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Palmer

Conditions:
Fair
Temperature:
8° F

Wasilla

Conditions:
Fair
Temperature:
19° F

Talkeetna

Conditions:
Fair
Temperature:
28° 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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MDA Ice Fishing for a Cure

Join MDA Alaska for the  Ice Fishing for a Cure! The tournament will be held on Lake Lucille at the Best Western Hotel in Wasilla. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the derby beginning at 10.… 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

Musk Ox Mother's Day Opening

Come celebrate Mother's Day and opening day on the farm. See our moms tend to their newborn calves and bring your own mom for free admission. Aside from all our new babies, enjoy great local music-Glenn… 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.


Willow Winter Fun
January 29, 2015
This weekend kicks off two consecutive weekends of fun in Willow, as the Willow Winter Carnival offers everything from kids games to outhouse races. Yes, outhouse races.The fun kicks off Friday with t... Read More
Learn to ski
January 23, 2015
The new trail system at Government Peak is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors this winter, with up to 10 kilometers of groomed trails suitable for skiers of all abilities. The trail system ... Read More
This winter, take the Snowshoe Challenge in Hatcher Pass - you may just end up winning some cash in the process.Three events are being held in Hatcher Pass as part of the Snowshoe Challenge (http://ww... Read More
Make this the year!
January 6, 2015
Alaska is always considered a "bucket list" item as a place to visit for folks in the Lower 48 and around the world. Which begs the question - why not make 2015 the year you do it?Here are a... Read More
New light in new year
December 27, 2014
Sun rises over the Chugach Mountains on Dec. 22, 2014. Photo courtesy of www.lifetimeadventures.net.Christmas feels like it comes a few days early when you live in Alaska. While all of us certainly lo... Read More
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

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Find Lodging, Dining, Activities, Attractions and more in each region of the Mat-Su Valley!

 

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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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