Alaska Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding
Alaska is home to some of the best skiing in the world. Alaska is famous for a reason, the mountains and views are breathtaking. The snow tends to pile up in copious amounts. Terrain options vary from low angle runs suited for Intermediate skiers/riders to the big, steep faces for the true experts. Girdwood (just a 45 minute drive from Anchorage International Airport) is the epicenter in the south central region with access to many incredible options for skiing. Turnagain Pass is 25 minutes away for world-class road accessed backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Another 20 minutes down the road the Summit Lake area offers beautiful terrain. The Anchorage Chugach front range is 45 minutes from Girdwood. North of Anchorage the Hatcher Pass area of the Talkeetna Mountains offers a totally different snowpack and weather conditions. And a one day drive away is Valdez with Thompson Pass. These options allow us to take advantage of the best snow and avalanche conditions around. Using a helicopter to access the mountains opens the doors in a whole other level. In addition, directly in Girdwood you have Alyeska Resort when you feel like riding a chair lift.
Backcountry Ski Touring & Snowboarding:
Guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Base yourself in Girdwood and we take day trips to the mountains. Turnagain Pass is the "go to" venue. If conditions are expected to be preferable elsewhere we may make a last minute adjustment to the Summit Lake area or north to Hatcher Pass.
* 1-7 days. November - May, (into June conditions dependent).
* See booking page for prices.
Weekend Heli-skiing and mid-week Backcountry Touring:
The skiers and riders dream trip! A Remarkable Adventure - Heliski Saturday and Sunday and spend your mid-week days hiking in the backcountry. Base yourself in Girdwood and enjoy Nick's guiding for 2 days with a Helicopter and 2-5 days suggested booking for backcountry days. Consider booking two weekends of heli-skiing on both sides of the week to double your chances of fly days. Inquire with your available dates here.
* Starting February 10th, 2018 to late April. Private charters may be available from December through May.
* Price: CPG rates for heli-skiing days and standard day rates for backcountry days found on booking page.
Heli-skiing & Snowcat Skiing:
View the Heli-ski and boarding page here.
Instruction & Mentoring:
Interested in learning. See here.
Everybody should at least have some avalanche awareness. See here.
Ski planes can give us access to skiing during the springtime into summer. Yes skiing or snowboarding in the middle of the summer! See here.