A 2013 Challenge Grant was awarded to the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) to flatten, repair, and rebuild the popular 4.2 km Spencer Loop at Hillside Ski Area. The group was able to obtain an Alaska State Legislature Grant along with other various in-kind and cash contributions for a match of over 120,000!
The NSAA celebrated its 50th anniversary as a local non-profit committed to Alaskans and instilling healthy living through Nordic skiing opportunities.
Total cash raised: $110,017; total volunteer contribution value: $18,122; total match value: $128,139
Total Project Value Including Anchorage Park Foundation Grant: $148,139