Within an hour drive of Anchorage are the Kenai Mountains, Talkeetna Mountains, Chugach Front and Western Chugach. Your interests and the current snowpack and weather will determine which range we venture into. Our most common areas are Hatcher Pass, Turnagain Pass and Summit Pass, but we won't know exactly until the date approaches.
- Guide with current snowpack knowledge
- Transportation from Anchorage or Girdwood to the trailhead and return
- Maps & navigating gear
- First aid and repair kits
- SAT Phone or SPOT
Find the best snow and terrain with a local guide. Our guests range from beginners with in-bounds experience to 40 years of touring around the world. On multi-day tours we will venture far from the roadside crowds and into the untracked backcountry.
1:1 $400, 2:1 $200, 3:1 $180
November through May.
Intermediate to advanced skiing skills
Previous winter camping experience for multi-day tours
Use our AMGA ski-mountaineering certified guide Joe Stock to learn intro to advanced level backcountry skiing skills. We teach according to the national standards set by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).
Cost: 1:1 $400, 2:1 $200, 3:1 $180 per person per day
Dates: November through May
Topics Covered:Trip Planning
The Right Gear
Evaluating Snow Stability
Defensive Downhill Technique
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced skiing skills.
This course is geared toward experienced backcountry skiers who want to learn professional-level backcountry skills and guiding techniques.
Dates: First weekend in December; Last weekend in February
Topics covered include:Tour Planning
Rapid Stability Assessment
Participants must have advanced area ski ability
2 years of backcountry experience
Level 1 avalanche education or equivalent
All personal backcountry ski gear. This is an advanced course