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Trails from Heaven?

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Pick up your tax deductible Trail Pin (any donation of $15) at Backcountry Bike and Ski or Palmer UPS. Just bring your PayPal receipt. Suggested donations: $15 occasional, $35 intermediate, $65 frequent
All donations are tax deductible.
Trails from Heaven?

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Do you enjoy the ski trails in the Mat-Su Valley? Ski lessons? Junior Nordics? Join the Mat-Su Ski Club to help us in these efforts.


It's Permanent Fund Dividend application time.  Now is your opportunity to give to causes you care about and wish to support. MSSC's main goal is to promote health and physical activity for children and adults, a good cause.  We realize there are many worthy causes and organizations you would like to support, and we truly appreciate any and all contributions to ours.


The 2015 Mat Su Ski for Women was a fantastic event!  Even the weather turned out perfect. In the second year of this Valley event.... it grew over twice the size over last year both in number of skiers and donations. We had 104 skiers this year, and raised $1980 for Alaska Family Services to help women and families in crisis in the Mat Su region.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event a success including our volunteer committee of Rebecca Buchanan, Tracy Houser and Mary Ann Holmquist, awesome coordinators. Our Board and other Club members who volunteered to groom, set up, monitor, sweep, and take down. Maritt and many other volunteers who worked hard to make it all happen.

And of course a special thanks to our sponsor Mat Su Health Foundation, and all the local businesses who contributed the great raffle prizes, and all the folks who skied in such creative costumes and shared all those tasty dishes at the pot luck!

We'll do it all again next year!

Event photos here, and many more on our Facebook page!



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What's New

  • Sonot Kkaazoot Springtime Ski Marathon in Fairbanks A word from Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks:  We Fairbanksans feel for you guys in Southcentral. What a miserable winter it has been for you. But we wanted to let ...
    Posted by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Adult Ski Lessons Will Continue Through March 19th Good news, IF THE SNOW HOLDS lessons will continue. We'll post updates, and always remember to check the hotline for last minute changes 745-SKIS.
    Posted Feb 28, 2015, 8:05 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Mat Su Trails & Parks Foundation: Chalet Volunteers Needed MSTPF is again lining up VOLUNTEERS TO OPEN/CLOSE THE CHALET at Government Peak Recreation Area. Put in just two shifts (8 hrs) and you earn an annual Borough Parks ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2015, 4:49 PM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Adult Ski Lessons CANCELLED Monday Feb 23 No lessons today due to rain.... be sure to check the hotline for a daily update the rest of this week, 745-SKIS.
    Posted Feb 23, 2015, 10:54 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
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MSSC Grooming Reports

  • Groomer of the Month is Ashley Wise.  Ashley has been grooming the Independence Mine Trails and is the regular groomer at Archangel Road.  A big job, and one he handles well!... read more in MooseTrax February 2015

  • Archangel Road - 1:00 PM, Thu Mar 05, 2015 by Eric Skis
    Grooming as advertised. Excellent classic to the bridge. A bit sticky beyond the bridge. About 1 inch new snow since the groom. Temp at the parking area was 34 when I started at 11am, 35 when I finished, but it could get much warmer as the sun was just starting to come out as I left.

    PS - Contract groomer just heading out at Independence Mine at 1245pm.
    Posted by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Archangel Road - 10:00 PM, Wed Mar 04, 2015 by Ashley Wise
    The road was regroomed tonight for skate and classic. Corduroy is in great shape despite the warm temps.
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:08 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Archangel Rd - 12:00 PM, Wed Mar 04, 2015 by Ed Strabel
    Three to four inches of heavy wet snow. MSSC will re-groom tonight. Because of this snow and additional snow forecasted for later this week the area may be opened to snow machines this weekend. MSSC will only groom the non-motorized portion (first 2+ miles) if that is the case.
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:07 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Independence Mine - 12:00 PM, Wed Mar 04, 2015 by Gil
    6-8" new snow this morning, generally heavy, wet-ish. Pick your line, make your own tracks! No sign of grooming starting as of noon, but all the prior grooming has left a great base on the loops, they are nice to ski on with the new stuff. Some of the buried set tracks are 20 feet apart!
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:06 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • GPRA - 12:00 PM, Mon Mar 02, 2015 by Ed Strabel
    Stadium, Mat-Su loops and Mtn Streams access trail re-groomed for skating. One inch of powder Saturday night helped.
    Posted Mar 2, 2015, 6:48 PM by Mat-Su Ski Club
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Mat-Su Ski Club Events

Hans's Hype

  • Hans Hill posts his articles to The Nordic Skier.
  • Sue's Scoop: filling in for Hans this month, Sue has the scoop! A lot has been happening in the Mat-Su Valley ski community this month. By the time you read this, the ski club will have gained at least one new ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2015, 9:41 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Christmas Break Christmas break is always a funtime of the year, specifically in theski world. Sometimes the snow is abit dodgy, but the desire to be on thesnow ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2015, 11:00 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
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