Alaska Ski Touring

Ski Denali

Ski Denali

An exclusive 7 day backcountry ski trip deep in the heart of Denali National Park! Access to the south side of Denali is by bush skiplane. You’ll spend 5 nights winter camping at a comfortable basecamp within the Denali wilderness combined with 5 full days of skiing in the mountains above Ruth Glacier.


In April of 2013, Alaska Alpine Adventures’ guides Dan Oberlatz & Bryan Caenepeel spent a week exploring this amazing area of Denali National Park on skis. They enjoyed phenomenal weather and ended up completing a full reconnaissance of this incredible region of Denali.

The greatest features of skiing in this zone include low elevation, ample snow, tons of non-glaciated and manageable ski terrain, and remarkably close proximity, at 17 miles, to the summit of Mt. McKinley.


  • All group camping & climbing gear (tents, stoves, fuel, etc.), satellite phone and safety equipment.
  • Complementary airport transfer.
  • Van transportation from Anchorage to our air taxi in Talkeetna.
  • All internal airfare and bush flights necessary for the trip.
  • One night of lodging in Anchorage.
  • Professional guide service at a maximum 4:1 client to guide ratio.
  • All meals from dinner on day one through lunch on the final day of the itinerary.
  • One-way rail transportation from Talkeetna to Anchorage.
  • Storage for your extra travel items while in the field.

Why go?

1. Ski-plane access base camp skiing in the heart of Denali National Park

2. Camp in style at a comfortable base camp on the Ruth Glacier

3. Ski in the shadow of Denali, the highest peak in North America

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Terrain and Conditions

Mountain Range Alaska Range
Rates & Schedules 7 Day / 6 Night starting at $3,750 per person

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