Touring to the Skookum Glacier

This Tour is canceled for March 21, 2020. 


This will be a kick and glide tour up to the Skookum Glacier.  On a sunny day, you’ll enjoy incredible views of the glacier, Byron and Carpathian Peaks.  Because it’s spring, we have to worry about the warmth instead of the cold.  Depending on snow conditions, we may need to negotiate some snow bridge crossings.  The ski is flat until the last two miles as we approach the glacier.  There are beautiful views of the glacier from ~mile 4.  To get to the toe of the glacier, we will need to continue on, ski down and up Skookum Creek valley and up the glacier moraine.  We’ll meet at 8 am at the Chugach State Park Headquarters parking lot (the train south of Potter Marsh).

Because it’s spring, temps may be warmer than earlier in the year.   You’ll still need warm clothes for breaks, food for a lunch stop and plenty of water.

Please check the following weather information to prepare for this ski tour.

Portage Forecast

Girdwood Forecast 

ADOT&PF Road Weather Information System (look for Seward Highway, Portage Glacier Road)

All NSAA tour participants should be a member of the club and sign the NSAA Release Form once a year. Download and sign now, or sign a copy available at the start of the tour.

Depending on snow conditions, we may need to change the location of the ski tour and will let folks know by email and the Tours Hotline at 907-258-6800.  Thanks for your flexibility!