February 25, 2021

Beginning Nordic Ski Lessons Open for Registration

The Girdwood Nordic Ski Club has partnered with the FVCS to offer Adult Nordic Ski Lessons right here in our own backyard. We are lucky to have experienced Nordic Coach Tyler Henegan in Girdwood to help improve your skills; you will also meet other cross country skiers and community members, and better enjoy your time out on the local trails with improved skills. Session 1 starts Monday January 18th!

These classes are small group and geared toward the beginner to low intermediate skier, and will cover basic classic skiing techniques. This is the year to get out on the local trails, work on your ski form, and improve your overall fitness.


All classes will be held at Moose Meadow unless changed by Coach Tyler.

Covid precautions will include mandatory mask wearing, social distancing, small groups (between 4-6 students), pre-class health questionaire and follow State of Alaska travel mandates. View our Nordic Lesson COVID-19 Mitigation Plan here.

If you have questions about the mechanics of this class please contact instructor Tyler Henegan: tyler.henegan@gmail.com. For registration contact FVCS at registration@fourvalleys.org.

Armchair Traveler: Three Years In Japan

January 13 at 7pm: Girdwood locals Jeff and Sharon Samuels embarked on a one year adventure to teach English in Japan in 2005, and ended up staying for 3 years. Come see slides from their time in Hokkaido. From food to skiing to local culture, you’ll enjoy this immersive slice of everyday Japanese life.

Topic: 3 Years in Japan: Jeff & Sharon Samuels
Time: Jan 13, 2021 07:00 PM Alaska
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85651326143
Meeting ID: 856 5132 6143

The Armchair Traveler series is sponsored by Bob and Sherry Dugan in order to help FVCS provide remote learning experiences for the community of Girdwood.

Armchair Traveler: Journey to the Southern Ocean

FVCS Armchair Traveler series continues with professional naturalist and former Girdwood resident Elise Lockton. Elise will share her multiple adventures exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula as a naturalist guide aboard the expedition ship National Geographic Explorer. These three distinct regions are not only difficult to get to but complete with incredible wildlife, landscape and history. Join us for this photographic journey exploring the Southern Ocean.

Join Zoom Meeting Dec. 30th at 7p: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81859246486

This free presentation is part of FVCS’s “Armchair Traveler” series, and made possible by a generous donation from our sponsors, longtime local Girdwoodians Sherry & Bob Dugan.

Armchair Traveler: Self-Drive Safari in Southern Africa

Wednesday Dec. 16th at 7p: Visiting Botswana and Namibia was a lifelong dream come true. After spending a couple of months house- and petting-sitting in Maun, Botswana, living the lives of locals, Jen and Mike headed out to parks and nether regions with a 4WD truck and a tent. Come see photos and hear stories of camping with lions, lunching with elephants, and listening to cheetahs chirp. Share in the thrill of a self-guided safari as they track animals and peer into the world of African wildlife.

This free presentation is part of FVCS’s “Armchair Traveler” series, and made possible by a generous donation from our sponsors, longtime local Girdwoodians Sherry & Bob Dugan.

Zoom link:

Topic: Armchair Traveler: Southern Africa

Time: Dec 16, 2020 07:00 PM Alaska
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82509270126