Clients and Partners

We are proud to provide gear repair services for these organizations, and to partner with specialty outdoor retailers to provide convenient pick up and drop off locations.


Alaska Coastal Safety

Alaska Coastal Safety offers small group and custom courses in Wilderness Medicine, First Aid, CPR, EMS, and risk management training & consulting year round. Seasonally we focus on offering Winter & Avalanche Safety Training, and Paddle Sports training progressions for entry level paddlers through Guide Training & Certification. We meet the needs of: healthcare professionals, guides, outdoor program staff, natural resource agencies, search and rescue groups, EMS, maritime industry, as well as the general public that work and play outdoors. We also develop custom alaskan adventure programs for small and large groups offering experiential learning in: field based natural history, team building, paddlesports, expedition safety, & trip planning. We offer private coaching and trip planning consulting for avid paddlers, multi-sport adventurers, laid back travelers, and endurance athletes planning trips and objectives in Alaska. We also love to play host to our favorite local paddling and outdoor destinations through our Local Knowledge EdVenture program.


The Hoarding Marmot

Do you have used gear that needs to get out?  Consign it with us! We are currently accepting a variety of summer AND cold weather mountaineering items in good, clean, working order. Mountain bikes, fat bikes, road bikes, camping gear, backpacks, and summer gear-it’s on! If you have sub-zero down sleeping bags, ice climbing gear, MSR Denali snowshoes, insulated pants or Silvretta bindings then now is the time to bring ’em in!


Powderhound Ski Shop

Girdwood’s Local ski and bike shop, providing full service boot fitting, ski and bike tuning, demos and rentals.


Barney’s Sports Chalet

Barneys Sports Chalet has been supplying hunters with the best hand selected gear since 1963. As a specialty outdoors shop located in Anchorage, Alaska we are dedicated to supplying our hunters with the absolute best gear on the market. Alaska provides us with some of natures most rugged and demanding terrain. Whether your headed to the romote volcanic islands of the Alaska Peninsula in search of Brown Bear, or the shale infested glacial valleys of the Brooks Range for Dall Sheep, it is important that you choose the right gear for your dream hunt. Bob and Kevin are sheep hunters at heart and if the equipment doesn’t survive their hunts, or live up to their expectations, the gear doesn’t have a place in the store.


Ascending Path

Ascending Path has been guiding worldwide since 1995. Matt founded the business after receiving a degree in Philosophy. He guided rock and ice climbing clients on the East Coast and expeditions to South America, Denali and the Himalayas. After meeting Heather on Denali, he decided to relocate full time to Alaska to persue their kismet. In between working international expeditions to Peru and the Himalayas and several seasons of science support and search and rescue for the US Antarctic Program, they opened Ascending Path for summer day trips in Girdwood in 2003.  


Alaska Guide Collective

Owned and operated by three friends and professional mountain guides, Alaska Guide Collective brings together over 40 years of guiding and teaching experience in Alaska and worldwide. AGC acts as an umbrella organization to provide Nick, Elliot and Joe the business infrastructure to run trips. With AGC you hire the guide directly and have a personal connection with your guide from start to finish.


Chugach Powder Guides

Chugach Powder Guides was founded in 1997 in the heart of the Western Chugach mountain range. Since then, CPG has opened up the finest backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the world, flying guests into terrain suitable for all skill levels. We have cataloged hundreds of new runs and tens of thousands of landings between the interior Chugach, Seward area, and Tordrillo mountains.


Alyeska Resort

Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring the 303-room Hotel Alyeska. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions.


Mountain Trip

In 1973, Mountain Trip was born of an Alaskan daydream. A love of wild places and a dedication to offering the highest quality experiences transformed the dream into a reality and now Mountain Trip is one of the world’s outstanding mountain guide services. We began guiding Denali expeditions in 1976 with the Denali Hang Gliding Expedition and for the past 39 years we have shared our passion for high mountains with thousands of climbers from around the world.


Remarkable Adventures

Remarkable Adventures LLC is based out of Girdwood, Alaska. Owner Nick D'Alessio offers professionally guided day trips and multi-day remote expeditions, backcountry ski touring and snowboarding, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, heli-skiing and cat skiing. As well as instruction and mentoring for novices through advanced avalanche training and guide training for individuals or organizations. Trips are offered on a custom, private basis. Nick is a Certified Ski Guide by the American Mountain Guides Association, one of the only guides living and working in Alaska to achieve this qualification.


Midnight Sun Trophy Pike Adventures

Alaska, Land Of The Midnight Sun... Just the name itself carries a sense of greatness. For years, Alaska has been known for its wondrous size, its magnificent mountains, its trophy size game, and of course it's salmon fishing and pike fishing. Midnight Sun Alaskan Fishing Adventures offers luxury & comfort, while enjoying Alaska's remote wilderness. Our professional Alaska fishing guides provide a level of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm that ensures the fishing trip of a lifetime for those anglers interested in hooking the largest pike they’ve always dreamt about. We'll provide the expertise you need on the fish and their habitat, gear, fishing techniques, casting, and how to catch that trophy fish of your dreams. Custom trips are also available on other Western Alaska Rivers.


Alaska Avalanche School

The Alaska Avalanche School has been in existence since 1976, when it was founded by Doug Fesler as an avalanche safety center under the State of Alaska. Later, the school became known as the Alaska Mountain Safety Center, where Doug, along with Jill Fredston, began teaching avalanche safety courses. The Alaska Avalanche School has grown steadily in the four decades since its inception, and now a staff of 25 professional instructors reaches hundreds of students, both in the field and in the classroom, each winter season.


Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC)

Our mission is to increase avalanche awareness in the Turnagain area through advisories and public education.

Forecasts are updated seven days a week, during the winter, on this website or via our phone hot line at (907) 754-2369 by 7 am. CNFAIC P.O. Box 129 Girdwood, AK 99587 Forecast Hotline: (907) 754-2369 Glacier Ranger District: (907) 783-3242 Staff email:


Alpine Air Alaska, established in 1991, delivers a wide variety of flight services, including: flightseeing tours, industrial support, service to government, film and television production, incentive group functions, summer glacier dog sledding, weddings, and more. We are located in Girdwood, Alaska which is about 1 hour south of Anchorage.