Reminders on safe backcountry travel techniques:
As of 2/27 a rain event in Hatcher Pass has changed backcountry conditions. There is an ice crust up to 3500 ft. Backcountry skiing and riding at this time is extremely difficult and extreme caution is reccommended.
Local public health, search and rescue, as well as volunteer resources have been spread very thin due to recent Covid 19 workloads on public health providers. PLEASE MAKE CONSERVATIVE DECISIONS in the backcountry.
Always check current avalanche conditions and advisories at Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center https://hpavalanche.org/
SKEETAWK NO LONGER ALLOWS SLEDDING ON PROPERTY
❄ Backcountry users may access gates located at the trail head adjacent to the trailhead parking lot and just uphill of the Dave's SnoCat Haus.
❄ Alpine trails are CLOSED TO BACKCOUNTRY ACCESS AND ALL UPHILL TRAVEL.
❄ Skiers must use the designated UP track and must obey all ski area signage and marked boundaries. Your cooperation is imperative to continued backcountry access.
❄ A designated trip leader with adequate training is highly encouraged. Solo travel is highly discouraged.
❄ There is a $5 fee for parking, except for members and season pass holders. Purchase a Skeetawk membership to receive a parking permit here.