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  1. GPRA

      [Mat-Su] - 10:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Ed Strabel

    Classic tracks set on Mat-Su Loops (skate lane is still in good shape following the High School races). Mountain Streams Loop groomed for classic and skating.
  2. Glen Alps Middle Fork

      [Anchorage] - 9:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Glen Alps Trailhead

    Enough snow to cover 99% of rocks to do some touring, no grooming, all outback! <3ing the snow
  3. Kincaid Park

      [Anchorage] - 7:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by JPR

    Could the race organizers have the courtesy of informing other skiers of what is closed, of the time of closure, and of alternate routes?
    Today coming from Jodhpur, continuing with Margaux, I was blocked at the stadium, and later at the lower tunnel, when I tried to reconnect with Margaux. A good exit was on Elliot's climb, and with the ungroomed shortcut to the lower tunnel to finally reach Margaux towards Jodhpur. A simple sign on Margaux before reaching the stadium would have been appropriate.
  4. Tour of Anchorage Trail

      [Anchorage] - 6:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Skijoring Ladybugs

    Tour of Anchorage Trail from Service to the north end of the BLM airstrip is in pretty good shape with just enough snow to cover the ice, but not quite enough snow to cover all the spruce cones. Skiers, snowbikers, and walkers were all out having a good time.
  5. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

      [Anchorage] - 5:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Chuck

    My friend Scott and I had the pleasure of planting our stiff skis lovingly into the virgin groom, which was soothingly soft, yet had a perfect firm foundation.
  6. Beach Lake Trails - Chugiak

      [Anchorage] - 3:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Tony

    Beach Lake was lovely but slow skating after the initial groom this afternoon because of the long-awaited snow. Should be primo tomorrow.
  7. Russian Jack

      [Anchorage] - 3:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Sarah

    Oh so fun! And the winter totally redeemed itself! Trails are great!
  8. Russian Jack Springs Park

      [Anchorage] - 2:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Melissa

    Flurries still falling this afternoon. They have made at least one pass to flatten & groom the trail. We saw two snowmachines with "groomers". Good ski, soft trail. Lots of kids at the chalet doing a ski lesson.
  9. Hillside

      [Anchorage] - 2:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Tim J.

    13 degrees and light snow falling. Fresh groom and classic tracks on Original Lit Loop, Besh, and Double Bubble. Bottom of classic tracks occasionally down to icy base with subsequent surprising speed - forward and occasionally backward (lack of kick). No grooming yet on Richter or Ridge - but good skiing anyway. Thanks groomers!
  10. Hillside Trails

      [Southeast] - 1:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Kikkan Randall

    NSAA groomers out this morning packing the Hillside trails. A bit soft but getting better every lap. Thanks guys!
  11. Kincaid Park

      [Anchorage] - 1:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by jay peabody

    fresh grooming on lighted loops. a thin layer of cord over ice. Definitely still rock ski conditions but very skiable, and considering this winter conditions are good.
  12. Russian Jack

      [Anchorage] - 12:00 PM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by steve cleary

    Groomer came to Russian Jack right before Junior Nordic started at 10:15. Nice work. Skated from there over Tudor Bridge. tour trail not groomed, but it is groomed along Campbell under Elmore over to Lake Otis. Fun. Had to take off skis for the tunnels but great skiing.
  13. Chester Creek Trail

      [Anchorage] - 11:00 AM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Larry Rundquist

    Fresh groom this morning on upper Chester, Tikishla loop, Northern Lights, APU Bypass, and at least some of Russian Jack. Soft groom due to dry snow conditions, but it mostly filled in the best line single track depression along Northern Lights. About 2 more inches of dry snow overnight in the area.
  14. Hillside

      [Anchorage] - 11:00 AM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Hillside

    Trails were starting to be groomed. Soft pack, but good bond to the layer beneath. Decent track on lighted loop.
  15. Hillside

      [Anchorage] - 11:00 AM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Scott B.

    Groomer was out on the trails as we were starting our ski. Skied the lighted loops and down Homestead. The lighted trails were soft but smooth. At least at the time, no groom down Homestead; user packed. Thin spots on Homestead, particularly under trees on the downhill heading from Service. Soft snow packed on top of ice. Tracks were set on the lighted tails, but looked like they went down to the icy base in places.
  16. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

      [Anchorage] - 10:00 AM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Charles Wohlforth

    Happy Happy Happy!!! Arrived at the airport park to find pristine corduroy on the coastal trail. Skiing classic, made first tracks as far as Neptune. But it looks great for skating, too.
  17. Archangel Rd

      [Mat-Su] - 8:00 AM, Sat Jan 24, 2015 by Ed Strabel

    Ashley Wise will be packing and grooming the road up to the bridge this AM for both classic and skating.
  18. Independence Mine/GPRA

      [Mat-Su] - 9:00 PM, Fri Jan 23, 2015 by Ed Strabel

    Contract groomer groomed Ind Mine Fri PM with his big rig but substantially more snow is forecast overnight. GPRA will be re-groomed early Sat AM in preparation for the high school skate races Sat at 10 AM over the Mat-Su loops. Pioneer loop will be re-groomed for classic and skating.
  19. Archangel Road

      [Mat-Su] - 6:00 PM, Fri Jan 23, 2015 by Ashley Wise

    The road was NOT regroomed tonight after it started snowing heavily at 5pm. That coupled with the forecast for overnight accumulation caused MSSC to wait until this storm has settled.
  20. Kincaid Park

      [Anchorage] - 4:00 PM, Fri Jan 23, 2015 by Heidi

    The snow-making loop and stadium, plus a couple of brief extras on the sprint loop were perfect grooming. Everything else (we tried Mize, Margaux's and some bits of other trail) was 2-3 inches fresh, creamy powder over either slick hardpack or sheer ice. It's ok for classic, but not skating.

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