Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding

Alaska Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding

(1 – 7 days)

Join us for great backcountry skiing on the glaciers and mountains around Haines. Our location on the border of Glacier Bay National Park and the Wrangell St Elias Mountains serves as a fantastic base for unbelievable backcountry ski programs. There are limitless options for incredible skiing, ski mountaineering, and touring from February through August!

These trips and courses are scheduled to use ski planes to access the glaciers, ice caps, and mountain areas in which they are conducted. The terrain is uniquely suited to ski-mountaineering objectives that combine classic climbing ascents with phenomenal ski descents. These programs are open to individuals of all abilities. If you have not been backcountry skiing before this is a great place for a first experience! The three and five day trips include a skills review covering relevant subjects such as avalanche awareness, use of avalanche transceivers, route finding, crampon and ice axe use, rope team management and more. Our low guide to guest ratios give us the freedom to accommodate individual goals and expectations. Custom trips and private guiding are available. Visit us for a backcountry ski trip you won’t forget!

Dear Darsie and Courtney,

Just dropping you a line to say thanks again for leading such and awesome trip. It was definitely an experience of a lifetime, and I’ll never forget it. You both did a great job making the trip enjoyable, exciting, and unforgettable. Thanks for introducing me to the world of ski mountaineering.

Jenny H.


HAINES: Haines Alaska is the starting/finishing place for this trip. Haines is a small community located along the majestic fjords at the top of the Inside Passage. The natural beauty and wilderness access in Haines has given it the much-deserved reputation as a center for wilderness adventure in Alaska.

THE MOUNTAINS: Glacier Bay National Park and the adjacent 27 million acres comprise the largest protected wilderness area on the planet. It is a heavily glaciated landscape containing several of the largest non-polar ice caps in the world. The skiing here is truly spectacular!

OUR GUIDES: Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. instructors and guides are professionals. They bring a wealth of experience from guiding throughout Alaska, and the world, to every trip. All of our guides are also climbing instructors who genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge. Their skill and experience insure our guests the best possible experience during their trip. Your safety and enjoyment are their primary goals.

INCLUDED: In town transportation, all food during the trip, guides, and all group equipment.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare/Transportation to/from Haines, hotel and food in Haines, and personal equipment.

ADDITIONAL TRAVEL OPTIONS: Haines based trips have the option of including rafting, sea kayaking, rock climbing, and mountain bike trips. Please contact us if you would like any further information.

DATES/PRICES: Please see our schedule for current dates and prices information.