Mountain House Ski Touring and Climbing

Cozy accommodations in a skier's paradise!

Nestled in the heart of the Alaska Range on a rocky outcropping between two glaciers, the Mountain House sits in a breathtaking location. Built by legendary bush pilot Don Sheldon in 1966, the Mountain House is a hexagonal structure with large windows, a woodstove, and benches for sitting and sleeping. This cozy cabin and alpine paradise can only be accessed by ski plane.

The surrounding Ruth Gorge and Don Sheldon Amphitheater offers beautiful ski touring terrain and alpine climbs for a wide range of abilities and experience levels - everything from relaxed moderate touring on the glaciers to big, wild Alaskan lines. All surrounded by legendary mountains such as Denali (20,320', tallest mountain in North America), Mt Huntington, and The Mooses Tooth. An unforgettable trip!

Trip Highlights

  • "One of the 10 Most Incredible Places on Earth." - Reader's Digest
  • Terrain suitable for wide range of abilities, from moderate scenic touring, to steep ski mountaineering and technical alpine climbing.
  • Relax in front of the wood stove as you reflect on a great day.

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