Juneau Nordic Ski Club (JNSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. The mission of the JNSC is to promote cross-country skiing through youth development, trail development and trail maintenance in the Juneau area.
Through various agreements, the JNSC grooms trails daily during the winter in two parts of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area (MGRA): the Mendenhall campground, and on Mendenhall Lake when ice and snow conditions allow. The JNSC also regularly grooms Montana Creek Road. All of the grooming takes place on using JNSC owned snow machines and grooming equipment, operated by volunteer groomers. Through agreements with the Eaglecrest Ski Area, JNSC groomers periodically groom Eaglecrest trails in the early and late season to extend the Nordic season for Juneau skiers.
Because of grooming equipment improvements and memberships in recent years, the JNSC has been able to groom trails over 100 days per season. Equipment includes two sets of snow machines, rollers, ginzu groomers/track setters, and one complete backup/reserve older setup. All operations are funded by donations from individuals, businesses and other organizations. The JNSC membership and donations are generally expended as 87% to Grooming (including purchasing equipment, repairs, transporting, and fueling), 11% for insurance costs and 2% for incidentals (mailings, website updates, Annual meeting costs, etc.). Each groomed kilometer costs approximately $10 for gas, snow machines and grooming equipment, repairs, insurance, etc. so please become a member and make a donation today.
The organization maintains this website as an informational hub for Nordic skiers. Additionally, the JNSC is active in advocating for improving Nordic skiing opportunities in the community.