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Glacier-View is a small community located near the city of Wasilla in Matanuska-Susitna Borough of south-central Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population of Glacier View was 234 residents. Matanuska-Susitna Borough (often referred to as the Mat-Su Borough) has a population of around 89,000 residents. The borough seat is Palmer and the largest city in the borough is Wasilla. The Mat-Su Borough was named for the Matanuska and Susitna Rivers, which are contained completely within the borough. These rivers empty into Cook Inlet. This area is one of the few agricultural areas in the state of Alaska. Attractions near the village of Glacier View include Big Lake, which offers 50 miles of wooded shoreline and activities such as fishing, boating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and dog sled racing. Also, nearby Nancy Lake State Recreation Area is a network of 130 picturesque lakes and ponds. It's a popular spot for hiking, camping, canoeing, skiing and snowmobiling. In addition, the city of Wasilla is a short drive and offers restaurants and services and the Independence Mine State Historical Park and the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry.

Surrounding areas: Chickaloon, Alaska (24.5 mi), Matanuska Glacier, Alaska (38.9 mi), Sutton, Alaska (39.3 mi)

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Glacier View Weather & Climate

South-central Alaska has a subarctic climate, with strong oceanic influences. This part of Alaska gets less rain, but more snow, than the southeast Panhandle region. Summers are short and cool to mild, and winters are long and cold. There are frequent, strong southeast winds, known as the Knik wind, in this area, especially in the winter. Rains are frequent in late summer, but not abundant. The number of frost-free summer days number 101. The latitude in this region causes summer days to be very long and winter days to be very short. It is also generally very cloudy during winter. Due to the proximity to active volcanoes, ash hazards may occur and are significant, but not frequent.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 10°F -2°F 0.61 in. -
February 16°F 1°F 0.56 in. -
March 25°F 6°F 0.39 in. -
April 37°F 17°F 0.26 in. -
May 51°F 29°F 0.88 in. -
June 60°F 38°F 2.49 in. -
July 63°F 43°F 2.83 in. -
August 60°F 40°F 1.64 in. -
September 50°F 30°F 1.66 in. -
October 32°F 18°F 1.16 in. -
November 17°F 3°F 0.98 in. -
December 12°F 0°F 1.02 in. -

Glacier View Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Palmer Municipal airport (PAQ) located about 47 miles west of Glacier View in Palmer, Alaska and the Valdez Pioneer Field (VDZ) located approximately 67 miles southeast of Glacier View in Valdez, Alaska.

Glacier View Attractions

 
Ski Areas
Alyeska ResortGirdwoodAK77.3 mi.
AlpenglowAnchorageAK83.1 mi.
Hilltop Ski AreaAnchorageAK83.1 mi.


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