Government Peak Climb 2015


photo by Mark Stigar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

June 6, Saturday - Government Peak Climb - Hatcher Pass 

Description: UPHILL ONLY mountain race, south face of Government Peak, 3 miles, 3500ʼ elevation gain

Race Time: 11 a.m., Government Peak Recreation Area

Entry Fee: $30. From May 20-June 3, $40. On race day, $50.

Registration: beginning May 1 at 12:01 am.  There is no cap on the number of entrants.

Registration closeWednesday, June 3, 2015 11:59 pm 

Contact: Mark Strabel 746-7547,

Supporting the Colony High School XC Ski Team  

See additional event notes below the photos from last year.


Event notes from Race Director:

Thank you for your support for the Colony High School XC Ski Team and the Mat-Su Ski Club!

Race date: June 6th, 2015
Race time is 11:00am
Race start will be at the NEW Government Peak Rec Community Center (GPRA Chalet)
Entry Fee: $30 before May 19th, $40 May 19- June 3rd, $50 day of race

Family entry: $100 for a family (immediate family only) (For Family registration Email me) ( to sign up with names, ages, genders, and I will give you the instructions how to sign up. (Must sign up before June 3rd)

Parking: There is a parking fee (Mat-Su Boro), State Park Passes will not work.

Same lower race course as last year, but with a very small detour, due to new mountain bike trails
Alternate trails are available and signs will be posted

Training on the mountain: 
TRAIL UPDATE (April 16TH): The road to the chalet is open, but the trails are closed currently due to breakup, the new lower section of race trail will be marked by May 3rd. 
email me for current conditions (

Directions to the race start:
From Anchorage:
North on the Glenn Hwy (continue onto the Parks Hwy)
Exit at Trunk Rd
North on Trunk Rd (go through a round-about, stoplight, round-about)
Turn left on Palmer Fish-hook Rd
North on Palmer Fish-hook Rd for 4.5miles
Turn left on Edgerton Parks Rd (mile 7.1 Palmer Fish-hook rd)
Travel 1 mile
Turn north on Mountain trails road, drive 1 mile

If you have any further questions or emergencies come up you can reach me at

Thank you,
Mark Strabel 
Race Director / Colony High School XC Ski Team Coach