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  [Anchorage] - 9:00 PM, Thu Dec 18, 2014

This website provides updated information regarding Anchorage ice skating conditions, hot-mopping, trail conditions, etc: http://www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Documents/IceTrailsStatus.pdf

Report by AlaskaRain.

Kincaid Park

  [Anchorage] - 4:00 PM, Thu Dec 18, 2014

We skied classic around a majority of the park today but the best skiing at Kincaid would be skating on the Lekisch 7.5. It's groomed for skating but has had very little traffic, so it's pretty good.

Report by Adam Verrier.

Independence Mine

  [Mat-Su] - 11:00 AM, Thu Dec 18, 2014

World class tracks and skate lanes, world class scenery and no people - WOW! Thanks for the tracks.

Report by red8wop.

Independence Mine

  [Mat-Su] - 10:00 PM, Wed Dec 17, 2014

Re-groomed all trails at Independence Mine. 2 inches new snow in the past 24 hrs. Clear skies and cool weather (20F) should let trails set up nicely overnight.

Report by Zack Steer.


  [Anchorage] - 8:00 PM, Wed Dec 17, 2014

Skated multi-use, snow-making loop and mize. Multi-use was pretty good. Snow making loop not as good and mize was like skiing on an old, hard, white frosting.

Report by Ryan and Erin.

UAF, Birch Hill

  [Fairbanks] - 4:00 PM, Wed Dec 17, 2014

Come to Fairbanks for the Ski Your Age the day after Christmas and ski all our great and I might add very snowy trails. Lighted trails at both UAF and Birch Hill packed and tracked.

Report by Lisa.


  [Anchorage] - 1:00 PM, Wed Dec 17, 2014

Skiing at Hillside is good, especially the lighted loops. Downhills on Double Bubble and Spencer Loop 'sporty,' as an earlier poster said. Scraped down, and on Double Bubble rocky. Overall, however, amazingly good considering the weather.

Report by Charles Wohlforth.

Independence Mine/Archangel Rd/GPRA

  [Mat-Su] - 10:00 PM, Tue Dec 16, 2014

Ind mine will be regroomed Wed night. Gene Backus packed Archangel Rd to the bridge Tuesday and will pack the road up to the gate Wed. No tracks, but should be OK for skating. Light dusting of snow at GPRA but not enough to groom. Pioneer loop and the new mountain bike trails are open(skiing not recommended). Please stay off the Matanuska and Susitna loops and the stadium area.

Report by Ed Strabel.


  [Anchorage] - 6:00 PM, Tue Dec 16, 2014

Hillside lighted loops are fast and fun!!

Report by Sarah.


  [Anchorage] - 6:00 PM, Tue Dec 16, 2014

Great skiing at Hillside, due to the expert grooming by Tom. Even I was able to skate with confidence in avoiding icy spots. Fast and smooth skiing! Thanks, Tom! Keep up the good work and we're all praying with you for new snow. Reno Deprey

Report by Reno Deprey.

Kincaid Park

  [Anchorage] - 2:00 PM, Mon Dec 15, 2014

Mize loop skiable especially the outer loop. A bit scritchy. A snow machine drag would improve things.
Sisson had coverage but not groomed

Report by red8wop.

Independence Mine

  [Mat-Su] - 11:00 PM, Sun Dec 14, 2014

All loops regroomed for classic and skating. Trails are solid and fast. Temperature is staying below freezing, (for now).

Report by Ed Strabel.


  [Anchorage] - 2:00 PM, Sun Dec 14, 2014

Headed out this weekend with very low expectations and was blown away by the condition of the trails. Jr. Nordic and Randy's loops are in near perfect condition. Other loops are in good condition, just watch out for ruts at the bottoms of hills. Don't let the weather get you down - Get out there!

Report by Sam Weis.

Independence Mine

  [Mat-Su] - 10:00 AM, Sun Dec 14, 2014

It was amazing out there today. The best snow conditions I've experienced this year. Would've been better a little more packed down, poles dug in deep sometimes, but still a 9/10. Gorgeous weather, lots of classic, skate and backcountry users, and just one of those perfect days to ski. Thanks to groomers and fellow skiiers alike.

Report by Travis Neff.

Independence Mine

  [Mat-Su] - 9:00 PM, Sat Dec 13, 2014

All trails groomed for skate and classic. Superb conditions!

Report by Ashley Wise.

Independence Mine

  [Mat-Su] - 9:00 PM, Sat Dec 13, 2014

All trails groomed tonight for classic and skate. Superb conditions!!

Report by Ashley Wise.


  [Anchorage] - 5:00 PM, Sat Dec 13, 2014

Service and Randy's Loop both in good condition. A few icy patches on the downhills, but nothing too sketchy. Don't let the weather get you down, get out there! A big thanks to the groomers for working miracles.

Report by Sam.

Independence Mine

  [Mat-Su] - 10:00 AM, Sat Dec 13, 2014

Never been to Independence Mine. Is it good for beginners?

Report by Bark Lloyd.

Independence Mine

  [Mat-Su] - 7:00 AM, Sat Dec 13, 2014

Bark, Not really. Long gradual climb (400' vertical in 1 mile) to get to the good stuff. But great snow and scenery once you get there.

Report by Ed Strabel.

Independence Mine

  [Mat-Su] - 11:00 PM, Fri Dec 12, 2014

Groomed all loops and set classic tracks this evening. Temp around 20F. No wind. Beautiful night at the mine.

Report by Drren Black.