Alaska expedition team standing in from of the Ski plane used to transport to the glacier

Alaska Ski Plane Trip

  • Duration 9 Days, 8 Nights
  • Backcountry Skiing

A multifaceted Alaska Ski Experience

This trip is designed for those looking to experience skiing/riding in Alaska and learn more about traveling in bigger mountain ranges. 

Our itinerary is divided into two sections. First, we will ski tour the iconic Thompson Pass with an assist from a helicopter for 1-2 days. The helicopter will bump us out into the range early in the morning to gain most of our elevation for the day. Then we will ski through the terrain to Thompson Pass. 

Secondly, we aim to teach you the fundamentals of glacier skiing from a floatplane on a remote glacier for several days. Here we ski to and from camp in our own basin. You will learn glacier camping, glacier travel, and proper life-styling.

Join us this April 12 – 20, 2024 for our Alaska ski trip!

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Trip Details

Duration

9 Days, 8 Nights

Difficulty

Some skiing experience necessary

Maximum Guide Ratio

4:1

Included

  • 7 Days with an IFMGA certified & trained guide
  • Federal land usage surcharge (USFS/BLM)
  • Food, transportation, and logistics while in AK
  • Tents

Not Included

  • Guide gratuity 
  • Snow travel equipment (splitboard or AT skis)
  • Avy & personal camping equipment
  • Personal clothing/gear

Itinerary

Arrive in Anchorage – Drive to Valdez in the evening.

Gear check – warm-up ski tour off of Thompson Pass

Heli assisted ski touring off of Thompson Pass

Rest day – ski plane prep day – gear check

Fly into glacier base camp by ski plane – set-up camp – ski tour

Ski touring surrounding mountains

Pack camp – fly back out back to Valdez – Drive to Anchorage

Flights back to lower 48

Snow covered spire in a black and white photo

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