2024 Arctic Winter Games transportation
The 2024 Arctic Winter Games will happen in the towns of Palmer and Wasilla predominantly.
Flying to Alaska
Most major airlines fly into both Fairbanks International Airport and Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport. It is highly recommended on flying into Anchorage, as the Mat-Su Valley is just an hour north of Anchorage. If arriving internationally, you will clear customs at the airport in Anchorage.
Getting to the Mat-Su Valley
You can rent a car in Anchorage and make your way north! Drive north via the Glenn Highway (Alaska Route 1). The Parks Highway splits off at Mile 35 for Wasilla, Knik, Houston, Willow, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Denali National Park and Denali State Park. Continue on the Glenn Highway to reach Palmer, Sutton and Chickaloon. Most events and lodging opportunities are going to be in the Wasilla and Palmer areas, which are the two largest towns in the Mat-Su Borough.
Valley Transit offers bus service between the Mat-Su Valley and Anchorage Monday-Friday, with pick-up at the Anchorage Downtown Transit Center. A full schedule can be found at their web site here.
If you don't have a rental vehicle, there are taxi services available but expect to spend $100US for each one-way ride from the airport to the Mat-Su Valley, and back again. Rideshare services are not available between Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley.
Getting around the Mat-Su Valley
Popular rideshare apps like Lyft and Uber are available in the Mat-Su Valley, but service is sometimes intermittent. A rental car is your best option. There are popular car sharing apps such as Turo available in which you rent another person's vehicle. This can help during a rental car shortage. There are taxi services readily available in Wasilla and Palmer as well, with fares running $25-50US between the two towns. Valley Transit also offers bus service and on-demand ride services.