Ski with views of spectacular Harp Mountain and Cantata Peak along the South Fork of Eagle River trail.  We’ll ski out on the main trail with our final destination an overlook with grand views of the South Fork valley and Cantata Peak.   Please meet at the Carrs’ Muldoon parking lot near the bakery at 9:00 am and convene at the Chugach State Park trailhead at 10:00 am for this ski.  Expect to return to the trailhead about 3:00 or 3:30 pm.  Be prepared for cold, wind, and good times.  You’ll need warm clothes, including some for breaks, food for a lunch stop and plenty of water.  The ski has a relatively steep short portion about 2 miles in, which can be skied, skinned or possibly walked.  We recommend bringing skins to make travel on those portions of the trail easier. Otherwise, the trail is relatively flat and easy to ski.

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All NSAA Backcountry Tour participants must be NSAA members. Due to the COVID pandemic, members must RSVP and sign release forms online. All participants are also required to fill out a COVID assessment form online within 48 hours of the start of the tour. See the complete Mitigation Plan on the homepage for Backcountry Tours. Social distancing will be practiced on all tours.

All the NSAA tours are accompanied by the Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol.  If needed, they provide first aid and safety for tour participants.  We thank them for their valuable help.

You can help support the Tours section by purchasing an attractive knit ski cap online.

Based on prior low snow years, we may need to change the location of the ski tour and will let folks know by email, the NSAA website or the Tours Hotline at 907-258-6800.  Thanks for your flexibility!