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Get out and win

March 19, 2021 by Casey Ressler
This spring, you could win just by getting out and enjoying the outdoors in the Mat-Su Valley. The Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation is encouraging people to get out and enjoy the great outdoors by hosting a photo contest that continues through May. All you have to do to enter is submit a photo of...

Oosik Goes Virtual

February 16, 2021 by Casey Ressler
This year, the famous Oosik Ski Race is going virtual, giving Nordic skiers an opportunity to participate anywhere in the world, with the same fun the Talkeetna race provides every March. Due to the pandemic, this year's race won't be held in person in Talkeetna. But that doesn't mean the spirit of...
Crystal clear days and fresh powder have skiers flocking to Skeetawk, the Mat-Su's first-ever downhill ski area, making the first year successful despite some hiccups. General Manager Scott Patridge said the last few weekends at Skeetawk have been fantastic, with "powder days every Saturday for the...

Santa Sightings

December 15, 2020 by Casey Ressler
Christmas is just 10 days away, but it seems that all must be under control for Santa. He was recently spotted in the Mat-Su Valley taking a break by fat tire biking and kayaking, two of his favorite activities. The jolly old man got in contact with Dan McDonough of Lifetime Adventures last week -...

Colony Christmas

December 10, 2020 by Casey Ressler
There is simply no better way to get into the holiday spirit than a visit to Colony Christmas, which is this weekend in downtown Palmer. The entire community comes together to make it one of the most memorable weekends on the calendar. This year, due to Covid-19, the event will look a little...

Iditarider Auction

December 8, 2020 by Casey Ressler
If you have always wanted to experience the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from a musher's perspective, the Iditarider auction is the perfect thing for you. And if you are looking for one of the most unique Christmas gifts ever, look no further than this auction. The auction, sponsored by the Iditarod...

Celebrating Skeetawk

November 30, 2020 by Casey Ressler
After years of planning, fund-raising and hard work from volunteers, Skeetawk, the Mat-Su Valley's first-ever triple chair lift downhill ski area, is set to open Saturday, December 5. Last Saturday, Skeetawk hosted a surprise soft opening for its season pass holders and members and it went well,...

Oosik Ski Classic

March 11, 2020 by Casey Ressler
With a healthy dump of fresh snow, it's time for the fun and funky Oosik Classic Ski Race in Talkeetna Saturday, March 14. The Oosik, now in its 20th year, is hosted by the Denali Nordic Ski Club and is one of the most fun and funky races in Alaska. The course changes every year, but there are two...

Iditarod 2020

March 3, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially gets started Sunday, March 8 in Willow, as mushers depart for Nome, 1,100 grueling miles away. This is officially called the Iditarod "Restart" because there is a ceremonial start in Anchorage on Saturday, March 7. That day does not count in the...