Summer in Alaska | Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska Summer Activities

There’s a reason an Alaskan summer adventure tops many bucket lists. The skies are a brilliant blue, the sun ceases to set and the colors of wildflowers and lush forests form a postcard-worthy landscape. At Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, you can choose from fishing, hiking on glaciers, whitewater rafting, and so much more. We offer multi-sport options that are sure to please everyone from the experienced adventure traveler to the youngest members of your family.

Two women fishing for salmon with a helicopter in the background.

Kings & Corn

We know we’re not supposed to pick favorites, but after 20 years of skiing corn snow in the morning and fishing for king salmon at night, it is pretty difficult not to love Kings and Corn. During the month of June, we invite you to cast and carve your way through the day with summer heli-skiing plus guided fly-in fishing for the legendary Alaska king salmon at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. With the June midnight sun, the action doesn’t stop.

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Summer at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge offers an exciting and challenging activity for every family member. All of the lake-based activities and river activities are an ideal experience for families and first-timers alike, and our heli sports can be tailored to all skill levels.  Families can take advantage of all our activities, including:

  • Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure
  • World-Class Fishing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Glacier Hikes
  • Alpine Hikes
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Water Skiing
  • Wake Surfing
  • Foil Boarding
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climbing the via ferrata above the triumvirate glacier

Alaska’s First Via Ferrata

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is happy to present the first via ferrata course in Alaska. After arriving by helicopter, climbers use iron rungs, 1,200 feet of cable, and suspended bridges between arêtes to scale the course’s 900 vertical feet of climbing. There are multiple scenic viewpoints to pull off, rest, and take in the huge views across the Triumvirate Glacier to the Tordrillo Mountains. At the top of the route, our helicopter pilot will be waiting to whisk guests back to the lodge where more adventure awaits.

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Summer Activities

One-of-a-kind summer adventures are only a short helicopter ride at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. All activities are a 4:1 guest to guide ratio with the helicopter.

Two people fly fish in a river near Tordrillo Mountain Lodge with a helicopter in the background.

Fishing Trips

The many surrounding rivers and streams serve as sanctuaries to a variety of freshwater species. Aboard a helicopter, it only takes a few minutes to reach some of the richest fishing holes in this remote area in Alaska.

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From Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, we whisk you away to the nearby surrounding mountain environments that offer hikes otherwise inaccessible with a helicopter.

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Fishing Coal Creek with tordrillo mountain lodge

White Water Rafting

Located moments from some of the best river country in North America, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is the perfect jumping off point for epic Alaska river trips.

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We live on the water. And we live for water sports. We have canoes, inflatable kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, wakeboarding, and foil boarding for all kinds of fun in and on the water.

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Helicopter Tours

An Alaskan helicopter tour is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of some of the prettiest spots in Alaska. We will arrange for your flights and accommodations in the surrounding area.

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crossing the bridge of the via ferrata in the tordrillo mountains

Via Ferrata

Scale up what is possibly one of the worlds most remote Via Ferrata’s. Arrive by helicopter and climb 1,200 feet up a steel cable fastened by iron rungs, then cross two suspended bridges for the helicopter to pick you up from the top. All while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Triumvirate Glacier.


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Escape deep into the Alaskan Wilderness in Summer

Summer in Alaska FAQs

  • When is the summer season at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge?

    The summer season runs from July through September. Our winter season is February through April, and our Kings and Corn season is June. Learn more about our dates and rates.

  • What are typical summer ski conditions in Alaska?

    Summer ski conditions are corn snow and weather is typically stable. Temperatures vary between 40 and 60 degrees F. Learn more about snow and terrain at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge.

  • What is the daily schedule for Tordrillo Mountain Lodge summer packages?

    Guests are picked up in downtown Anchorage on the morning of their arrival and driven to the float plane base. From there, they load up in our Turbine Otter floatplane and take a 35 minute flight to Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. Then, guests receive helicopter safety briefing and property orientation with the lodge manager and head out into the field for their first day of adventure! We fish both in the morning and the evenings, depending on the weather conditions of the day. Afternoon activities include massage, spa, water sports and après fish. Meals are served at the lodge in the morning and evenings each day.

    Expect long days and little sleep as the fun never stops under the midnight sun! After activities, guests return to the lodge, where there is time for spa services, a massage, and après fish before dinner. On the morning of their departure date, guests are flown back to Lake Hood, where guests are transferred to the Anchorage International Airport or an Anchorage location of their choice.

  • How warm does Alaska get in summer?

    During summer, daytime temperatures in Alaska can range from 60°F – 80°F. Nighttime lows can dip to 40°F – 50°F. It’s important to note that in May and September temperatures can be 5°- 10° cooler.

  • What lodges are available for the summer season?

    The lodges that are available for summer are the Main Lodge.


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