Join us for two overnights over President’s Day weekend at Manitoba Huts for telemarking , AT skiing or touring. This terrain is for beginning to intermediate skiers. If climbing Manitoba Mountain, you’ll need skins for your skis. You should also have avalanche gear (beacon, shovel, and probe) for the telemark or AT portion of skiing. If you’d like to kick and glide instead, there are touring options to beautiful Summit Lake or to some rolling hills to the north (no skins required). There is also a sauna to enjoy! Cost is $55 pp for 2 nights. Group size is limited to 14 people. We are asking for a $15 donation for group dinners and for folks to bring additional food for a potluck. COVID-19 vaccinations are required. Because the weather is often variable, bring clothing for wind, cold and snow. With questions, please contact the tour leader Tim Davis, 713-213-1168.
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!