Let’s meet at the Goose Lake parking lot at 6:30 p.m. and ski around the municipality and APU trails. We will ski on forested trails through rolling terrain. Please bring your classic skis and we will take a casual shuffle around the tour leader’s favorite loop. Trails in this area are muli-use, so be prepared for variable conditions and uneven terrain. Even though portions of this tour will coincide with the Tour of Anchorage (TOA) trails, this is not intended to be a TOA training session. Be prepared for a casual, fun ski by dressing warmly, bringing your favorite hot beverage and a headlamp.
All NSAA Backcountry Tour participants must be NSAA members. Due to the COVID pandemic, members must RSVP and sign release forms online. All participants are also required to fill out a COVID assessment form online within 48 hours of the start of the tour. See the complete Mitigation Plan on the homepage for Backcountry Tours. Social distancing will be practiced on all tours.
All the NSAA tours are accompanied by the Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol. If needed, they provide first aid and safety for tour participants. We thank them for their valuable help.
You can help support the Tours section by purchasing an attractive knit ski cap online.
Based on prior low snow years, we may need to change the location of the ski tour and will let folks know by email, the NSAA website or the Tours Hotline at 907-258-6800. Thanks for your flexibility!