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As November turns into December we are all reminded that it’s the most wonderful time of year once again…WINTER! During the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas there is a lot to do; between traveling, visiting friends and family, cooking, squeezing in some work here and there and of course skiing ...Read More
Kent “want to pet my puppy?” May With marriage out of the way Kent is following the age old stall tactic of delaying having kids by just getting a dog instead. He won the kids vs. dog argument with the astute observation that no infant has ever successfully rescued anyone ...Read More
Thursday, November 28 is going to be a busy day at Alyeska. Not only is it OPENING DAY for the ski resort, but lots of people also choose to skip the kitchen stress and celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday with us. The Pond Café Thanksgiving Buffet is sold out for all ...Read More
Travel Girdwood's backcountry in an open air 6x6 Austrian-made Pinzgauer. Explore a National Historic Gold Mining town and an active gold mining operation. You will be surrounded by 7,000 ft. mountains with hanging glaciers. This unique "slow and easy" sightseeing tour will appeal to all ages! Miles of wilderness trails make for great wildlife viewing opportunities. Guided tours depart daily from The Hotel Alyeska tram terminal.
All tours listed below can be booked with Alyeska's Concierge Desk: 907-754-2108
Travel up the scenic Iditarod Trail to Crow Creek Mine. Enjoy a short walking tour. Wander through one hundred year-old buildings and antiques surrounded by manicured lawns and flower gardens. Your knowledgeable guide will interpret the mining history as well as the bountiful flora and fauna of the area. Crow Creek Mine is a beautiful location that is frequently used for weddings, film shoots and private functions. Gold panning is optional for an additional charge to Crow Creek Mine.
Climb back aboard the Pinzgauer and travel further up the Iditarod Trail to a private, active gold mining operation where scenic trails and stunning overlooks offer breathtaking views. This mine is located high up in the alpine growth of the Chugach Mountains where 7000” mountain peaks surround you. View hanging glaciers and possible wildlife sightings such as moose, bear, goats and sheep. Your guide is an expert at finding these animals using binoculars and spotting scopes.
This is where you will get a feel for the off road capabilities of the Pinzgauer as we do some exciting six-wheel trail riding! Your guide will drive along stunning trails that will make your Alaskan experience a one of a kind experience.
To finish your fun filled day, hop aboard the open air 6x6 Pinzgauer for an Alaskan Party Safari. This tour is all about fun, with music and sightseeing! This guided tour focuses mainly on trail riding along the historical Iditarod trail. Bring your camera, a smile, and a beverage of your choice. The scenery in this Alpine setting is stunning, with frequent wildlife sightings such as moose, dall sheep, bears, eagles and other birds.
Customized trips are available for corporate groups, families, weddings and other private parties with special interests. Up to 20 people can be accomodated per tour. Please note: Gravel roads can be bumpy and dusty! Please consider this if you have any health or medical conditions that may be affected.
Offered by Gold Mine Safari Tours