Kigluaik Adventures

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110 Front Street, Suite 300
P.O. Box 1008
Nome, AK  99762
(907) 632-7197 / (907) 443-5252
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About Kigluaik Adventures

A trip these mountains will be etched in your memory forever. Open arctic vistas, musx ox, caribou, moose and other northern fauna can be viewed during your trip into the Kigluaik range and surrounding hills. From the summits you'll gaze out into the Bering Sea toward the international date line and beyond to eastern Eurasia. The slopes runs from fairly gentle, long descents to steep chutes and narrow couloirs. Mornings you may be skiing boot-deep, dry powder on the north aspects while afternoon skiing might lead to sun-filled southern slopes of perfect corn snow. Weather is generally mild, though skiers need to be prepared for the full range of Arctic conditions.

Kigluaik Adventures (Kig-loo-ake) is named after the mountain range lying 20 miles north of Nome, Alaska. This range was formed by a violent thrust fault and the north aspects of the range present a challenging terrain of couloirs, chutes, and nearly vertical faces. Lower angle slopes are accessed during the day trips from Nome and provide the adventurer with unobstructed arctic vistas and ample opportunity for big game viewing.

Bering Straits Native Corporation, through Kigluaik Adventures, is offering the unique opportunity for intrepid travelers to ski at the westernmost fringe of the North American continent. Looking west across Bering Strait, you’ll be able to gaze into tomorrow, with Eastern Eurasia a mere 60 miles away. Truly, "The West Ends Here."

Single and multi-day snowcat excursions are available. You can arrange an unguided trip by scheduling a drop off and pick up in the range with Kigluaik Adventures.

Kigluaik Adventures Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain
Helicopter Trips: No
Snowcat Trips: Yes
Years in Business: 1
Capacity Per Trip: 10
Trips Per Season: 10 to 30
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 4
Packages start at: $350.00
Longest Run: 1.5 miles
Summit: 4,777 Ft / 1,456 M
Base: 400 Ft / 122 M
Vertical: 2,700 Ft / 823 M
Acres: 220,000 Ac / 89,034 Hc
Annual Snow: 100" / 254cm
Season
Starts Around: 3/1/2009
Ends Around: 5/15/2009
The Basics
Helicopter Trips: No
Snowcat Trips: Yes
Years in Business: 1
Capacity Per Trip: 10
Trips Per Season: 10 to 30
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 4
Packages start at: $350.00
Longest Run: 1.5 miles
Terrain
Summit: 4,777 Ft / 1,456 M
Base: 400 Ft / 122 M
Vertical: 2,700 Ft / 823 M
Acres: 220,000 Ac / 89,034 Hc
Annual Snow: 100" / 254cm
Season
Starts Around: 3/1/2009
Ends Around: 5/15/2009

Guide Certifications & Experience

All cat drivers: OSHA certified for winter operations (OSHA 98-55), CPR, basic First Aid.
All guides: Avalanche I minimum, Wilderness First Responder, Outdoor Emergency Care (NSP), EMT certified, or First Responder, and CPR.

Equipment Used

Hagglund BV206 Snowcat, snowmobiles for support crew.

Ski Areas Nearby

Alyeska resort in Girdwood, Alaska-530 miles. Moose Moutain, Fairbanks, Alaska-400 miles.

Booking Policy

I week lead time for day single trips out of Nome Alaska. 1 month lead time for multi-day trips based out of remote cabins.

Training & Instruction

Instruction in use of beacons, probes, shovels. Avalanche and emergency response plans for operation. Avalanche I certification may be acquired by clients if requested.

Packages & Pricing

Basic rate for day trips from Nome are $350 per person for parties of six or more. Multi-day trips are customized for each group. Creat your own trip and we'll do everything to accomodate you.

What's New

This is a totally new adventure! The cabins used for the multi-day adventures were built last summer at the Pilgrim River Crossing and provide intimate, warm shelter with propane and solar-powered amentities.

Local Lodging

Lodging available in Nome at the Aurora Inn (907)443-3838. Lodging in remote cabins available for multi-day trips. You can also arrange for an drop-off and pick-up in the range via snowcat or helicopter for the ultimate remote apline touring experience.

Nearby Recreation

Arctic wildlife viewing including musx ox viewing tours. Historic and cultural tours of Nome. Ice Fishing for northern pike and arctic char. Crab fishing demonstrations. Tours of historic Pilgrim Hot Springs. Dog mushing demonstrations. View the exciting finish of the Iditarod Sled Dog race!