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 blog comments on this site and emails sent to the website administrator. 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. We are made up of cross-country skiers from all walks of life and we welcome new members and visitors. Seward is relatively unknown in the XC world, but we aim to change that. The Eastern Kenai Peninsula – the Seward area in particular – is rich with trails that suit all skill levels and styles, from beginner to advanced, groomed to backcountry, skate to classical. Browse through the options on this site to find out more, or contact us for more information on Seward area trails or on the Seward Nordic Ski Club.
We sponsor occasional moonlight ski tours, an annual luminaria outing, grooming updates on our local ski conditions page, area maps, ski clinics for all levels and techniques, races, socials, and an annual ski swap.
The Seward Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Nordic
and backcountry skiing for all ages, developing and maintaining a network of groomed trails, and
sponsoring community ski activities and educational opportunities
Why skiing is so cool here?
As a physician, I see the amazing physical and psychological health benefits that cross country skiing can offer to people of all ages and abilities during our long winter. As an outdoor enthusiast, I see the enormous, largely untapped potential for groomed and backcountry skiing right in our backyard. As a naturalist, I see how cross-country skiing can enhance appreciation for, and stewardship of, nature. And, as a community member, I see an endless variety of ways that skiing can bring people together in the name of healthy winter activities.
- Ray Robinson (former SNSC membership coordinator)
Time to return rental skis!
It finally rained so I guess it's time to return the rental skis. Please bring your rental equipment to the elementary school on Tuesday May 7 and Wednesday May 8 from 3:30 to 5:30. It is important (if you want your deposit returned) that you contact either Bob Barnwell, Jenn Haugh or MaryLynn Barnwell when you return the equipment. We need to match equipment to renter in our records. Pass the word and we'll see you next week.
If you're returning your skis, please tape skis together, poles together, label w/your name so we know who to get deposit back to. If there's an issue (eg. broken binding) please label.
And please try to make it either of those two days--it makes it so much easier for the volunteers!
SNSC is on Facebook.
Thanks to members Hernan and Deb Scarnichia, the Club can be followed on Facebook. We hope this will provide a quicker and more "real time" involvement for members who want trail condition updates, possible ride sharing and gear need/sell.