August Newsletter

Skiing: Social distancing before it was cool

When you donate to the 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 it's users to maintain these trails to promote a healthy, active community.

Donate today!


Upcoming Dates to Watch For

September 1: First day to sign up or renew membership for 2020/2021

Sept 15: Junior Nordics registration for 2020/2021

October 11: High school Nordic ski scholarship applications due.

October 17th Fall Meeting

This outdoor event will feature live music, raffles, food and beverages.
Members are encouraged to come and vote for new Mat-Su Ski Club board members. Socially distanced voting will be an option for members who are able to attend. Three of the 3-year board terms end, and those seats, as well as one open seat, will be filled with new or retained Directors. You are encouraged to throw your name in the hat if you want to commit to helping the club succeed.
Due to COVID-19 this event may be held virtually. Updates will be made as necessary.

Junior Nordics Registration

The trails are green and hikeable right now, but ski season is just around the corner!
Various options are being considered for this year's Junior Nordic skiers to accommodate social distancing measures. As these plans fall into place, updates will be made and posted on social media as well as our website at

Trail Work Opportunities at GPRA

There are several opportunities for trail work approaching:

Flattop needs to be weed whacked before snow falls. This will require a one-day work party to get the job done.

A culvert will be replaced on Denali Loop later this summer. As part of the same effort some corners on the Matanuska and Susitna Loops will be smoothed to allow the PistenBully to more easily pass and to improve how they flow for racers. This project will take a work party several days.

Rocks! This is an ongoing project that may never be finished! As you use the trails, feel free to toss any rocks that are baseball-size or larger off to the trees.

If you're available to help with any of these projects, reach out to Ed Strabel at 907-745-4190. All volunteers who contribute eight hours of work (as recorded by the club) receive a borough parking pass for the following year.

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