Ski Mountaineering Thompson Pass, Valdez, Alaska

Don't part ways with ski season just yet! Join us for the ultimate backcountry ski mountaineering adventure: A week of intensive big mountain/ski mountaineering instruction while exploring Alaska's world-famous terrain.

The camp is open to any expert (able to ski all black diamonds on piste) on alpine touring, telemark or split board. Utilizing AK's spectacular terrain, you will learn about big mountain backcountry travel, including ascending and descending tactics and techniques, line selection, route finding/tour planning, equipment selection and use, mountain terminology, weather interpretation, crevasse rescue and glacier travel techniques, and general snow stability/avalanche awareness. Although it sounds like a lot of information, our professional certified guides will integrate all these skills into a hands on, exciting, educational days of skiiing and riding.   

All this while sampling the high quality ski mountaineering ascents and descent offered by the Chugach Range just outside of Valdez Alaska.  We will be based out of a B&B in the town of Valdez AK, an access to the mountains is an easy van ride up to Thompson Pass, AK. After each day of touring there will be time to relax in this unique Alaskan town.

For a full list of prerequisites, equipment list, or to book please contact us here

Location

Thompson Pass, Valdez, AK

Date Range

April 2nd-9th

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Pricing Options  

Option one: AMGA Certified Ski Guide, permits, park passes and technical climbing and avalanche equipment, all ground transportation and lodging and meals at B&B, possible Helicopter single bump

prices are based on guide:client ratio  
6 day: 1:1 $4100, 1:2 $3200, 1:3 $2750

Trip Details

Inclusions: Professional Certified Ski Guide and all technical climbing equipment: harness, helmet, belay devices, ropes and all other appropriate technical equipment.

Exclusions: Personal gear, food, water and clothing (see equipment list for what to bring) meals, airfare or ground transportation unless otherwise noted. Additional heli time.

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