Alaskan skiing and snowboarding heaven
Towering white peaks, jagged cliff drops, and endless glaciers, it’s like the kind of extreme skiing and snowboard freeriding you only see in a movie, but it’s not, it’s Alaska and you could ski those same slopes with a ski trip to this fantastic region. Alaska is home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding terrain in the world, the places we only see in movies and the types of slopes that every skier dreams of skiing; it’s the type of place you will definitely want to brag about.
Alaska is often called the “last frontier,” a place where the land is sparsely populated and the only residents seem to be endless snowcapped mountains, in other words, its skier heaven. On a ski trip in Alaska you can count on big mountains with long descents, so that you’ll be sure to rack up lots of vertical in just a single day. The region is also well known for its stable slopes due to the maritime snowpack where few avalanches occur. But this doesn’t mean Alaska isn’t sometimes swimming in powder. These mountains are also known for huge snow dumps after storms. Alaska has an average annual snowfall of 16.5 meters, whereas another popular North American Resort, Sun Valley in Idaho, gets only 5.1 meters per year. The region has also received as many as 28 meters of snow during a single winter within the past 2 decades. Whether you’re a skier or snowboarder, you’ll have plenty of exciting terrain to shred in Alaska including open snowfields, steeps, cliff drops, and glacier descents.
Alaska trips are best for intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders
Skiing in Alaska isn’t just for pros. The mountains of this region will be a pure adrenaline rush on the steeps for advanced and expert riders, but there is also terrain that intermediate riders and skiers will love. We offer mainly heli-ski trips, but there are some trips that combine heli-skiing and snowcat skiing, snowcat skiing alone,
and guided backcountry trip options. Thanks to a low snow-line there are lots of opportunities for tree skiing in Alaska especially when cat skiing although heli-skiers will usually head up a little higher to take advantage of wide open spaces and super steep slopes. For those who prefer to ski or ride at a resort, Alyeska, one of Alaska’s premier year-round destinations, famous for incredible freeriding routes for all levels and loads of tree runs, is always a popular choice.
Alaska ski trips are suited for every type of traveler
Although you might think Alaska is just for world famous skiers and incredible ski movie filming, everyone will have a great time there. Our Alaska ski trips are suited for every type of traveler including families, couples, solo travelers, groups, party people, ski bums and steep and deep riders. Alaska is also popular for being one the lower budget skiing options in North America especially in comparison to Canada; you’ll even find a low-cost heli-trip available. Accommodation for our various trips come in every shape and size from lodge to chalet or hotel, some with all the amenities and others with just the essentials. A trip to Alaska isn’t just about the skiing, you’ll also enjoy visiting small villages, trying local dishes like the “the catch of the day” fresh fish, and of course catching a glimpse of the amazing Northern Lights, a frequent occurrence in the region.
Amazing Alaska Holidays
Alaska can seem like a dream, or just an amazing landscape in a movie, but LUEX can make this fiction a reality for you. Alaska is for skiers and riders that want pure adventure, incredible terrain, and skiing without limits. Spent your winter holidays in Alaska and it will be the trip of a lifetime.