Alaska Summer Activities | 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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Family Adventures

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
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ice Climbing
  • River Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Water Skiing
  • Wake Surfing
  • Foil Boarding
  • Sporting Clays and Range Shooting
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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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Heli Sports

One-of-a-kind summer adventures are only a short helicopter ride at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge.

Heli Biking

Heli-biking routes begin from the flanks of Mt. Spurr volcano and wind down paths carved in cinder and pumice deposits from area volcanoes. Choose to forge new paths or follow gentle ridge lines to alpine lakes.

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

Heli Fishing

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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Heli Hiking

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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Aerial view of a clear blue river in the Tordrillo Mountains surrounded by green trees.

Heli 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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The view from a helicopter of an Alaskan glacier during an afternoon of sky trekking.

Sky Trekking

Sky trekking 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 parks.

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Escape deep into the Alaskan Wilderness

Summer 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 weather conditions?

    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 arrive into Anchorage International Airport and are transported to The Hotel Captain Cook, accommodations are provided that evening. The following day, a Tordrillo Mountain Lodge representative greets the guests for a brief orientation and to sign paperwork. Guests are transported to Lake Hood. A float plane flies guests to Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. After a 45-minute flight, the plane lands at Judd Lake, which is the operation’s base and home for the next five days. Soon after arrival, a lodge orientation and safety briefing will be performed.  We ski or fish both in the morning and the evenings, depending on the weather and snow conditions of the day. Afternoon activities include massage, spa, water sports and après fish/ski. 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 skiing, guests return to the lodge, where there is time for spa services, a massage, and après ski 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.

  • What lodges are available for the summer season?

    The lodges that are available for summer are the Main Lodge and Private Cabins and Moose Hall.


Learn more about the summer adventures that await you at Tordrillo Mountain lodge.
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