Beginner’s Snowshoeing Adventure 3 reviews
 
Anchorage, United States

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  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
Itinerary
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Stop At: Chugach State Park, 18620 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99516, USA

If you have always wanted to try snowshoeing but did not know where to begin, look no further. What is snowshoeing? Snowshoeing is an activity which allows you to travel easily through snow-packed terrain. We will start by taking you to the mountainous wonderland of Glen Alps in the Chugach mountains just to the east of Anchorage. After a quick introduction on how to use a snowshoe, we will begin by walking around the parking lot until you get comfortable using them; you will get the hang of balancing and adjusting your stance almost immediately.

After everyone feels comfortable walking in their shoes, we will set off on our path. Our circuit takes us approximately two miles through hemlock forests and snow-covered alpine meadows. We will have plenty of opportunity for taking photos of the magnificent valley. There is opportunity to see small mammals, birds, or perhaps even a moose!

Transportation included in total time of tour:
(1 hour transportation & 4 hours hiking)

Duration: 2 hours

Activity Details
If you’ve always wanted to try snowshoeing but didn't know where to begin, look no further, you've found the right spot. If you are unfamiliar, snowshoeing is an activity which allows you to travel easily through snow-packed terrain. Experience a compelling introduction into the art of snowshoeing starting right here! We'll take you to the Chugach State Park's Glen Alps just to the east of Anchorage, a place everyone needs to visit at least once while in Alaska.

Highlights:

• Experience an intro to snowshoeing at the Anchorage's Glen Alps with an experienced guide!
• Perfect for solo travelers, couples, and families with older children.
• Enjoy breathtaking views of the Anchorage Bowl and Cook Inlet
• Learn about Alaska's alpine spruce forests narrated by skilled naturalists.
• Opportunity for wildlife sightings, including moose, hares, lynx, and birds!
• Provisions include a prepacked snack, courtesy of Kat’s Epic Trail Bites, and snowshoes of course!

Try it with us today!
Departure & Return
Departure PointWilliam A. Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Day packs or trekking poles available upon request. Snowshoes provided.
  • Snacks - High-calorie trail bites
  • No hotel, B&B, Air B&B, or other accommodation pickups.
  • Must meet at designated meeting location or provide own transportation to trailhead.
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Experience Suggestions: None required, but you 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. Some parts of the trail are steep and hilly, placing additional stress on areas of the body not impacted by level terrain. Not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory issues/illness. May be difficult for those with severe joint issues.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Participation waiver signature required prior to departure.
  • If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will accommodate you with a different snack option.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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  • My daughter and I spent a fantastic morning with Gregg in the Chugach Mountains above Anchorage. It was a crisp, sunny day and the scenery was spectacular. Gregg was an extremely pleasant and knowledgeable guide who was attuned to our interests and ability levels, and we both enjoyed talking with him as we tromped through the snow in this beautiful setting. He had a very relaxed, easygoing style and we both felt comfortable with him almost immediately. It was clear that he loved what he was doing and enjoyed sharing it with others. He made a point of taking pictures of us together, despite the fact that his hands must have been freezing. He also provided a great recommendation for dinner that evening--best meal of the trip. It was a completely satisfying experience and one of the highlights of our late winter visit to Alaska.

  • Our guides on this tour were very knowledgeable and friendly. They even took the time throughout to adjust the trek based on our comfort level. They made snowshoeing through the mountains a blast. Highly recommend this tour.

  • Do yourself a favor and book this tour! You will not regret it! Matt is an excellent guide---super personable, patient, knowledgeable, and prepared. The snowshoeing experience itself was MAGICAL! The morning sunlight danced across the sparkling white snow as we trekked our way across the beautiful natural landscape. Some of the views were just breathtaking! Our group was mixed in terms of age and skill level (a teenager, a senior citizen, and me - mid-30s). Matt adapted the experience for each of us, so that everyone was able to participate at a level where we felt comfortable. He also took some great pictures for us. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Anchorage! And it can be yours too. Highly recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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