Views of Turnagain Arm from the Iditarod National Historic Trail

Enjoy a great ski on part of the Iditarod National Historic Trail (INHT).  We will start at the bathrooms on the east side of the highway at Turnagain Pass.   We will begin with a gradual ski in on a well-developed narrow trail through the forest with short climbs under various snow conditions.  We will continue north to Ingram Creek where we will enjoy lunch before the return trip.  There is a downhill section coming back down to the parking area.   Meet at the Chugach State Park Headquarters (by the train south of Potter Marsh) at 9:00 am. 

Please check the following weather information before you prepare for this ski tour.  For up-to-date weather forecasts of the area check:

Portage/Portage Pass (National Weather Service)

Weather station at nearby Sunburst Ridge (includes a webcam that looks down at Center Ridge)

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 review the COVID assessment questions online within 24 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!