Pattern of Community Inspiration

Anchorage’s Nordic skiing community is built on pride, passion and stewardship of the shared world-class trail system and countless miles of off-trail skiing adventures that inspire Alaskans and visitors from around the world. At the heart of this community is the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage. For 55 years, NSAA has led the events, programs and community advocacy that has bolstered and unified the community. In winter, and all seasons, NSAA staff and volunteers maintain and sustain Anchorage’s trails and lead the wide-ranging programs and events that bring our community closer.

Anchorage’s Nordic Skiing Community

NSAA’s community spirit, tenacity and volunteer driven work ethic perfectly reflect Anchorage’s ”live, work, play” vision, with NSAA having a significant role in the PLAY piece. Today, thousands of enthusiastic trail users frequent the trails year long, but most have no idea who created and is responsible for the trails they love.  Many assume taxes cover grooming and year around maintenance costs, but NSAA is responsible for most of the soft-surface trails in our community with help of individual contributions, volunteer time and local support.  NSAA is committed to healthy living and enhancing the quality of life for Anchorage, one trail at a time.

NSAA Volunteers