Due to blowing snow, debris and dangerous road conditions, the Tree Tour will be postponed until Monday, December 26th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Wishing you all a safe and warm holiday weekend!
December 26th, 2022
4:00 – 7:00 pm at GPRA
Come and go between 4 and 7 pm and tour the lighted trees on the Pioneer Loop at Government Peak Recreation Area (GPRA).
GPRA is located at the base of Hatcher Pass. From Palmer, take Palmer-Fishhook for 7 miles. Turn left on Edgerton Parks Rd. After about a mile turn right on N. Mountain Trails Drive. From Wasilla, take Wasilla-Fishook Road. Turn left on Palmer-Fishook. Take a left on Edgerton Parks Rd then a right on N. Mountain Trails Drive.
The Pioneer Loop is suitable for all levels of skiers. Walkers and bikers are welcome. This is a free event. All are welcome!
The holidays are a time for lights, fun, and skiing! We want to encourage folks to get out and enjoy a gentle ski tour, walk, or bike on the Pioneer loop which is less than 1.5 miles in length and view decorated trees while doing so. Our hope is to have businesses/groups sponsor the trees and be at their tree the evening of December 23rd to meet and greet folks which will help promote their business. There will be warm drinks, cheer and more!
We have trees available for sponsorship located on the Pioneer Loop at the Government Peak Recreation Area. All funds go to support grooming and trail development for the Mat-Su Ski Club.
Sponsors may choose their own decorations and those decorations may include lights, ornaments, ribbon, etc. Be creative and have fun! After touring the trees, participants will be asked to vote for their favorite tree and the winner will receive a prize from the ski club!
Tree sponsorship recommended at $100. Non-profits are welcome with any donation. The Mat-Su Ski Club is a 501(c)(3) and your sponsorship is a tax write-off.