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
Arctic Entries Comes to Seward! 7PM January 19th
A night of true life stories from
local folks. You’re invited!
Bob Barnwell, Marc Swanson, Jerry Olive, Katy Scrivo, Amanda Adams, Kenny Faust and Luke Rosier
Thursday, January 19, 7pm at the Seward High School Auditorium.
Seven story tellers with 7 minutes will tell a true life tale. This event’s theme is: Fall and Rise; overcoming obstacles, crawling out of predicaments and getting out of hot water.
Local musicians Jim Pfeiffenberger, Ed Slavich, Bill Lawrence, George Peck and Tuula Hollmen will perform between stories.
Tickets on sale online at eventbrite.com or search “Arctic Entries in Seward” on Google. Tickets cost is $10 online and $12 at the door (cash or check only at the door).
Enjoy baked goods at intermission.
Proceeds support the Seward HS ski team.
The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage has a new link to local conditions. Check it out.
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: email@example.com
Absolutely everything you need or want to know about lake ice!
Check out this website for the science and fun of lake ice.
Absolutely everything you need or want to know about cross country skiing! Click here!
This site has everything you need to know about the history of Nordic skiing, waxing, gear tips, and tons of instruction plus videos.
Great video series on skate skiing published in the Anchorage Daily News and YouTube (links updated 12/7/2016)
.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.