Tour Camp - 2022, Valdez, AK

Backcountry Tour Camp - 2022, Valdez, Alaska

  • April 16-22, 2022
  • April 23-29, 2022

Cost: $4,250 per person

Spend a week camped on a remote Alaska glacier deep in the Chugach Mountains while picking lines to ascend and ride from the doorstep of your tent.

Experience backcountry ski touring and splitboarding Alaska in its wildest form. Bring your favorite backcountry partner to share a spacious three person tent and a communal tent for drying out and enjoying hot cooked meals and drinks both morning and night. Guided groups will climb and ride amazing AK lines in a remote cirque in the Chugach.

Fly to an unforgettably majestic location in one of Alaska's most iconic mountain ranges, the Chugach. Here you will earn the best turns of your life and appreciate the needed rejuvenation the mountains will graciously provide.

Camping on a glacier in the Chugach Mountains with Pulseline Adventure
Glacier basecamp for the Pulseline Adventure AK backcountry camp

Required Gear

  1. Avalanche safety/rescue gear (airbag pack, transceiver, shovel, and probe)
  1. Ski or splitboard touring gear in good working order with relevant spare parts, pre-cut climbing skins, ski crampons, and adjustable poles.
  1. Crampons (fit to & compatible with your boots), ice axe and glacier travel harness with 2 locking carabiners.
  1. Sleeping bag rated to 0-degrees F or below, down booties or efficient snow boots, and 800 fill down jacket for camping.
  1. Adequate clothing; including the ability to layer, wick and dry.
    1. Gore-Tex shell, jacket & pants
    2. mid layer, light to medium weight fleece or equivalent.
    3. base layer, wicking merino wool or synthetic (no cottons).
  1. Sunglasses AND goggles. PLUS Sunscreen.
  1. 2 reusable water bottles plus cup/mug, bowl, & spoon.
  1. Preferred snacks for the week.

Let us know if you need any safety gear. We have excellent rental gear & great prices on new gear through our sponsors.


What’s included

  1. Ground Transportation to and from the Valdez airport for your arrival/departure.
  2. Hotel accommodations while in Valdez for trip prep.
  3. Aircraft transportation (helicopter or ski-plane) to/from glacier camp
  4. 3 meals/day while on the glacier and electrolyte drink mix (at tour camp).
  5. Fresh water supply/snow for drinking water.
  6. Fully Guided backcountry skiing/snowboarding with a team-emphasis.
  7. Cook/communal tent, all cookware & spare utensils.
  8. All the powder & glacial ice you can handle!

What’s NOT included:

  1. Alcoholic beverages (Permitted sparingly, but safety is paramount. *Abuse/intoxication will not be tolerated while in the field).
  2. Snack foods (jerky, power bars, specific preferenced items).
  3. Personal gear (sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping pad, etc).
  4. Food while in Valdez during prep days.
  5. Gratuity for Pulseline guides and staff

Trip details

Travel details::

Fly into Valdez, AK (Airport code: VDZ)

  1. Week 1: Arrive Saturday, April 16 by 6pm
  2. Week 2: Arrive Saturday, April 23 by 6pm

Ground transportation: You’ll be greeted by a Pulseline representative at the Valdez airport and shuttled to the hotel.

  1. Lodging: Hotel check-in by 6:30pm
  2. Pulseline Welcome Dinner, 7pm.

Required Medical Information

  1. Allergies/food allergies
    Do you carry rescue meds, epi pen, etc.
  2. Current Medical conditions?
  3. Current prescription meds?
  4. Past surgeries/injuries/illnesses that could affect your ability to perform strenuous mountain activities?

How to Reserve

  1. Complete our sign up form below
  2. Or email

Preferred Payment Options (Email us for details)

Payment by the following methods includes a discount that is already reflected in the trip cost. Please note that credit card payments will incur a 4% administrative fee.

  1. Venmo
  2. Cashier's check
  3. Wire transfer

signup: Tour Camp, 2022