Experience Alaska’s Wilderness Lodge
Prepare for the Possibilities
Pioneering still exists in the Tordrillos. The size of our permit area dwarfs all other locations, providing you an unparalleled Alaska Wilderness Lodge experience. Together, heli ski guides and guests explore the Alaska Range, one of the state’s largest and most geographically diverse mountain ranges. Experience Alaska heli skiing and boarding terrain delivers a choice of massive glaciers, couloir-incised peaks and soft powder turns. Descend some of the most outstanding heli ski terrain on and around nearby volcanic peaks Mount Gerdine (11,258 feet) and Mount Torbert (11,413 feet).
Consistent snowfalls result in one of the deepest snow packs in the area. The Tordrillo Range is also known for stable weather conditions and clearing trends, which offer ideal opportunities for the helicopter activities. As the most experienced heli ski operator guiding the Tordrillos, we continue to grow our expertise in the same way we always have–by finding our comfort level, then pushing it just a little further. A-star B3 helicopters, lodge-based ski planes, weather stations, fixed repeater sites, satellite phones, fuel depots and GPS navigation allow us to continually uncover new areas of Alaska’s winter snowscape. We invite you to be part of the discovery!
Tordrillo Mountain Lodges and Amenities
Just a 40-minute flight from Anchorage, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is a remote, multi-sport luxurious lodge in the heart of the Tordrillo Range. Located on the banks of the Talachulitna River and Judd Lake, it is within eye shot of two 11,000-foot volcanoes and Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest peak at 20,320 feet. Find a quiet corner on the deck and take it all in, cast a line from the lawn and enjoy the lodges and amenities.
A blend of posh amenities and rustic Alaskan architecture, this 5,600-foot log structure has walls of windows and three large cedar decks that overlook the Judd Lake and the Alaska Range. In addition to the deluxe guest rooms, the family room and grand living room offer a cozy atmosphere for fireside chats, reading or relaxing with a glass of hand-selected wine from our 200-bottle cellar. Other features include a lakeside, wood-fired hot tub and sauna, professional massage services, media, music and wireless Internet. If there’s anything else you need, just let us know.
History of Tordrillo Mountain Lodge
The rich history of Tordrillo Mountain Lodge started with 10 barrels of jet fuel, eight long-time ski buddies, and a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter with its nose pointed toward the Tordrillo Mountains in the Alaska Range. By the end of a week spent corn skiing and king salmon fishing under the June midnight sun, everyone was speechless.
For almost two decades since, Olympic gold medalist and guide Tommy Moe, and Alaska heli ski pioneers Greg Harms and Mike Overcast, all owners of Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, have been sharing this experience and other firsts with skiers, boarders, and adventure seekers from around the world. Known for pioneering more new heli ski terrain than anyone in Alaska, the group combines their years of exploring and mapping this area with the industry’s most accomplished backcountry guides to offer Alaska heli skiing, heli boarding, heli fishing and guided outdoor adventures that are unrivaled. Come visit us to join our rich history of adventure and exploration.
Gourmet cuisine: The taste of adventure
At Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, cuisine is part of the adventure. Your day starts with a breakfast buffet that includes fresh fruit, homemade pastries, and a hot dish, all served with international coffees and teas. Homemade soups, gourmet sandwiches, and loaded brownies fuel the back half of the day. And always feel free to help yourself to anything in the refrigerator or pantry.
Our gourmet cuisine is served in a cozy, intimate setting. Dinner is nothing short of a gourmet gastronomical experience, replete with suggested wine pairings. Our courses feature seasonal herbs and fresh vegetables from our garden, Alaska seafood, and regional game dishes. Fresh Kachemak Bay oysters, white king salmon, Alaska king crab, halibut, black cod and scallops are some of the regional specialties you can expect to see featured as appetizers and entrees, along with specialty game dishes such as elk, lamb and pheasant. Special diets are also accommodated with advance notice. Experience gourmet cuisine and luxury in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness.
Lodge Wine Spirits
Along with our reputation as a world-class heli skiing destination, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge boasts a sophisticated wine collection. Our 200-bottle cellar houses top-shelf wines from around the world that are selected by sommeliers who know our menus and our clients’ discerning palettes. Bins include Italian greats like Sassacaia, Ornellaia, and Gaja, along with award winners from Bordeaux, Napa Valley top picks, Pacific Northwest pinots, and premium selections from Australia and New Zealand. Our wine list is available upon request.
For every adventure in the great Alaska outdoors, there is an aprés ski or fishing story waiting to be told indoors at the Silvertip, our full-service bar that offers local, handcrafted beers, signature drinks and premium pours. Don’t miss happy hour that always surprises guests with a new spread of appetizers ranging from warm Swiss Raclette to Alaska sushi and hand tossed pizzas.
Meet The Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Staff
The Tordrillo Mountain Lodge staff are accommodating and welcoming and our certified Alaska heli skiing guides are among the most experienced in all of the world.