ALASKA BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING

Kenai Backcountry Adventures provides guided Alaska backcountry skiing and splitboarding trips in several areas of Alaska. It goes without saying that this is a seasonal activity, but many of our guests are surprised at how far into late spring and early summer we can still enjoy the backcountry on snowboards and skis.

Our guided Alaska backcountry skiing and splitboarding adventures have been structured to provide you with a world class backcountry powder adventure. With several options available, you’re sure to find a trip suited to your level of stoke!

We provide these trips on a full-day, and multi-day basis. Multi-day trips are perfect for those looking to go deep into untracked terrain and spend more than a day in the good stuff. Otherwise, a full-day trip allows us enough time to ascend and descend some great lines, and build some epic memories. 

If you need a good set of backcountry skis or a splitboard they can be rented in Anchorage, call us for more details. Also, if you have a snowboard, but not a splitboard, we highly suggest a splitboard; travel is on splitboard is far more efficient and pleasant than on snowshoes. Call us for recommendations.

Reach out to us for more information about our backcountry skiing & splitboarding trips. We offer discounted rates for groups, and we also offer trips on an exclusive basis for those looking for a private guided adventure. 

***FULL DAY = We ski/ride for as long as we can based on conditions, weather, and daylight. 

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING

  • Price: See Booking Calendar for current pricing & available dates
  • Begins / Ends: Seward, AK
  • Duration: Full day
  • Zone/Terrain: Dependent on conditions
  • Program: Skin-up under human-power, ride down, all day!

FLY-IN BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING

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  • Price: $999 per person (plus tax and park fees)
  • Begins / Ends: Kenai, AK
  • Duration: Full day
  • Zone/Terrain: Dependent on conditions (Kenai Mtns, or Alaska Range)
  • Program: We use ski-planes to access epic ski zones off the beaten path. From the drop zone, we skin up and ride down, all day till pick-up time.
  • Minimum: 3 people required per trip

PLANE-SKIING & SPLITBOARDING

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  • Price: $1,299 per person (plus tax and park fees)
  • Begins / Ends: Kenai, AK
  • Duration: Full day
  • Zone/Terrain: Dependent on conditions (Kenai Mtns, or Alaska Range)
  • Program: Fly-up, ski-down… repeat… all day! We use ski-planes to bump us up the mountain after each run. We may skin up a little from the top, but the skinning is usually minimal in most zones.
  • Minimum: 3 people required per trip

HIGHLIGHTS

STARTING POINT: Seward, Alaska is the starting/finishing place for the non-plane day trips. Seward is a small community located on Resurrection Bay on the eastern side of the Kenai Peninsula. With Kenai, Alaska being the starting/finishing place for plane day trips. Kenai is located on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula.

GETTING TO THE MOUNTAINS: Depending on weather and route conditions a variety of modes for transportation are available. We utilize human-powered travel, ski planes, snowmachines, 4 wheel drive vehicles, and sea worthy boats to ensure that travel into the mountains is safe and efficient.

THE MOUNTAINS: The Kenai Peninsula is a perfect access point for premier Alaska backcountry skiing and splitboarding. On one side we have the Kenai Mountains which borders the Harding Icefield, and on the other side of Cook Inlet we have the Alaska Range. We’re adjacent to millions of acres comprised of protected wilderness areas.

It is a heavily glaciated landscape containing several massive glaciers and ice fields. This terrain is uniquely suited to learning backcountry skills, and the skiing and splitboarding here is truly spectacular!

OUR GUIDES: Kenai Backcountry Adventures’ guides are professionals. Their skill and experience insure our guests the best possible experience during their trip. Your safety and enjoyment are our primary goals.

INCLUDED: Based on your selected trip; ski plane flights, ground transportation, all food during the trip, guides, and all group equipment.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare and travel to/from Seward; lodging and non-trip meals; personal equipment. Travel/Rescue Insurance is required for all trips; we can assist you with recommendations.

DATES/PRICES: Please CONTACT US  to your book your trip, or for current dates and prices information. These trips are typically in operation from January through May.

5 DAY PACKAGE DEAL – BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING – TOWN BASED

  • Price: $2,999 per person (plus tax and park fees)
  • Begins / Ends: Anchorage, AK
  • Base: Seward, AK
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Zone/Terrain: Dependent on conditions (Kenai Mountains, Chugach Mountains)
  • Program:
    • Day 1: Your KBA Guide will pick you up in Anchorage, and you’ll ski/ride zones on the way to Seward. Overnight accommodations in Seward.
    • Days 2-4: Depart from the town of Seward to access epic ski zones off the beaten path. We skin up and ride down, all day; then we take you back to your lodging in Seward at the end of each day.
    • Day 5: Ski/ride zones on the drive back to Anchorage. 
  • Inclusions:
    • Professional Backcountry Ski/Splitboard Guides
    • Round-trip ground transportation from/to Anchorage, AK
    • Daily round-trip ground transportation to/from zones
    • Accommodations, 4 nights lodging in Seward
    • Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch from Day 2 to Day 5, Lunch on Day 1.
  • Minimum: 2 people required per trip (single supplements available)

DAYS A LA CARTE – BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING – TOWN BASED

You choose the number of days you want to ski or splitboard, and we’ll take care of the rest!

