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Trails from Heaven?

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Trails from Heaven?

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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 March 28th Springtime ski marathon starting in downtown Fairbanks, AK March 28th. They have snow, and discounted prices!Sonot: “springtime”     Kkaazoot: “to slide your feet across the snow”  Get the details and ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 9:21 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Be There! GPRA Tomorrow Saturday March 21st Events for everyone, individuals and families. MSSC will re-groom all trails and the stadium, except for the Pioneer Loop, early Saturday morning in preparation for the Junior Nordic end ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2015, 8:43 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Hans's Hype  THANK YOU!  A sincere tribute to our essential volunteers, without whom the Club would not function.  Read here.
    Posted Mar 17, 2015, 9:14 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Watch Out for the March MooseTrax! Mat Su Ski Club March newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.  Enjoy the MooseTrax here:)
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 8:42 PM by Mat-Su Ski Club
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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.

  • Hatcher Pass - 3:00 PM, Mon Mar 30, 2015 by aktrailbreaker
    Skate skied groomed road between A Frame and H Pass mine buildings, and then all XC loops east of road. All trails are in very good condition, perhaps some of the best skiing all year, not a sign of melt/freeze--it's still winter up there! (and none of the debris, dirt, spruce needles and twigs that have plagued us all year in Los Anchorage--just clean snow!). A few people have been out walking the trails and punched a few footprints in here and there, but nothing extensive. Classic tracks would even be worth skiing; in good condition the higher you get; perhaps a little washed out by the sun and/or haven't been reset recently. A little icy on some of the (downhill) turns, but plenty of granular snow to work w/ and check your speed...it's so good it's probably worth going up after work!
    Posted by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Hatcher Pass - 1:00 PM, Sun Mar 29, 2015 by Terri Pauls
    Really nice skate skiing in the bowl today -- several trails creating several loops. Snow up high looked ok for classic, but closer to the parking lot it was more glazed. Plenty of snow up there, though! Thanks to the Mat-Su ski club for the grooming, and please keep us posted with grooming updates for the rest of the season. Anchorage skiers may want to join me in becoming a member of the Mat-Su Ski Club to support grooming efforts at Hatcher. It's not over yet up there! :-)
    Posted Mar 30, 2015, 8:55 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Archangel Road - 8:00 AM, Sat Mar 28, 2015 by Ed Strabel
    Archangel Rd was groomed this morning for classic and skating...there are kibbles and bits in the skating lane. You can skijour on Archangel, but beware of the loose dogs greeting your dogs.
    Posted Mar 28, 2015, 10:06 PM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Archangel Road - 6:00 PM, Fri Mar 27, 2015 by Ed Strabel
    MSSC will re-groom the non-motorized portion of the road for both classic and skating early Saturday AM. Bring your sun glasses.
    Posted Mar 28, 2015, 10:04 PM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Hatcher Pass and Environs - 12:00 PM, Fri Mar 27, 2015 by Gavin Kentch
    Archangel Road: last groomed a couple days ago; good to very good.  Independence Mine, including up and down the valley above and below the lodge, and over through Gold Cord Bowl: groomed today (all save the bowl); amazing.
    Posted Mar 28, 2015, 10:05 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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