Maintaining Trails, Building Trails, and Promoting Nordic Skiing in the southern Mat-Su Valley
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Annual Meeting - thanks everybody!

Thanks to Olympian skier Reese Hanneman for giving a great talk and slideshow at our annual meeting.

And many thanks to Arkose Brewery and Backcountry Bike & Ski for their support of this meeting and steady support of the Mat-Su Ski Club.

Board Election Results

Four Board members stepped down, four new Board members were elected, and two members were reelected, at our Annual Meeting. We had five new candidates on the slate, all of whom would have made great additions: our bylaws allowed the election of only four.

See the changes on the BOD page.

Thanks to Our Volunteers!

Our Saturday, October 13th, GPRA work-in-the-rain party was well-attended and the trails got some needed love. Damage on the Comp Loops from the August deluge (14.6 inches of rain at GPRA) was fixed, the final touches were put on the new Terrain Park, and we carried a telephone pole around.

Backcountry Bike & Ski fed us well again. Thanks to them.


The State closed and locked the Hatcher Pass gates on Oct 12, until next summer.

Last year's start of the Nordic ski season on groomed trails was on October 16th at Independence Mine.

Your opportunity

to honestly claim (for a little while) to have won, or at least competed in, every 2018/19 season Nordic race in North America! The Race to the Outhouse on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at Hatcher Pass.

Volunteers built 51 pieces of very nice looking portable hard fencing for ski (and other) events at GPRA last week.

View of Gov't Peak from 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