The Story of Skeetawk
Skeetawk ski area sits at mile 10.6 of the Palmer-Fishhook Road, going up to Hatcher pass. The parking lot sits at about 1,450 feet above sea level and our new beginner (triple seat) chair for runs about 1,250′ long and has a vertical gain of about 300 feet, giving us access to about 30 skiable acres.
Skeetawk is derived from the Dena'ina word Shk'ituk't, which means "where we slide down," and was the original Dena'ina name for the village before it was later renamed Kenai. The name was chosen after narrowing down hundreds of name submission ideas from the community and then the membership voted on the final name.
We have completed phase 1a of our plan. We will continue to fundraise for snowmaking, lighting, and phase 1b. If you are interested in contributing to the project, please send your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org