Wasilla and Talkeetna trails

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Wasilla and Talkeetna trails

Postby ftmsb » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:12 am

Does anyone have recommendations for skating or classic trails in Wasilla or Talkeetna? Will be passing through both towns this weekend and am unsure of where conditions are most likely to be best. Thanks.

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Postby ftmsb » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:00 pm

So this is what we found...

On Saturday, swung by the Colony High Trails. There was a knocked over sign declaring the system closed, and with good reason. What happened to all of the snow in Wasilla? Instead of skiing we bought bagels just down the road and pointed the car north.

Stopped in Trapper Creek and asked at the big blue roadhouse about groomed trails in the area. We were pointed towards the community center. The trail was nice, albeit with some snow machine traffic apparently ignoring the "ski only" signs. Snow was crusty, but decent skiing. Fast hills.

Next day skied on the Su Valley loop behind the high school. Gorgeous day with mountain views. Snow had been groomed up all nice and pretty like for a race the day before. W did three laps and called it good.

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Re: Wasilla and Talkeetna trails

Postby Eilert Pilarm » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:32 pm

ftmsb wrote:Does anyone have recommendations for skating or classic trails in Wasilla or Talkeetna? Will be passing through both towns this weekend and am unsure of where conditions are most likely to be best. Thanks.


sorry about not checking this board lately mate--I ski chugiak and ANC primarily. I could have given some assistance before you hit the area. hotlines, web site, etc.

Colony HS is usually really good for skate or classic. Did you hit the area right after the warm spell and high winds?
I forget when that was exactly earlier this month.

Good thing you found some nice skiing anyway!

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Postby funhog » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:43 pm

there is a groomed track on XY lake now, and one at Fish Lake.

We skied up the Su River from Talkeetna and had a great time. Fantastic views of Denali, snowmachiners slow down to pass or stay way out of your way, really a great time.

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Postby Eilert Pilarm » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:00 pm

wow--that's a fantastic photo there FH
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