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Winter Discovery Day

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm AKST

Join the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation for a free, family-friendly event designed to connect locals to winter resources on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10AM-2PM. Free fat-biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing demonstrations at various trailheads, activities, Q&A tables and hot chocolate in the Hatcher Pass area.

Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation is sponsoring Winter Discovery Day 2024, coordinated Revel Treks and Tours. The most comprehensive overview of event details can be found on the Revel website.

The following trailheads will have activities at the event: Government Peak Recreation Area, Skeetawk, Gold Mint Trailhead, Independence Mine winter parking area. Daily parking fees apply. Gold Mint and Independence Mine are Alaska State Parks parking areas. Government Peak Recreation Area is a Mat-Su Borough trailhead.

Over 10 businesses and organizations are participating as hosts/vendors for this event. They include:

Government Peak Recreation Area:
Backcountry Bike and Ski – Fat Bike and Hok Ski Demos
Mat-Su Ski Club – Cross country skiing Q&A
Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers Association – Hot chocolate

Skeetawk/Hatcher Pass Alpine Xperience:
Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center – Avalanche awareness: gear, activities and Q&A
Skeetawk – normal operations: downhill skiing lift passes, rental gear, and snacks available for purchase

Gold Mint Trailhead:
* AKtive Soles – Traction devices, poles, and snacks
* Onward and Upward – Snowshoes and avalanche awareness: gear, activities and Q&A

Independence Mine Winter Trailhead:
* Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation – Information and maps
* Revel Treks and Tours – Snowshoes and sledding demos
* Salmon Berry Travel and Tours – Hot chocolate
* Adventures by True North AK – Snowshoes


Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation
February 24
10:00 am - 2:00 pm AKST
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Organization Name
Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation
Event Location
Hatcher Pass Alaska- 10690 N Mountain Trails Dr, Palmer, AK 99645

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