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  [Other] - 6:00 PM, Sat Oct 22, 2016

Good snow cover on all Hillside trails. Snow machine packed out Friday's snow and the skate and classic skiing was pretty good. No machine-set tracks and some skier-set classic tracks. Quite a few people out breaking in the season. All in all, a nice first day of the year.

Report by Mike Jens.

Government Peak Recreation Area

  [Other] - 10:00 AM, Sat Oct 22, 2016

Mat-Su Ski Club is packing and grooming all loops for classic and skating this AM. Cold Temp 21 (degrees) has dried out the snow. The snow will be a bit thin but skiable. Still don't know when the Hatcher Pass road will be plowed so we can groom Ind Mine.

Report by Ed Strabel.

Russian Jack

  [Other] - 7:00 PM, Fri Oct 21, 2016

I classic skied the multi-use trail, around the golf course and a bit of dirt trail with 4 inches of dense, heavy snow. Waxless skis kicked fine. Coverage is thin under the trees; I hit dirt/leaves on the dirt trail. The paved trail has a solid-packed single-track down the middle from bikes and foot traffic.

Report by Heidi .

Kincaid Park

  [Other] - 5:00 PM, Fri Oct 21, 2016

2 to 3 inches at Kincaid. More than enough for classic skiing. Helps if you don't mind going through to grass occasionally, but it should be better tomorrow.

Skied in circles on the snowmaking loop for an hour. Just kidding. Skied Mize and Arlene's, first half of Margaux's, and 3k Lekisch.

Report by Gavin Kentch.

Hatcher Pass

  [Other] - 1:00 PM, Fri Oct 21, 2016

The road up to Independence Mine has not been plowed - not passable. When DOT plows, we will move equipment up there and groom.

Report by Ed Strabel.

Independence Mine/GPRA

  [Other] - 7:00 AM, Fri Oct 21, 2016

Plenty of snow at Ind Mine (10"?). Mat-Su Ski Club will pack and groom it later today. GPRA got 4-5 inches of heavy wet snow over the rain we had on Thursday. PLEASE STAY OFF IT until the snow has had a chance to dry out. Ski on it now means ice tomorrow. Ski at Independence mine.

Report by Ed Strabel.

Government Peak Recreation Area

  [Other] - 8:00 AM, Thu Oct 20, 2016

Downed trees from the wind storm have all been removed from the ski trails. There is still a lot of small branches on the trails. Request that anyone hiking or running the trails toss the branches off the trail so we will be skiing on more snow and less wood. THANKS.

Report by Ed Strabel.


  [Other] - 1:00 PM, Mon Oct 17, 2016

Skied the trail of blue ice. 4-5" of dense snow - and still coming down, mix of snow/rain. Used VR50, got a bit isothermal and denser on the return. Skied from the lake to Explorer lot and back. Consider snow tires, several ditch divers on Portage road

Report by red8wop.