Helpful Links


Trip Planning / Avalanche & Weather:

CNFAIC - Chugach National Avalanche Information Center. Avalanche advisory, observations and weather for the Girdwood / Turnagain Pass area.

HPAC - Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center. Avalanche advisory for the Hatcher Pass area in the Talkeetna Mountains. 

NWS AK Weather - National Weather Service, main weather page for the entire state of Alaska. - Excellent animated weather resource. - AK weather page for detailed weather information, models and webcams.

Aurora Forecast - Don't miss an active Northern Lights display! On clear nights it's usually worth setting an alarm and getting outside. - Online map printing website.

Google Earth - Excellent tool for viewing terrain, maps and creating routes for GPS devices. 

Trip Insurance - Travel Guard "Adventure Insurance Plan" recommended. - Links to all the USA avalanche centers (and the world) and many useful links and resources.

Equipment & Rentals:

AMH - Outdoor equipment and clothing. Rentals: Alpine Touring Skis, Skins, Poles, Boots and Avalanche Rescue gear. Anchorage, AK.

Powder Hound - The premier ski shop in Girdwood for your equipment and professional boot fitting needs. 

Ski AK - The ski shop in Anchorage.

Blue & Gold - Snowboard shop in Anchorage, Split-board Rentals. 

The Hoarding Marmot - Used outdoor gear store in Anchorage.

The Fixed Line - Quality gear repair and custom threadworks, locally right here in Girdwood. 

Voile - "Simple. Solid. Backcountry." Voile makes high quality ski's, split-boards and backcountry equipment. All made in the USA!

Voormi - New to the scene craft apparel. Wholly manufactured in the US and produced exclusively with their own proprietary fabrics. The most durable, longest lasting wool clothing you will ever own!

Vehicle Rental:

Alaska 4x4 Rentals - SUV's, vans, jeeps (typically the best deal in Anchorage with good vehicles). If renting from the airport or other place, make sure you have a stipulation that it will come with winter tires, not “all season” tires.


Alyeska Resort - The ski resort of Girdwood offering world class skiing, luxury lodging and dinning.

Nick's friends Dan & Molly's Airbnb Rental in Girdwood.

Vacasa - Vacation rental homes and condos in Girdwood.

Hostel - Alyeska Hostel, offering economical lodging in Girdwood.

Girdwood Ski Inn - Boutique Inn located in Downtown Girdwood.

Hatcher Pass B & B - Nice cabins near the base of Hatcher Pass, Talkeetna Mtns.


Girdwood Yoga Shack

Balance Rolfing & Yoga  -  Meghan Seifert

Massage & Bodywork by Aimee Price  - (703) 403-1205

Alpenglow Healing Arts - Raeann Krugger, Massage Therapist & Reiki Practitioner (907) 255-4278 

Other: - Learn more about Girdwood, AK and what to do in and around the area.

Alyeska online guide - by SnowPak

American Mountain Guides Association - Learn more about what it took for Nick to become a Certified Ski Guide. In most other country's to be a guide you must become a certified guide. Hiring an AMGA certified guide is the way to ensure your guide lives up to the international standards set by the IFMGA. 

Joe Stock - Co-owner of Alaska Guide Collective with Nick and Elliot.

Elliot Gaddy - Co-owner of Alaska Guide Collective with Nick and Joe.