The Mat-Su Ski Club promotes Nordic Skiing in the southern Mat-Su Valley, Alaska for fun, community, and health.
We groom ski trails at Government Peak Recreation Area, the Moose Range, Archangel Road, and Independence Mine. We host community ski races, and more competitive races; as well as the annual Mat-Su Ski for Women. We offer educational clinics and adult ski lessons. Hundreds of kids are learning to ski every winter in our Junior Nordic program. We organize and lead community ski get-togethers and an annual overnight ski trip to a remote hut or cabin. We work with other ski organizations, such as local high schools, when they race at the venues we maintain. The Club has and can host FIS-sanctioned Nordic races at GPRA. We host the annual Government Peak Hill Climb, a component of the summertime Alaska Mountain Runners race calendar. We organize volunteers, raise funds, do trail work, pursue grants, manage projects, and work with public and private agencies and organizations to build new ski trails and facilities, and to maintain the trails year-round.