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Arctic Day: Cross Country Ski Tour | half or full day

Activity:Skiing Tour Duration: 4.0-8.0 hours  |  Tour Price: CAD 195.00/person Convert Currency  |  Tour Season: Dec 11 - Apr 15

Enjoy the beauty of the Yukon on one of these interpretive cross country skiing tours. The focus is to get our guests to feel comfortable on their skis and ensuring they have the required technique before heading out on the tour on set tracks in a pristine setting with a "back country" feel. No intimidating crowds, just the sound of the snow as your skis glide effortlessly across it and an abundance of photo opportunities.

Half day tour includes skiing around Miles Canyon, which once was the main travel route in the Gold Rush. We will enjoy the beautiful winter landscape on these historic trails.

Full day tour includes skiing at Mendenhall Landing, a 45 minute drive west on the Alaska Highway from Whitehorse. A day pack with camera and a few spare clothes is all you need.
Our journey involves skiing up the frozen Takhini River. Frozen rivers are the winter highways of the land and our ski tracks join tracks of caribou, wolf, lynx, moose and fox. You will learn principles of river travel as we examine shelf ice, glaciations, hoar frost, slumping, rough ice and animal tracks frozen in overflow.
Mountains up to 7000’ grace the valley. Our destination is a wall tent camp nestled on a bank in the pine forest facing the sun and the mountains. After appr. 2 to 3 hours at a leisurely pace we will arrive at our lunch camp. We will soon get the stove cranking out cozy wood heat in the tent to warm up, and heat lunch. The outdoor firepit is a great place to roast smokies and enjoy the fabulous landscape.
This excellent day on the river has been rated by some local skiers as their favorite outing, probably because of the fabulous scenery, the novelty of travelling a frozen river, and the cozy comfort of a wilderness tent camp at the half-way point.

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Details

Tour Duration (Half Day Tour)
4.0 hours

Start Time (Winter)
13:00

Tour Duration (Full Day Tour)
8.0 hours

Start Time (Winter)
09:00

Pickup Location
Westmark Whitehorse

Tour Price
CAD 195.00

Duration
Half Day (4-5 hours)
Full Day (7-8 hours) (+CAD 110.00)

Child Discount Information
14-17 years (-CAD 97.50)

All Rates per person (+ GST)

Group Size
min. 3 participants per tour

Included
  • All transportation with guide
  • Snack, beverages (Half Day Program)
  • Full northern lunch (Full Day Program)
  • Cross Country Ski gear rental

Not Included
  • Personal gear & extras
  • Gratuities

Notes
Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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