Race to the Outhouse
The first and last race on the calendar since 2010

The Season-Starting Race to the Outhouse will be on Saturday November 16th, 2019

Independence Mine at Hatcher Pass

Skate or Classic

Registration at 9:30 am, race starts at 10:30 am.


This autumn's RTTO will be on the Independence Mine trails - No snow on Archangel yet. The Independence course is 3.4 km long. It starts with a 2 km-long uphill that climbs 150 meters, followed by a short fast downhill, finishing on a mostly flat final 1 km.

The Race to the Outhouse is held twice a year, in November and in April. In the fall it may be the North American opener of the ski race season. In the spring the race closes out the local racing season (but not the skiing season!)

Archangel Road at Hatcher Pass is the regular venue. The 7-km Archangel course climbs 1000 feet from the start at 2160' elevation to the State Parks outhouse before the Fern Mine gate. The first half is gentle, the second half is steep.  Classic and Skate options are available.

Alternate venues include: the nearby trail system at Independence Mine, slightly but quite significantly higher, with the start at 3100' elevation; and GPRA. Alternate venues may be used if there is insufficient autumn snow cover at Archangel Road or if snowmachine traffic continues on the upper half of Archangel Road into the Spring.

Registration starts at 9:30 AM on race day. Wave starts commence at 10:30 AM. Cost is FREE.

Mat-Su Ski Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 364, Palmer, AK 99645

(907) 745-7547   info@matsuski.org