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  • New Chalet Design
    Jim Colver of the Mat-Su Borough Assembly has been able to get more funds for the Chalet. Take a look at the new draft design. Hopefully, the Chalet will be usable in Spring 2014! 

    Posted Jul 16, 2013, 10:38 AM by Dave Musgrave
  • New Weather Station
    Hey Guys. We just got a weather station up and running at Mountain Streams B&B, which is about a quarter mile from the west end of the trails. See
    Posted Oct 27, 2012, 5:14 PM by Dave Musgrave
  • Big Happenings at the New Nordic Trails
    We have some very exciting news about the new Nordic ski trails being developed on Government Peak.

    • The access road and parking area have been punched in and will be completed by September.
    • The contractor on the trails is busy excavating 7 km of trails to be ready for skiing by this winter.
    One of many bridges.

    Also big news from Assemblyman Jim Colver. He will be requesting $800 K for power to the parking lot, parking lot lights, and (wait f
    or it, wait for it....)

    a Warm-Up Hut/Transit Facility/Community Center!

    The new building with have a garage for the grooming equipment, flush toilets, and a heated place for skiers to warm up.

    The power to the parking lot area will provide for future lighting of the trails.

    Jim and the Mat-Su Ski Club need your help.

    Jim will be requesting these funds at the Mat-Su Borough Assembly meeting on July 17 and we need you to show your support at the meeting.

    I know you have a lot of things to during Alaskan summers, but this is important. Please attend the meeting and sign up to speak in favor of the appropriation on July 17.
    Posted Jul 10, 2012, 12:47 PM by Dave Musgrave
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Device Demo.MOV

The future of skiing in the Valley is about to change in a big way. The The Mat-Su Ski Club is entering into an agreement with the Mat-Su Borough for development of Nordic ski trails on the south side of Government Peak.

The development of these trails will require a lot of volunteer effort from members of the Mat-Su Ski Club. Please set aside some time for trail development this coming spring, summer and fall.

See the press release from the Borough

Powering the Nordic Center

Jeremy Maxie and Christina Parkinson recently completed the Report "Renewable Energy Feasibility Study for the Hatcher Pass Nordic Center" for their class project in Engineering 494 G at University of Alaska Anchorage. You can see their report in the attachments below.

This study focused on solar and wind, but we hope to look at hydro in the next year, and further refine by site specific locations if wind energy is deemed feasible. 

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