We will have COVID mitigation procedures in place by May 1st, based on updated information from the State and other organizations, which may results in race modifications, and/or cancellation.
Thank you for your support for the Colony High School XC Ski Team and the Mat-Su Ski Club!
NEW THIS YEAR IS THE ADDITION OF AN UP AND DOWN RACE!!!!!
Race date: June 5th, 2021
Race time is 10:30AM FOR THE UP & DOWN RACE
11:00am UPHILL ONLY
Race start will be at the Government Peak Rec Community Center (GPRA Chalet)
Entry Fee: $30 before May 19th, $40 May 20th- May 31th, $50 day of race
Family entry: $100 for a family (immediate family only, Must sign up before May 30th)
Training on the mountain: Of course, although the gate at the bottom of the hill closes at 10pm
email me for current conditions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Uphill Course: Follow the "gov Peak Race trail" signs up the south side of the mountain, finishes at the top at the "repeater station" building
Uphill and Downhill Course: Travels up the south side of the mountain (just like the uphill only course), Then proceeds down the East Ridge trail towards Blueberry Knoll trail and comes down the Blueberry Knoll Trail back to the start.
Please be aware that there is some trail construction going on and detour signs will be posted.
Directions to the race start:
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
Parking: Parking at the Government Peak Chalet. This is a Mat-Su Boro Parking area and there is a $5 fee, State Park Passes DO NOT WORK here.
Gate hours: Please be aware that there is a gate to the access road, and it will be open from 8am-10pm.
if you have any further questions or emergencies come up you can reach me at
Race Director / Colony High School XC Ski Team Coach