The Beach Lake Park ski trails are located near Chugiak High School along South Birchwood Loop Road. For a challenging and compact cross country ski area, you’ll find about every kind of terrain at Beach Lake Park. The 15 kilometer plus system ranges from easy gliding to an advanced loop with sudden headwalls and thrilling high speed descents. We will meet at the Beach Lake Chalet at 11:00am and you can pick your adventure from there.

Directions to the Beach Lake Chalet: Take South Birchwood exit and turn west past Chugiak High School. Drive roughly 0.9 mile to Beach Lake Road. Take a left on Beach Lake Road and drive 2 miles to Beach Lake.The Beach Lake Chalet with parking and restrooms is located about three-quarter miles from the highway on the west (left) side of the road.

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!