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General Trail Updates and Information

APU Jim Mahaffey Trail System is now Multi-Use

APU Jim Mahaffey Trail System is now Multi-Use

The APU Jim Mahaffey Trails System is the oldest ski trail systems in Anchorage. It was the first of its kind that offered a lighted 5k looped trail for cross country skiing in the late 1960’s.  It is no longer a lighted trail and the original loop has had many...
NSAA Closed for the Holidays

NSAA Closed for the Holidays

Happy Holidays to you and yours! The NSAA Staff will be out of the office from Dec. 24, 2021 – January 3, 2021. Please enjoy the trails and we’ll be back in the office on January 4th!

Snowmaking Update for December

Snowmaking began on Nov. 2, the earliest date in the seven years that NSAA has operated the snowmaking system. As of Dec. 15, 2.9 million gallons of water have been used to place snow on various trails. These include the green and yellow trails, the turquoise trails...
A Shiny New Red PistenBully Has Shipped to Alaska!

A Shiny New Red PistenBully Has Shipped to Alaska!

Bring on the snow! Did you know NSAA put down a deposit on a NEW PistenBully 400? It’s on its way right now and it’s currently in Seattle. The new rig will augment the currently aging fleet and we need your help! Shipping alone is $14,000 If you have just...
Snowmaking is underway!

Snowmaking is underway!

Just like most years the start up of the snowmaking equipment has had some challenges. There have been some mechanical issues that the crew and volunteers have been working through, specifically with the lances and compressor, but as you can see, the fan guns are...
Current Trail Status: Winter

Current Trail Status: Winter

There’s a dusting of snow and the groomers are grooming. The Current Trail Status has officially been changed to Winter: Maintenance Operations. Trails are Ski Only, no walking, biking or dogs on the trails.

2020 NSAA Ski Swap!

Join us for our annual SKI SWAP! Get organized this season, buy and sell your ski gear, winter gear, and outdoor recreational items! This event is OUTDOORS and COVID friendly. Masks and social distancing are required. Verbal symptoms screening will be conducted before...
Brushing at Bartlett and Mowing at Kincaid

Brushing at Bartlett and Mowing at Kincaid

We are well into the summer season and the groomers are as busy as ever.  With all the rain and sunshine the vegetation is really taking off and the crew is doing their best to keep up.  Bill, Annette and Tim have been cutting brush on the trails at Bartlett. ...
NSAA is Hiring Trail Groomers!

NSAA is Hiring Trail Groomers!

NSAA is hiring Full Time and Part Time Trail Groomer’s! Check out the Job Description here: Trail Groomer Job Description 2020 and email a resume & cover letter to...
2020 NSAA Photo Contest

2020 NSAA Photo Contest

The 2019-20 NSAA Photo Contest is now open! The Submission Deadline is June 30, 2020. The contest is open to all Alaska Nordic ski club members and entrants may submit three images per category. The categories are: Racing Touring/Backcountry Jumping Kids on Skis...