Ski

    December 21, 2020 join the spirit of GNSC, friends, and community at a ski-length distance! Wear a head lamp, head toward the 5K kiosk, and come ski the twinkling path.

  • Become a 314er! Save the UAA Ski Team

    Help save the UAA ski team!  Click here to learn and donate: What is a 314er ? SAVE the UAA Ski Team On September 10, 2020, UA Regents voted to eliminate more than half the funding for the UAA ski team, and discontinue Alpine skiing events. To save our sport, preserve the Alpine events, and field a complete team, the UA Regents and UAA Chancellor are asking us to raise two years of operating costs. A total of $628,000 dollars. Exactly half, $314,000 of the total, needs to be delivered in cash.  The second $314K can be in pledges. We can achieve this.  Become a 314er today and support a Whole UAA Ski Team. NCAA college skiing is in trouble. Lost programs at New Mexico, Nevada, Whitman, Western State College, Brown, and others are the sad reality of institutions successfully amputating Olympic sports. The UAA Chancellor and the UA Board of Regents gutted the UAA ski team’s budget, offering to keep a Nordic-only grouping that can never be competitive in its quest for a National Championsh

  • Narrow Gauge Grooming

    It’s chilly outside! Are you ready for winter? GNSC volunteers are: We’re ensuring our trails are clear for snowpack, equipment is set to groom, and the skis are waxed. GNSC is fundraising for a Narrow Gauge Groomer! Did you know? We’re collaborating with other volunteers in Girdwood! Local trail steward Ben Kohler is the brain behind a new Snow Dog trail groomer. Utilizing this machine will make our small trails in Girdwood ideal for classic skiing, walking, and biking. Ben has done the research and brought this concept to the Girdwood Trails Committee and our Girdwood Nordic Ski Club. He received overwhelming support from both and we are fundraising for a Snow Dog. The following two foot wide trails will be smoothed out this year: Beaver Pond Trail, lower Iditarod National Historic Trail Loop, and the Bird/Gird Trail to the first rest stop. The new groomer costs about $5,250 and will be purchased by GNSC. It is easy to donate when you sign up for your 20-21 Membersh

  • 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!