Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Carrs Muldoon where we’ll drive up to Caribou Creek pullout (Mile 107 of the Glenn Hwy) to ski to the toe of the mighty Matanuska Glacier. The ski will be on and off the frozen creek and through some brush, but mostly open terrain. We’ll ski approximately 9 miles with a lunch stop at the glacier. Be prepared for cold and wind. Make sure you have lunch, water, and extra layers (especially for wind). If you choose to meet at the trailhead, be there at 11:00 am.
***For those skiing with dogs: this tour is along an active trap line. Your dog must be on a harness and leashed to you at all times! ***
Please check the following weather information before you prepare for this ski tour:
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!