With just over one week to go until the 2023 Tour of Anchorage excitement is building!! 2023 has been one of the best snow years on record and the course is shaping up in excellent condition. Registration is still open so don’t delay. Spots are filling up fast!! You can find all the up-to-date event schedules and information on our Tour of Anchorage page !
Thanks to our generous sponsors for 2023
Continental Auto Group
Anchorage Radiation Oncology Center
Subway of Alaska
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Bear Tooth Theater Pub
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Enter for your chance to win! Take your chance guessing when Anchorage will receive it’s first significant snowfall of at least 3 inches for the 2022-2023 season. Snowfall to be measured at the NOAA headquarters on Sand Lake Rd.
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Mother Nature has fueled a summer of heavy foliage growth alongside many of our favorite trails. This fall we are looking for NSAA members to join in a series of volunteer trail work parties to help us clear back all that brush!
The next trail work party will be this Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Meet at the Hilltop gasline trail parking lot. Volunteers do not need to bring any power tools or chain saws but are encouraged to bring their own loppers, hand saws or battery powered sawzall.
More trail work party dates are as follows:
Sunday, September 25th, 9-12am, planning on meeting at the Service Little Gym
Wednesday October 5th 6-8pm – location TBD
Wednesday October 19th 6-8pm – location TBD
Sunday October 9th 9a-12p – location TBD
Sunday September 25th 9a-12pm – location TBD
Sunday October 23rd 9a – 12pm – location TBD
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Level: Easy III Distance: 6 – 8 miles Elevation Gain: Rolling terrain Tour Leader: Zachary Liller, 907-717-3419; firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet up location: TBD
Meet up time: 7:00 AM
There is nothing quite like gliding efficiently through backcountry terrain on skinny little skate skis. In most years, early spring in Alaska offers a “unicorn” ski experience for those willing to get up early and search for “CRUST”. For the unfamiliar, crust is a perfect layer of supportable snow/ice that forms at the surface during the spring freeze and thaw cycle. Crust can provide skate skiers access to some truly amazing backcountry settings, ranging from broad flat valley bottoms, rolling tree spotted meadows, and steep mountain ridgelines.
This tour will seek out low angle backcountry crust in a location like Turnagain Pass, Hatcher Pass, or the Chugach front range. The location will be determined on Wednesday April 19 based on crust reports and weather forecasts. Skate ski techniques are highly recommended for the conditions and to help maintain similar ski speeds within the group. Fat-tire bikes may be a suitable alternative to skate skis. Crust skiers need to prepare for being a “hot sweaty mess” while actively skiing and also staying warm during the numerous “I gotta catch my breath snack and photo” breaks. Be sure to dress in layers, bring plenty of water and snacks, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Registration will open Saturday, April 8th at 10am. All day tours are $25/person.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Crust skiing requires very specific snow conditions that are typically found during the morning hours and best suited for skate skiers. This tour will likely end before noon.
All 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.
Level: Easy II Distance: 8 miles one way to chalet Elevation Gain: Generally flat, with rolling terrain Tour Leader: Contact: Mary Vavrik; 907-306-7686, email@example.com and Joe Meehan, 907-884-2994, firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the weekend at a rustic Alaskan lodge on Kroto Lake south of Mt. McKinley. Ski 8 miles into the lodge with just a day pack. Your gear and food will be brought in by the chalet owner on a snowmachine. Enjoy awesome views of Denali, fantastic company, wonderful group cuisine, sauna and more skiing on various trails in the area. Because the weather is often variable, bring clothing for wind, cold and snow. Space is limited. Dogs are not allowed on this tour and children must be 12 years old to participate.