Winter & Spring (October 1-May 14) Call or email for reservations
WINTER ALASKA ADVENTURE PACKAGES
Packages are lodge based. After all activities, guests return to the lodge at the close of the day. Prices include meals, lodging, equipment and all activities. Activites are guided with a 1:4 ratio / one guide for every four people.
Call us about our rates! ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Activities depend on guest interest, level of fitness, and weather!
TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
SKIING & SNOWSHOEING
NORTHERN LIGHTS VIEWING
Northern Lights viewing begins in early fall in the Alaska Range. We can arrange outings now with northern lights photographers who will teach you about how to take photos of the northern lights and escort you on excursions to "Chase the Lights" late at night!
Forecasts of the Northern Lights can be found at the University of Alaska web site http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast
spaceweather.com ...An amazing resource for wacthing the waterh.
http://auroranotify.com: this comprehensive website that has everything combined. They will also send “alerts” to your phone or other device to let you know it’s visible. Look for Coronal Mass Ejections.
If the main focus of guests is Northern Lights viewing, then a visit to the lodge during high forecast times is recommended.
The Aurora can be seen from many viewpoints at the lodge, with panoramic views, north and south from the dining area, decks, and the belvedere. The lodge is located “off grid” which means minimal artificial light interferes with viewing the aurora.
Guests can also be transported via the Snowcoach, or POD, to viewing sights near the lodge, including a mountaineering lodge located within 1 mile of our lodge. Evening rides and outings are frequent but do depend on weather conditions. Depending on the weather we can arrange for a drive to "chase the lights" if the view is better north or south from the lodge.
FLIGHTSEEING, GLACIER LANDINGS, BACKCOUNTRY SKIING
Spring ski adventures and glacier landings are beyond your wildest dreams!
THE SNOWCOACH OR "POD"
DOG MUSHING TOURS
DOG MUSH TO WINTER CAMP WITH OWN CHEF
DOG MUSHING TO WINTER CAMPOUT
A CATERED DINNER & BREAKFAST WITH
CHEF JAMESON KAPEC
November 1, 2016-April 30, 2017
DOG MUSH TO CAMPSITE
SLEEP OVERNIGHT IN ARCTIC OVEN
SLEEP UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
CATERED DINNER & BREAKFAST
THE WONDER OF ICE
Ah the wonder of ice.....cold is our friend in Alaska. We enjoy ice skating on Black Rapids Lake, less than 1/4 mile south of the lodge. Our tiki torches light up parts of the lake where we often have large fires to roast marshmellows! Experience an amazing walk on frozen crystal clear lakes, rivers and creek beds, or visit our water falls, an hour snow shoe or hike from the lodge.
Kick sleds and our norweigen ice skates make lake adventures so invigorating!
*Guest Services include transporting guests to local outfitter to purchase winter gear as needed prior to departure for lodge.
Things to Bring:
• Warm long johns top and bottoms (Base Layer)
• Fleece pullover top
• Shell ski Jacket
• Shell pants or snow/ski pants
• Winter coat (rated to – 50 below)
• Wool socks (2 pair & one pair boot liners)
• Wind resistant hat, neck gaiter and/or balaclava
• Warm Gloves and/or mittens & Liners (rated 30 below)
• Winter Boots (rated to -50 below)
• Sense of Humor
• Sense of Adventure
*All these items can be purchased prior to departing for lodge at local stores. We request sizes prior to arrival for expedited shopping.
Safety and Risk Management:
Due to the nature of outdoor travel there are certain inherent risks in all Outdoor Adventure’s trips. Acceptable risks include travelling with a daypack for several miles over uneven terrain, consisting of ditches, frozen rivers and creeks, as well as up and down inclined slopes. Conditions may include below zero temperatures, snow showers, and high winds. Driving risks may include slick and snowy roads, poor visibility, and wildlife. Please note that trip cancellations are possible with temperatures colder than -20F. It is important to recognize that you are voluntarily participating in this activity. By choosing to participate, you agree that you appreciate and accept responsibility for these risks. Alaska is a wild place. Your safety is our highest priority.
*All guides have the ability to contact the lodge. Guides are trained in first aid for outdoor emergencies.
*Most travel is within 1-2 hours of the lodge.