We offer fly-in glacier tours, trekking and trips from our rustic luxury lodges
To the south of the lodge lie the Tordrillo Mountains. This rarely visited segment of the Alaska Range is the location of two accessible glaciers – the Trimble and the Hayes. The mountains surrounding the glaciers and the lodge, born of volcanic activity as recent as a 1992 eruption of Mt. Spurr, provide the backdrop for our glacier explorations.
Depart Winterlake Lodge with your guide via helicopter and after a 10- minute scenic flight up the Hayes Valley, we land on the glacier itself! Dwarfed by the peaks and awed by the alien surroundings, we begin our trek. Depending on your interest, we can take a brief 30-minute walk to explore the crevasses, moulons, icefalls, snowfields, and other glacial features. The glacier here is nearly flat affording easy walking.
Your guide will outfit you with ice creepers to assure good traction on this section of the walk while our pilot stands by. For the more adventurous, we can stay the afternoon and enjoy our lunch while on a trek. Both options allow for spectacular photo ops of the nearby mountains, and wildlife.
Bring some glacial ice back to the lodge for our evening drinks! See if you can find a piece of volcanic pumice as a souvenir!
Tutka Bay Lodge
From Tutka Bay Lodge, we take a short helicopter trip to Grewingk Glacier inside Kachemak Bay State Park, situated above the seaside community of Halibut Cove. This is a favorite after-dinner excursion accompanied by a bottle of champagne. For the adventurous, we can take a short hike to a small lake located at the foot of the glacier and paddle amongst ice floes. Time permitting, continue the adventure by floating the river from Grewingk Glacier to the confluence of Kachemak Bay.
We offer helicopter excursions to numerous tidewater glaciers and fjords in the area. We can explore a traverse of the massive Harding ice field on your return to the lodge.