  • Price: $699 per person, per day (plus tax and park fees)
  • Begins / Ends: Seward, AK
  • Base: Seward, AK
  • Duration: You choose the number of days (minimum of 2 days)
  • Zone/Terrain: Dependent on conditions (Kenai Mountains, Chugach Mountains)
  • Program: Each day we depart from the town of Seward to access epic ski zones off the beaten path. We skin up and ride down, all day; then we take you back to the included lodging in Seward.
  • Inclusions:
    • Professional Backcountry Ski/Splitboard Guides
    • Daily round-trip ground transportation to/from zones
    • Accommodations: lodging in Seward starting on Day 1
    • Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch each day.
  • Minimum: 2 people, with a 2 day minimum required per reservation

SKI-PLANE ACCESS – BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING – LODGE BASED

  • Price: $4,999 per person (plus tax and park fees)
  • Begins / Ends: Anchorage, AK
  • Base: Kenai, AK
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Zone/Terrain: Dependent on conditions (Kenai Mountains, and/or Alaska Range)
  • Program:
    • Day 1: Your KBA Guide will pick you up in Anchorage, and you’ll ski/ride zones on the way to our private lodging in Kenai. If this day presents itself to be a good weather day, we’ll take advantage of it and make it ski-plane day. Welcome dinner!
    • Days 2-4: Depart our flight office for the mountains to access epic ski zones way off the beaten path. From the landing zone, we skin up and ride down, all day till pick-up time; then it’s a flight back to our lodging where we have a family-style feast to replenish well-burnt calories.
    • Day 5: Ski/ride zones on the drive back to Anchorage. *or* a possible ski-plane day if we haven’t flown 3 days already; weather/conditions dependent.
  • Inclusions:
    • Professional Backcountry Ski/Splitboard Guides
    • Round-trip ground transportation from/to Anchorage, AK
    • Round-trip ski-plane flights on fly-days (3 days included)
    • Accommodations, 4 nights at our private lodging
    • All meals (B, L, D) from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Minimum: 4 people required per trip

HIGHLIGHTS

STARTING POINT: Anchorage, Alaska is the starting/finishing place for the 5-day lodge based trips. Your KBA Guides will pick you up in Anchorage on the morning of Day 1 to begin your epic Alaska Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding Adventure! Your homebase for the week will be in either Seward, or Kenai.

GETTING TO THE MOUNTAINS: For the 5-day ski-plane lodge based trips, we utilize ski planes to ensure access to the mountains is safe and efficient. The 5-day package deal trips, we use vehicles to get into zones, then ascend the mountains under human-power. Once in the mountains, we skin-up and ski/ride down all day.

THE MOUNTAINS: The Kenai Peninsula is a perfect access point for premier Alaska backcountry skiing and splitboarding. On one side we have the Kenai Mountains which borders the Harding Icefield, and on the other side of Cook Inlet we have the Alaska Range. We’re adjacent to millions of acres comprised of protected wilderness areas with terrain hardly anyone has shredded.

It is a heavily glaciated landscape containing several massive glaciers and ice fields. This terrain is uniquely suited to learning backcountry skills, and the skiing and splitboarding here is truly spectacular!

OUR GUIDES: Kenai Backcountry Adventures’ guides are professionals. Their skill and experience insure our guests the best possible experience during their trip. Your safety and enjoyment are our primary goals.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to/from Anchorage; lodging and meals in Anchorage prior to or after your trip; personal equipment. Travel/Rescue Insurance is required for all trips; we can assist you with recommendations.

DATES/PRICES: Please CONTACT US for current dates and prices information. These trips are typically in operation from January through May.

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING – MOUNTAIN BASE CAMP

  • Price: $3,499 per person (plus tax and park fees)
  • Begins / Ends: Anchorage, AK
  • Duration: 5 days (longer trips may be available)
  • Zone/Terrain: Dependent on conditions (Kenai Mountains, or Alaska Range)
  • Program: We use ski-planes to access epic zones way off the beaten path. From the drop zone, we set up our base camp and start scouting lines. Each day brings us new terrain to shred as we skin up and ride down, all day. On the last day our plane will pick us up and fly us back to civilization.  
  • Inclusions:
    • Professional Backcountry Ski/Splitboard Guides
    • Round-trip ground transportation from/to Anchorage, AK
    • Round-trip ski-plane flights (first day & last day)
    • Accommodations, 4 nights at base camp in the mountains
    • All meals (B, L, D) from Day 1 to last day
    • Group safety gear and camping equipment
    • Guides prepare and cook all meals in the field
  • Minimum: 3 people required per trip

HIGHLIGHTS

STARTING POINT: Anchorage, Alaska is the starting/finishing place for this trip. Your KBA Guides will pick you up in Anchorage on the morning of Day 1 to begin your epic Alaska Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding Adventure! Your homebase for the week will be deep in the mountains in a perfect position for daily shredding missions.  From base camp, we’ll skin-up and ski/ride down new terrain each day.

