Construction begins on new ski trail

A map of the southwest corner of campus. It shows a red closed area bordered by Yukon Drive to the north, the Student Recreation Center to the east, Tanana Loop to the south and the Butrovich Building to the west. The headline on the map says "Closure for ski trail construction - June 10-July 15."

A large area between the Patty Center and the Butrovich Building will be closed between June 10 and July 15 as crews begin construction on a new ski trail for NCAA-sanctioned cross-country skiing events. The closed area includes the SRC commuter trail, the Himalaya Trail, Beluga Field and the sledding hill. In March, Usibelli Coal Mine announced a $300,000 gift to the project, with will build 1.5-kilometer and 2.5-kilometer courses. The trails will be open to the public when they are not being used for practices and races. Learn more about the project by visiting the UCM Ski Trails promotional video.