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Mat-Su Ski Club News

Membership and Junior Nordics Registration Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars friends…. Membership opens up for the 2022-23 season on September 1st.  If you are interested in our Junior Nordics program, the dates to remember are September 7th at 9am for returning families and September 14th at 9am for new family registration.  Click here to visit the Junior Nordics tab for information about the program.  Ski ya soon!

Grooming ends for the season!

The 18th of May was the last day of corduroy for the Mat-Su Ski Club’s grooming season. It stopped freezing at night this week and the snow is too soft to groom at Independence now.

Thanks to all the groomers, trail-rakers, tree-clearers, and others who made the trails so much fun for so many this winter.

Tentative Grooming Plans May 13-17

Independence Mine: Trails will be groomed Friday and Saturday nights and probably again next Tuesday night.
Archangel Rd:  No more grooming, but still skiable.
GPRA: Snow gone! Don’t stomp soggy trails!
Moose Range: Snow gone!

Member Appreciation Day May 15th

Bring your appetite for adventure, hotdogs and information! Join us on May 15th at 1:00 pm at GPRA for a guided hike along the planned Pioneer Loop expansion.  This approximately 5-7K tour will be led by Board members and will depart the parking lot at 1pm.  We will return around 3:00pm and will stop by the stadium area to share the vision for improvement. For the hike, plan on mucky terrain, walking off trail and a friendly neighborhood mosquito or two.  After the hike we hope you will stay for some grilled hotdogs, a cool beverage and tasty treats.   If you are one of our many Donors, please join us for this event! We can’t do it without you! We appreciate you and want to meet you. Please stop by for your donor gifts.

Tentative Grooming Plans May 6-10

Independence Mine:  Mat-Su Ski Club will attempt to groom Friday, May 6th but not optimistic.  Watch for grooming reports.
Archangel Rd:  Mat-Su Ski Club groomed the non-motorized trail this past Tuesday night and plans on grooming again Friday night and possibly Saturday night along with next Tuesday Night.
GPRA: No Grooming.  Done for the season.
Moose Range: No Grooming.  Done for the season.

Tentative Grooming Plans May 1 to 6

Hatcher Pass: road open. Crust skiing is on. Archangel Road: will groom Friday night if possible.  Independence: our PB is down for repairs, we are looking at the possibility of grooming Independence without it. GPRA: grooming over for season, lots of bare spots and water, basically its over. Moose Range: pretty much over.

Tentative Grooming Plans for April 23 to 29

GPRA: Tentative grooming early AM on  Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. If it gets cold enough overnight.

Archangel Rd: No grooming until DOT opens road past Skeetawk. MSSC will groom when the road opens. Snow depth maybe 5 feet.

Independence: will evaluate when road opens.

Moose range: trails still snow covered, grooming is over, overnight freezing diminishing.

Tentative Grooming Plans for April 16 to 22

GPRA: Tentative grooming schedule: Early AM Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Archangel Rd: DOT plans to clear avalanche debris off the Hatcher Pass Rd next week. The road will be closed just past Skeetawk until the work is done. We will assess and groom Archangel after the road opens. Five feet of snow still.

Independence Mine: No grooming, road still closed. Over six feet of snow still.

Moose Range: Last groomed Wednesday 13 April. The grooming season for the Moose Range may be over, still hard trails in the morning, bare spots and water appearing.

Tentative Grooming Plans for April 9 to 15.

Archangel Rd: No grooming April 9th or 10th due to snowmobile races. Hatcher Pass Road closed at Gold Mint lot. Tentative plans to groom Monday April 11th and Friday April 15th.
GRPA:  We will groom on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and on some weekdays, weather allowing. 18 inches of packed snow on the trails.
Independence Mine: No grooming possible. The road is closed. The road may not be opened up till late May or June. 90 inches of snow.
Moose Range: 12-16 inches of packed snow on the trails.  Trails are getting soft or rock hard, depending.  Grooming is becoming difficult.
Be aware – access to Archangel Road requires skiing 1 somewhat steep mile uphill on the un-groomed Hatcher Pass Road or skiing 1/2 mile on a steeper snowmachine trail. Either way it is a 400 vertical foot climb from the parking to the groomed trail. For comparison, the downhill ski area at Skeetawk has a 300 vertical foot lift.

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Mat-Su Ski Club Calendar

September 1, 2022
  • Membership Registration Opens for 2022-23 Season
    September 1, 2022

September 7, 2022
  • Junior Nordics Registration for returning skiers
    September 7, 2022

September 13, 2022
  • Board Meeting
    September 13, 2022  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    GPRA Chalet

September 14, 2022
  • Junior Nordics Registration for New Skiers
    September 14, 2022

October 4, 2022
  • Board Meeting
    October 4, 2022  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    GPRA Chalet