Alaska Range Ski Expedition

The Pika Glacier from early April to early May is a paradise for ski mountaineering enthusiasts. Moderate glacier skiing to steep chutes, small warm up runs to Hollywood lines…the Pika offers everything an expert skier could ever want.

Starts at $550 per day on the glacier

Cost varies according to duration:
$3,000 – $4,500

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The Pika Glacier (Also known as Little Switzerland) offers a few different zones for day trips from basecamp – each zone boasting dozens of lines. As with any ski expedition, what we specifically ski will depend on conditions and the ability/goals of the group. For those wanting an even greater “adventure factor” we can utilize snow shelters for a multi-day ski traverse to ski even wilder zones before returning to basecamp.



Conditions are generally good for ski expeditions in the Alaska Range from early April to early May. Exact dates depend greatly on the objective.

Group Size

This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party. If your group is larger than 2, we apply a group discount and additional guides are added to keep the guest to guide ratio at 2:1 or lower.

Time and Place

This is a custom program. Each expedition will depart from Talkeetna, AK in a bush plane and will spend generally 8-12 days on the glacier depending on the goals and abilities of the climber.

Equipment List

All the technical climbing equipment and group expedition camping equipment required for this outing is included.

Contact Us

The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427

Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432

Authorized Permittee

Peak Mountain Guides is an authorized permittee of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forest; San Juan National Forest; Bureau of Land Management Monticello, Moab, Gunnison, and Glennallen Field Offices; Eldorado Canyon State Park; Ouray Ice Park, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks; and National Parks including Mt. Rainier, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Colorado National Monument. Peak Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity service provider.