The Mat-Su Ski Club promotes Nordic Skiing in the southern Mat-Su Valley, Alaska for fun, community, and health.
We groom ski trails at Government Peak Recreation Area, the Moose Range, Archangel Road, and Independence Mine. We host community ski races, and more competitive races; as well as the annual Mat-Su Ski for Women. We offer educational clinics and adult ski lessons. Hundreds of kids are learning to ski every winter in our Junior Nordic program. We organize and lead community ski get-togethers and an annual overnight trip to the Serenity Hut. We work with other ski organizations, such as local high schools, when they race at the venues we maintain. We host the annual Government Peak Hill Climb, a component of the summertime Alaska Mountain Runners race calendar. We organize volunteers, raise funds, do trail work, pursue grants, manage projects, and work with public and private agencies and organizations to build new ski trails and facilities, and to maintain the trails year-round.
The Club began with efforts to develop the Crevasse Moraine trails in the 1980's and the Colony High School trails in the 1990's. Our expanding role in developing the GPRA trail system led to us organizing as the Mat-Su Ski Club. We received Federal non-profit 501(c)(3) status in September 2008.