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Trails from Heaven?

Trail Pins
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?

Renew Your Membership for the 2014-2015 Season or Join Mat-Su Ski Club
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.


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


You can still PICK.CLICK.GIVE through August 2015!

Although the deadline to apply for the 2015 PFD has passed, Alaskans who have already filed can add Pick.Click.Give. donations through August 31, 2015. All participants, regardless of contribution level, will be entered into the Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes, which will award a second dividend to ten donors. The lucky winners will be announced in September.

For more information on Pick.Click.Give. or a copy of the Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes rules, visit www.PickClickGive.org.

You can pick.click.give Mat-Su Ski Club to support health and fitness, youth development, and community recreation.


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!



GPRA Current Conditions and webcam.

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What's New


  • GPRA Trails Update - 7:00 AM, Thu May 21, 2015 by Mat-Su Ski Club All ski trails are dry and open for foot and bike traffic. Government Peak Hill Climb and Blueberry Knoll trails are open for foot traffic. The Mountain Bike Trails have ...
    Posted May 21, 2015, 11:38 AM by Julie Hopkins
  • Junior Nordics Survey open for your input What's New with Junior Nordics
    Posted May 14, 2015, 12:03 PM by Julie Hopkins
  • GPRA Trails Update, Thursday May 7 Ski trails (Matanuska, Susitna and Pioneer Loops), Blueberry Knoll and Government Peak Hill Climb Trails at GPRA are open for foot traffic and dogs on leash only. NO BIKES YET ...
    Posted May 7, 2015, 8:51 PM by Julie Hopkins
  • Government Peak Climb Saturday, June 6th Hatcher Pass, UPHILL ONLY mountain race, south face of Government Peak, 3 miles, 3500ʼ elevation gain.  Details and registration information here.
    Posted May 7, 2015, 11:02 AM by Julie Hopkins
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MSSC Grooming Reports

  • This month’s groomer of the month is Mark Strabel. Mark is a Physical education teacher, ski coach and also does race timing for the ski club in addition to helping with trail grooming.

    Read more in MooseTrax March 2015.

  • Independence Mine - 9:00 AM, Sun May 03, 2015 by Bobbo
    Beautiful crust this morning. Softening on certain aspects but still very skateable at 10:30.
    Posted May 4, 2015, 9:55 AM by Julie Hopkins
  • Archangel Road - 5:00 PM, Wed Apr 29, 2015 by Steve Cleary
    Firm conditions even at the trailhead around 10:15 this morning. Skied up the road til I veered off to the right and skied up to the steep section below Reed Lakes. Decent crust for the most part. Some soft spots. Snow machine track were melted smooth and provided firmness and some relief in the flat light. Got too far down in the soft snow on the way back and had to walk back to the archangel road, which was considerably softer by noon. Hope for some more cold nights.
    Posted May 4, 2015, 9:54 AM by Julie Hopkins
  • Archangel Rd - 6:00 PM, Mon Apr 06, 2015 by Ed Strabel
    MSSC will groom the non-motorized portion of the road for classic and skating tomorrow, late AM. This could be the last time we will groom the road as we will be pulling our grooming equipment out from the trail head. If there is skiable snow in mid May we may groom for the "Big Dogs" as they start their 2015-16 ski season.
    Posted Apr 6, 2015, 10:16 PM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Archangel Road - 8:00 AM, Sat Apr 04, 2015 by Ed Strabel
    The non motorized portion of Archangel Rd has been groomed for classic and skating. Bring your sunglasses!
    Posted Apr 5, 2015, 10:03 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Archangel Rd/Ind Mine/ GPRA - 1:00 PM, Fri Apr 03, 2015 by Ed Strabel
    Archangel Rd is in good shape but will be re-groomed for classic and skating early Sat AM. The contract groomer has pulled his rig from the Independence Mine area. He is done for the season. All trails (ski, Mtn Biking and hiking trails at GPRA are closed for breakup. MSSC will probably re-groom Archangel Rd the middle of next week. ENJOY!
    Posted Apr 3, 2015, 10:13 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.
  • Thank You Awesome Volunteers! Thank You!Our Club is a completely community driven group.  The interest and participation from our fellow neighbors is what keeps our sport alive.  Within our group is a subset ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2015, 9:06 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • 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
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