Grab some sturdy skis, climbing skins, and avalanche safety gear, and we will search for powder turns in the beautiful mountains of Turnagain Pass or Hatcher Pass. We will spend much of the day “touring for turns” and stopping often to enjoy the mountain views. Be sure to bring comfy warm layers and some good food to enjoy during breaks. This tour is especially suitable for new backcountry skiers looking to venture slowly into avalanche terrain and experienced backcountry skiers looking to expand their social circle or explore new country.

Safety will be our highest priority, as this tour will likely venture into avalanche terrain.  Location will be based on snow safety reports and weather forecasts. The specific mountain, route, and goals will be determined based on avalanche forecast conditions, field observations, and the experience of the group.

SPECIAL NOTICE: All participants must bring sturdy skis suitable for touring and downhill turning, climbing skins, avalanche beacon, snow shovel, and avalanche probe. Tour size is limited to 8 people.

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

National Weather Service

Center Ridge Weather Station

All 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.