News / Updates

  • The third annual KMTA and GNSC Corduroy Crush is just around the corner! This fun family event has something for everyone: a 2K with snowball biathlon, a timed 5K, and a 2x2x2 Relay! Register today and visit https://kmtacorridor.org/kmta-corduroy-crush/    for more info! Celebrate the joy of Nordic skiing and rich history in this area this spring. Would you like to volunteer? We would like to have you! Let us know: email rachelblakeslee@kmtacorridor.org

  • The March Nordic Newsletter is here! https://anchoragenordicski.com/newsletter/

  • Little Bears Barneløpet returns Saturday, February 24th! Registration 9am, ski at 10am.

  • Read the Anchorage Nordic Ski Association’s latest Newsletter! February Newsletter

  • Fabulous FACTS about the Full Moons in 2024!  Join Community under the Full Wolf Moon January 25th from 530-on in Moose Meadow! Ski or fat bike on a tour and bring your own vessel for hot cocoa. Howling is likely to be part of the night!

  • Shovel Party in Enchanted Forest 10am Saturday. Bring a shovel, wear skis or snowshoes and help smooth out the trail!

  • The January Nordic Newsletter has dropped! Check out the cover photo and everything after is packed with fun photos and lots coming in 2024. https://anchoragenordicski.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/2024_nordic_skier_january_online-1.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1yLRtSfHNurLrkrmNP9WMlP2c_VZ67wVme4FkkzXVusANy-O6cjRlZDj0

  • Moose Pass, Seward, and Girdwood are hosting winter break programs!  All within the KMTA area programs for $25 per child  Mon 18th – Fri Dec 22nd! Visit www.kmtacorridor.org for details!

  • It’s the big event of the year! Solstice is almost here. However you can celebrate outside is great. Join us before, on, or after Solstice skiing from the 5K kiosk along the Nordic Loop! The 2K will be lit with lights on Thurs, Dec 21st from 6-8pm. We need volunteers if you’re able: info@skigirdwood.org  As parking is extremely limited, come ski from wherever you can in Girdwood to join the ski on the shortest day of the year! Bring your own thermos or mug if you’d like some hot cocoa so we can have a zero waste event.

  • Come renew your GNSC Membership and check out our new moose swag! See you there at the Girdwood School gym from 12-4pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1719345348534484/?ref=newsfeed

  • The Alaska Nordic Skier December edition is ready for reading! Click HERE to read the December edition and find out what’s happening next around Alaska from the Ski Train to what’s going on tonight in Anchorage – the Jingle Mingle from 4-8pm! Fri Dec 1 @ 9170 Jewel Lake Rd Suite 200. Cannot make it? You’ll miss the snacks and mingling, but can browse the NSAA shop: Items can be picked up at their location.

  • The Alaska Nordic Skier November edition is fresh! Visit HERE to read and find out what’s happening next around Alaska. This edition informs skiers about the popular and new events, programs, and trail work that will make this season spectacular.

  • The following dates of events are places to renew your GNSC Membership and purchase swag – for family, friends, or gifts for yourself! Up next is the Annual FVCS Sports Swap Nov 4th at the Daylodge. 25% of sales benefit Four Valleys Community School’s programs, events, & classes. 9am gear drop off begins with sales from 12-3pm. Volunteer for best shopping, fun, and community connection! Dec 9th at the Girdwood School is the Holiday Bazaar from 12-4pm. Come visit our table and see the gym-size collection of Girdwood arts and crafts. Not one to miss! Dec 21st is our Annual Solstice Light Ski from 6-8pm at the 5K… join us!

  • Check out the October NSAA Newsletter and learn about all the happenings in Alaska’s Nordic Community! Did you miss NSAA on AK Public Media’s Outdoor Explorer – featuring Kikkan Randall? It was great! Listen when you have an ear here and push play: Upcoming season with Lisa Keller and the Executive Director of Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage!

  • Results here: https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=331453&live=1 More Photos here: https://www.facebook.com/skigirdwood

  • There are many ways to help your local trails in Girdwood: The Friends of Girdwood Trails is coordinating trail work every week and the upcoming events include the Girdwood Marathon and the 16th Annual Alyeska Climbathon! Get out and feel good about it. Email friendsofgirdwoodtrails@gmail.com to join the email list to find out more.

  • What a great day Saturday morning! Congratulations to all the racers and thank you Alyeska and volunteers for making this event possible. The athletes were so impressive, climbing from the bottom of the mountain all the way to (short course) Sourdough or (long course) the Top of Tram!  Thank you to Cross Country Alaska https://my.raceresult.com/236959/?fbclid=IwAR27PxNRyRWPJ1duTSGtQmMAnFouD4hKUKQhrLZ-yRHMT8u8NLArCQ2hRpg

  • Registration is open!  Alyeska Hill Climb Saturday April 15th https://www.crosscountryalaska.org/alyeskahillclimb Event is limited to 50 Female and 50 Male for long course and 20 Female/20 Males for Short course. $30 for long course, $20 for short course Short course starts at base of tram to mid hill. Open to USSS U16 and U14 ages. Long course begins at the base of tram and climbs to the top of tram. Open to USSS 16+ Maps will be posted in early April.

  • Registeration closed! Sign up Sunday morning at 930am in person. KMTA Corduroy Crush 2K fun ski + biathlon option, 5K timed event, and 2x2x2 Relay for all ages! Join this family fun event on Sunday March 26th at 11am, 5K at 11:30 and Relay at 12:15pm. There will be snowballs, fun, prizes, and skiing!  Want to ski, but not that far? Grab a friend and register for the Relay!  You only have to ski 2K, and then do it again.  The weather looks great for Sunday.  

  • March 25th Classic Ski Lesson! 1-2pm March 25th Skate Ski Lesson!  2:30-3:30pm Sign up on the links above to improve your ski technique and efficiency in Girdwood.  Worth it and FUN!