News / Updates

  • Girdwood Marathon! Saturday Oct 2nd

    Sign up for the Girdwood Half or Full Marathon. Spots are filling fast! Click to register: https://runsignup.com/girdwoodmarathon2021  Saturday October 2, 2021 in Girdwood! Kids have a category for the Half Marathon as well.

  • AK Run for Women in Girdwood

    Girdwood Run for Women!  Virtual, this Saturday June 12-June 19th. A 5mile course will be flagged along local streets, bikepath, and the beginning of the Nordic trail; a nice Girdwood mix!  Stay on the pink-flagged course for 1-5miles and join the cause!  Course starts at the base of Magic Carpet and continues clockwise, making a big loop. Thank you to Four Valleys Community School for organizing our Girdwood team. Time to register and grow our team! Support your Friends, Mothers, Sisters, Aunts, Grandmothers, and Community. Go solo, with girlfriends, supermen, even your pup.  Pick any day during the virtual event. Click here: https://www.akrfwregistration.org/registration/start-register.php Select ‘Join an existing team’ and look for Girdwood Four Valleys Community School   https://www.akrfw.org

  • SkiMeister: CCAK Uphill Race Saturday Apr 17

    Tour de SkiMeister is this Saturday, April 17th. Information HERE.  Thanks to Girdwood Nordic Ski Club and Alyeska Ski Resort, the event to end CCAK’s non-season is starting Saturday morning, UP the mountain! The Tour de SkiMeister. Races begin at 9am in 20 second intervals from the base of the tram, Sat Apr 17th with U16 and Under Short Course and U16 and older Long Course. No spectators allowed. Perhaps binoculars on your Girdwood morning walk would be the best viewing – or live feed finish results on your computer! Visit CCAK

  • Tues Solo? evening ski tonight!

    March and daylight galore! The sunset waits until well after our 6pm Nordic ski. If you haven’t yet, come ski with commUNITY! Meet at Moose Meadow, 6pm Tues. Mar 23rd. Ski loops, to the meadows or CAT track and back. All a ski-length (or two) away from community members and friends! Our Lady of the Snows Chapel is another great place to park. Wintry fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling – with or without a crew. Dress warm and wear a face covering. We’ll see your eyes and skis there! If you have an obligation these Tuesday nights, come at a time that works for you instead or carry the meeting along as you cruise trails with a much sweeter perspective.

  • Tues 6pm daylight ski at Moose Meadow

    March and daylight savings! The sunset waits until after our 6pm Nordic ski. If you haven’t yet, come ski with commUNITY! Meet at Moose Meadow, 6pm Tues. Mar 16th. Ski loops, to the meadows or CAT track and back. All a ski-length (or two) away from community members and friends! Our Lady of the Snows Chapel is another place to park. Wintry fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling – with or without a crew. Dress warm and wear a face covering. We’ll see your eyes and skis there! If you have an obligation these Tuesday nights, come at a time that works for you instead or carry the meeting along as you cruise trails with a much sweeter perspective.

  • Why not ski Tues evening? 6pm from Arlberg Pkg lot

    It’s spring break… March is here! Trails and temps are making winter so fun. This means the days are longer and our dusk-skis are gorgeous. You probably don’t even need your headlamp anymore – while you Ski with CommUNITY! Meet at Arlberg Parking lot, 6pm Tues. Mar 9th. Ski to the meadows, CAT, or over to Moose Meadow and back. All a ski-length (or two) away from community members and friends! Our Lady of the Snows Chapel is another place to park. The waning Snow Moon, twinkling stars, and fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling – with or without a crew. Dress warm and wear a face covering. We’ll see your eyes and skis there! If you have an obligation these Tuesday nights, come at a time that works for you instead or carry the meeting along as you cruise trails with a much sweeter perspective.

  • Tonight, skiing is awesome for a Tues night Ski, 6pm, ski length away! Meet @ Moose Meadow

    The trails and temps are holding for winter fun… and it’s March! This means the days are longer and our dusk-skis are gorgeous. You probably don’t even need your headlamp anymore – while you Ski with CommUNITY! Meet at Moose Meadow entrance, 6pm Tues. Mar 2nd. Ski the Viewscape loop, to the meadows, or do a couple loops right there, a ski-length (or two) away from community members and friends! Everything is firm and Arlberg parking lot is another option to ski from. The Snow Moon, twinkling stars, and fresh air will make any evening ski along our local trails fulfilling – with or without a crew. Dress warm and wear a face covering. We’ll 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 instead or carry the meeting along as you cruise trails with a much sweeter perspective.

  • Tuesday Nordic ski, 6pm! Feb 23rd

    The trails and temps are holding for winter fun. Extend your day into evening by going for a dusk-ski!  Maybe don’t even turn on your headlamp – and Ski with CommUNITY!  Meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues. Feb 23rd.  Ski the 5k or the meadows, a ski-length (or two) away from community members and friends!  Moose Meadow is firm 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.

  • *Fresh snow on Tuesday night * Ski with CommUNITY! 6pm, Feb 16th

    Extend your day into evening by going for a dusk-ski!  Maybe don’t even turn on your headlamp – and Ski with CommUNITY!  Meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues. Feb 16.  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 night is back at 6pm, Feb 9. Stay 1 ski away!

    Extend your day into evening by going for a dusk-ski!  Maybe don’t even turn on your headlamp – and Ski with CommUNITY!  Meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues. Feb 9.  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.

  • Longer days! Tuesday Feb 2nd >6ft distance ski, 6pm.

    Extend your day into evening by going for a dusk-ski!  Don your headlamp incase and Ski with CommUNITY!  Meet at the Arlberg Pkg lot, 6pm Tues. Feb 2.  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 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