Enjoy these multimedia samples as you browse Wild Alpine adventures and trainings.
Spring Skiing in the Wrangell Mountains
Wilderness skiing and splitboarding adventures take you beyond popular heli-accessible zones. Ultima Thule Outfitter’s fixed wing aircraft enable access to remote high alpine areas where the skiable terrain is phenomenally huge. Each day, guests of Wild Alpine and Ultima Thule Lodge depart after a hearty breakfast for a unique zone in the Wrangell, St. Elias or Chugach Mountains, all part of the largest US National Park: 13.2 million acre Wrangell-St Elias National Park.
After a day of guided ski and splitboard touring, guests and their guides meet the airplane for a pick-up and return flight to the Lodge for sauna, dinner and evening R&R. Wake up the next morning and do it all again ….
Ultima Thule Lodge in HD
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. Enjoy the Lodge as it comes to life in HD. Appearances by the Claus family, Reudi Homberger, Andrew McLean and Jeremy Jones.
Backcountry Skiing in the Chugach
Backcountry skiing in the Chugach is an excellent day or multi-day adventure for visitors to Anchorage and Girdwood. Just a short drive from the city center, world-class terrain awaits – and ours is without the heavy traffic of popular spots in the lower 48. Come along for the ride as a skier descends a fun backcountry line under bluebird skies in the Chugach front range.
Snow Kiting in the Chugach
Kites enable skilled ski mountaineers to cover long, flat distances with relative ease. Here, a skier’s kite catches the wind as he leans into his edges and gains forward motion.
Andrew McLean’s Wilderness Ski Week
Andrew McLean’s Wilderness Ski Week is an exclusive signature trip offered only by Wild Alpine and in conjunction with Ultima Thule Lodge. Join Andrew and Wild Alpine guides on an big mountain wilderness adventure that brings together some of the biggest terrain on Earth, ski mountaineering and mountain aviation legends plus local expertise and big mountain style – the stuff your backcountry dreams are made of. Join us this season, April 2014 dates TBA.