Alaskan Winter Snowshoeing Tour Anchorage, AK

Go Hike AlaskaWilliam A. Egan Civic & Convention CenterAnchorage, AK 99501
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Total Price: $100.98 (USD)
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Overview

Delve into an exciting snowshoeing adventure in Chugach State Park with the Beginner's Tour. This 2-mile journey will teach you the art of walking on specialized snowshoes as you explore the picturesque South Fork Campbell Creek Valley. Whether you're a novice or an experienced snowshoer, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this wintry wonderland.

up to 5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Tours take you through the wintry wonderland of the Glen Alps in the Chugach mountains just east of Anchorage.
  • This tour lasts approx. 3 hours including travel time and is recommended for ages 8 and up.
  • Participants should be able to walk at least 3 miles on flat pavement, or 2.5 miles of uneven rolling terrain over the course of 2 hours.
  • The tour departs from the front of the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center on 5th Ave in Downtown Anchorage. Parking garages are nearby as well as public transit.
  • Option of meeting the tour at the trailhead using your own arranged transportation.
  • Each tour will have a maximum of 12 participants.
  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to departure time.
  • High-calorie trail bites and snowshoes provided. Day packs or trekking poles available upon request.
  • Not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory issues/illness. May be difficult for those with severe joint issues.
  • Option to go winter hiking is available if there is not enough snow accumulation to go snowshoeing.

Description

from Alaska Winter Snowshoeing Adventure
Experience the magic of snowshoeing in the heart of Alaska's pristine wilderness on a guided Alaska snowshoeing tour with Go Hike Alaska. Explore the mountainous wonderland of the Chugach State Park's glamourous Glen Alps, located just to the east of Anchorage.

Walking in snowshoes is easy. After a quick introduction, you'll walk around until comfortable using them before setting off on the introductory-level tour.

This Alaskan winter adventure takes you on a two-mile trek through snow-covered hemlock forests and alpine meadows, all set against the stunning backdrop of the magnificent South Fork Campbell Creek valley. Keep your camera handy as the opportunity for wildlife sightings is abundant. You might spot moose, hares, lynx, and various bird species. The Glen Alps is without-a-doubt one of those places that everyone needs to visit at least once during their stay in Alaska.

Go Hike Alaska's expert guides are avalanche safety certified, ensuring your safety and well-being while providing an educational and fun experience.

If there is not enough snow accumulation to go snowshoeing, you can opt for a full refund or go winter hiking. This is to be determined the morning of your tour.

No prior snowshoeing experience is required, but it is essential to be able to walk at least three miles on flat pavement or 2.5 miles on uneven terrain in the span of two hours. Snowshoeing is more arduous of an activity than hiking. Confidence in walking in snowy conditions is key, as the trail includes steep and hilly sections, which may exert additional pressure on certain muscle groups. Please note that this tour may not be suitable for individuals with cardiac, respiratory, or joint issues.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alaska Winter Snowshoeing Adventure

What time of year do snowshoeing tours operate?

All tours run from November 29 - March 31.

How long is each tour?

The Introductory Snowshoeing Adventure is approximately 2 hours hiking and 1 hour traveling to and from Anchorage.

What's the distance and elevation?

Introductory Snowshoeing Adventure: 2.5 miles and 400 feet (or 40 flights of stairs).

Is the tour appropriate for children?

The Introductory Snowshoeing Adventure is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Are there any physical/health/etc. restrictions?

Snowshoeing is not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory issues/illness, and may be difficult for those with severe joint issues.

What’s included in the snowshoeing experiences?

Provisions include a pre-packed snack, courtesy of Kat’s Epic Trail Bites, snowshoes, and a shuttle from Egan Center on 5th Ave in Downtown Anchorage. Day packs and trekking poles are available upon request.

Where do the tours depart from?

All of the tours will be hiking through the Chugach State Park and along the Glen Alps. All trips will be departing at the Egan Center on 5th Ave in Downtown Anchorage, although you have the option to meet the tour at the start of the trailhead. Please arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to your tour. The tour operator asks participants to wear a mask or face covering while in the vehicle during transportation to and from the trailhead in accordance with local COVID-19 rules.

What should we wear?

The main thing you need to know is to NEVER wear cotton. Cotton holds water and keeps you cold and wet. They recommend merino wool or synthetic materials such as spandex or polyester. These materials wick moisture and keep you warm when you are wet.

Is there anything we shouldn't bring for the trip?

All items are the responsibility of the guest. Go Hike Alaska has a no firearms policy, regardless of any legal licensing that allows the carrier to do so. This includes in the vehicle while transporting you to and from the activity. Drone usage is prohibited under the Chugach State Park regulations.

Is parking available near the meeting point?

There are parking garages near the Egan Center as well as public transit. You also have the option to meet the tour at the start of the trailhead using your own arranged transportation.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

No, it's not wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, you can bring your camera.

What safety precautions are in place for the activity?

They will provide you a safety briefing before your hike.

Will the tour continue if there is inclement weather?

The tours operate are rain or shine. However, if the weather is too severe (i.e. thunder, lightning, hail, blizzard, etc.) you will have an option for a full refund. If there is not enough snow accumulation to go snowshoeing, you will have the option to go winter hiking or you can opt for a full refund. This is to be determined the morning of your tour.

If I'm traveling alone, can I still participate?

Solo travelers are welcome to book, however please note that this tour will have a 2-person minimum requirement to operate. In the event you are the only person on the hike, the operator will contact you within 24 hours prior to your tour and provide you with the option to move to a different time & date, upgrade to a private hike, or cancel for a full refund.

Can I bring my pet?

They have a strict no pet policy. Service animals are welcome, however be aware that the trail you booked might be too hard for him/her.