TRIP UPDATE 4/3/19: Location has changed to Archangel Road with the option to crust skate ski! Meet at Carrs Muldoon at 9am or the trailhead .8 miles from the Gold Mint trailhead at 10:30am.
Travel under the rugged and beautiful peaks of the Little Susitna Valley in Hatcher Pass for a spectacular day of spring skiing on the Gold Mint trail. Plan on meeting at the north end of the Eagle River Fred Meyer parking lot at 10:00 a.m. From there we’ll car pool to the Gold Mint trailhead. If you’d rather meet us at the trailhead, expect to see us about 11:30 am. We intend on skiing about 5 miles up the valley (10 miles round trip) with an overall elevation gain of 800 feet over the 5 miles. The trail is relatively steady with just a few fast downhills. There are several short steep hills to ascend and descend which will be a bit of fun for the skier. Be prepared for the elements: wind, cold and precipitation. Although this time of year it could be warm and sunny! Bring adequate water and food including something for a lunch break. For those skiing with their dogs, porcupines are in the area.