Independence Mine

A pair of skiers descend the trail on early-season snow at Independence Mine Nov. 7.

With plenty of snow already blanketing the ski trails around Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass, the MatSu Ski Club is kicking off a full season of trail grooming, lessons and events for Valley residents, volunteer leaders said.

For the 2021-2022 season the Club will offer a series of adult lessons for beginner and intermediate skate and classic cross-country skiers, said Ailis Vann, who volunteers as Ski Club’s vice president. Those interested should mark their calendars for registration Dec. 1 on the club’s website. Thanks to high demand, the lessons, which are $15 each, sell out fast, she said.



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