Birch Hill and UAF Ski Trails -10 to -20f

Temperature: -10 to -20f deg
Humidity: 81%
Snow Type:
 Old

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
  • Notes
    • X-Cold Power hardens  the ski bases making wax more durable and glide better in cold dry conditions (squeaky snow)
    • The Goldstream Sport Ski trail is not groomed and will not be for another week or so. Our snow machine is in for major repairs. Goldstream Sports covers the grooming expense at about $2000 a year for routine maintenance and fuel costs not counting time spent. This repair will cost between $1800 and $2600 on a  SWT Skandic.  This is more then the store can absorb at this time so we are asking for donations. We would appreciate your support. Donations can be dropped off at the shop or called in with a credit card. Thanks you.

Birch Hill and UAF Ski Trails -20 to -30f

Temperature: -20 to -30f deg
Humidity: 78%
Snow Type:
 Old

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
  • Notes
    • X-Cold Power hardens  the ski bases making wax more durable and glide better in cold dry conditions (squeaky snow)
    • The Goldstream Sport Ski trail is not groomed and will not be for another week or so. Our snow machine is in for major repairs. Goldstream Sports covers the grooming expense at about $2000 a year for routine maintenance and fuel costs not counting time spent. This repair will cost between $1800 and $2600 on a  SWT Skandic.  This is more then the store can absorb at this time so we are asking for donations. We would appreciate your support. Donations can be dropped off at the shop or called in with a credit card. Thanks you.

Birch Hill, Goldstream Sports Classic Trail and UAF Ski Trail 10f

Temperature: 10f deg
Humidity: 75%
Snow Type:
 Old

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
    • Toko LF Blue or Swix CH 4
  • Notes
    • The Goldstream Sport Ski trail is not groomed and will not be for another week or so. Our snow machine is in for major repairs. Goldstream Sports covers the grooming expense at about $2000 a year for routine maintenance and fuel costs not counting time spent. This repair will cost between $1800 and $2600 on a  SWT Skandic.  This is more then the store can absorb at this time so we are asking for donations. We would appreciate your support. Donations can be dropped off at the shop or called in with a credit card. Thanks you.

Birch Hill, Goldstream Sports Classic Trail and UAF Ski Trail 19f

Temperature: 19f deg and dropping
Humidity:  94%
Snow Type:
 Old

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
    • Toko LF Blue or Swix CH 4
    • Recommendation is on the clod side since the temperatures are dropping and cold wax will be needed the next few days. If you have warmer glide wax on today the will work well.

Goldstream Sports Classic Trail and UAF Ski Trail -6f

Temperature: -6f deg
Humidity: 60%
Snow Type:
 Old

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
    • Toko LF Blue or Swix CH 4
    • Mix X-Cold Power with glide wax for better glide and durability.
  • Notes 
    • With no new snow in some time trails are getting hard and skis do on track as well. Having a edge to edge flat base is very important as you transfer from a flat ski to using the edge.  This can be accomplished with by stone grinding. The new fine structure created when grinding will also improve the tracking of your skis.
    • The classic ski trails at Goldstream Sports were pack and well covered prior to the last snow. No track has been set. Grooming machine is waiting for parts and service. Trails may not be re-groomed for a couple weeks but people have been skiing them in.  Trail Map