The 2018-19 grooming season lasted 197 days. (Compared to 226 days last season)
Our grooming season started on Oct 29th at both Independence Mine and GPRA; and ended on May 14th, back at Independence Mine. We would have continued grooming for another week or two, but the State came up and plowed the snow away.
At Independence Mine we groomed on 11 fall days and 3 spring days; 112 hours of grooming (not including 27 hours of trail prep and equipment shuttling). (Compared to 21 fall and 9 spring grooming events last season)
At Archangel Road we groomed on 50 days, during a 151-day period; 237 hours of grooming. (Compared to 40 grooming events over 183 days last season)
At GPRA and Mountain Streams we groomed on 47 days, during a 138-day period; 380 hours of grooming. (Compared to 58 grooming events over 153 days last season)
At the Matanuska Moose Range we groomed on 40 days, over a 101-day period; 75 hours of grooming. (Compared to 35 grooming events over 102 days last season)
About 800 Mat-Su Ski Club volunteer hours went into grooming and machine maintenance during the 2018-2019 Nordic ski season. (Compared to about 900 hours last ski season)
THANK YOU GROOMERS!