Skiing to the Matanuska Glacier

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Carrs Muldoon where we’ll drive up to Caribou Creek pullout (Mile 106 of the Glenn Hwy) to ski to the toe of the mighty Matanuska Glacier. The ski will be on and off the creek and thru some brush, but mostly open terrain.  We’ll ski approximately 8 miles. Be prepared for cold and wind (temperatures can dip below zero at this time of year). Make sure you have lunch and water.  If you choose to meet at the trailhead, be there at 11:00 a.m.

***For those skiing with their dogs, traps are in the area.  Please bring a leash for your dog on this tour! ***

 

Please check the following weather information before you prepare for this ski tour:

Sheep Mountain Airport 

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!