Thanks to the Volunteers who maintained the GPRA Nordic ski trails on May 19th, July 11th, July 15th, and July 20th.
Small groups, but strong!
Erosion issues on the steep climb above the Terrain Park are fixed, and the entire Comp Loops were reseeded as necessary. Rock chucking and hand-smoothing of the brand-new-in-June trail segments is completed. Trails were re-contoured at some bridge approaches, with reinforcing stonework, on the Matanuska and Susitna loops.
Opportunity still awaits! The Eska Loop and the waterfall drop on the Denali still need some erosion control work.
All trails at GPRA are open for summer uses. The Blueberry Knoll Trail and the Gov Peak trail to the Chace table were just brushed, in mid-July. By a volunteer.
Thanks to the Sponsors of our Spring Fundraiser
Thanks to everybody who participated in the
Mat-Su Ski for Women.
You helped raise over $4300 for Alaska Family Services!
Recap of 2018-2019 Grooming of Nordic ski trails.
The 2018-19 grooming season lasted 197 days. (Compared to 226 days last season)
Our grooming season started on Oct 29th at both Independence Mine and GPRA; and ended on May 14th, back at Independence Mine. We would have continued grooming for another week or two, but the State came up and plowed the snow away.
THANK YOU GROOMERS!
Trail Pins Support Grooming
Do you enjoy the ski trails in the Mat-Su Valley?
The Mat-Su Ski Club maintains and grooms Nordic trails at:
Your contributions help make this possible.
Groomers wanted for GPRA and Archangel.
Will train! No pay! Benefits include earplugs and Northern Lights.
Contact us if you think you might like to join the grooming crew.
With a larger corps of groomers we hope to groom on a more frequent and regular schedule next season, with opportunities for individuals to be responsible for only one regularly scheduled, 3 to 4 hour session, per week .
ClubCam at GPRA
Thanks to Our Most Important Sponsors