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  1. Girdwood

      [Anchorage] - 10:00 AM, Wed Oct 29, 2014 by red8wop

    Wow! Exceptional grooming! A little wavy on the approach to the 5k system, then just perfect skate lane, double wide! WAY better than the hillside, worth the drive. No real risk of rocks that I saw, a few big ones that I flipped off the trail. Best skate skiing in the area by far. And a good workout on the hills
  2. Glen Alps

      [Anchorage] - 9:00 PM, Tue Oct 28, 2014 by Terri

    Enjoy your skiing! You're ahead of the rest of the country: no snow yet on Colorado's 10,000-foot Lizard Head or Red Mtn Passes. Boo hoo. Missing Anchorage and you all...
    - Stuck in the Lower 48 :-(
  3. Glen Alps

      [Anchorage] - 1:00 PM, Mon Oct 27, 2014 by rew8wop

    Still good classic/touring. Hills are getting faster. A skier-set shallow track in on the right side of the trail going out - good enough to track your skis, although multi-use erosion occuring. Very fun for late October!
  4. Girdwood

      [Anchorage] - 8:00 AM, Mon Oct 27, 2014 by burkys

    Check the Girdwood Nordic Web Site - groomed corduroy
  5. Turnagain Pass

      [Kenai] - 11:00 AM, Sun Oct 26, 2014 by David

    Hiked the new historic iditarod trail from the East Turnagain Pass parking lot to Ingram Creek. Great trail, beautiful weather, and a a few inches of snow. Saw some skin tracks, but bring your rock skis. Plenty of bare patches and noting is packed down...
  6. STA Trails

      [Anchorage] - 9:00 AM, Sun Oct 26, 2014 by Tim

    Rode Kincaid on Friday. Right now they're a mix of snow, dirt, and refreeze/ice. Not bad, but another dump would male them great fatbiking. Meanwhile, Hillside STAs are some great fatbiking right now. Most all the trails are well packed and FUN!
  7. Hillside

      [Anchorage] - 9:00 PM, Sat Oct 25, 2014 by MRab

    Spencer loop isn't too bad for skate skiing. Bring the rock skis.
  8. Tour of Anchorage Trail

      [Anchorage] - 6:00 PM, Sat Oct 25, 2014 by steve cleary

    I'm hoping for more snow for skiing soon, but in the mean time, the biking is pretty good on the lower tour trail. I biked through APU/UAA to close to Service and it's pretty smooth and frozen dry.
  9. Hillside

      [Anchorage] - 6:00 PM, Sat Oct 25, 2014 by Tyler Kornfield

    Amazing trail conditions considering such little snow! Thank you NSAA grooming for the great work so far. Look forward to a few more inches and a great winter.
  10. Hillside

      [Anchorage] - 12:00 PM, Sat Oct 25, 2014 by Eric Skis

    Good early season conditions on the Hillside. The trails are surprisingly well packed. I skied classic fish-scales and had a blast but would not hesitate to bring rock skate skis. The trails are packed nice and wide with a fair bit of debris and some rocks in places. Watch for those on the downhills.
  11. Kincaid STA Trails

      [Anchorage] - 11:00 AM, Sat Oct 25, 2014 by Bscott

    Has anyone ridden Kincaid STA trails recently? Are they snow covered or down to dirt? Which would be the best bike to take if we bike there tomorrow: fat tire with studs, mountain bike with studs, mountain bike with no studs???
  12. Independence Mine

      [Mat-Su] - 10:00 AM, Sat Oct 25, 2014 by Ed Strabel

    Still not enough snow to groom (or ski). Mat-Su Ski Club is ready to pack and groom as soon as there is enough snow. Do your snow dance!
  13. Glen Alps

      [Anchorage] - 10:00 AM, Sat Oct 25, 2014 by Red8wop

    Excellent for classical, no rocks. A skiff of fresh. Skied past German bridge.
  14. Hillside

      [Anchorage] - 4:00 PM, Fri Oct 24, 2014 by Eric Skis

    Holly or other skiers,

    Recommendation for skate or classic on the Hillside?

    How about Glen Alps? It skied well for classic on Tuesday. Is it holding up or is the multi-use making it choppy?
  15. Hillside - Spencer!

      [Anchorage] - 3:00 PM, Fri Oct 24, 2014 by Holly Brooks

    Fresh grooming on SPENCER thanks to Tom and the NSAA! The only reason we can ski it on four inches of snow is due to the fabulous trail work done this summer. The crew widened and smoothed out the trail - allowing us to ski on the minimal snow that we have. Fantastic work - THANK YOU!
  16. Independence Mine

      [Anchorage] - 8:00 AM, Fri Oct 24, 2014 by Gavin Kentch

    @Mlle Sarah - here is a quick, unfortunate, reality check re: the current snow situation near Hatcher Pass:
    http://www.cnfaic.org/wx/wx_site.php?site=marmot

    (If that link doesn't work, that's the Hatcher Pass webcam. It shows totally bare ground at 4,000'. Oops.)
  17. Hillside

      [Anchorage] - 9:00 PM, Thu Oct 23, 2014 by Mrp

    Great skiing tonight, much thanks to the guy with the shovel, rock star. I will get out there and do more the same this weekend! Ski on!
  18. Hillside Lighted Loop

      [Anchorage] - 8:00 PM, Thu Oct 23, 2014 by Holly Brooks

    The skating on the Hillside loop is fantastic thanks to Tom of the NSAA! He was packing our precious four inches just as I had to leave this morning. The part that I skied was fantastic, albeit rock skiing. (Which totally beats the black ice roller skiing I've been attempting to do.) A HUGE thank you to Tom. If you see him please give him a high five and a thumbs up! Oh - and if you're looking for a strength workout shovel the snow off the sides of the trails onto the trail :) As long as it stays cold this should make for a great base for our next snow fall. Enjoy everyone - see you out there!
  19. Hillside

      [Anchorage] - 8:00 PM, Thu Oct 23, 2014 by Tim Kelley

    I was the guy out shovelling at Hillside last night. And I learned that there is not much snow to shovel! So any future shovelers might consider also bringing a plastic sled or poly-tarp along with your shovel. Shovel show where you can find it onto the sled/tarp and then transport it to the thin spots. This will increase your trail fixin-up efficiency. Good skiing for ... October! ;-)
  20. Independence Mine

      [Mat-Su] - 5:00 PM, Thu Oct 23, 2014 by Mlle Sarah

    What's the snow/groom situation up this way? I know the bridge is out, but has there been any grooming there or at the mine?

    Thanks!


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