September Updates

Counting down the days until winter!

Registration for the 2020-2021 season is ongoing. Trail pins and membership funds help the Mat-Su Ski Club operate throughout the year. We appreciate your support!

When you donate to Mat-Su Ski Club, your contribution helps fund the maintenance of these trails:
  • Government Peak
  • Recreation Area
  • Moose Range
  • Archangel Road
  • Independence Mine
Mat-Su Ski Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that depends on contributions from its users to maintain these trails to promote a healthy, active community.

Donate today!


Mark Your Calendar

  • September 15th - Junior Nordics registration opens
  • September 25th - Independence Mine trail work scheduled. Volunteers needed!
  • Oct 15th - Junior Nordics gear pickup (by appointment)
  • Oct 17th - Junior Nordics gear pickup (by appointment)
  • Oct 17th - Annual Meeting (6:00-9:00)
  • Dec 26th - Icicle Double
  • Dec 27th - Icicle Double

Get Ready for the Ski Season

Snow has hit the mountaintops; time to dust off the skis!

Junior Nordics registration opens September 15th. This program is being planned to be held as it has in the past with an extra emphasis on health and safety during the pandemic.

This year's sessions include:
  • Monday & Wednesday - 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Monday & Wednesday - 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Tuesday & Thursday - 5:30-6:30 PM
Register at

Each of these sessions needs individuals who are willing to dedicate just a few hours a week to a group of kids who want to learn to ski better! No coaching experience necessary. This is a good opportunity for high school and college-aged skiers to mentor younger kids as well. If you are interested in coaching any of these sessions, please contact

Annual Fall Meeting

Come ring in the new ski season with fellow skiers in the community at our Annual Fall Meeting Saturday, October 17th at 6:00 PM at the GPRA parking lot and stadium.

In order to maintain social distancing, this is scheduled to be an outdoor event. A live band will play, and food will be available for purchase.

Five seats are available for election on the Mat-Su Ski Club Board of Directors. Come vote for the upcoming board term! If you want to help the club succeed, and have the time to serve on the board, contact to put yourself forward.

Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are needed September 25th at 10:00 AM to help set up the trails at Independence Mine area. This job will take a minimum of 4 volunteers and will take about 6 hours to complete. If you are available to help, please contact Ed Strabel at 907-354-7524 (calls only) or at

All volunteers who accumulate 8 or more hours (as recorded by the club) will receive a free borough parking pass for the following year.

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P.O. Box 364, Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-7547