For over 50 years, a ski area in Hatcher Pass was a dream of residents in Southcentral Alaska. Skeetawk is the first organization to pull off the task, driven by our local community. Phase 1a of a 3-phase build out plan was started in 2015 and opened to customers in 2020.

The next Phase 1b will only be accomplished with the same community support that got this ski area dream started. Once completed, this phase will open up 500 acres of lift accessed skiing/snowboarding terrain to our community!

We are excited to get our local community involved and have your name or business associated with this incredible project, building the LARGEST NON-PROFIT SKI AREA IN THE STATE OF ALASKA!

Hatcher Alpine Xperience dba Skeetawk is a non-profit 501c(3) organization (EIN 81-1056780) and all donations are tax deductible.

NSAA Estimated Snowsports Participants 1996–2023

There’s never been a better time to invest in the ski industry! Due to a renewed focus on the health benefits of outdoor recreation, the ski industry across the United States is experiencing an unprecedented rise in customer numbers. The Alaskan ski industry is experiencing the same rise participants.

Skeetawk’s mountain terrain is leased from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and includes over 1100 acres of skiable terrain and 2600 feet of vertical gain. Skeetawk’s area is unique in that once completed, it will be the only ski area in Alaska with lifts to the summit of not just 1, but 2 peaks! Skeetawk’s terrain has a broad range of terrain from beginner to advanced runs, and everything in between.

In order to see Phase 1b to completion, the board must source funding for Snowmaking equipment ($3-5 million), a Day Lodge/Education Center ($10 million), the Mid-mountain Chairlift ($10 million), and other supplementary costs like Avalanche Mitigation infrastructure, utilities, and support buildings. 

Maze Gate
2 seasons


Ski Rack
2 seasons


Skee School
3 seasons


Young Adult Patrol
5 seasons

Thank you to MTA and Credit Union 1 for sponsoring two of our snowmachines!

Snowmachine Wrap
Lifetime of Machine


Thank you to the following sponsors:

Lift Tower
5 seasons


Ski Patrol
5 seasons


Trail Name
Lifetime of Trail

Map of available trails

Tour Cat
Lifetime of Snowcat


Lift Sponsorship
Lifetime of Lift
(40–50 years)


Yurt Sponsorship
Lifetime of Yurt
(20–30 years)


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If you have specific questions, please email info@skeetawk.com or call 907-746-7875.

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