Matt HallHometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
Matt Hall, 32, was born and raised in Eagle, Alaska on the Yukon River, where he worked his trap line with his sled dogs and guided week long expeditions for his parents’ company, Bush Alaska Expeditions. He started mushing when he was just two years old and that began his dream of racing. The first generation of pups that would create the foundation of his future race team was then born the summer he turned 16. He moved to Two Rivers, Alaska, to pursue competitive racing and completed his first long-distance race, the Yukon Quest 1000, at the age of 22. His off-grid kennel, Silver Ace Kennel, sits on a 40-acre parcel of land next to the Chena River that he shares with his wife, Elke. For the last 14 summers, he has lived and managed for Alaska Icefield Expeditions on the Denver, Mendenhall and Norris Glaciers. Winters are spent training and guiding tours with one of his largest sponsors, Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service. At the age of 26 he was the Yukon Quest 1000 champion of 2017 and finished in 4th place in last year’s Iditarod 2023. He continues his racing career by now competing in his sixth Iditarod of 2024.