Government Peak adds more cross country trails
More ski trails are coming to the Mat-Su Valley.
On Friday the Mat-Su Ski Club celebrated the completion of 3.7 new miles of trails at the Government Peak Recreation Area.
Ski club vice president Hans Hill said the $275,000 project is part of Phase 2 to add more outdoor opportunities for people living in the Valley.
The Mat-Su Borough hopes the improvements will attract more races at the area, which could also be used as a backup for bigger competitions like 2018 National Cross Country Ski Championships held at Kincaid Park in Anchorage in early-January.
Hill said he grew up skiing courses around the local high schools because the Mat-Su was lacking advanced accommodations.
“We have a growing community of skier, we have a very active group as well and we wanted to create as many opportunities as possible,” Hill said.
The next phase of the project will include more infrastructure improvements like a waxing area and amphitheater for concerts.
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