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Palmer

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Temperature:
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Wasilla

Conditions:
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Temperature:
27° F

Talkeetna

Conditions:
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Temperature:
23° F
Majestic Mat-Su
Mountains abound around the Mat-Su Valley, including Views of Denali
Adventure Awaits
Beautiful scenery in every part of Mat-Su!
Scenic Wonder
Uncover hidden jewels only accessible by boat. Excellent Alaska fishing, hover in rapids through canyons, and see glaciers calve.
Explore a Glacier
Walk on glaciers that are 750 feet deep, and 25 miles long.

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Mat-Su Icicle Double

The Mat-Su Ski Club's popular nordic ski race is back again. The Mat-Su Icicle Double will be at the Government Peak Recreation Area, Hatcher Pass. This event features two days of skiing: Saturday,… More Info

Mat-Su Icicle Double

The Mat-Su Ski Club's popular nordic ski race is back again. The Mat-Su Icicle Double will be at the Government Peak Recreation Area, Hatcher Pass. This event features two days of skiing: Saturday,… More Info

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

The Last Great Race kicks off the first Sunday in March! The race restart is on Willow Lake, with a complete community celebration around the event. Come out and cheer on your favorite mushers in the… More Info

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Welcome to Mat-Su Valley Alaska

Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play.

The views of Denali and unspoiled wilderness are grand, the lifestyle simple and there are no limits on adventure.  Mat-Su, Alaska has it all!  

Convenient to both Anchorage and Denali National Park, easily reached by car or the Alaska Railroad, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley sprawls across 23,000 square miles of pure Alaska wilderness.

Towering mountains, huge glacier valleys, fish-filled rivers and lakes, abundant Alaska wildlife, glorious hiking country, scenic camping and quaint frontier communities - the Mat-Su is what Alaska visitors dream about.

Order the free official Mat-Su Visitor Guide, check out the suggested Alaska itineraries and view specials provided by Alaska fishing guides, vacation packages, lodges, cabins, hotels/B&Bs, attractions and activities listed on this site within Vacation Fundamentals.


Colony Christmas in Palmer
December 11, 2014
With Christmas just two weeks away, there's no better way to get into the spirit of the holidays quite like Colony Christmas in downtown Palmer. It truly feels like a "Normal Rockwellesque" ... Read More
This weekend brings with it one of the most unique events you'll ever encounter, and one that is truly Alaskan to its core - the Wilderness Woman competition and the Bachelor Auction and Ball in Talke... Read More
Happy Thanksgiving
November 26, 2014
This view of Mount McKinley is one of the many things for which we're thankful.Each morning on my drive to work, I get the opportunity to see the Chugach Mountains, with Pioneer Peak standing tall ove... Read More
Going small
November 21, 2014
Next week is Thanksgiving, but according to every television commercial you see lately, it seems the only holiday being talked about is "Black Friday," which is unfortunate in my mind. Nothi... Read More
Light the night
November 14, 2014
Photo courtesy of Dora Miller (www.auroradora.com, www.facebook.com/capturedcontrast)In Alaska, the winters can get long, and for many of us, it's not the cold and the snow that seems to drag on, it's... Read More
Halloween fun
October 30, 2014
Ghosts and goblins abound in the Mat-Su Valley this weekend, as Halloween takes center stage at several events being held around the community. No matter how old your ghost or goblin is, there is boun... Read More

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Video Gallery

Video Gallery

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Helpful resources

Helpful resources

So you're planning a trip to Alaska and need some help getting started. You've come to the right place! More Info

Maps and more

Maps and more

Find Alaska Highway maps and mileage chart for distances between destination points within the Mat-Su… More Info

Great outdoors

Great outdoors

Discover more about boating, rafting, fishing, flightseeing and how to get into the backcountry of… More Info

Denali Flightseeing

Denali Flightseeing

Alaska's majestic scenery appears magnified from a Cessna window and the vantage point makes for good… More Info

glaciers

glaciers

You can see a glacier just about anywhere in Alaska. But in the Mat-Su Valley, you can actually get out… More Info

Alaska Rafting

Alaska Rafting

Uncover hidden jewels only accessible by boat. Hover in rapids through canyons, see glaciers calve fall… More Info

Dining in Mat-Su

Dining in Mat-Su

Fine dining to cafes and everything in between. Don't be surprised if your portions are Alaska-sized.… More Info

Video Photo Tour

Video Photo Tour

Click here to launch the Mat-Su Valley Video Photo Tour. More Info

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Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play

The Mat-Su Valley is your place for adventure. From flightseeing Mount McKinley to rafting the Matanuska River, excitement is right around every corner. Spectacular views abound, from mountains to glaciers to wildlife. Conveniently located 35 miles north of Anchorage, your Alaska experience begins when you get to the Mat-Su Valley. Spend a day exploring Hatcher Pass, test your luck fishing or take advantage of the bountiful hiking. The Mat-Su Valley - where Alaska comes to play!



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