First Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

At Quartz Lake on Sunday, January 1, 2016

Join Us At Our 5th annual Local Chapter Of This National Event!

Alaska State Parks , Delta Junction Trails Association and the Delta Nordic/ Ski Club encourages the public to join them on Jan. 1 for a one-mile ski/hike/snowshoe at the Quartz Lake State Recreation Area. The event is inspired by a national “First Day Hike” initiative to connect people to their state parks in all 50 states.

“We want to start the year off right to help people with their New Year’s resolutions,” said Bill Kiger, manager for Interpretation and Education for the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. “This is the first step in doing the physical activity we all pledge to do in the New Year.”

First Ski / Snowshoe / Hike

Sunday, Jan. 1st 2017 at 12-3pm

Quartz Lake, Big Delta, AK, United States


  • Meet @ Gladfelder Trail Head near boat ramp - Quartz Lake State Recreation Area
  • Bring: Your Own Equipment & A Snack To Share
  • Degree of Difficulty: EASY - 1/2 mile
  • An All Ages Event
  • Sociable Pets Welcome On Leash

Family Event

Participants will meet at the Gladfelder Trailhead - follow the signs as you pull into Quartz Lake towards the boat ramp. From there you will ski, hike or snowshoe 1/2 mile to the historic Gladfelder log cabin. Bring your own equipment, a snack to share if you like and get ready to start the New Year right! A bonfire, ski trails, and drinks will be provided. Come join us!

For more information about this event, call the Northern Region Parks Office at 907-451-2698.