Weather & Snow Conditions
No matter what the season, be aware of local weather forecasts while
planning your trip to ensure that you have everything you need for a
perfect visit! Remember weather conditions can change very quickly in the mountains of Alaska - bring extra food, water, and warm clothes in any season!
When your day in the mountains is over make sure you have your Alaskan cabin at Hatcher Pass B&B reserved for a relaxing and wonderful experience in the Talkeetna Mountains just outside Wasilla and Palmer, Alaska.
- The Independence Mine and Visitor Center is closed for the winter season until mid June, 2013. Grooming fior cross-country skiing is taking place from the gate up the road to the Mine and on the east side of the Valley as well. The gate to Archangel Road and the Reed Lakes trail is closed for the season as well, with grooming for cross-country skiing taking place on the first part of the trail. Snowmachining is open for the winter season - please be aware of new boundaries as of January 20, 2013. Park Rangers have new maps available. The road over the top of Hatcher Pass to Willow is closed for the the season as well. Sledding is good at many locations throughout Hatcher Pass. The road to Government Peak Recreation Area was closed last week - see article at http://www.matsugov.us/publicaffairs/press-releases/hatcher-pass/1285-access-road-to-nordic-ski-closing-for-spring-thaw The road is groomed for skiing as well as the trails.
- Information about trails in Alaska, and the Hatcher Pass area - From CrossCountryAlaska.com
The Mat Su Ski Club was formed by a group of dedicated volunteers and has provided trail building, grooming, educational clinics and ski swaps, and generally promotes the sport of cross-country skiing.
- This Hatcher Pass Snow report is supplied by the State of Alaska – Division of Parks – Finger Lake, and is usually updated weekly when the snow starts to accumulate. Hatcher Pass on the east side including Archangel Road, Gold Mint parking lot and Fishhook Lot and Summit Lake are now open to snowmachines.
iz, What a
fabulous BNB – our very own private cabin near
Pass with the medicinal plant, rosehip,
right outside our door. What a picture to paint for all our
Texas friends who have never been to
This was my fifth trip to
Alaska, and I can truthfully say
that your sourdough cabin is
place to stay. Out of five different BNB’s on this trip, the couple
traveling with us also voted your BNB as their favorite place to stay.
Larry & Ann Garner
Acie & Helen Henigan
Winter Weather & Snow Conditions
Check back during the winter months for updates on snow conditions in
Hatcher Pass when planning your winter activities:
- Winter hiking
- Cross-country & Downhill skiing