THE MATANUSKA VALLEY’S PREMIER BIKE & SKI HEADQUARTERS

OFFERING EXPERT SALES, SERVICE & ADVICE

Backcountry Bike and Ski is a small, locally owned, full-service shop in Palmer, Alaska. We offer a range of quality brands to fit a wide variety of budgets and sport levels. In additional to sales, rentals, tune-ups and repairs, we offer all the accessories you need to make your bike & ski experience enjoyable. Since opening our doors in 2008, the backbone of our business has been cultivating a bicycle-friendly community by supporting efforts toward trail advocacy, management and etiquette, as well as promoting safe cycling. We thrive on seeing our customers enjoy bicycling and skiing, and we love introducing new people to the sport. At Backcountry, we work hard to provide excellent customer service with a skilled sales and service staff who are quick to help and always ready to share a laugh. 

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THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS/SPONSORS:Turkey RedRedThe Knotty DoughWise Deeds MarketFrosty Meadow Farm and Poultry ProcessingBroken Tooth BrewingZip KombuchaBearpaw River Brewing CompanyKids KupboardMatanuska Electric AssociationBleeding Heart BreweryBig Lake Back Yard 4H ClubSophia's Kafe NeoAllie Hewitt - State Farm Insurance AgentPalmer Museum of History & ArtAlaska Grown203 KombuchaAegis Comics of AlaskaAlaska Flour CompanyCEF PropertiesRaven Creek FarmSeeds and Soil Farm, Palmer, AKHello Darlin’ SalonEarth & AnvilSharon AllenP&K Anglers RetreatSusitna Air ServiceAlaska RailroadConocoPhillipsClassic Country 100.9 - KAYOVista Therapeutic MassageJennifer TotesBackcountry Bike & SkiCottonwood Creek FarmAlaska State FairAlaska Division of AgriculturePatriot BBQMosquito MamaEXTRA SPECIAL THANKS: To Big Lake Back Yard 4H Club kids, parents and volunteers; Mike Finch; Chandra McCain-Finch, Michelle Boyden, Kathy Mitchell-Sayer, Matt Clayton, Sarah Spearin, John Whipple, Amanda Swanson, David Schade and Becky Stoppa.We couldn't have done it without you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Sledders- we are still accepting photo contest submissions through April 30. It has been great to scroll through submissions from last year. Not only do we like to see what our ripping community is up to- we hope to use some of your choice shots to spice up and improve the media we use for our local nonprofit avalanche safety and awareness courses. We appreciate your support. Entries are only five bucks- alaskaavalanche.org/aas-events/. The prizes donated by local businesses are off the hook:💦 Rafting trip for 2 from Alaska Wildland Adventures🪂 Paragliding lesson from Midnight Sun Paragliding🚴 Bike tune from Backcountry Bike & Ski🎨 Prints from talented local artists Dawn Gerety and Meg Smith Design 🏋🏻‍♀️ Fitness punchcard from Elite Sports Performance💰 Swag and gift cards from Girdwood Brewing Company The Hoarding Marmot Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking (AMH)Think you can impress our all star panel judges?Hybrid Color Charlie Renfro Jana Rogers Heather Thamm Stock Alpine LLC👊🏽Photos above 2021 entries:1) @kourtneyanngundersen 2) @wick.photo 3) David Vandusseldorp ... See MoreSee Less
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LOCAL TRAIL RESOURCES

From road riding to hero dirt, and from paved bike trails to long backcountry treks, our slice of Alaska’s playground offers all kinds of ways for you to explore & adventure year-round. Use our trail resources to check out the best local trail organizations, map apps, and more.

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