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.A visit to Government Peak Recreation Area represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Palmer journey maker site to plot your vacation.
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
For ski trail grooming...follow the Mat-Su Ski Club page. http://www.matsuski.org/
Government Peak Recreation Area reviews
Beautiful in the fall. And I believe it is used for ski races.
The best place to mountain bike in the valley with increasingly more trails being added
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