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Registration Now Open: Mat-Su Ski for Women: Feb. 9, 2020

Registration Now Open: Mat-Su Ski for Women: Feb. 9, 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 Mat-Su Ski for Women. Registration is free but there is a suggested donation of $25. All proceeds will benefit Alaska Family Services.

The Mat-Su Ski for Women will be held on February 9th at GPRA. Registration starts at 1pm. The 4K Fun Ski begins at 2pm. Potluck and raffle after the ski. Please bring a dish to share. Costumes are encouraged. Best costume takes home the Golden Ski Pole. Everyone is welcome to attend!!

We also have some new items available in our store this year. We have headbands, stickers and hoodies.

Ski Tour on Saturday, February 15th

Ski Tour on Saturday, February 15th

Join us on an easy ski tour next to the frozen Little Susitna River. We will ski on the Goldmint Trail for several miles, then return the same way. The trail will be gently rolling with great views of the river ice and snow formations and the surrounding peaks. It is an easy tour, but you should be comfortable  skiing in ungroomed tracks. Expect to be out for two or three hours. No cost.

Meet in the Goldmint parking lot at 1pm (across from where the MotherLode used to be).

Northern Lights Cup Community Races

Northern Lights Cup Community Races

The Northern Lights Cup Community Races are your chance to enjoy a great ski with others in our ski community here in the Mat-Su. Want to have an active Sunday afternoon? Have great groomed trails for a ski? Enjoy the scenery at The Peak? Whether you ski in fancy skin suits or in old woolly knickers, our Sunday afternoon Cup races are just for you. All races are wave start by race distance.

January 26, 2020 Freestyle (skate or classic) Race 1, 5, 10K

February 23, 2020, Skiathlon Race: 5K Skate, 5K Classic with equipment exchange between skate and classic

We have three categories of racers with both men’s and women’s divisions:

Youth 12 and under; Student 13-24; Adult 25 and up. (Ages are as of 12/31/2019).

Northern Light Cup points will be awarded to everyone who finishes a race.

Northern Lights Cup Community Races

Northern Lights Cup-Community Race Series: Register now!

We are excited to announce our new Northern Lights Cup Community Race Series!

Here’s your chance to enjoy a great ski with others in our ski community here in the Mat-Su. Want to have an active Sunday afternoon? Have great groomed trails for a ski? Enjoy the scenery at The Peak? Whether you ski in fancy skin suits or in old woolly knickers, our Sunday afternoon Cup races are just for you. For those who need the incentive of competition, points are accumulated throughout 3 races and a Cup winner will be announced at the last race. All races are wave start by race distance.

Dates of Northern Lights Series:

January 12, 2020 Classic Race 1, 5, 10K

January 26, 2020 Freestyle (skate or classic) Race 1, 5, 10K

February 23, 2020, Skiathlon Race: 5K Skate, 5K Classic with equipment exchange between skate and classic

We have three categories of racers with both men’s and women’s divisions:

Youth 12 and under; Student 13-24; Adult 25 and up. (Ages are as of 12/31/2019).

You can enter all days or just individual races.

Northern Light Cup points will be awarded to everyone who finishes a race.

Last Day to Signup for Icicle Double at $75 for Both Races

Last Day to Signup for Icicle Double at $75 for Both Races

The Peak trails are in great shape for this weekend’s races.

Today is the last day to register for both days of the Icicle Double at $75. Saturday and Sunday, onsite registration will be $60 per day. See details below for pre-race bib pick up and registration.

This coming Saturday and Sunday, December 28 and 29. Online registration is still open until Friday at $75 for both races. Race day registration is $60 for each day.

It is a two day event; this year Skate races are on Saturday,  Classic races are on Sunday.

Bib Pick-Up & Race-Day Registration:  9:30 – 10:30AM  Sat and Sun in the GPRA Chalet

Start Times :    30K  at  11:00;     15K  at  12:00 noon;     5K  at  12:05.

Awards Ceremony & Raffle:   Dec 29 at 2:15 in the GPRA Chalet

$75 Late registration ends December 27th.

$60 onsite registration each day of race.

Northern Lights Cup Community Races

Racing Events and Matching Donations

Lots of racing opportunities at the end of 2019 and in 2020.

Get your game on. Or, if you are like most of us, come out and “tour with a bib” and enjoy your community of fellow skiers, great groomed trails, and beautiful views of the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains.

Most of the races have multiple distances, so pick one, long or short, and have some fun.

The Mat-Su Icicle Double

Since 2013, the annual Icicle Double is our first race of the season at The Peak (GPRA ski trails)

This coming Saturday and Sunday, December 28 and 29. Online registration is still open until Friday at $75 for both races. Race day registration is $60 for each day.

Snow is forecasted over the next few days, which should make the trails even better.

It is a two day event; this year Skate races are on Saturday,  Classic races are on Sunday.

Bib Pick-Up & Race-Day Registration:  9:30 – 10:30AM  Sat and Sun in the GPRA Chalet

Start Times :    30K  at  11:00;     15K  at  12:00 noon;     5K  at  12:05.

Awards Ceremony & Raffle:   Dec 29 at 2:15 in the GPRA Chalet

$75 Late registration ends December 27th.

$60 onsite registration each day of race. 

We are excited to announce our new Northern Lights Cup Community Race Series!

