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Five Days of Ski Touring at Thompson Pass, Alaska


Head to the Alaskan wilderness with IFMGA-certified guide Jayson and take on the life-changing Chugach Mountains of Alaska on an all-inclusive five-day backcountry skiing program at Thompson Pass.


Chugach Mountains

5 Days

Mar, Apr




  • Take on the big mountains and unique wilderness of Alaska.
  • Enjoy an immersive backcountry skiing experience for maximum exposure.
  • Gain expert insight and local knowledge from a certified guide.


Find your way to “The Last Frontier” and set aside the better part of a week for a ski touring trip through the wilderness of Alaska! Spend five days at Thompson Pass near Valdez and explore the unimaginable landscape by skiing across its vast beauty!

The nature of Alaska is profound and immense. Not only is it the largest state within the United States, it has a daunting wilderness with a brutal landscape to match. For winter athletes of every denomination, Thompson Pass and the surrounding Chugach Mountains offer some of the most challenging big mountain skiing opportunities in a unique and remote setting. It is unlike any other place in the world, therefore the rewards more than justify the means.

Your program is the best way to immerse yourself in the amazing terrain of Alaska, known as “The Last Frontier.” Over the course of five days, you will ski your way through the backcountry of Alaska and discover a serene landscape that few will ever get the opportunity to see – let alone ski. If you are in search of big mountain skiing, then you have found the bastion of true ski touring here in the Chugach.

Originally pioneered by Doug Coombs in the mid-90s, this area is renowned for its skiing conditions for every type of skiing, including heliskiing, backcountry skiing, and even kite skiing. Incredibly enough, Thompson Pass is relatively easy to access, and the amalgamation of immaculate snow quality with mountain and glacier terrain makes this program a true once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Your program is all-inclusive, and even includes a heli-drop during the trip. We have more than enough time to tour the rare and pristine snow of Alaska while taking in some of the other perks of a wilderness excursion. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, eagles, and even the Northern Lights! Lodging, meals, and the technical gear are included, which means you just need to show up ready to ski tour.

For those interested in perhaps taking advantage of just a few days in the Chugach, I can craft a special guided program just for you. Let me know what your logistics and what you are interested in so we can work out the specifics of a private day tour.

This area is one of my favorite places in the world to ski. It would be my duty to share this incredible location with you and instill the same passion and care that I have for its huge mountains and incomparable runs. I will ensure you have a safe and satisfying Alaskan experience. Our program is one that you will never forget.

This program is perfect for intermediate advanced skiers and necessitates advanced proficiency in skiing. This includes a high level of fitness. You will be hiking and skiing 3,500 vertical feet a day with a possibility of more, so high endurance and mental fortitude are required.

Book this five-day ski touring extravaganza NOW and make Thompson Pass and the Alaskan wilderness YOUR favorite place to ski, too!

We can also try a more modest backcountry skiing program in Crested Butte and the Colorado Rockies! Or we can hang up the skis and rock climb out of the black in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes the guiding fee, accommodation and lodging, meals, group equipment, and one heli-drop.

Prices for private day guiding depend on the group size (maximum four (4) participants) – please contact me for more information.


More info

If you are interested in private day guiding in this region, please contact me for more information. There is a maximum guide ratio of 4:1 and the rates depend on the group size.

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking and we will establish a meeting location.

About the guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides North America

Shawn Linio


March, 2023

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Bill Mullins


December, 2022

The guide was super kind friendly and helpful and we had a great time

thilo riegel


August, 2022

Ended up booking a one-night-and-one-day hike summiting Mt Shasta because Mt Rainier was booked out.

Chris King


August, 2022

Our guide Adrian was outstanding. Great trip, great guide. My son and I loved it- I would highly recommend the experience.

Nico Dekker


August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė


August, 2022

I really loved it. Intro to rock climbing was an amazing experience. Explore-share team were so helpful in the process. The trip that I chose in the first place was not available and they managed to find alternatives and offer me the best possible solution in that situation. In the end I had a wonderful day and could not be happier!

Mitchell Johnson


June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli


June, 2022

Our guide Lizzie was THE BEST. Highly recommend her for other groups.

Phillip Lolonis


March, 2022

Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.

Peggy Meyer


March, 2022

Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.

Lexi Brandon


February, 2022

It would have been helpful to know it was suppose to be a Matterhorn prep course. The goals of the group were a little different.

Lucie Laurendeau


February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord


January, 2022

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Anthony Stanzi


January, 2022

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Kenji Tsubota


January, 2022

I was very glad to have the Back country ski tour in Montata by following reasons. 1. I had quick replies from my coordinator and guide whenever I asked something; 2. My guide was cool. 3. The tour was well-planned and appropriate duration. 4. Snow was in a good condition. Thank you!!



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