Alaska in the winter is a special time. It’s possibly the time I enjoy Alaska the most. And ski tours are a big part of why.
Skiing across the snow through the quiet boreal forest or across some treeless slope is a great way to get a sense of Alaska that very few people experience.
We can run these ski tours as camping trips, day trips or multi-day cabin-based trips. Set up a base in the cabin and enjoy the days skiing and exploring the terrain.
Perfect for beginners or advanced skiers.
Day trips or cabin-based multi-day ski tours are a fun Alaskan experience.
Come and have some snow fun with us this spring.
Come Ski Alaska
Snowshoe and XC ski tour
Winter’s Coming. Enjoy it.
On a scale of 1 – 5, five being the most challenging, two hiking boots is at the easier end of the spectrum.
1 boot = basecamp/dayhike easy
2 boots = easier backpacking trip
3 boots = intermediate level trip
4 boots = intermediate to advanced backpacking
5 boots = ask yourself are you really ready for this?
Expect whatever level you think might best fit you to be one level LOWER on our scale. Hiking here in Alaska is generally a step or three above what you’ll find in the Lower 48 states.
Realize that backpacking is never “easy”. You’re carrying from 35-50+ pounds on your back day after day. You’ll be hiking for a number of hours each day (varies trip to trip, day to day), and that’s not “easy” for most people.
That said, our “2 hiking boots” level should meet the need for most novice backpackers, and are generally what I recommend for families with younger kids, etc as well. Terrain challenges aren’t usually a problem, and the walking is somewhat more orthodox. You won’t be traversing 1 mile of steep sidehill covered in slippery rocks, or snaking through dense thickets of alder and willow.