Nancy Lake Cross-County Ski Trail Work

Trail Work on the Nancy Lake Cross-Country Ski Trail System

Contributor: Emily Angel, Interpretation and Education Program Manager
Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Nancy Lake Cutting Crew
Nancy Lake Cutting Crew

Terrific progress was made this month on the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Cross-Country Ski Trails. The project was funded by a Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation grant. A cutting crew from Denali State Park, including Park Specialist Justin DiPaola-Allen and Natural Resource Technician Carter Forney, were assisted by students from the Mat-Su Career and Technical High School Forestry program, who provided some muscle for the project. They accomplished some timber felling, brush cutting, and hauling debris off the trail at an accelerated rate. Thanks to all for the help!

The cutting crew, (Right) Natural Resource Technician Carter Forney, Park Specialist Justin DiPaola-Allen, and Park Specialist Vic Stanculescu, clean up the Nancy Lake cross-country ski trail system.

Mat-Su Career and Technical High School Forestry (Below) students pose with their instructor, Galen Sparks and Willow Area Park Specialist Vic Stanculescu.

MatSu Career Tech Team
MatSu Career Tech Team
Pick. Click. Give.


While applying for their PFD online, Alaskans can choose to Pick.Click.Give. in increments of $25. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive tax documentation from the State once their donations have been processed. Permanent Fund Dividend applications are available from January 1 to March 31, though Alaskans may choose to add or adjust their pledges online through August 31.

Apply for Funding

Grants and Event Sponsorships

The Mat-Su Trails & Parks Foundation partners with organizations and local governments on projects and efforts that expand and enhance the valley’s network of trails and parks. Find out how we can help fund your next trail, park, or recreation project!

Trail Maintenance