Alaska Snow Kiting Adventures

Overview

Alaska Snow Kiting Adventures enable skilled ski mountaineers to cover long, flat distances with relative ease. We use them on multi-day expeditions customized to your skills and goals. Let your human-powered journey to go deeper into the dream of entirely untracked terrain.

Availability
On Request 
Duration
Begins In
Anchorage or McCarthy 
Ends In
Anchorage or McCarthy 
Accommodations
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Transportation
Shuttle and Bush Plane 
Difficulty
Advanced, Expert 
Priced From
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“…I pull in on the right side of my control bar and look up to see my 12-meter kite bank hard in an upward arc. As it crosses into the power zone, I anticipate its pull and lean onto my ski edges. Centering my weight at an incredibly low angle to the snow, I lay down a large powerful turn. I revel in the delicate tension between the kite and gravity. Each wants to win the tug of war, but I am in control. The truce I dictate equals forward motion; a lot of it, sometimes exceeding 30-miles-per-hour. As the kite reaches the right side of the power zone, I pull left and repeat the orchestration in a perfect mirror image. Miles disappear behind me as we begin our 20-day crossing of this expansive ice-field…”
- Excerpt from Evolution of a Revolution by Eli Potter and Karen Hilton. Published in Snow Kiting Magazine, Fall 2008.

Itinerary

As with all Wild Alpine adventures, the itinerary for your next snow kiting adventure is entirely unique and customized to your goals. Go deep into the mountains for multiple days traversing glaciated landscape or stick to road-accessible terrain for a single day out.

Recommended Single Day Schedule
9:00 am: Meet your guide in Anchorage or Girdwood.
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Arrive at touring terrain and suit up.
10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Morning session skills review and custom clinics.
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Afternoon session, custom clinics and free skiing.
6:00 pm: Return to Anchorage or Girdwood.

About the Area

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About Anchorage

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

About Valdez

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

About Girdwood

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

About Talkeetna

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