— Chugach Backcountry Ski Basecamp —

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Yuri L Mountaineering

A Ski Mountaineering Course Like No Other…

Skiers summit a high Alaskan peakOn this 6-day intensive program, we’ll use the Bagley Icefield in the Eastern Chugach Mountains as our classroom and playground! The annual snowfall in the Chugach Range is anywhere from 30 to 80 feet per year, and it’s not uncommon to be skiing beautiful corn snow well into June.

This is a classic ski mountaineering venue and an unrivaled environment for hands-on learning and limitless play. Throughout the trip participants will have opportunities to lead ski mountaineering ascents, ski down some incredible lines, build confidence tackling new challenges, and hone in their backcountry skiing skills in the process. Splitboarders welcome!

Trip Highlights:

  • Action-packed hands-on learning in a positive and encouraging environment.
  • A world-class venue, big mountain glaciated terrain.
  • Instruction from professional ski mountaineering guides.
  • Spectacular scenery.

“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”

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