Colony Chaos High School Races December 8, 2023 – December 9, 2023 Government Peak Recreation Area, 10690 N Mountain Trails Dr, Palmer, AK 99645, USA
16 High School teams compete. Friday Nordic ski race start at 2pm.Saturday Nordic ski race start at 10:30am.Come on out and help us support these kids! Click here to visit the volunteer sign up link
Volunteer: Holiday Tour Hang Lighting December 10, 2023 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm GPRA
Come on out and help us hang lighting on the Pioneer loop all in preparation for the Holiday Tree Tour! If you can make it, please Click here to sign up
Volunteer:Holiday Tree Tour Dress Rehearsal December 20, 2023 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come on out and help us behind the scenes. Let’s make sure the Holiday Tree Tour is ready for event day! If you can make it, please Click here to sign up
Volunteer for Holiday Tree Tour Event Day December 22, 2023 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm GPRA
Many Elves are needed to put the finishing touches on the trails and help host all the visitors for this event. If you want to be a part of the magic, Click here to see the sign-up duties and ways that you can help out. Happy Holidays!
Holiday Tree Tour 2023 December 22, 2023 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The holidays are a time for lights, fun, and skiing ! Come and go between 4-7pm and tour the lighted trees on the Pioneer loop at Government Peak Recreation Area (GPRA). The Pioneer Loop is a just over one mile, multi-use loop suitable for all levels of skiers, walkers and bikers. This is a free community event and all are welcome! Tree sponsorships are available. Please email email@example.com if interested.
Mat-Su Ski Club Icicle Double December 30, 2023 – December 31, 2023 GPRA
🎉 Join the winter fun at the 2023 Icicle Double Ski Event on December 30th (Classic) and December 31st (Freestyle)! Whether you’re a pro or a first-timer, our revamped event offers exciting distances for everyone—5k, 7.5k, or the ultimate 15k. Plus, score a stylish headband! After conquering the slopes, stick around for the legendary after-party with hot food. Secure your spot with early bird discounts until December 28th. Prices go up from December 29th, but the fun doesn’t stop! Students (24 and under) get special pricing. Choose your adventure, spread the word, and let’s make the Icicle Double a winter celebration to remember! Click here for registration and race info.
Mat-Su Ski Club Board Meeting January 2, 2024 GPRA
Open to the public. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and time.
First Day Junior Nordics M/W January 10, 2024
First Day Junior Nordics T/TH January 11, 2024
GPRA Relays -High School Races January 12, 2024 – January 13, 2024 GPRA
About 10 High School teams. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning race starts.
Palmer Invite HS Race January 19, 2024 – January 20, 2024
Junior Nordics Finisher Series Race #1 January 28, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Government Peak Recreation Area, N Mountain Trails Dr, Palmer, AK 99645, USA
Mat-Su Ski Club Board Meeting February 6, 2024 GPRA
P.O. Box 364, Palmer, AK 99645
2024 Adult Cross Country Ski Lessons registration is open for members of the Mat-Su Ski Club.
Thank you for the fantastic turnout at our recent Ski101 clinics! We’ve concluded these sessions for the season. For those of you eager to continue learning, please sign up for our upcoming Nordic Ski Lessons happening in January and February.
Adult lessons are available only to members of the Mat-Su Ski Club. If you are not already a member, you must purchase a membership before registering for ski lessons. You must be logged into your Mat-Su Ski Club account to be able to register for Adult ski lessons. (Ski101 does not require membership)
$15.00 – $50.00
Folks who are new to Nordic skiing will benefit from a Ski101 class before on-snow lessons.
Skate Skiing: This indicates a lesson that focuses on skate skiing techniques. Skate skiing involves a side-to-side skating motion, similar to ice skating, and is another form of cross-country skiing. Lessons are offered in January and February.
Skate Ski Clinic: Improve your skate skiing in our one-day clinic on January 6th, specially designed for intermediate to advanced skiers. In just 90 minutes, our experienced instructor, Mikey Evans, will guide you through specific drills and tips to boost your technique. Whether aiming for smoother glides or better turns, this session is tailored to help you feel more confident and skilled on the snow. Join us for a focused and fun learning experience that will take your skate skiing to the next level!
4-Session Classic Ski Clinic: Get ready for the Ski for Women event with our classic ski clinic just for beginners! Join us for four sessions where you’ll learn the basics of cross-country skiing, including technique, balance, and build confidence on the GPRA trails. Our friendly instructors will guide you so you’ll feel ready for the big day. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have fun while getting prepared for the Ski for Women event! This clinic will take place in four separate one-hour sessions on January 19th, 26th, February 2nd and 9th.
Private Lessons: Private Nordic ski lessons are available for $50 per 1.5-hour lesson pending instructor availability. One-on-one instruction only (no group or family reservations). Interested parties email email@example.com for details and scheduling.
BEGINNER SKIERS: If you’ve tried Nordic skiing but aren’t entirely at ease and would like guidance on balance, gliding and proper technique, our beginner classic lessons are just right for you. You can sign up for a maximum of five classes, and there’s a $15 charge for each class.
SKATE SKIERS: If you’ve tried Nordic skate skiing and still feel like a baby giraffe, our beginner skate ski lessons will help build your confidence and advance your skills, You can sign up for a maximum of five classes, and there’s a $15 charge for each class.
SKATE SKI CLINIC: New this season we are offering a one- day intermediate/advanced skate ski clinic hosted by ANR coach Mikey Evans at a cost of $50. If you are comfortable on skate skis and want to improve your technique and improve your skills then this intensive clinic is for you.
CLASSIC SKI CLINIC FOR WOMEN: Join us for a series of four one-hour lessons leading up to the Ski for Women . Work on balance, gliding and building confidence all in preparation for the main event. Dates are January 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, and Feb 9th on Friday evenings 6-7pm. These lessons are sold as a set for $50.
PRIVATE LESSONS: Private one-on-one lessons are available for $50 per 90-minute session. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and schedule.
Thanks to the Palmer Community Foundation we have a limited selection of rental skis, boots, and poles available to club members and people taking Adult or SKI101 lessons.