Prince William Sound Winter Activities
Embrace the wonders of winter in Prince William Sound. Embark on custom tours with Lazy Otter Charters from Whittier, which offer personalized and scenic winter journeys to explore the pristine landscapes and wildlife of the sound. Delight in the winter charm of Sheridan Glacier Lake Trail in Cordova, where you can hike through a winter wonderland and witness the beauty of the glacier and its frozen lake. Or experience the thrill of ice skating, skiing, and more at Portage Glacier, where you can engage in a variety of winter sports amid stunning icy landscapes.
For an otherworldly encounter with a famous glacier you can’t easily approach or even glimpse during summer, lead the family across frozen Portage Lake to a fantastic wall of jumbled, blue ice. Once the lake surface has frozen solid, people flock across on foot, ice skates, skis and bikes. 50 miles from Anchorage.
This 1.5‑mile hike is an easy stroll down to the lake that offers a great payoff in the form of a gorgeous glacier. If you’re here in winter and the conditions are right, it’s a great spot for wilderness ice skating, fat biking, or cross-country skiing!
Lazy Otter offers classic tours, but this is a water taxi, so they’ll also take you anywhere you want to go within Price William Sound — or just customize a tour to whatever you want to see. Maybe that’s glaciers, or whales, — or maybe it’s quiet time on a secluded beach. Lazy Otter can also help facilitate taking you and your family on a camping trip. You’re not held to any strict schedule, either: if, on a day tour, you can spend more time in one ...more
Discover year-round recreation above Cordova on this gorgeous mountain. In winter, you can lose yourself among the puffy snowdrifts and powder-covered trees as you schuss down the slopes. And in the summer, you’ll find berry picking, hiking, and festivals.
Take a ski-bump flight and enjoy a nice long run without having to hike. Or, book a multi-day trip to a glacier ski camp. With Tok Air Service you’ll fly from Valdez or Thompson Pass to dramatic areas of the Chugach Mountains, Eastern Alaska Range, and the mountains in Wrangell St. Elias National Park.