Welcome to skiing in Seward!
On this site you'll find updated ski conditions for the most popular trails in the area. These reports are provided by members of the Seward Nordic Ski Club by way of emails sent to an all members google groups email. Please participate! Send us your report! Its super easy and beneficial to everyone.
You'll also find links to information about waxing, local events, other Alaska ski areas, the history of skiing in Alaska, how to buy skis and more.
WHO WE ARE
The Seward Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sport of Nordic skiing and to its devotees. More
Avalanche Awareness Class
March 2 6:30-8:00 PM Seward library
A good thing to think about after the January we just had. National total for fatalities so far this year is 19. With 3 of those being from Alaska. Alex will spend about an hour and a half talking about different avalanche types and how easy or difficult they are to predict. Then he will do a quick review of avalanche rescue.
Membership has benefits
By being a member of the club, you are entitled to recieve detailed and timely trail condition reports from club members who are willing to post something about their day's experience. Go ahead and tell us all about it, the good and the lousy - its all valuable. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolutely everything you need or want to know about lake ice!
Check out this website for the science and fun of lake ice.
Great video series on skate skiing published in the Anchorage Daily News and YouTube (links updated 11/15/2015)
.Beginning Classic skiing
Holly Brooks teaches the beginning techniques for classic skiing. In this lesson she covers poling and weight shift motions. (Anne Raup/Anchorage Daily News)
- Kick double pole
Holly Brooks explains the timing of double poling with kicking.
- Beginning skate skiing
Using a ski that is all glide, Holly Brooks explains how to push off the edge of the ski as if you were ice skating.
- V2 skate skiing technique
Holly brooks teaches v2 skating technique, her primary technique for skating on local trails. She explains the timing and stresses the importance of balance over the ski.
A closer look at nordic ski equipment
Holly Brooks explains the equipment you need for skate and classic skiing and what makes it different.