Maintaining Trails, Building Trails, and Promoting Nordic Skiing in the southern Mat-Su Valley
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Besh Cup Races will held at GPRA this Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16. Expect big crowds, and limited parking. This event was scheduled for Anchorage, but they probably won't have the snow.

This is a bigger Nordic ski race than any we have hosted before. If you would like to volunteer and ride the learning curve with us, we'll have a sign-up button here soon.

Dec 8th Race Results

Seventy-seven racers enjoyed the loong climb at the season-starter Race to the Outhouse  at the Independence Mine at Hatcher Pass on a fine snowy Saturday morning.

Thanks to the  Race Volunteers and thanks to everybody for coming out.

Race Details:

5KM Freestyle or 5KM classic.


Location: Hatcher Pass


DECEMBER 29th and 30th

The Icicle Double is the Mat-Su Ski Club's premier competitive and recreational race of the season. A two-day event: Classic races are on the first day and Skate races on the second day. Racers choose to race 5k or 15k or 30k course, on one or both days.

Swag, Raffle, and Feed Stations for all entrants.

Cash Prizes for overall womens and overall mens combined 2-day 60k 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

Rare CPG's will be awarded to all finishers, and only to finishers, of the two-day 60k.

Lessons for all levels of cross country skiers.

Lessons start  on Dec. 1st. and continue every Saturday until March. Walk-ons invited.

10am classic, 11:30 skate.

Sign up for Remind to get the latest on location.

Our efforts to bring a Biathlon facility to GPRA move steadily ahead.  We are working with the Mat-Su Borough to identify a specific area within GPRA where a change to State law will allow a range. We have also applied for a grant for two laser biathlon rifles.

ClubCam at GPRA

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:

  • Gov't Peak Recreation Area (GPRA)

  • Archangel Road, Hatcher Pass

  • Independence Mine, Hatcher Pass

  • Mountain Stream B&B

  • Matanuska Moose Range

Your contributions help make this possible.

Mat-Su Ski Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

1150 S. Colony Way Suite 3, Palmer, AK 99645

(907) 745-7547