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Where are the Mat-Su 2024 Arctic Winter Games? 

The Mat-Su Valley is actually two Valleys - the Matanuska Valley and the Susitna Valley, thus, Mat-Su. Thousands of years ago, glaciers carved the region into two Valleys. It is nestled between the Chugach Mountains, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Alaska Range. The Mat-Su Valley begins just 35 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city and encompasses 23,000 square miles, stretching to Lake Louise along the Glenn Highway and Denali State Park along the Parks Highway.  ​ The Games will mostly take place in the two largest cities, Palmer and Wasilla. Just an hour north of Anchorage, the two cities are separated by 10 miles and serve as a major hub of commerce, tourism and recreation.


plan your games week!

Gems Pro Uno

Use this page to explore Games week schedules and resources, below, or click this link to visit the Gems Pro platform, which hosts all of that PLUS results and medals info!


To help you navigate through this incredible week, here are our main resources for attendees:

Live competition results - keep your eye on the Games!

Check out the digital Ulu News to stay up-to-date.

A digital copy of our Visitor Guide available for download

A venue map with all sporting, ceremony, activity, and event locations pinned!

Getting Here

The Mat-Su Valley is located an hour north of Anchorage— Alaska’s largest city. Flying into Anchorage is the easiest way to get to the Mat-Su Valley.

Ted Stevens International Airport

Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage serves all major airlines with daily flights, both domestic and international. There are numerous daily flights from Sea-Tac Airport (Seattle) for ease of connections. 


Book early! Hotels, bed & breakfasts, AirBnBs and other lodging properties are available in the Mat-Su Valley.

Where To Stay

The Mat-Su 2024 Arctic Winter Games will take place mostly in the Palmer and Wasilla areas. There are a variety of lodging options available that are open year-round.


In both Palmer and Wasilla, there are many small bed and breakfasts as well as lodging properties that have fully furnished cabins. Vacation rentals (such as Airbnb and VRBO) are another option, with entire houses available for rent in both areas, as well as individual rooms.


Palmer and Wasilla are separated by 10 miles with Lyft, Uber and several taxi services available 


Snowmachining tours. Snowshoe. Skiing. Mushing. Winter hiking. Dining.  Shopping. The Mat-Su has it all. Extending your trip? Or looking to fill your days beyond the Games? The Mat-Su CVB provides a comprehensive list of winter activities in the Mat-Su. Check out their Trip Planner to get your trip together today.

What To Do

Enjoy the Mat-Su 


Don’t miss a beat! View full schedules for sports, events, and activities happening each day of the week!​

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