Weather & Snow Conditions
Be Prepared! 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 each year. Grooming for cross-country skiing is done for the season until the fall of 2014. There is good hiking available now with excellent hiking just around the corner. The gate to Archangel Road and the Reed Lakes Trail will be closed until approximately Memorial Day weekend, the gate over the top to Willow will open around the 1st of July, and the Independence Mine Visitor Center will open mid June, 2014. 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. 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. Liz, What a fabulous BNB – our very own private cabin near Hatcher 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 Alaska. This was my fifth trip to Alaska, and I can truthfully say that your sourdough cabin is my favorite 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 Jacksonville, TX
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