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. 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
Outdoor Gear and Ski Swap
OUTDOOR GEAR AND SKI SWAP
Time to clean out your closets and gear sheds!
Buy and sell used outdoor equipment at our annual Outdoor Gear and Ski Swap.
Ski rentals (peewee, elementary, and community), Barneys Ski Chalet will offer skis and boots, Chili Feed, Bake Sale, and SNSC membership sign up.
11am-1pm, Elementary School
Enjoy our chili and baked goods while you shop!
~Dates and times~
GEAR DROPS ~ We are asking for the majority of gear to be dropped of either Thursday or Friday evenings so we can be well organized for Saturday!
- Thursday, 11/19/16 3:15 – 4:30 in Elementary School Lobby
- Friday 11/20/14 from 5:30 – 7:30 (please bring large gear like skis and sleds to this one!) in Elementary School Gym
- Last minute gear drop Saturday morning 10:15 – 11:15
If you plan to rent skis, please bring a check book for the rental deposit.
CASH and UNSOLD GEAR PICKUP 1-2pm
All unsold gear MUST be picked up!
20% of sales will benefit SNSC's trail grooming efforts.
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.