Alaska's Newest Ski Area

Down but not out! Lift Closure and Hike-to terrain. 


Skeetawk’s lift had a mechanical failure on 1/16/21. The lift will be closed until further diagnostics and repairs can be completed. Due to the nature of being in our first year of operations, we are consulting with the lift manufacturer on diagnostics and repairs which are currently ongoing. A plan is in place to repair the lift and the timeframe is dependent on weather, supply availability, and travel. At this point in time we will not have lift operations this weekend and remain on a to be determined status for normal operations. 


This weekend Skeetawk is committed to remain OPEN with alternative operations! Our parking lot will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. $5 parking fee (pay inside the yurt). Free parking for season pass holders and members. 


In lue of lift access skiing Skeetawk has 3 main options for skiers and riders this weekend


Hike to ski and ride!


We will open Altitude run to uphill travel! Come into the Yurt, purchase an uphill access ticket and earn your turns! We have been powder deprived until this last storm and we don’t want to save a powder day for later. We have 6 inches of new snow to come play on!


$5 for general public 

$1 for members 

Free for season pass holders


NSAA safety month clinics  


Saturday we will have 3 stations set up where you can learn about skier and rider safety.  Talks will occur on these topics this Saturday at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30. 


Terrain Park Safety- How to safely huck your meat!


Avalanche Safety and Beacon Park- Avalanche Awareness and learn how to use a beacon


Resort Skiing and Riding Safety- Lift Safety, Skier Responsibility and Helmet Awareness.  


Backcountry Access

Come access the backcountry skiing and riding of Hatcher Pass through our gates. More info at https://www.skeetawk.com/backcountry-access.

Check Calendar for Days
Gate open 9-5, Lift running from 10:30 to dusk

It will be cold, so dress warm.

  • No indoor warming available due to COVID restrictions. Your car is your lodge.

  • Early season conditions! Hazards exist due to low snow.

  • Check the webcams before you come to see how busy we are.

  • No vehicles over 23'. Parking is limited.

907-746-PASS (7277)
13500 N. Skeetawk Circle
Mile 10.6 Palmer-Fishhook Rd.
Palmer, AK 99645

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