CLICK HERE to download the Government Peak Recreation Area Map
The Government Peak Recreation Area contains over 6.5 kilometers of cross-country ski trails. These trails, designed by Borough staff with the help of former Olympian Bill Spencer, have long and short loops that offer a place to ski for both the novice and the competitor. All four Nordic ski trail loops were completed in late August. The trails were seeded this fall and are expected to be skiable this winter once the snow flies and the tracks are set; they should be ready for hiking by June of 2013. Mat-Su Ski Club will work on continued trail route clearing and on-going maintenance.
A more extensive and difficult trail system designed for Olympic level competitors, as well as lighting, will be developed in the future.
A one-mile access road will also be constructed from the Edgerton Parks Road north to the Government Peak Nordic Ski Trails. A parking lot accommodating buses and private vehicles will be included. The new access road and parking area will be drivable for winter use, but will not be fully completed until June of 2013.
User Trail Maps
Vicinity Map - Recreation Access Close Up View - pdf
Vicinity Map - Overall Area
Government Peak Recreation Area / Nordic Ski Trails - August 2012
Motorized Area Map - pdf
Recommendations for Constructing or Improving Parking Areas and Trailheads for Snowmobilers in the Hatcher Pass Area - pdf