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Back in business

Our wayward winter seems to have found its way back to us. With the trails now skiable,winter rules are back in effect. We don’t have much white stuff with which to work, so please help our groomers do their leveling best by not damaging the groomed snow.

  • That means no vehicles, no walking/hiking/running/or other “shoe” traffic, no dogs and no bikes allowed on the trails.
  • Sledding and snowboarding are allowed on the sledding hill directly behind the old hockey rink at Skyview. Please no sledding or snowboarding on the groomed ski trails.
  • Snowshoeing is allowed on the Mosquito Snowshoe Trail connecting the Wolverine and Skyview Trailheads, and on the Wolverine Loop off Kalifornsky Beach Road only. Please stay to the side of the groomed ski trails.

This recent winter that wasn’t created a special circumstance of reverting to summer rules in January, which allowed summer uses on the trails while we were waiting for snow. Now that the trails are back to skiing only, please help spread the word. A friendly reminder can go a long way toward letting people know about preserving the snow.

And for those dog walkers/winter runners/skijorers/fat-tire bikers out there, Tsalteshi is working toward developing a multiuse area. The ski trails aren’t compatible for other uses in the winter, but we hope to have a home for you soon, too!
Follow Tsalteshi on Facebook for grooming and others trails updates.

Youth, skate lessons back on track

Our Youth Ski program and the Tsalteshi Sports Academy skate ski lessons for adults are back in action. Youth Ski meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the trails, and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.Saturdays at rotating locations. Visit our Youth Ski page for more info.

TSA classes meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Sundays behind Skyview. Check out the website for more information.


Ski for Women — Sunday, Feb. 1

Are you a she? Can you ski (or snowshoe)? Then Tsalteshi Trails is the place to be to kick off Super Bowl Sundayfor the 10th annual Ski for Women!

  • Skyview Trailhead, behind Skyview Middle School
  • 11 a.m. start. You’ll be done in time for the big game.
  • All ages and abilities welcome. Fun event for fabulous females. Costumes encouraged!
  • Three events: 5k skate ski, 5k classic ski, 3k snowshoe. Pick one event, or gather two friends for a team of three.
  • Register online through midnight Jan. 31. $25 for adults or $15 for students, with a $5 discount for Tsalteshi Trails Association members. Day-of-event, in-person registration is at 10 a.m., for $35.
  • Not a she? Guys — compete in the Drag Race immediately following the main event. Donations accepted, no preregistration needed. “Dress” your best and drag around the trails.


Volunteers needed

Help! Ayuda! Hilfe! Hjelp! It all translates into the same thing — we need YOU at the trails. Tsalteshi has several events brightening the horizon, but without volunteers the future could be bleak indeed. Can you spare an afternoon to support the trails and your fellow skiers? Lots of roles available, from setup to teardown, course marking, timing, refreshments and everything in between. Join good people and have good fun for a good cause.

  • Feb. 1, Ski for Women
  • Feb. 8, SkiCross
  • Feb. 15, Iceman (many, many volunteers needed for this one!)
  • Feb. 22, Fuzzy Predator

Email to sign up or for more information. Lending a hand is the best investment you can make!

Other upcoming events

Tsalteshi SkiCross1 p.m. Feb. 8.
Skiers complete as many loops as possible around a short but hilly course. The finisher with the most laps completed when time runs out wins.
Expect close-quarters skiing and lots of action.
Registration is $20, with a $5 discount for TTA members. To sign up and for more information, visit the event page online.

Iceman10 a.m. Feb. 15.
Have you heard of a quadrathon? Now you have. It’s a triathlon with extra awesome. Ski from the Skyview Trailhead to Wolverine, skate 10 laps at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, run back to Skyview and swim 300 yards in the pool. This. Will. Be. Epic.
Registration is $35. Teams welcome. To sign up and for more information, visit the event page online.

Fuzzy Predator11 a.m. Feb. 22.
Ski all of the fuzzy predator trails at Tsalteshi in one swell foop! Wolf, Fox, Bear, Wolverine, Lynx and Coyote await you in this perfect tune-up event for the Tour of Anchorage. Skate and classic races available.
Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for students with a $5 discount for TTA members. To sign up and for more information, visit the event page online.

Support TTATsalteshi Trails Association is committed to providing a venue for fun, healthy, family friendly outdoor recreation year-round, but we need your help to do it! Financial support from trails users is invaluable in offering programs, holding events and maintaining the trails. Please consider supporting TTA.

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Want more? Visit our calendar online to see all our upcoming events.

Happy trails!