- 3:00 PM, Sat Dec 20, 2014 by Happy Skier
Wow! Conditions were so much better than I expected given our pitiful snowfall this year. Lighted loops were fast, fairly smooth, and had minimal debris and ice. Skate skiing was wonderful! NSAA membership is worth every penny. :)
- 10:00 AM, Sat Dec 20, 2014 by DB
Great conditions and grooming at independence mine this morning
- 9:00 AM, Sat Dec 20, 2014 by Ed Strabel
The road will be groomed for classic and skating all the way to the upper gate Sat night starting around 5:30 PM. Please stay off the freshly groomed trail until Sunday AM to allow the snow to setup. Thank you!
- 1:00 AM, Fri Dec 19, 2014 by Darren Black
Groomed all loops and set classic tracks. Beautiful trails and a beautiful night at the mine.
- 9:00 PM, Thu Dec 18, 2014 by AlaskaRain
Midtown park skating Oval. Hot mopped today. In great shape for Soltice Skate party tomorrow evening.
- 4:00 PM, Thu Dec 18, 2014 by Adam Verrier
We skied classic around a majority of the park today but the best skiing at Kincaid would be skating on the Lekisch 7.5. It's groomed for skating but has had very little traffic, so it's pretty good.
- 3:00 PM, Thu Dec 18, 2014 by nfn
anyone knows how Westchester lagoon is being hot mopped? IS it possible to skate there ?
- 3:00 PM, Thu Dec 18, 2014 by Malinak
The lagoon looks like it is in great skating shape. The muni was still out there hot mopping about an hour ago (3:45 pm). Lots of skaters, bikers, skiers, walkers, dogs out there enjoying the sunset. Including a busload of school kids and West High Nordic team.
Skating is excellent. Enjoy!
- 11:00 AM, Thu Dec 18, 2014 by red8wop
World class tracks and skate lanes, world class scenery and no people - WOW! Thanks for the tracks.
- 10:00 PM, Wed Dec 17, 2014 by Zack Steer
Re-groomed all trails at Independence Mine. 2 inches new snow in the past 24 hrs. Clear skies and cool weather (20F) should let trails set up nicely overnight.
- 8:00 PM, Wed Dec 17, 2014 by Chuck
Very good ice. It was mopped on Tues and was very good for races last nite. Will likely be done again tomorrow. Should be in great shape for the Solstice Skate party friday @ 6 PM.
- 8:00 PM, Wed Dec 17, 2014 by Ryan and Erin
Skated multi-use, snow-making loop and mize. Multi-use was pretty good. Snow making loop not as good and mize was like skiing on an old, hard, white frosting.
UAF, Birch Hill
- 4:00 PM, Wed Dec 17, 2014 by Lisa
Come to Fairbanks for the Ski Your Age the day after Christmas and ski all our great and I might add very snowy trails. Lighted trails at both UAF and Birch Hill packed and tracked.
- 1:00 PM, Wed Dec 17, 2014 by Charles Wohlforth
Skiing at Hillside is good, especially the lighted loops. Downhills on Double Bubble and Spencer Loop 'sporty,' as an earlier poster said. Scraped down, and on Double Bubble rocky. Overall, however, amazingly good considering the weather.
Independence Mine/Archangel Rd/GPRA
- 10:00 PM, Tue Dec 16, 2014 by Ed Strabel
Ind mine will be regroomed Wed night. Gene Backus packed Archangel Rd to the bridge Tuesday and will pack the road up to the gate Wed. No tracks, but should be OK for skating. Light dusting of snow at GPRA but not enough to groom. Pioneer loop and the new mountain bike trails are open(skiing not recommended). Please stay off the Matanuska and Susitna loops and the stadium area.
- 6:00 PM, Tue Dec 16, 2014 by Sarah
Hillside lighted loops are fast and fun!!
- 6:00 PM, Tue Dec 16, 2014 by Reno Deprey
Great skiing at Hillside, due to the expert grooming by Tom. Even I was able to skate with confidence in avoiding icy spots. Fast and smooth skiing! Thanks, Tom! Keep up the good work and we're all praying with you for new snow. Reno Deprey
- 2:00 PM, Mon Dec 15, 2014 by red8wop
Mize loop skiable especially the outer loop. A bit scritchy. A snow machine drag would improve things.
Sisson had coverage but not groomed
- 11:00 PM, Sun Dec 14, 2014 by Ed Strabel
All loops regroomed for classic and skating. Trails are solid and fast. Temperature is staying below freezing, (for now).
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