Snow Trips Alaska

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Find Adrenaline and Fun in Alaska

If it’s near-vertical runs you want, endless freeriding options or just deep champagne powder, Alaska has something for every skier or rider. Alaska has a special snow quality that allows you to drop into extremely steep runs in avalanche-safe conditions. As the locals say, the powder is glued to the mountains. But if thrills aren’t your thing, you’ll find fun runs and more mellow options for your perfect winter escape in Alaska. It’s all here, in the “final frontier”.

Can you ski here during COVID-19?

Disclaimer: We're trying our very best to keep up with the latest global travel restrictions. Our updates summarise changes reported by various sources, but with the ever-changing nature of the situation, please take this information as a guide only.

No restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter without or just limited restrictions:
  • Currently there is no data about countries in this group.
Some restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter, but with specific protocols:
  • United States

    Entry Restrictions in the USA

    • All travelers arriving in the US need to present a negative Covid-19 test result (72h prior to departure) or might not be able to enter. Tests accepted are Viral Antigen, NAAT, RT_LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA. The test needs to show passenger details and correspond with those stated in your passport. Important! The test result must specify “negative” or “not detected”. “Invalid” is not accepted.

    • Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) or Vatican City (Holy See), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.

    • You also need to complete a Disclosure & Attestation form prior to arrival

    • Previously tested (positive) travelers might be exempt from presenting a PCR test upon arrival.

    • If you arrive in Massachusetts & New York, you are required to fill out additional paperwork. Check the relevant State websites for more info.

    • Domestic restrictions apply.

    Updated on October 19th, 2021

    USA - USA Trip Specific Restrictions

    Restrictions vary locally with some States relaxing lockdown measures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Also, on January 21, 2021 President Biden signed an Executive Order that makes wearing masks on airplanes, trains, buses and at airports mandatory.

  • United Arab Emirates

    Entry Restrictions in the USA

    • All travelers arriving in the US need to present a negative Covid-19 test result (72h prior to departure) or might not be able to enter. Tests accepted are Viral Antigen, NAAT, RT_LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA. The test needs to show passenger details and correspond with those stated in your passport. Important! The test result must specify “negative” or “not detected”. “Invalid” is not accepted.

    • Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) or Vatican City (Holy See), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.

    • You also need to complete a Disclosure & Attestation form prior to arrival

    • Previously tested (positive) travelers might be exempt from presenting a PCR test upon arrival.

    • If you arrive in Massachusetts & New York, you are required to fill out additional paperwork. Check the relevant State websites for more info.

    • Domestic restrictions apply.

    Updated on October 19th, 2021

    UAE - USA Trip Specific Restrictions

    There are a few important points travelers from UAE should keep in mind before heading off to the US

    The UAE has different rules and protocols for residents and citizens. Rules are also different in Dubai compared to Abu Dhabi. For example, people flying into Dubai from the US are not required to quarantine, while travelers flying into Abu Dhabi are subject to a 10-day quarantine upon return.

  • Mexico

    Entry Restrictions in the USA

    • All travelers arriving in the US need to present a negative Covid-19 test result (72h prior to departure) or might not be able to enter. Tests accepted are Viral Antigen, NAAT, RT_LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA. The test needs to show passenger details and correspond with those stated in your passport. Important! The test result must specify “negative” or “not detected”. “Invalid” is not accepted.

    • Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) or Vatican City (Holy See), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.

    • You also need to complete a Disclosure & Attestation form prior to arrival

    • Previously tested (positive) travelers might be exempt from presenting a PCR test upon arrival.

    • If you arrive in Massachusetts & New York, you are required to fill out additional paperwork. Check the relevant State websites for more info.

    • Domestic restrictions apply.

    Updated on October 19th, 2021

    Mexico - USA Trip Specific Restrictions

    There are a few important points travelers from Mexico should keep in mind before heading off to the US.

    No worries here. No quarantine required either way.

No travel allowed from these countries
Residents of the following countries are currently not allowed to enter:
  • Germany

    Entry Restrictions in the USA

    • All travelers arriving in the US need to present a negative Covid-19 test result (72h prior to departure) or might not be able to enter. Tests accepted are Viral Antigen, NAAT, RT_LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA. The test needs to show passenger details and correspond with those stated in your passport. Important! The test result must specify “negative” or “not detected”. “Invalid” is not accepted.

    • Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) or Vatican City (Holy See), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.

    • You also need to complete a Disclosure & Attestation form prior to arrival

    • Previously tested (positive) travelers might be exempt from presenting a PCR test upon arrival.

    • If you arrive in Massachusetts & New York, you are required to fill out additional paperwork. Check the relevant State websites for more info.

    • Domestic restrictions apply.

    Updated on October 19th, 2021

    Germany - USA Trip Specific Restrictions

    There are a few important points travelers from Germany should keep in mind before heading off to the USA.

    Passengers arriving (transiting included) from Germany are currently not allowed to enter. This does not apply to residents, citizens and certain visa holders.

  • United Kingdom

    Entry Restrictions in the USA

    • All travelers arriving in the US need to present a negative Covid-19 test result (72h prior to departure) or might not be able to enter. Tests accepted are Viral Antigen, NAAT, RT_LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA. The test needs to show passenger details and correspond with those stated in your passport. Important! The test result must specify “negative” or “not detected”. “Invalid” is not accepted.

    • Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) or Vatican City (Holy See), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.

    • You also need to complete a Disclosure & Attestation form prior to arrival

    • Previously tested (positive) travelers might be exempt from presenting a PCR test upon arrival.

