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IN THE SHADOW OF DENALI

DENALI NATIONAL PARK / THE EXPERIENCE / CENTRAL ALASKA RANGE

Skiing in the Central Alaska Range in the shadow of Denali (North America’s Highest peak) is a truly inspiring experience. These are big mountains and big glaciers! Our base camp we'll be amongst these giants. “Little Switzerland” a grouping of smaller peaks and glaciers just down glacier from Denali, is the perfect size for a great skiing adventure. The snow is consistent and cold and storms are frequent.

PIKA GLACIER/ THE SKIING/ LITTLE SWITZERLAND

We chose the Pika Glacier for our ski mountaineering week because of the awesome variety of terrain and access within walking distance of our base camp. Jagged granite rock spires are separated by snowy couloirs that drain into long glaciers offering miles of skiing pleasure. Steep snowy faces

 

Join us for a week of basecamp living and great skiing. We’ll fly into the Pika Glacier and set up camp in the area known as Little Switzerland. Our only other task is to climb and ski to our hearts content.

Your Ski Denali National Park Itinerary

Itineraries

Arrive in Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage

You should plan to arrive in Anchorage (1) day before the start date. Clients will be responsible for their own hotel rooms, this include the town delay days

Day 1

Setting off

We will meet at 8:00 am to do a quick gear check for flying onto the Glacier. We expect to be driving by 10am putting us in Talkeetna by a bit afternoon. Upon arrival, we will check in with the Air Taxi and get lunch in town (if time permits). our goal is to be on the Glacier by 3pm. We will set up camp and do a crevasse rescue review, and avi rescue review.

Day 2 - 5

SKI!

Ski all day every day, or as much as possible.

Day 6

Wind up

Half day of skiing, pack up and fly out.

Day 7

Reserve day

If the forecast is solid and the likelihood of an early fly out on day 7 we could chance 1 last full day of skiing on the 6th

Trip Includes

  • 2 IFMGA/AMGA Certified Mountain Guides
  • Liability Insurance
  • 1 Full Day of Helicopter Skiing
  • 1 Ride Helicopter Assist
  • 6 Nights Lodging/ Breakfast included
  • All Transportation in Valdez
  • Memories to last a life time

 

Trip Excludes

  • Flight/Transport to Valdez
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Alchohol
  • Personal Insurance
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