November 26, 2022

Alyeska Snow Classic 2022

The Alyeska Snow Classic is back! We’ve got heaps of snow in Girdwood, and here’s your chance to guess the snow depth at elevation 1096ft on Mt Alyeska on the closing day of ski operations (April 24, 2022). Guess correctly and you could win some cash! Buy a ticket and make a guess March 1-31, 2022.

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Happy New Year!

We’re back in the office and are busy programming some fantastic new classes. We’re starting the year off with Pickleball, Basketball, Nordic Ski Club, Kung Fu, and more classes are in the works. If you would have a professional interest or hobby you would like to share with the community, or you are interested in a class not currently offered, let us know and we will try to make it happen! Give us a call in the office at 907-742-5317 or email Here’s to a healthy and happy new year!

2021 Senior Service Scholarship Application Open

Senior Community Service Scholarship 2021This scholarship for graduating high-school seniors is awarded each spring.

Four Valleys Community School partners with Girdwood Turnagain Arm Lion’s Club to provide two $1000.00 scholarships for graduating seniors. This year all applications must be mailed to FVCS, or submitted electronically (see application link above for details). Applicants interview with a small committee via tele-conference or video conference. 

Application deadline is April 9th, 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: For registration contact FVCS at

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
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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.

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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.

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Topic: Armchair Traveler: Southern Africa

Time: Dec 16, 2020 07:00 PM Alaska
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40th Anniversary On-Line Auction

Forty years ago Four Valley Community School began as an idea to build community and offer opportunities locally for residents of greater Girdwood.

Despite present day challenges, we plan on serving our community for now and forever, and are celebrating our 40th year with an Arts Auction Fundraiser All proceeds will go to support our programs, events, and classes and to keep them available locally. 

Local artists and crafters of all ages have come together to create pieces in support of our anniversary, and it is a perfect time to shop for the holidays or for yourself. 

Go to the Online Auction Site and log-in, bid it up, and celebrate 40 with us!

Artist Spotlight:

Meet today’s artist: Ewan Whitcomb-Stark is 11 years old and a 6th grade student at Girdwood Elementary School. Ewan’s favorite type of art is using acrylics like the one he donated to this auction. Ewan has been participating in the Girdwood Fine Arts Camp for 5 years and his favorite animals are cats and snakes. To bid on Ewan’s artwork you can visit: open until December 15th! Click, Bid, Win!

Armchair Traveler: Cambodia Rising 12/2 @ 7p

Just as the world began to shut down due to COVID, Girdwood locals Jeff & Sharon Samuels were in Cambodia as part of a year long round-the-world adventure. Jeff will share photos and stories of he and Sharon’s visit. From the capital of Phnom Penh to the villages of the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake to the splendor of Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples, Cambodia has a wealth of culture and history to see and experience.

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. 

Topic: Cambodia Rising with Jeff Samuels

Time: Dec 2, 2020 07:00 PM Alaska
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