March 12, 2023
Level: Moderate I
Distance: 12 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Tour Leader: Joe Meehan; 907-884-2994; email@example.com
This will be a kick and glide tour up to the Skookum Glacier. On a sunny day, we’ll enjoy incredible views of the glacier, Byron and Carpathian Peaks. Because it’s spring, we have to worry about the warmth instead of the cold. Depending on snow conditions, we may need to negotiate some snow bridge crossings. The ski is flat until the last two miles as we approach the glacier. There are beautiful views of the glacier from ~mile 4. To get to the toe of the glacier, we will need to continue on, ski down and up Skookum Creek valley and up the glacier moraine.
Registration opens Saturday, February 25th at 10am. All day tours are $25/person.
Please check the following weather information to prepare for this ski tour.
ADOT&PF Road Weather Information System (look for Seward Highway, Portage Glacier Road)
All NSAA tours are accompanied by the Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol. If needed, they provide first aid and safety for tour participants. We thank them for their valuable help.