Alaska Alpine Adventures has teamed with Discovery Voyages, Alaska’s finest wilderness cruise operator, to offer an amazing backcountry skiing experience in Alaska’s widely celebrated Chugach Mountains! This trip is all about backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in Prince William Sound aboard a private basecamp which happens to be one of the most exclusive motor yachts in Alaska. The M/V Discovery is a 65’ classic working yacht, which has been plying the clear waters of Prince William Sound for more than 25 years under the helm of Captain Dean Rand. Captain Dean (naturalist, master shipwright, conservationist, marine mechanic, and ski enthusiast) has been called one of the most knowledgeable mariners in Prince William Sound and his vessel is as accommodating as it is magnificent.
Our exclusive group of 8 guests and two guides will spend 5 nights and 6 days aboard the Discovery exploring one of the richest marine environments on earth in search of guided first descents, fresh powder, carve-able corn snow, and opportunities to ski from summit to the sea. Anchoring in a new location each day, we’ll journey through the islands, glacier fed fjords, and forested shorelines of Prince William Sound on a reconnaissance for the perfect turn and the quintessential marine mountain experience – returning each evening to enjoy a gourmet feast and a 9:30pm Alaska spring sunset. Join us for a ski-cruise like no other – ski and sea Alaska!
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For nearly 20 years, Alaska Alpine Adventures led skiing and ski-mountaineerng trips in Alaska's remote mountain ranges. It was one of the proud pillars of our business! But in 2017 we decided to suspend operations of our backcountry ski program and instead focus our efforts on summer trips. We also wanted to help former employees Joe Stock & Nick D'Alessio build their ski guiding businesses, and so we are now directing all inquiries to the Alaska Guide Collective! Whether you're looking for a multi-day ski mountaineering clinic or a day tour of the local Chugach or Talkeetna Mountains, Joe & Nick are highly trained and internationally certified guides - true big mountain professionals. Below are itineraries that they'd absolutely LOVE to run, so give them a call, and let them know we sent you their direction!