Let’s meet at the Goose Lake parking lot at 6:30 p.m. and ski a loop around the municipality and APU trails. We will ski on forested trails through rolling terrain. The trails are often not well groomed during most of the season. Please bring your classic skis and we will take a casual shuffle around the tour leader’s favorite loop. The ski might coincide with some of the Tour of Anchorage (ToA) route, but for much of the ski we will be on groomed or less groomed trails, so do not plan to make this a ToA training session. Bring headlamps.
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 review the COVID assessment questions online within 24 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!