Ski to Sea: An Alaska Dream Tour

A dream come true trip – two weeks in Alaska skiing and seeing as much as we could squeeze in.

Blessed with unusually warm and sunny weather, we took advantage by boat, ski, plane, and foot. Friends old and new, we united in Whittier, AK – a town situated on the Western edge of the Prince William Sound. We headed out on salty waters aboard the Babkin in search of snow for the first days of the trip.

The Babkin

The Babkin

Kayaking

Kayaking the sound, not another soul in sight. 

Skiing

The Babkin

Hesitant to leave the beloved Babkin, we headed to Girdwood for basecamp #2. Turnagain Pass and Hatcher Pass provided, and we found Alaskan steeps, powder, and corn to easily remedy our yearning for life on the boat.

Alaska

Seven days, too many miles and vertical feet to count, and we finally take respite Talkeetna, north of Anchorage. Priorities shift to hammocks by the river, food, and Denali With the weather still in our favor, it was obvious the best way to see Denali was from the air. Boom shakalaka  – it was a 5% visibility day. Other 95% of the time Denali is in a shroud of cloud. Lady Luck is still at it! 

Thank you K2 Aviation for the epic flight. 

K2 Flight

For a proper finish, we headed south, way south. A stay in a fishing town seemed like the cherry on top of this trip. One flat tire, a friendly Midas Tire Center and a whole bunch of moose later, we arrived in Homer, AK. Off-season in Homer did not keep us from meeting great people, eating fresh seafood, or enjoying all that Kachemak Bay has to offer.

Kachemak Bay

Kachemak Bay

Words: Bianca Germain
Photos: Bianca Germain (@biancagermain)

Location: Alaska

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