Summer Rules in effect
It hasn’t been much fun, but this Winter That Wasn’t is at least consistent — we still haven’t had enough snow to make skiing possible at Tsalteshi Trails. (Though we saw a few hardy skiers making the effort on some of our warmer days last week. Good on ya!)
Until or unless we get skiable snow, feel free to enjoy summer activities on the trails — running, hiking and biking, with dogs allowed if leashed or under voice control. But be sure to be studs about it. Most loops are extremely icy, and ice cleats are highly recommended. Even with extra traction, exercise caution going downhill, especially as freeze-thaw cycles continue.
Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski and Tsalteshi Sports Academy skate ski lessons for adults both had to cancel their remaining sessions in January and February. Anyone who preregistered and paid online may request a prorated refund for sessions missed. —OR— you can donate all or a portion of your prepaid fees to Tsalteshi Trails Association. TTA’s budget is as depressed as all you skiers out there, with the lack of snow impacting the revenue we expected to raise through events and programs this winter.
But we’re not throwing in the towel on winter yet!
Postponed, but still possible!
If we get snow before the official change to Summer Rules on April 15 we’ll still unleash this beast.
Ideally, we’ll ski all of the fuzzy predator loops at Tsalteshi — Wolf, Fox, Bear, Wolverine, Lynx and Coyote. Or we’ll at least furociously ski whichever predatory loops we can groom into submission.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.
With the switch to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, the evening lights will be turned off on the trails to save electricity. Lucky for us, Mother Nature is providing more and more lighting this time of year.
Tsalteshi 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.
- Annual membership is $20 for students and seniors, $50 for individuals and $120 for families. Register online on our website.
- Pick. Click. Give. Alaska residents can apply for the 2015 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend through March 31. Applicants can elect to donate a portion of their dividend to Tsalteshi Trails Association.Don’t forget to file for your PFD by March 31, and show some love to organizations you love in the process!
- AmazonSmile. Shopping online? Participate in AmazonSmile and give a gift to Tsalteshi! Use this link when shopping on Amazon and 0.5% of the purchase price will be donated to Tsalteshi Trails Association.
- Fred Meyer Community Rewards. You can also support Tsalteshi when you shop at Fred Meyer. Visit this site to link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to TTA.
Follow Tsalteshi on Facebook for grooming and other trails updates.
Want more? Visit our calendar online to see all our upcoming events.