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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.


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!



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What's New

  • Regional Trail Connection Proposal - Comments Due FRIDAY, APRIL 17th The Matanuska Susitna Borough is soliciting comments on conceptual regional trail connections through April 17, 2015.   At the recently held Mat-Su Trails Workshop participants worked on identifying regional trails ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 11:36 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Cross Country Alaska Throwback Thursday Cross Country Ski Celebration April 23rd .... and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!  Cross Country Alaska invites you to help celebrate a successful season for Alaska's Nordic skiers as well as honor the pioneers of Alaska ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2015, 9:42 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • The Alaska Trails 2015 Statewide Trails Conference "Partnership - Working Together for Alaska's Trails" -- The Alaska Trails 2015 Statewide Trails Conference will be held in Wasilla, April 23rd - 25th, and will bring together a diverse array of ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2015, 10:33 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Junior Nordic Ski Return Deadline Saturday April 18th Don't forget the ski return deadline coming up... read more here.
    Posted Apr 2, 2015, 8:44 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.

  • 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
  • Archangel Road - 9:00 AM, Wed Apr 01, 2015 by Ashley Wise
    The road was re-groomed this AM for skate and classic. A dusting of new snow helped the skate lane come in nicely. The classic track is thin still.
    Posted Apr 2, 2015, 8:41 AM by Mat-Su Ski Club
  • Independence Mine - 6:00 PM, Tue Mar 31, 2015 by Dylan
    Great skiing at the mine. East side of bowl groomed. A little bit of new snow.
    Posted Apr 1, 2015, 7:27 AM 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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