Turnagain Pass Ski Tour

Moose Pass, Alaska

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For a delightful ski or snowshoe tour, try Turnagain Pass, which generally is buried in deep snow during winter and is one of the few places with separate areas designated for skiers and snowmobilers. Winter was meant to be like this—snow crystals glinting in the sunlight or huge flakes falling softly among thick hemlock trees, with a backdrop of towering snowy peaks. The Forest Service has designated the west side of the highway for snowmobiles and the east side for nonmotorized winter sports. At this writing, the Forest Service was planning a summer route to Center Ridge, promising year-round access to this scenic alpine hilltop.
55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska

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55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska

by Helen D. Nienhueser & John Wolfe Jr. (The Mountaineers Books)

For a delightful ski or snowshoe tour, try Turnagain Pass, which generally is buried in deep snow during winter and is one of the few places with separate areas designated for skiers and snowmobilers. Winter was meant to be like this—snow crystals glinting in the sunlight or huge flakes falling softly among thick hemlock trees, with a backdrop of towering snowy peaks.

The Forest Service has designated the west side of the highway for snowmobiles and the east side for nonmotorized winter sports. At this writing, the Forest Service was planning a summer route to Center Ridge, promising year-round access to this scenic alpine hilltop.

©  Helen D. Nienhueser & John Wolfe Jr./The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Moose Pass
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 3-5 hours
Season: Nov-Apr
Local Contacts: Chugach National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Seward D6
Driving Directions: Directions to Turnagain Pass Ski Tour

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