The Girdwood Nordic Ski Club is dedicated to developing and maintaining a YEAR ROUND trail system in the Girdwood Valley, and encouraging responsible use through advocacy, education, and stewardship.
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The requested funds will be used for ongoing trail projects and creating new recreational trails within the Chugach Mountains. The desire and need for well-maintained trails is increasing. In the past, cross-country trails were located in frozen bogs and wetlands. In ideal conditions, this provided great skiing with beautiful views. Girdwood is a temperate rain forest, however, and the conditions are not always ideal. A firm-surfaced trail system, with proper gradient to shed water, will increase the number of user days. This will also allow a four season usage for skijoring, hiking, running, skiing, biking, and dog mushing.
We are maintaining the trail system with a user-based donations. Volunteer memberships sustains our winter operations and grooming. These trail systems not only serve the community, but the thousands of visitors. The popularity of Nordic skiing and Fat-tire biking are on the increase, and more alpine resorts in the U.S. are offering a four-season trail system to accommodate these activities. The Alyeska Resort has recently increased their efforts developing hiking and biking trails, and support these Nordic trail systems in Girdwood.