GETTING TO THE MOUNTAINS: For this mountain base camp trip, we utilize ski planes to ensure access to the mountains is safe and efficient. Once in the mountains, we skin-up and ski/ride down all day, returning to base camp for a hearty mountain dinner, and some well-earned Zzzzzzz’s…

THE MOUNTAINS: The Kenai Peninsula is a perfect access point for premier Alaska backcountry skiing and splitboarding. On one side we have the Kenai Mountains which borders the Harding Icefield, and on the other side of Cook Inlet we have the Alaska Range. We’re adjacent to millions of acres comprised of protected wilderness areas with terrain hardly anyone has shredded. The mountain base camp trip will take place in either the Kenai Mountains, or the Alaska Range; dependent on current conditions.

It is a heavily glaciated landscape containing several massive glaciers and ice fields. This terrain is uniquely suited to learning backcountry skills, and the skiing and splitboarding here is truly spectacular!

OUR GUIDES: Kenai Backcountry Adventures’ guides are professionals. Their skill and experience insure our guests the best possible experience during their trip. Your safety and enjoyment are our primary goals.

INCLUDED: Ski plane flights and ground transportation, meals as indicated, guides, and all group safety gear and camping equipment.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to/from Anchorage; lodging and meals in Anchorage prior to or after your trip; personal equipment. Travel/Rescue Insurance is required for all trips; we can assist you with recommendations.

DATES/PRICES: Please CONTACT US for current dates and prices information. These trips are typically in operation from March through May.

ALASKA SKI & SNOWBOARD MOUNTAINEERING

Kenai Backcountry Adventures offers ski and snowboard mountaineering trips in a few different locations such as the Kenai Mountains, and the Alaska Range. Our trips range from 2 to 7 days and we spend the days moving through the mountains and across massive glaciers, plunging ourselves into a world of jagged peaks and brilliant blue icefalls.

Your trip includes spectacular ski plane flights to access remote zones in the mountains. After we establish a camp we will begin to learn crampon, ice axe, and rope team skills. Training in avalanche awareness, anchor techniques, belaying, crevasse rescue, navigation, and hazard/risk assessment are covered as you gain experience. Conditions permitting we will then put your new skills to use climbing and skiing some spectacular Alaskan mountains.

The two-day ski & snowboard mountaineering trip gives participants a fun, instructional, introduction to climbing in the mountains while the longer courses allow for the practical application of your new skills. Our philosophy is one of learning by doing. Small groups and a low participant to guide ratio give us the flexibility to accommodate individual goals and expectations. No previous mountaineering experience is necessary, but you must be able to ski/snowboard advanced intermediate ski runs without falling.

HIGHLIGHTS

STARTING POINT: Anchorage, Alaska is the starting/finishing place for this trip. Your KBA Guides will pick you up in Anchorage on the morning of Day 1 to begin your epic Alaska Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding Adventure! Your homebase for the week will be deep in the mountains in a perfect position for daily shredding missions.  From base camp, we’ll skin-up and ski/ride down new terrain each day.

GETTING TO THE MOUNTAINS: Depending on weather and route conditions a variety of modes for transportation are available. We utilize ski planes, snowmachines, 4 wheel drive vehicles and sea worthy boats to ensure that travel into the mountains is safe and efficient. Once in the mountains, we skin-up and ski/ride down technical routes, returning to base camp for a hearty mountain dinner, and some well-earned Zzzzzzz’s…

THE MOUNTAINS: The Kenai Peninsula is a perfect access point for premier Alaska backcountry skiing and splitboarding. On one side we have the Kenai Mountains which borders the Harding Icefield, and on the other side of Cook Inlet we have the Alaska Range. We’re adjacent to millions of acres comprised of protected wilderness areas with terrain hardly anyone has shredded. The ski-mountaineering trips usually take place in either the Kenai Mountains, or the Alaska Range; dependent on current conditions.

It is a heavily glaciated landscape containing several massive glaciers and ice fields. This terrain is uniquely suited to learning backcountry skills, and the skiing and splitboarding here is truly spectacular!

OUR GUIDES: Kenai Backcountry Adventures’ guides are professionals. Their skill and experience insure our guests the best possible experience during their trip. Your safety and enjoyment are our primary goals.

INCLUDED: All modes of transportation during the trip, all food during the trip, guides, and all group climbing gear, safety gear, and camping equipment.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to/from Anchorage; lodging and meals in Anchorage prior to or after your trip; personal equipment.

DATES/PRICES: Please CONTACT US for current dates and prices information. These trips are typically in operation from March through May.

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