|View across the Matanuska Valley from the parking area of the Government Peak Recreation Area|
This was a great location to build new trails. They are at a slightly higher elevation than the rest of the valley and are thus colder. More importantly, this area is tucked against the base of the mountains and doesn't get the wind that all too often blows the snow off other ski trails in the central Matanuska Valley. There are also great views of the upper cook inlet and of Government Peak. I'm sure I'll go back and I hope to get some photos on a clearer day.