What makes cross country skiing at Eaglecrest exceptional is the terrain. What makes cross country skiing at Eaglecrest unparalleled is the terrain nestled in the shadow of Alaska's pristine beauty. With 8 kilometers of groomed Nordic Trails sitting at the perfect elevation for natural snowfall, it's hard to imagine a more scenic place to ski. Our Upper Loop trail offers breathtaking views of mountain valleys and peaks, while our Lower Loop trail winds its way through meadows and trees. Instruction is available for those who are new to the sport, while workshops are regularly available to those looking to improve their skills. Eaglecrest, Juneau's Winter Playground.
The Juneau Nordic Ski Club (JNSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run almost entirely by dedicated volunteers. The mission of the JNSC is to enhance, develop and promote Nordic skiing in Juneau. JNSC puts more people on skis more often on more kilometers through youth development, trail development and trail maintenance in the Juneau area.
Through various land management agreements, the JNSC grooms trails on public lands during winter in multiple locations around Juneau. The JNSC regularly grooms Montana Creek Road, the Mendenhall Campground and Lake (when ice and snow conditions are safe). Additional ‘pop up’ locations are established when snow cover allows, such as Pioneer Road, Amalga Meadows, and Salmon Creek road. Additionally, through agreements with the CBJ Eaglecrest Ski Area, JNSC periodically grooms Eaglecrest trails in the early and late season and under low snow conditions to extend the season. All grooming takes place using JNSC operated snow machines and grooming attachments, operated by the volunteer groomer corps and is snow cover dependent.
The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of cross country skiing. Throughout our six month ski season, we organize a variety of recreational and competitive activities for skiers of all ages, including group tours, youth programs, clinics, races, and trail grooming. Members receive The Alaska Nordic Skier newsletter providing information on skiing events and activities around the state.
The Mat-Su Ski Club promotes Nordic Skiing in the southern Mat-Su Valley, Alaska for fun, community, and health.
We groom ski trails at Government Peak Recreation Area, the Moose Range, Archangel Road, and Independence Mine. We host community ski races, and more competitive races; as well as the annual Mat-Su Ski for Women. We offer educational clinics and adult ski lessons. Hundreds of kids are learning to ski every winter in our Junior Nordic program. We organize and lead community ski get-togethers and an annual overnight ski trip to a remote hut or cabin. We work with other ski organizations, such as local high schools, when they race at the venues we maintain. The Club has and can host FIS-sanctioned Nordic races at GPRA. We host the annual Government Peak Hill Climb, a component of the summertime Alaska Mountain Runners race calendar. We organize volunteers, raise funds, do trail work, pursue grants, manage projects, and work with public and private agencies and organizations to build new ski trails and facilities, and to maintain the trails year-round.
KNSC currently maintains over 80 kilometers of groomed trails at the Baycrest, McNeil Canyon-Eveline, and Lookout Mountain trail systems. Located near Homer, Alaska, all three areas are groomed for classic and skate skiing. Each area offers varying terrain with opportunities for panoramic views of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountain Range.