Maintaining Trails, Building Trails, and Promoting Nordic Skiing in the southern Mat-Su Valley
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Annual Mat-Su Ski Club meeting and social.

Pizza, speakers, auction, and election!

Saturday, October 20th, 6:30 pm - 10 pm at the GPRA Chalet.

Annual Meeting - Oct 20

Olympian skier Reese Hanneman will be the guest speaker at our Annual Meeting.

Arkose Brewery will make refreshments available. Free feed - pizza, salad, and cookies. Lots of great items in the silent auction - all benefits go to the High School Ski Scholarship program.

Everybody is welcome.

Board Elections

We are accepting nominations for four new Board Members, to be elected at our Annual Meeting on October 20th. We are a working board and would benefit from new members skilled in accounting, or in social media promotion. If you are interested in serving on the Board, or nominating someone else, please contact us or send an email to by October 12th.

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.

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