Upcoming Events

JANUARY 8, 2020, Junior Nordic STARTS NOW, 2020. There’s still time to sign up. Details on the Jr. Nordic page.
FEBRUARY 5, 2020 Next Board Meeting, Denali Brewing Company-back room. Main Street, Talkeetna. All are welcome.

2020 Adult Class Ski Lessons for Beginners & Intermediate – four week session or Drop In

When: Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. (This is a time change from 11:00)
January 11 – canceled due to cold weather; we will try and re-schedule
January 18 – Instructors Diane Zeigner and Chris Mannix
January 25 – Instructors Daryl Farrens and Ed O’Connor
February 1 – Instructors Daryl Farrens and Bill Barstow
Where: Talkeetna Lakes Park, Comsat Trailhead
Cost: $25 for all four classes. $10 each class as a drop in student. Ski Club membership not required but appreciated.
To Sign Up: Email me. Pay in person via check or cash. (I might get an online payment set up through the website but I haven’t yet.)
Email: Laura Wright, Club Coordinator coordinator@denalinordicskiclub.org
TEMPERATURE CUT-OFF is 0F or colder as of 11:00 am as recorded at the Talkeetna State Airport

ONGOING – Ski Buddy Program:

This is a free program for adult skiers and want-to-be skiers. We will pair novice skiers with seasoned expert skiers, (your friends and neighbors who ski better than you.)
~This program is for those who have some experience Nordic skiing, ice skating or downhill skiing.
~ If you are not physically fit and have never skied before this program is not for you.  

Reasons you might want a ski buddy…

  • You’re a classic skier but want to learn how to skate ski
  • You want to build confidence going down hills
  • You want to learn how to go uphill more easily
  • You can ski but aren’t familiar with the trails
  • You know how to downhill ski but have never tried cross country
  • You are looking to improve your technique and get faster or be more efficient

Meeting Times/Dates
That’s up to you and your ski mentor. It could be weekends, mornings or late afternoons. This program will continue until there is no more snow. Ski with your new buddy once a week, or more and become a better skier.

How to Apply: Send the following info to me via email at Coordinator@denalinordicskiclub.org.  Or, look for forms around town at the Post Office, Library, Talkeetna Roadhouse Hardware Store, and Cubby’s.

Your Name and phone number

Ski Club Member? Yes________________   NO __________________

Membership is not required but please consider becoming one by signing up here: Membership

  1. Skiing ability (write a few words that describes your skiing experience, if any) and what you hope to learn.

Please tell us the type of skis, poles and boots that you have. Your boots need to match your bindings. For classic skis the ski poles should come up to your armpits. For skate skis the poles come up to your nose.

If you are not sure then look at the ski and bindings and there should be numbers on both.

For example: Fischer skis 185 cm long with NNN, SNS, 3-pin bindings. Boots are NNN or SNS or 3-pin.

  1. What is on the bottom of the skis? Scales? No scales? If there are no scales then you have waxable skis. Do you know how to wax skis? ______________

If there are fish scales in the center of the ski then you have wax-less skis and you don’t have to do anything to the bottom of them.

  1. To the best of your ability please tell us what ski gear you will you be using: _
  2. When’s the best time of day or week for you to ski? You’ll want 1-2 hours. It can be anytime during daylight hours.

This is an ongoing program. There is no deadline for applying. We’ll ski until there is no more snow!