Locations of the Remote Ski Safari are endless, and together we can choose the best option for the trip. Unlike the Premium Ski Safari where we potentially explore all of these zones, this trip offers a full immersion in one location. We can customize a trip in Seward with skiing to the ocean and spending the rest of the day surfing the Pacific waves, or head to a cabin amongst the glaciated Northern Chugach to ski cold powder in higher elevations. No matter where you choose, the accomodations will be sure to provide a full Alaskan experience, and your guides will be just as excited as you to ski potential first decents.
Remote Ski Safari
Our Remote Ski Safari option takes guests to spines, chutes and steep faces, glacier-incised mountains, gentle bowls, and tree covered couloirs all across the state – many of which have never been skied before. This trip is ideal for advanced-intermediate to expert skiers who want to spend their time in one specific location away from Girdwood, where our normal operations take place.
Seward boasts the potential to ski from the top of a mountain all the way to the ocean, and the beach allows for a multi-sport day. Want to surf in the Pacific Ocean after a day of heli-skiing? That can happen in Seward.
The Northern Chugach Range and Talkeetna Mountains offer stunning mountains that can reach 13,000 feet in elevation, and boast the longest runs. Views of massive hanging glaciers in the distance when you're standing on top of a peak will be burned into your memory. Up north, we are able to access a more continental snowpack, so face shots will abound.
The weather in Alaska is dynamic and ever-changing. This trip allows for the flexibility to assess what area is skiing the best, and will have the most promising weather. All of our zones can greatly vary from each other. The North Gulf Coast benefits from its proximity to the Gulf of Alaska. Similar to Girdwood, the weather systems coming from the Gulf create consistent snowfall and acres of glaciers as far as the eye can see. Storms roll off the water, heavy with precipitation and accumulate on the surrounding peaks as they push into the Kenai Peninsula. Cooler temperatures on the tail end of storms leave blankets of fresh powder coating the steeps. Up north, the high elevation and cold temparatures create the "cold smoke," more continental snow pack.
Operations in Seward begin the last week of February and run until the last week of March. During this time, prime south-facing and low-elevation terrain is at its finest, allowing us to access the finest ocean-side powder skiing and riding in North America.
Chugach Powder Guides was founded in 1997 in the heart of the Western Chugach mountain range. Since then, CPG has opened up the finest backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the world, flying guests into terrain suitable for all skill levels. We have cataloged hundreds of new runs and tens of thousands of landings between the interior Chugach, Seward area, and Tordrillo mountains.