Here’s your chance to enjoy a great ski with others in our ski community here in the Mat-Su. Want to have an active Sunday afternoon? Have great groomed trails for a ski? Enjoy the scenery at The Peak? Whether you ski in fancy skin suits or in old woolly knickers, our Sunday afternoon Cup races are just for you. For those who need the incentive of competition, points are accumulated throughout 3 races and a Cup winner will be announced at the last race. All races are wave start by race distance.

Dates of Northern Lights Series:

January 12, 2020 Classic Race 1, 5, 10K

January 26, 2020 Freestyle (skate or classic) Race 1, 5, 10K

February 23, 2020, Skiathlon Race: 5K Skate, 5K Classic with equipment exchange between skate and classic

We have three categories of racers with both men’s and women’s divisions:

Youth 12 and under; Student 13-24; Adult 25 and up. (Ages are as of 12/31/2019).

You can enter all days or just individual races.

Northern Light Cup points will be awarded to everyone who finishes a race.

We have a generous offer by Capstone Medical Clinic to match any donation up to $7500! So please make your end-of-year donation go twice as far by donating now at our fundraiser (no fees) or on our website (credit card fees are charged to the Club).

Last Day to Signup for Icicle Double at $75 for Both Races

Mat-Su Icicle Double

Dec 28 & 29th, GPRA

The Mat-Su Ski Club is a non-profit that promotes Nordic Skiing in the Mat-Su Valley for fun, community and health.

We groom trails at the 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 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. We work with other ski organizations, such as local high schools, when they race at the venues we maintain. We organize volunteers, raise funds, pursue grants, and work with public and private agencies and organizations to build new ski trails and to maintain the trails year-round. 

In order to continue all of these programs, we need your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible year-end contribution here!

Thanks for you help!

Upcoming Events

Backcountry Bike & Ski and the Mat-Su Ski Club are hosting a Cross Country Skiing 101 Clinic. This clinic will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30pm at Backcountry Bike & Ski in Palmer. The clinic will cover the basics: gear needed, where to get lessons and how to rent skis. For more information, please check their Facebook page or our website, www.matsuski.org

The Mat-Su Icicle Double will be held on December 28 and 29, 2019. Three different distances to choose from. Skate on Saturday, Classic on Sunday. Affordable entry fees and online registration. Prizes for the top finishers! Registration is available on our website, www.matsuski.org.

End of Year Giving, Cross Country Skiing 101, Mat-Su Icicle Double Registration

End of Year Giving, Cross Country Skiing 101, Mat-Su Icicle Double Registration

The Mat-Su Ski Club is a non-profit that promotes Nordic Skiing in the Mat-Su Valley for fun, community and health.

We groom trails at the 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 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. We work with other ski organizations, such as local high schools, when they race at the venues we maintain. We organize volunteers, raise funds, pursue grants, and work with public and private agencies and organizations to build new ski trails and to maintain the trails year-round. 

In order to continue all of these programs, we need your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible year-end contribution here!

Thanks for you help!

Upcoming Events

Backcountry Bike & Ski and the Mat-Su Ski Club are hosting a Cross Country Skiing 101 Clinic. This clinic will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30pm at Backcountry Bike & Ski in Palmer. The clinic will cover the basics: gear needed, where to get lessons and how to rent skis. For more information, please check their Facebook page.

The Mat-Su Icicle Double will be held on December 28 and 29, 2019. Three different distances to choose from. Skate on Saturday, Classic on Sunday. Affordable entry fees and online registration. Prizes for the top finishers! 

Registration now open: Mat-Su Ski for Women

Registration now open: Mat-Su Ski for Women

Registration now open: Mat-Su Ski for Women: February 9, 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 Mat-Su Ski for Women. Registration is free but there is a suggested donation of $25. All proceeds will benefit Alaska Family Services.

The Mat-Su Ski for Women will be held on February 9th at GPRA. Registration starts at 1pm. The 4K Fun Ski begins at 2pm. Potluck and raffle after the ski. Please bring a dish to share. Costumes are encouraged. Best costume takes home the Golden Ski Pole. Everyone is welcome to attend!!

This Weekend at The Peak

This Weekend at The Peak

The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves are hosting The Alaska Cup at The Peak (GPRA)

UAA Seawolves are hosting UAF Nanooks

Come see some of the best skiers in Alaska compete in our own backyard!

Where: The Peak. Due to the forecast for rain at The Peak, Sunday’s race will be held at Independence Mine.

When:

  • Saturday 10:30a Skate Men 2 laps 10K,  Women 5K 1 lap, Individual Starts
  • Sunday 9:30a Classic Men 3 laps 15K, Women 10K 2 laps, Mass Start

Salomon Skis, Backcountry Bike and Ski and the MatSu Ski Club are hosting a Ski Demo

Looking for the right ski equipment to ask Santa for? Demo ski equipment on snow!

Where: The Peak.

When: Saturday 11a-2p. Come early and see the Alaska Cup Race.

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Mat-Su Ski Club Calendar

October 6, 2020
  • MSSC Board Meeting
    October 6, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    GPRA

October 10, 2020
  • Trail Work Party at GPRA
    October 10, 2020  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

October 17, 2020
  • Annual Meeting
    October 17, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    GPRA parking lot

    Elections for 5 open Board seats