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Mat-Su Ski Club News

Junior Nordics sign up links

Hi skiers, if you are participating in Junior Nordics this season, here are the links to ski pickup for Saturday, October 21st, and for Volunteering during our season.

For Ski and Pole rentals and pickup click on this link https://volunteersignup.org/C89CW

For volunteer signup click on this link https://volunteersignup.org/JPF78

Any questions related to Junior Nordics just email juniornordics@matsuski.org

For other news and info, please make sure you are getting your parent emails from info@matsuski.org

Thanks for your Help!

Big thanks to the crew that came out for the October 8th Volunteer Trails Day at Government Peak Recreation Area. A lot of people pitched in to do a lot of fun work. Digging post holes! Every item on the day’s to-do list got checked off. Good job volunteers! Thanks to the Alaska Nordic Racing gang! Trail sides on the Pioneer Loop and Mt Streams Access were brushed. Denali Loop culvert smoothers moved a bunch of dirt in buckets! Rock patrols circled the Pioneer Loop and Terrain Park. Our stadium stuff was carried from one place to a different place! Our stylish cedar portable fencing was repaired. Twenty-two post holes were dug and had posts for permanent fencing installed.

We have some work left before the snow flies and sticks. One project is finishing the lighting redesign. Electricians will trench and install wiring to the relocated light posts in the stadium. After that we will need volunteers to rehab the surface. The other project, still waiting on engineering permits, is the construction of a timing station on top of our new Stadium Seacan. We expect to do this with mostly volunteer help, so stay tuned you volunteer carpenters.

Big Progress at GPRA

The first part of the new GPRA storage/timing stadium hut is in place. You can see it on the GPRA Stadium Cam.

A small band of dedicated volunteers laid a gravel and timber foundation. A 20-foot long, doors-on-both-ends seacan is now placed there, waiting for the construction of a timing station on top of it. The lower level will be drive-thru parking for the rescue snowmobile and sled, and will provide some storage for trail stuff. We hope to get the final engineering sign off of the timing facility, and then build it, pretty darn soon. A few essential tasks remain to prepare the stadium for winter. Foremost among them is running electricity to the newly-relocated light poles, which will be done by professional electricians, and repairing the trenches they leave, which will be done by volunteers. The stadium project is a small part of the completed Mat-Su Borough construction of a second parking lot at GPRA this summer.

Not long now!

Snow at Independence on September 15th. Click on the photo for bigger image.

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Mat-Su Ski Club Calendar

June 1, 2024
  • Government Peak Climb
    June 1, 2024

    This footrace to the top of Government Peak kicks off the Alaska Mountain Runners competition season. 3800 vertical feet to the top from the start. Held annually on the first Saturday in June. Registration opens April 15th. Click here for more info

June 4, 2024
  • Mat-Su Ski Club Board Meeting
    June 4, 2024
    GPRA

    Open to the public.  Please email info@matsuski.org for details and time.

July 2, 2024
  • Mat-Su Ski Club Board Meeting
    July 2, 2024
    GPRA

    Open to the public.  Please email info@matsuski.org for details and time.