Warning: These pages are presented as a starter to give you an idea of trail conditions in the Matanuska-Susitna Region, especially for snow conditions. Use at own risk. We make no guarantees of accuracy, especially since winter trail conditions can change hourly. (Also, sometimes websites are changed and links change. Let us know if you see a dead link or can provide a better link. Thanks.)
Note that some of these pages are maintained by trail groups. We encourage you to take a look at the rest of their site to see what they do and whether they can use help or provide an opportunity for a group with which to recreate.
- Snow reports. Excellent collection of data from an assortment of lodges, trail groups, and federal, state, and local agencies. Poke around on the “reported by” links for more information about the organizations reporting. Do they offer services you can use? Can you help them?
- Snow conditions in Mat-Su Valley oriented toward non-motorized sports. You can limit report for skiing, hiking, biking, or skating. Updated whenever someone submits a report. Usually Mat-Su Ski Club does a good job of letting people know when things are groomed or too warm to use. (note you can select region as well as each activity type for a report)
- Reports for Mat-Su Borough trails by MSB trail crews. Generally updated on Fridays.
- Reports for State Parks trails by state parks staff
- Also, check social media and websites for any of the trail groups for casual mention of who went where and what trail conditions were like.
- Wunderground – Select city near you, then look at the WebCams tab. Also, looking at “Station Select” will pull up a list of nearby weather stations, which might provide additional information.
- DOT’s 511 page has webcams on it that might provide some clues about snow in a general area, but should at least help with driving