Report from tour leader Joel Young:
Great day out on the Skarland Ski Trail tour. Nine of us started from the UAF Ski Hut on recently groomed trails with a nice layer of fresh powder on top. The temps hovered just above zero, making for ideal classic skiing conditions. Some of us were well familiar with the trails, while one of our party had never skied on Skarland or UAF trails!
Breaking trail we all stayed upright on the various downhills as we made our way around the loop and back to UAF. Once back on campus we were diverted off of the original route by a moose but pleasantly rewarded with a nice long downhill to the T-Field.
New acquaintances were made with a shared love for amazing classic trails. It was all smiles back at the ski hut with endorphins high and satisfaction from both the conditions and scenery.
Looking forward to another tour next year!