Skiers and Park Enthusiasts : We Want You! For a trail improvement project at Talkeetna Lakes Park! What: Removal of the old landfill fence. Where: Talkeetna Lakes Park When: Wednesday and Thursday, October 5 &6, 2016 from 9:30 -4:00 PM More Info.: The Mat-Su Borough is sending up two crew leaders, lots of tools, and a Bobcat skid steer loader to help root out the nasty, overgrown, fallen down fence along portions of the nordic ski trails at Talkeetna Lakes Park. Volunteer help is needed. Call Brian Okonek at 733-2111, or Chris Mannix at 733-2427 for more information. Come and join the fun! ... See MoreSee Less
Jacque DrummThe gates are open now. I biked at 5am and the trails were hard but the frost is not out of the hiking trail and it would've been mushy later in the day. The ski trails seem firm on more gravel portions. Saw a otter about 150 feet from the lake coming out of a stump. Defiantly made me look twice to figure out what it was. A fat 30lb weasel look funny in the forest. Hope that helps.
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Mark Goetschsome places are a little soft. but, most of it is in good shape. just tread lightly are the soft spots
Mark of the park report for 4/12/16 Hate to say this. But, I have to close the gates on Thursday 4/14. Will open them back up as soon as possible. Hope everyone had a great ski season. See ya in fall. Thanks for all the comments. :-) ... See MoreSee Less
Skiing on the Lakes trails was great today!! Snow pack is consolidated, firm, not as punchy for poles as it was on the weekend so either skate or classic is good (though classic track is put in "best line") Get out there, people! Shorts and tee skiing cant be beat! ... See MoreSee Less
Mark of the park report 3/30/16 It's to early to quit skiing. So, I checked out the ski trails today. They look so good I groomed a set track with "best line". Trail is still firm. But wet. However, The lakes are gone. lots of water on them. Hiking trail still hard. Come and get the last skiing in for the year. :-) ... See MoreSee Less
Mark of the park report for 3/24/16 Well, Tried to groom this morning. Got some of the ruts out of the trail. but, Turning ice again. unfortunately, The ski season is coming to a quick end. Forecasting warm weather and rain. The lakes are melting the little snow that they had and also icy. Ski trails are holding up well. Just hard and icy. Will keep grooming until it gets to "punchy" ... See MoreSee Less
Dan HarrellWas there just as you finished grooming and it was very good. I had the feeling that it was probably my last good ski of the season. Thanks for all your work Mark. It is more appreciated than you know. It's Crazy how good the skiing was with so few days of snow. You guys are a big reason why. Thanks for caring.