Some of the fun activities to do in the snow include: sledding, skiing, snow-shoeing, and making snowmen.
Cross-country skiing is hot at Government Peak Recreation Area – just two miles from Hatcher Pass Bed and Breakfast. We have lots of snow and Archangel Road, and Independence Mine will be groomed and ready for skiing. Snow machining begins when the Park decides there is sufficient snow to protect vegetation – somewhere around the 30” mark.
Government Peak Recreation Area has lights! The lights automatically go on when it starts to get dark and turn off at 9 p.m. If you haven’t skied under the lights, you are missing a wonderful adventure. The first time I skied at night, I pulled into the parking lot and realized I was the only one there. Reality set in – me, my dog, my skies, and those moose…..I ventured forth and thankfully didn’t run into one moose. Instead I was treated to views of the lights and skyline of the Valley below, trees heavy laden with snow, and a dog and myself very happy to be out swooshing through the fresh snow!