Tour Departures: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m
Cost: $100 per person
What to bring on a Matanuska Glacier Tour
Winter in Alaska can be quite cold. Protect yourself against the winter elements by arriving for your tour fully prepared. Dressing in warm layers is highly recommended. This means having a thermal base layer (pants and long sleeve top), a mid-base layer which includes a fleece or hoodie, followed by an insulated winter jacket (preferably with a waterproof shell in case of snow). Insulated or fleece-lined snow pants are a must, along with insulated, waterproof winter boots. Wool socks, or perhaps two pairs of wool socks will keep your feet warm in the sub-zero temperatures. Don’t forget winter gloves or mittens, a warm hat, and a face/neck protector (this can be a lifesaver when the cold winter winds roll in); It can get very windy on the glacier, and protecting your face from the cold winds will ensure you don’t get frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are encouraged as it can be very bright on the ice. Feel free to bring a backpack with water, snacks, and extra layers.
*Alaska Residents & Active Military stationed in Alaska see below for special pricing options.
Included: All fees & equipment
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours (depending on conditions)
Description: Join one of our Matanuska Glacier Tours for a once-in-a-lifetime excursion from the lodge out to the terminus of the Matanuska Glacier. Guides will narrate the tour, share their knowledge, and are more than happy to stop for photos along the way.
All levels of ability are welcome and accommodated, including those unable to walk.
Schedule a Winter Glacier Tour Below
Alaska Resident & Active Military (must be stationed in Alaska) Pricing:
*Alaska Residents of at least one year are eligible for a special rate (call for pricing). You may sponsor out-of-state guests that are second-degree of kindred as long as the resident or military member is present and participating in the tour. Please see below for the definitions of an Alaska Resident, second-degree of kindred, and a nonresident according to Alaska Statutes (AS) 16.05.415.
An Alaska Resident is…
- a person (including an alien) who is physically present in Alaska with the intent to remain indefinitely and make a home here, has maintained that person’s domicile in Alaska for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the application for a license, and is not claiming residency or obtaining benefits under a claim of residency in another state, territory, or country; OR
- a member of the military service or U.S. Coast Guard who has been stationed in Alaska for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the application for a license; OR
- a dependent of a resident member of the military service or U.S. Coast Guard who has lived in Alaska for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the application for a license.
Second-degree of kindred:
Father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, spouse, grandparent, grandchild, brother/sister-in-law, son/daughter-in-law, father/mother-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepsister, stepbrother, stepson, or stepdaughter.
🛑 IF YOU ARE NONE OF THESE THINGS TO THE ALASKA RESIDENT, THE SPECIAL RATE DOES NOT APPLY FOR YOU
- is anyone who is not a resident of Alaska, but is a U.S. citizen.
A nonresident alien…
- is a citizen of a foreign country who is not a resident of the United States.