About US

Who we are

In 2015, a group of local volunteers and ski enthusiasts formed the nonprofit Hatcher Alpine Xperience (HAX). We want to develop and maintain a small community alpine ski area in Hatcher Pass as a way to promote safe outdoor recreation, healthy lifestyles and bring lift-access skiing and snowboarding to one of the great mountain passes of all time – Hatcher Pass.

History

A downhill ski area at Hatcher Pass (Government Peak area) has been a dream for the valley for over 30 years. There’s been infrastructure development, impact reports and development plans invested in this venture but no successful development due to the size and scale of the proposed ski area and the lack of private investors.

Map of area
The Plan

HAX entered a management agreement with the MatSu Borough to operate a small ski area on their land. Development will have an incremental and phased approach. Click on image to left for full view.

 

Phase 1a: Chairlift and the basic infrastructure to begin operations - a 2,400 sq. ft. maintenance shed to house HAX volunteer’s snowcat, approximately six to eight miles of trail clearing, temporary warming facilities and a 1,250’ beginner (triple) chair lift, perfect for people learning to ski and snowboard.

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Phase 1b: Parking lot and access road updates, a day lodge and a high-speed quad lift.

Location

We are located at mile 10.6 of Hatcher Pass Road (coming from Palmer).  There is a 1/4 mile access road that you take on the left hand side of the road to get up into our parking lot.  We are a few miles before Goldmint Parking lot/trailhead.