    • If you arrive in Massachusetts & New York, you are required to fill out additional paperwork. Check the relevant State websites for more info.

    • Domestic restrictions apply.

    Updated on October 19th, 2021

    UK - USA Trip Specific Restrictions

    Passengers arriving from the UK (transiting included) are currently not allowed to enter. This does not apply to residents, citizens and certain visa holders.

  • Australia

    Entry Restrictions in the USA

    • All travelers arriving in the US need to present a negative Covid-19 test result (72h prior to departure) or might not be able to enter. Tests accepted are Viral Antigen, NAAT, RT_LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA. The test needs to show passenger details and correspond with those stated in your passport. Important! The test result must specify “negative” or “not detected”. “Invalid” is not accepted.

    • Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) or Vatican City (Holy See), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.

    • You also need to complete a Disclosure & Attestation form prior to arrival

    • Previously tested (positive) travelers might be exempt from presenting a PCR test upon arrival.

    • If you arrive in Massachusetts & New York, you are required to fill out additional paperwork. Check the relevant State websites for more info.

    • Domestic restrictions apply.

    Updated on October 19th, 2021

    Australia - USA Trip Specific Restrictions

    People living in Australia are currently not able to travel overseas, unless granted an exemption. We'll keep you up-to-date as best as we can with the latest information and changes.

For more information please check our COVID-19 info page or visit the official website
Why Book With Us

LUEX offers the most extensive and best selection of snow trips worldwide.

Provider independence and quality are our mission.

Our goal is that our customers can find the perfect snow trip, tailored to their needs, in one place.

All our experts are surfers and part of the lifestyle.

Our experts know the destinations/spots personally or are in close contact with local skier or suppliers.

We are supplier-independent. We only offer trips that fit the needs of our customers.

We guarantee to beat any price on the market.

It is not cheaper to book directly with the supplier.

We do not charge a fee for our expert advice.

We offer professional booking tools for our customers.

Secure payment functions for all currencies.

Payment options for groups and instalments.

You're talking to real people, not automated chats or bots.

We'll stand up for you when the going gets rough.

We are insiders and want you to enjoy the snow lifestyle as much as we do.

Unbiased, independent, technology driven! We don't own, run or control any of the trips but rather connect travelers with operators/suppliers of once-in-a-lifetime sports travel experiences and products. Your trip - orchestrated according to your taste, budget, style and skill level and backed by our technology-driven booking services and support

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Meet your expert

Our Head of Sales travel is a true board rider. From starting out skating as a kid back home in the UK, to snowboarding in the European Alps and Canada, to chasing waves all across the globe, Mister Jenner has done it all. Now spending his time flipping between the mountains and the ocean, Martin is your go-to guy for Snow Travel and Maldives Surf Trips.

What our customers say

"That was the sickest thing ever! I’ve been freeriding for 8 years now, but never experienced something like this. Nothing can’t compare to Alaska. ..."

Justin
(Valdez Heliskiing)

"First of all, Alaska is the most beautiful place on Earth. Secondly, the lines of Chugach Mountains are insane! And finally, the lodge is real cool...."

Max
(Point North Heli)

"Seaba has years of experience and they’re surely a local leader in what they do. I was very satisfied with heli service, guiding and accommodation. There was no delays, misunderstandings, etc. ..."

Darren
(Heliski Seaba Haines)

"Alaska – every freerider’s dream. And it really is like that. It was worth every cent. Snowboarding as you see it in the movies, cool lodges, nice and helpful people. Awsome, awesome, awesome!"

Jan
(Chugach Powder Guides)

Alaska is Your Ideal Ski Trip

01

World-class terrain and snowfall in Alaska

Towering white peaks, jagged cliff drops, and endless glaciers. The kind of extreme skiing and snowboard freeriding you’re used to movies can be your daily normal with a ski trip to Alaska. Home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding terrain in the world, Alaska will have you bragging for years to your buddies at home.


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 swimming in powder. The mountains are known for huge snow dumps after storms, boasting an average annual snowfall of 16.5 meters (about three times the amount of most other North American resorts). In recent years, the region has seen as much as 28-meter bases during a single winter season. Whether you’re a skier or snowboarder, you’ll have plenty of exciting terrain to shred in Alaska.

02

A perfect destination for intermediate to advanced ski and snowboard riders

Skiing in Alaska isn’t just for pros. The mountains in this region will be a pure adrenaline rush for advanced and expert riders, but there’s plenty of terrain that intermediate skiers and snowboarders will love. You’ll be spoilt for choice in Alaska. LUEX specialises in snowcat and heli skiing trips, as well as exclusive backcountry experiences with your very own guide.


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.

03

Alaska is suited to every traveler type

Far from being exclusively for world-famous skiers and snow film crews, Alaska has an invitation for every traveler and rider. LUEX’s Alaskan ski trips can be tailored to families, couples, solo travelers, groups, party people, ski bums and steep and deep riders.

04

Great value for every budget

Say Alaska, and most will think of huge budgets. But Alaska doesn’t have to break the bank, and LUEX has plenty of options that will appeal to lower budgets. Skiing in one of the world’s most remote and wild regions can be done cheap, with even low-cost heli ski trips available.

Accommodation on our various Alaskan trip options comes in all shapes and sizes, from lodges to hotels and from simple to lavish. A trip to Alaska isn’t just about skiing either. We’ll show you how to stretch your dollar further to enjoy visiting small villages, trying local dishes and fresh fish, and of course catching a glimpse of the amazing Northern Lights. You don’t need deep pockets to fill up your bucket list.

It doesn't stop here...We have plenty more on offer for you...check out our whole portfolio of USA Snow Trips