Pick. Click. Give. to Tsalteshi Trails
Pick a time — day or evening, weekdays or weekends — click into your skis and give yourself and your family a fun, healthy outdoors experience. Tsalteshi Trails is there for the community with more than 11 miles of well-maintained trails, four miles of lighted loops for evening use, and easy access with two trail heads right in town. Our community can be there for the trails through the Pick. Click. Give. program. As Alaskans apply for their permanent fund dividend, they can choose to donate a portion of their PFD to Tsalteshi Trails Association. The annual PFD application period opens Jan. 1 and runs through March 31. Look for Tsalteshi Trails Association in the list of nonprofit Pick. Click. Give. organizations while filing online, at www.pfd.state.ak.us.
Since the 1980s TTA has provided a venue for cross country skiing for local enthusiasts and school ski programs, including learn-to-ski programs for adults and youth. We host regional, borough and state cross country skiing and running meets at the middle and high school levels, and also are a host site for Besh Cup races. The trails are used year-round for community skiing, running and biking events, including She Can Ski, Spook Night, Tri-the-Kenai Triathlon, Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Association skijor race, and learn-to-ski day for youth with disabilities.
As interest in the trails grows, so, too, does the need for volunteer and financial support. Maintenance and grooming is costly but integral to the success, safety and popularity of the trails. Events and programming are central to TTA’s community purpose, but all come at a cost, whether it’s purchasing skis, boots and poles for the youth ski program, advertising community programs or just having refreshments available after a race.
Contributions to TTA support healthy, outdoor recreational activities for the entire community. Please help TTA continue to do so through Pick. Click. Give.