Several tours have been scheduled and are listed below. More will be announced as they are added.
As the touring schedule develops, some tours will be planned far enough in advance to be listed in the Alaska Nordic Skier newsletter, while others will be posted to the touring page on the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks website, and /or announced through the listserv. Make sure you check the website for updates and that your membership is up to date with your current email address. Click "Read More" to see the tour schedule.
Upcoming touring schedule:
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - Glenn Creek “Red Hot Mama” Roundtrip. Meet at 11am at UAF/CRREL Permafrost Tunnel parking lot off the New Steese Highway just before Fox. Intermediate level, 2.5 hours, rolling terrain with long climb up (if have skins, bring) through mixed forest, then rollicking descent back the way we came with the best woodsy turns anywhere. Usually cold, but includes a climb out of the inversion. Canines always welcome. Leader: Philip S. Marshall (457-3895).
Saturday, February 21, 2015. Goldstream Sports Classic Trails Tour. Start time and place: Noon at Goldstream Sports parking lot.
Estimated time: Up to 2 hours.
Description: A tour of the classic-only ski trails that start at Goldstream Sports.
- Sunday, March 8, 2015. “Rat Pond” Tour. Start time and place: 11am at Stan’s house (1750 Reed Circle). Estimated time: About 2 hours. Description: This tour is about 4 miles. It is mostly flat. It uses some of the mushing trails to get to Muskrat Ponds, a charming string of ponds between College and Farmer’s Loop roads. From there we circle around to peat ponds. If the stars align correctly we will have a set track. Hot chocolate at Stan’s afterwards. Leader: Stan Justice (479-5017; stanjustice[at]acsalaska.net)
- March 22, 2015 - Stew on the Slough. Ev Wenrick ’s 19th year of leading this ski down the Tanana River. Meet at 11am at the campground on Chena Pump Road. Contact Ev at Beaver Sports (479-2494).