Mat-Su Icicle Double 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016 and Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Mat-Su Ski Club's Icicle Double.

With the ski season finally upon us, it is time to start setting goals. The Mat-Su Ski Club is offering the perfect motivation to get you through the holidays on your skis.
Come out to the valley and ski among the birch and spruce trees on the scenic, undulating GPRA ski trails.

The Mat-Su Icicle Double is a two day series with classic style on Sat, December 31st and Freestyle on Sun, January 1st.

Schedule of events

Saturday Dec 31 (Classic)
11:00am 30K start, 11:10am 15K start, 11:20am 10K start,  11:30am 5K start

Sunday Jan 1 (Freestyle)

12:00pm 30K start,  12:10pm 15 K start,  12:20pm 10K start,  12:30pm 5K start

Choose between 30K, 15K, 10K or 5K. Ski both days or just one of the days. You can change the distance you would like to ski up to 1 hour before race time on the day of the ski.

New this year: Cash prizes for the top 3 male and top 3 female winners of the two day 30K race:
                    $300 for 1st place
                    $200 for 2nd place
                    $100 for 3rd place

Plus everyone gets a special Icicle Double t-shirt.

All 30K 2 day finishers also get the coveted Icicle Double mug.

FEE: Preregistration: $50 for 2 days, $40 for 1 day
        After December 30: $60 for 2 days, $50 for 1 day.

To register: Please go here.

Expand the Peak

The Mat-Su Ski Club's next project is the Expand the Peak trail expansion. This will add an additional 8.4km of trails on more challenging terrain. These new trails will be located north of the stadium and north of the Pioneer Loop. This expansion will allow us to have a 2.5km loop, 3.3km loop, 5km loop(s), 6.6km loop, 7.5km loop and a 10km loop (incorporating the Matanuska Loop). We have received a pledge from an anonymous donor of $50,000 to go towards the Expand the Peak trail expansion as long as the Mat-Su Ski Club can raise $50,000 to match this pledge. If you would like to donate to this project, please go here.


Mat-Su Ski Club Membership

Do you enjoy the ski trails in the Mat-Su Valley? The Mat-Su Ski Club promotes cross-country skiing and maintains trails at:

  • Government Peak Recreation Area
  • Archangel Road, Hatcher Pass
  • Independence Mine, Hatcher Pass
  • Mountain Stream Bed & Breakfast
  • Moose Range
Please consider buying a trail pin to ensure that the Mat-Su Ski Club can continue grooming & maintaining the ski trails.

To sign up/renew and/or to buy a trail pin, please go here.

Join, Renew, Get a Trail Pin, and Donate

Trails Aren't From Heaven
Enjoy the trails at GPRA? Independence Mine? Archangel Road?

Grooming Reports from www.snowio.com


Our Club activities are made possible by generous donors and
all-powerful volunteers!

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What's New

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    Posted Dec 4, 2016, 11:47 AM by Tammy Sipos
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    Posted Nov 20, 2016, 5:29 PM by Tammy Sipos
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    Posted Nov 20, 2016, 10:31 AM by Tammy Sipos
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    Posted Nov 8, 2016, 10:46 AM by Dave Musgrave
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    Posted Nov 3, 2016, 11:40 PM by Tammy Sipos
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    Posted Apr 2, 2016, 9:14 PM by Tammy Sipos
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    Posted Feb 17, 2016, 12:58 PM by Tammy Sipos
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