Denali National Park, Pika Glacier Ski Base Camp

April 15-21 2024

Pika Glacier is located on a fork of the Kahiltna Glacier, which originates on the southwestern slopes of Denali and is the largest glacier in the Alaska Range.  This spectacular wilderness is known as “Little Switzerland” and is famous for its rock spires and couloirs.  Accessible by airplane, this remote base camp sets us up for some of the best alpine climbing and ski mountaineering in the world.

6-Day Sample Itinerary:
Day 0:

  • Fly to Anchorage and overnight

Day 1:

  • Gear check
  • Shuttle to Talkeetna
  • Prepare loads for glacier flight
  • Fly onto glacier
  • Set up camp

Day 2-6:

  • Base Camp tent for breakfast and tour plan meeting
  • Ski mountaineering objectives
  • Back to base camp for evening dinner, conversation and down time

Day 7:

  • Break camp and prep for flight back to Talkeetna

AK Basecamp Ski Pricing:
$6,100 / Person (based on 3:1 or 6:2 guest:guide ratio)

This trip may run with two Mountain Guides. When this is the case, riders may travel as one large group or travel in two smaller teams to different areas of the Pika and surrounding glaciers.

For more details or to speak with your guide, call 719-368-9524 or contact us.

Skier/Rider Expectations:
For AK Range glacier-based ski mountaineering trips our preference is that we’ve skied with you in the past. If you are new to us, we’ll expect a resume for review.

Trip Includes:

  • IFMGA/AMGA Mountain Guide(s)
  • Meals in the field
  • Local knowledge, trip planning and logistics
  • Glacier flights 
  • Group gear, tents, ropes, anchors and emergency communications
  • 1 night lodging (double occupancy) inbound and hotel shuttle
  • Shuttle to and from Talkeetna

Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from Alaska
  • Personal clothing, equipment and safety gear per our equipment list
  • Personal sleep system (-25* sleeping bag, may be rented)
  • Additional lodging pre/post expedition
  • Day trip food (breakfast/dinner included in the field)
  • Denali National Park entrance fee ($15) paid to DNP
  • Travel insurance
  • Costs associated with evacuation or unplanned departure
  • Costs associated with delays beyond our control (weather, flights, conditions, etc.)

Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer

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