Skeetawk Ski Area
Skeetawk Ski Area is located in Hatcher Pass and is the Mat-Su Valley's newest winter recreation opportunity. The ski area is scheduled to open during the winter of 2019-2020 and will feature a triple chair lift - the first of its kind in the Valley.
There have been plans for a downhill ski area for years, but a group of dedicated volunteers with the profit Hatcher Alpine Xperience is making it become a reality through fund-raising and community support. During the summer of 2019, construction began and installation of the lift was started.
Access & Levels of Difficulty
Skeetawk can be accessed at Mile 10.6 Hatcher Pass Road. It features a 1,200 foot run, with about 400 vertical feet. Near the top of the ski area is a structure park for snowboarders. The run is in beginner to intermediate terrain, and is roughly the size of Hilltop Ski Area in Anchorage.
The first phase included building the initial ski lift and trail grooming. Additional phases include lighting for night skiing and a quad lift, but those are years out in the planning process.
Schedule of Operation
Skeetawk is scheduled to open in early February 2020. Once operational, it will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, and all Mat-Su School District holidays, as weather conditions warrant. The ski area is a complement to the Government Peak Recreation Area, which features world-class Nordic skiing at the base of Hatcher Pass.