Winter Alaska Wilderness Vacations
Winter Alaska wilderness vacation – the experience:
Alaska’s winters are harsh and spectacular and this journey celebrates them in the most sensational way. You’ll be taking a ski-plane from the state’s largest city to Winterlake Lodge, one of the few fly-in lodges that are open year-round. The cabins are located on mile 198 of the famously grueling Iditarod dog sled circuit – snow and ice are part of the experience here! Try mushing with huskies on the surrounding trails, heli-skiing the Tordrillo Mountains, or culinary classes using local ingredients at your remote refuge. On this trip, you can enjoy the winter your way – your experience is entirely customized. For an Alaska wilderness vacation that reveres the cold months in tailored comfort, this is for you.
What you need to know about an Alaska wilderness vacation:
Alaska can be a difficult landscape to navigate, especially in the winter, but our team’s expert knowledge and 24/7 travel service makes the experience effortless. From our expertise in short-haul flight options to our knowledge of local weather patterns, we are meticulous about the details. From mild or wild, we will tailor your journey so that it’s the right speed for you. Our itineraries are but a taster of what is possible, download the full version to find out more. Welcome to Alaska in the winter!
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The Entrée Difference
Safety: Your safety is our top priority. We handpick our transportation providers, guides and suppliers to meet the highest safety standards in the industry.
Buyer Protection: Entrée Destinations is licensed as a provider of travel services and our guests are protected by the travel assurance fund administered by the BC Consumer Protection Agency.
24/7 Support: We’re behind the scenes, monitoring every leg of your trip. You will have one dedicated point of contact throughout your journey, available for everything from dinner reservations to last-minute itinerary changes.
Love & Care: Thoughtfulness and care are in our DNA. We plan and operate our trips as if they were for our own families. We’re here to serve you.
1 | ANCHORAGE, AK
Upon your arrival at the airport in Anchorage, your driver will transport you to your hotel. Explore the state’s largest city before having dinner on your own in any number of great restaurants (we’ll have plenty of suggestions for you). Accommodations are at the Hotel Captain Cook, in a Junior Suite.
2 | WINTERLAKE LODGE, AK
A scenic ski plane flight will transport you to your next hotel and the fourth checkpoint stop on the famous Iditarod race trail. Keep watch for moose and wolves, as well as Denali and the Alaskan Range. At the Lodge, settle in and relax—or head straight out to meet the huskies and begin your dog mushing training. You’re definitely on an Alaska wilderness vacation now! Accommodations are at Winterlake Lodge, in a Cabin.
3-4 | WINTERLAKE LODGE, AK
Engage in any number of activities at the Lodge. Accompany the guides for a walk along the famous Iditarod Trail in search of animal tracks in the snow, or join in the kitchen to learn the secrets of the chef’s favorite Alaskan dishes. In the afternoon, you might enjoy snowmobiling or taking a ski trip around the lake. This is what an Alaska wilderness vacation is all about! There are simple trails around the lake for beginners, with a progression of trails for the more adventurous. Accommodations are at Winterlake Lodge, in a Cabin.
5-6 | ANCHORAGE, AK
After lunch, you will board your ski plane bound for Anchorage. Upon arrival at Lake Hood, you will be transported to your hotel. Enjoy another great meal at one of Anchorage’s fine restaurants. Accommodations are at the Hotel Captain Cook, in a Junior Suite.
On the sixth day of your Alaska wilderness vacation your driver will transport you from your hotel to the Anchorage airport in time for your return flight. Safe travels!