Spencer / Skookum Glacier

Spencer / Skookum Glacier

Snowmobile to the face of Spencer, Skookum or Twentymile glaciers at the controls your own snowmobile at Alaska’s #1 winter past time. Snowmachines, as Alaskans call them, offer nearly unlimited access to traverse snowy meadows, cross frozen rivers and pass towering mountains on the ride to the blue ice destination.

Icebergs frozen in the lake are scenic obstacles heading to the blue serac blocks and columns of ice thrusting from the glaciers face. Take plenty of photos as we explore the glacier and enjoy a trailside hot drink and snack.

Backcountry powder snowmobiles make the difference when free riding in meadows to hone your skills. Most of our snowmobiles have long tracks, gas shocks, plastic skid plates and deep lug tracks so little bumps are not a problem.

Snowmobiling requires balance in sloping terrain, eye-hand coordination and a strong sense of adventure to help you navigate the snowy terrain.  Experienced guides lead the way on the ride into the glacier valleys.

Bring warm layers and ski jackets/pants to supplement our bib and jacket outerwear system. Gloves with decent articulation work best with the handlebar warmers. Arctic boots, helmets, gloves, balaclavas, jackets and bibs available to supplement your warm layers.  Please provide sizing. Remember to bring small cameras, camera cases, sunglasses and personal items.

Exhilarating snowmobiling to glaciers are a highlight of Alaska!

2022 / 2023 Update   Spencer and Skookum Glaciers will open to snowmobiling when the Forest Service deems there is enough snow and ice. Almanac’s forecast a cool dry winter for Alaska in 2023, keep your fingers crossed.  Currently booking limited small group guided Spencer glacier trips meeting at 11 AM  (one relaxed tour per day) due to high demand for snowmobile rentals Text us at 907 783-3600 for current availability and last minute requests.  December 18th to January 4th and March 15th to April 5th we often run our longer more remote and AlaskanNelchina Glacier

Snowmobile rentals are available as well with guided support, custom multi-day tours and expeditions with over 20 years of Alaska backcountry guiding experience. 

from $325 per person
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Andy and crew took us through the true Alaskan backcountry, with a final stop at the Spencer Glacier. The magnitude of the glaciers cannot be captured with photos or videos and made the experience worth every penny. They provided us with all the proper gear, hot chocolate and snacks. If we ever make it back to Alaska, we will go again

– Preslie

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The machines were in pretty decent shape and held up to our novice driving. In addition, Andy was very patient as we crashed a few times! The booking process was easy and Andy did good job communicating info to us before we arrived. Overall, a great experience and would do again!


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