Bigger than Switzerland and three times the size of Yellowstone, this U.S. National Park is part of the largest internationally protected ecosystem. Read more →
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As with all Wild Alpine adventures, the itinerary for your next summer wilderness safari is entirely unique and customized to your interests. A minimum of two nights are required for stays at Ultima Thule Lodge. Trekking, climbing, skiing and other combination adventures accommodate any length of stay and originate in most Alaskan towns.
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About the Area
A company town of the early 20th century and its counterpart – the working man's oasis. Read more →
Active and dormant volcanoes, historic settlements, and abundant wildlife characterize this great region. Read more →
Discover an outpost of civilization and comfort 100 miles from the nearest road. Read more →
One of the world's great ranges, on par with the Andes and Himalaya. Read more →
Ultima Thule Lodge is situated in the trees along the Chitina River, approximately 1300′ above sea level. If you’re joining Wild Alpine for spring skiing at the Lodge, you’re probably curious about where the good skiing is too. Daily flights to the best touring terrain range from 15 minutes to 45 minutes long. Sometimes even … Continue reading
In April 2012, the action film production team of Teton Gravity Research visited Ultima Thule Lodge to capture on location footage for the Jeremy Jones trilogy Deeper, Further, Higher. Here’s one product of that project: the Ultima Thule Lodge promo video, enjoy as it comes to life in HD. Appearances by the Claus family, Reudi … Continue reading
How do I get to McCarthy? From Anchorage, visitors to McCarthy and Kennecott generally take a shuttle or rental vehicle to Chitina, where the paved road ends. From there, visitors can travel either by bush plane or by a scenic 60-mile dirt road. The McCarthy Road was once the route of the Copper River and … Continue reading
Attention Climbers: Visit nps.gov for information about mountaineering in Denali National Park. Why does Denali have two names? Should I call it Mount McKinley or Denali? In the native Athabaskan language, “Denali” means “the high one.” In 1897, a prospector named the peak Mt McKinley, in honor of president William McKinley of Ohio. The name received … Continue reading
What activities are offered at the lodge during the spring skiing season? In March and April, the main activity at Ultima Thule Lodge is plane-assisted wilderness skiing and riding. Additionally, staff are available for hiking and/or cross-country skiing adventures. This time of year the surrounding area goes through spring break-up leaving parts of nearby Chitina … Continue reading
What is the difference between National Park and Preserve? A National Park is an area of unusual scenic or historic interest owned by the federal government and administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to conserve the scenery, the flora and fauna, and any natural and historical objects within its boundaries … Continue reading
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Anchorage serves as the gateway to most Wild Alpine adventures. Officially incorporated in 1920 (Alaska was granted statehood in 1959) this central hub is a relatively young community founded on the construction of the Alaska Railroad and North Slope oil revenues. All the comforts of major cities in the Lower 48 can be found here; … Continue reading
Valdez is an Alaskan oil and harbor town at it’s finest. Crude oil from the North Slope is loaded onto barges here and shipped via Prince William Sound to refineries outside of Alaska. The people here are hearty and kind; the accommodations are comfortable and the food satisfies a big appetite. Valdez is a no-frills … Continue reading
Just 45 minutes from Anchorage, Girdwood is a quintessential Alaskan ski town. Town boasts 650+ inches of snow annually and summer’s highlight – the Forest Faire – plus seasonal crowds and a few nice places to eat and hear live music. The Alyeska Hotel is known for it’s mountain-side location, skiing, hiking and mountain biking … Continue reading
Historically, Talkeetna has served at the primary jumping-off point for mountaineers accessing Denali (aka Mount McKinley) and other popular areas of the Alaska Range. Comfortable accommodations, a good selection of restaurants, a local brewery and the popular Fairview Inn make this place a favorite staging spot for climbing parties. Located just two hours north of … Continue reading
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