Little Switzerland Ski Mountaineering

Earn your turns on the Pika Glacier!

Spectacular terrain in a dramatic venue, Little Switzerland has long been famous among climbers. Among skiers however it remains a well-kept secret...

Situated in the Alaska Range 35 miles southwest of Denali (also known as Mt McKinley and the tallest mountain in North America), Little Switzerland is a short ski plane flight from Talkeetna. Landing on the Pika Glacier we set up a comfortable base camp for the week.

From here the terrain possibilities are limitless and  we spend full days adventure skiing with light day packs. Snow conditions in the range tend to be excellent during the months of April and May, often ranging from light density “blower” powder, to smooth spring corn.

Trip Highlights

  • Ski mountaineering in an alpine mecca!
  • Highly skilled professional guides prioritize safety, while emphasizing fun.
  • Living in style! Comfortable base camp on the Pika Glacier surrounded by huge mountains, dramatic Alaska Range scenery, and views of Mt McKinley.

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