Government Peak Recreation Area, Palmer

5.0
#7 of 12 in Winter Sports in Alaska
The gate is open in winter from 8 am to 9 pm. The lights were turned on in winter 2017 for 3.5 miles of Nordic ski trails at Government Peak Recreation Area. There's also more than 3 miles of fat bike trails. A steep hike up Government Peak in summer is another fun outlet. It's 4,777 feet up, up,up.

The Borough owns the regional recreation area.

Do you want to rent the chalet?

Call the borough at 861-8578.

Here's a winter trail brochure

https://www.matsugov.us/trails?task=download&file=file_upload&id=13569

For ski trail grooming...follow the Mat-Su Ski Club page. http://www.matsuski.org/
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  • Trails were well groomed and lots of options for all skill level. Incredibly well marked trails. Easy to find location outside of Palmer with plenty of parking Need a $5 parking pass but you can conve...  more »
  • The trails were freshly groomed and exceptionally wide for skate skiing. When there was no snow anywhere else, they had full coverage. Highly recommended for beginner to Intermediate skiers. Enough ch...  more »

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