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East Hatcher Pass Management Area reopens to snowmobiles


(Palmer, AK) – The Mat-Su Area Office of Alaska State Parks announces that effective immediately, the east side of Hatcher Pass is reopened to snowmobiles.  Temperatures have fallen below freezing again solidifying the base layer.  Upwards of 15 inches of new snow has fallen over the past two days.  As a result, the snowpack is once again sufficient to protect underlying vegetation.

Recreationists are strongly urged to be avalanche-aware as the new snow layer may become unstable throughout the area.

Please remember that snowmobiles must be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles to legally operate on public land.

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