Alaska's Backcountry Ski Guidebook
The guidebook for backcountry skiing in Southcentral Alaska
The Alaska Factor is a guidebook written for visitors and those new to Southcentral backcountry skiing. Local skiers will find inspirational photos of their buddies and an easy gift for their friends from Outside. The book includes planning your ski trip to Alaska, how to navigate Anchorage, information on weather and snowpack and how to access the primary backcountry ski zones.
Kenai Mountains: Turnagain Pass and Summit Lake
Talkeetna Mountains: Hatcher Pass and Bomber Traverse
Western Chugach: Girdwood, Eagle River and the Eklutna Traverse
Chugach Front Range: Peak Three, Ptarmigan, Falls Creek and Arctic to Indian
Alaska Range: Ruth and Pika Glaciers
Thompson Pass near Valdez
Available at your favorite Southcentral vendor
Alaska Avalanche School (Anchorage)
Hoarding Marmot (Anchorage)
Orion Sports (Kodiak)
Powder Hound (Girdwood)
Prospector Outfitters (Valdez)
Ski AK (Anchorage)
I’m probably away ski mountaineering. I’ll ship when I get home. Check the calendar on my homepage.
$15 each. Five or more. USPS flat rate shipping will be added to the invoice. Please inquire.
US and Canada orders
$25 each + $5 shipping
$25 each + $15 shipping
$25 + $0 shipping = $25 USD. I will email you a pickup location upon receiving the order.
Alaska Factor .kmz file
Locations NOT ground truthed. Use at your own risk.
Click here to download .kmz file: The Alaska Factor