Snowmachine (aka snowmobile) headquarters
The Petersville area is ranked by many as Alaska’s premier winter recreational playground. Gate Creek Cabins gives you easy access to the Peters Hills, Dutch Hills, Denali State Park, and several glaciers, with over 400 miles of groomed and marked trails.
You’ll enjoy incredible views of Denali/Mount McKinley, Mount Hunter, Mount Foraker and the entire Alaska Range mountains just a mile from your doorstep. For powder riders, there are over a million acres of meadows and frozen swamps to carve up. Or take a short ride up into the lower mountains for some safe hill climbing. Avalanches are rare in this area.
We offer a wide range of snowmachine tours, from beginner to exhilarating, advanced back-country excursions for seasoned riders. To book a guided trip, visit NEATalaska.com.
We rent snowmachines by the day. All our tour and rental machines are new or late models, including two-up machines, well maintained and made for trails, deep powder and mountain riding. They are easy to handle for riders of all sizes. To reserve a machine, visit NEATalaska.com.
Fuel and parts
Got your own machine? We sell premium fuel, belts, plugs, oil and coolant for most brands. Also, we have towable sleds with pin-type hitches for rent.
Gate Creek is located in Susitna Valley, which is influenced by the warm breezes from the Pacific Ocean moving up Cook inlet. The nearby Alaska Mountain Range and Talkeetna. Mountains trap the warm air and shelter us from the bitter cold common to the north of us.
In the coldest part of winter, daytime temperatures usually reach into the mid-20F range, while nighttime temperatures rarely drop below 0F. By late February, it is common for daytime temperatures to hover above 32F. By March, we have 12 hours of daylight.
Our area receives more snow than other parts of the region. Gate Creek Cabins tends to be on the dividing line, with lighter snowfall to the south and east and much more to the west and north. In a typical year, we may get up to 14 feet of snow. Often, we have several more feet of snow than Trapper Creek, just 10 miles away.
The Peters Hills and Dutch Hills, 10 miles to the west, may get as much as 18 feet of snow in a season, so you can go just about anywhere you point your skis. Even to lunch in Talkeetna.
Winter Non-Peak Rate: September 16 thru May 31, Sunday thru Thursday nights, $130 per night for 2 adults; $55 for each additional adult 13 and over, $25 for ages 7-12; 6 and under free. Denali, and Forget-Me-Not require a 4 adult minimum. Dogs are $30 per stay in pet-friendly cabins only.
Winter Rate: September 16 thru May 31, weekends, holidays, and month of March: $160 per night for 2 adults; $55 each additional adult; $25 for 7-12; 6 and under free. Denali, and Forget-Me-Not require a 4 adult minimum. Weekends require a 2-night stay. Dogs are $30 per stay in pet-friendly cabins only.
All rates add 5% Mat-Su Borough Bed Tax, plus 4% Generator Surcharge.
Weekly Rate: 7th night FREE.
Reservations are secured with a credit card number. If unexpected circumstances require you to cancel, we must receive notice of the cancellation by 2 PM, 10 days before your arrival date, or we will charge your account for one night’s stay rate including tax. Less then 10 days, you will not be charged if we are able to rebook the cabin.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL HOLIDAYS, 3 DAY WEEKENDS AND THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH WE HAVE A 30 DAY CANCELLATION POLICY.
Less then 30 days, you will not be charged if we are able to rebook the cabin.
No shows will be charged one night’s stay rate including tax.