- 2:00 PM, Wed Mar 04, 2015 by Ed Brewer
2 piston bullys grinding the tour trail as far as goose lake from Hillside at 2pm
- 12:00 PM, Wed Mar 04, 2015 by Ed Strabel
Three to four inches of heavy wet snow. MSSC will re-groom tonight. Because of this snow and additional snow forecasted for later this week the area may be opened to snow machines this weekend. MSSC will only groom the non-motorized portion (first 2+ miles) if that is the case.
Tour of Anchorage Trail
- 11:00 AM, Wed Mar 04, 2015 by steve cleary
biked from Lake O to the tour trail - not that bad. Lots of machine traffic getting ready for Iditarod, keeping the trail good and packed. Soft on the bridges - best to avoid Tudor bridge and soft snow by ANTHC. Tour trail looked treacherous at the start but wasn't too slippery.
- 7:00 PM, Tue Mar 03, 2015 by Ryan Hickel
Spencers was fast and really fun tonight. It's in pretty good shape and even the icy patches on the downhills were soft. Rest of Hillside is fast and doable but a little icy on the up hills.
Unalakleet Nordic Ski Trails
- 3:00 PM, Tue Mar 03, 2015 by Nancy Persons
What a year for skiing out here---one word sums it up: rough! Last week, the slough was mostly under water so we couldn't get to our ski trail at all. Today, we broke that bad cycle and were able to groom the Dragon's Back for skating. All we have had to ski on this winter is a 1.2K loop. HOWEVER, if the weather holds we might be able to groom out Beyond The Dogs and to The Top. Skating was fast and fun on new fresh snow and the groomer was able to mix up the old hard pack ice into the new snow for some great skiing. We did have a bit of freezing rain mixed with snow. Presently it is still snowing and very foggy. Temps are to drop and winds will be from the north which should help dry out the slough and enable use to cross over to ski easier with out water hazards. Never a dull moment skiing in rural Alaska! As always anyone is welcome to join in the fun of skiing here in Unalakleet!
Lost Lake Trail
- 11:00 AM, Tue Mar 03, 2015 by JA
Has anyone been on Lost Lake Trail recently and can report on the conditions?
- 9:00 AM, Tue Mar 03, 2015 by MadDog
Re: Portage Lake-I haven't been but spoke with some would be ice climbers on Sunday. They had come back into town with reports of little ice in the Portage Valley and open water on the lake. But I did not see any of this myself so keep that in mind.
- 8:00 PM, Mon Mar 02, 2015 by Dreamskater
- 5:00 PM, Mon Mar 02, 2015 by Heidi
Spencer was crisp corduroy on a solid base. The lighted loops were a thin groomed layer on solid ice. It was all fun, fast skating!
- 12:00 PM, Mon Mar 02, 2015 by Ed Strabel
Stadium, Mat-Su loops and Mtn Streams access trail re-groomed for skating. One inch of powder Saturday night helped.
- 11:00 AM, Mon Mar 02, 2015 by Pravus
Went both ways from the trailhead at Rabbit Slough in the Palmer Hay Flats. I was on Nordic skates with skate ski poles and had a great time of it. 15 miles total. There were plenty of bike tracks and foot prints, and only one bad section of ice right before you get to the cabin on the bank. Stayed to the side and got past it after about a quarter mile. Just a dusting of snow above mostly smooth ice, so leave the skis at home...
- 10:00 AM, Mon Mar 02, 2015 by Christine H.
Any more recent updates as to conditions on Portage Lake?
- 10:00 AM, Mon Mar 02, 2015 by Skimouf
Fresh groom at Kincaid. Kind of soft, but very nice.
- 8:00 AM, Mon Mar 02, 2015 by Kathy Stevens
I went to Portage Lake on Sunday March 1st open water every where. I was very surprised.
- 2:00 PM, Sun Mar 01, 2015 by Travis Rector
- 12:00 AM, Sun Mar 01, 2015 by Ashley Wise
The road was groomed for skate and classic to the gate late tonight. 2 inches of new snow saturday made for ideal grooming on a nice base. Clear skies and a 2 hour northern lights show guided the way. Enjoy!
Arctic to Indian Traverse
- 7:00 PM, Sat Feb 28, 2015 by Dave Bass
Pretty good coverage on the creek made for a much better ski than we expected. The bottom half of the Arctic downhill was very icy and thin. Great soft snow up near Indian Pass. We were able to ski to within a mile of the road. Good times!
- 4:00 PM, Sat Feb 28, 2015 by Ed Strabel
Mat-Su Ski Club will re-groom Archangel Rd when the snow stops (late tonight or tomorrow). If we get enough snow at GPRA we will groom that also.
- 4:00 PM, Sat Feb 28, 2015 by Bear
Odd conditions after the Ski for Kids - lumpy, soft, yet pretty fast. Perfectly good if not wonderful skiing (on the snowmaking loop only, of course). Bad weather, though: 31 degrees and raining hard enough to soak normal ski clothes in sub-30 minutes.
To the earlier question about salt, I don't know.
- 3:00 PM, Sat Feb 28, 2015 by Jim f and mike t
Nice ice skating on the lake today 27 k round trip. 1/4 inch frost on ice.
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