Alaska Packing List

At Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, we want you to be fully prepared for your week of fun and adventure. We’ll provide you with some of the best heli skiing, heli boarding, and heli fishing gear available. Here’s what you should bring with you to stay warm, comfortable, and ready for anything.


Winter Packing List

Winter in Alaska is like nothing else. From February to April, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is the home base for some of the best heli skiing in the world. If you’re wondering what to pack for winter in Alaska, we’ve got you covered with this list.

Winter Weather Averages*

Month

High / Low (°F)

February

27° / 17°

March

31° / 20°

April

43° / 32°

*Temperatures in the mountains generally ranges between 0° to 20° F
  • Ski/Snowboard Boots (we demo skis/boards, but not boots)
  • Helmet (optional)
  • Ski/Snowboard Jacket & Pants
  • Lightweight Puffy Jacket & Rain Shell
  • Warm Gloves
  • Warm Hat
  • Fleece, Capilene©, Merino Wool
  • Boots for around property
  • Sandals
  • Slippers
  • Swimsuit for Hot Tub & Sauna
  • Comfortable Après Clothes
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Video camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm

If you want to mail your ski bags to us prior to your arrival, we would be happy to coordinate with you. You can mail your ski bags to: 3705 Arctic Boulevard, #429, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Kings & Corn Packing List

June is the peak of the midnight sun in Alaska. You can expect nearly 24 hours of sun, which means more time for casting and carving your way through the Tordrillos and cool, but pleasant weather. We’ll handle the fishing gear and demo skis/boards—here’s everything else you should bring.

June Weather Averages*

Month

High / Low (°F)

June

59° / 51°

*Weather on the mountains can be much cooler.
  • Ski/Snowboard Jacket & Pants
  • Lightweight Puffy Jacket & Rain Shell
  • Warm Gloves
  • Warm Hat
  • Fleece, Capilene©, Merino Wool
  • Sandals
  • Slippers
  • Trail-running Shoes
  • Swimsuit for Hot Tub & Sauna
  • Comfortable Après Clothes
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Video camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm

Summer Packing List

Summer in Alaska is stunning, with long days and gorgeous, green vistas, but the summer weather keeps us on our toes. You can expect to be warm, cold, dry, and wet, all in the same day—so our number one rule is to pack layers. We recommend bringing these essentials.

Landscape view of two kayakers on Judd Lake.
Summer Weather Averages*

Month

High / Low (°F)

June

59° / 51°

July

62° / 55°

August

61° / 53°

September

55° / 46°

*Weather on the mountains can be much cooler.
  • Lightweight Puffy Jacket & Rain Shell
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Lightweight Hat
  • Fleece, Capilene©, Merino Wool
  • Trail-running Shoes or Hiking Boots
  • Sandals
  • Slippers
  • Swimsuit for Hot Tub & Sauna
  • Comfortable Après Clothes
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Video camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm

General FAQs

  • How do I book a trip to Tordrillo Mountain Lodge?

    We’re so happy you’re considering visiting us here at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. Here’s how you can book a trip:

    1. Review our package options and availability calendar.
    2. Use our contact form to tell us more about the dates you would like to visit, activities you’re interested in, and the number of people in your group.
    3. A reservations specialist will be in touch with you shortly to answer any questions, confirm your reservation, and process an initial 50% deposit.

    If you have questions at any point, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by email at info@tordrillo.com or by phone at 907-569-5588.

  • How do I get to and from Tordrillo Mountain Lodge?

    Winter guests are met at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and transferred to The Hotel Captain Cook for the night. On the morning of their trip’s start date, guests are met by TML staff at the hotel, driven to the ski plane site, and flown into the lodge. At the end of the week, clients are dropped off at the airport or their hotel after returning to Anchorage mid-day. Summer guests are met for their trip in downtown Anchorage by TML staff on their arrival day and transferred the float plane site, where they depart for the lodge. Guests then depart from the lodge in the morning of their departure day and arrive back in Anchorage mid morning.

  • What happens in case of flight delays?

    We will help you get to the lodge in the event of changed or delayed flights. Additional unscheduled flights to the lodge from Anchorage may be charged to guests.

  • What kinds of helicopters and planes do you use?

    The Eurocopter AS 350-B3 (A-Star) helicopter, known for its power, speed, and agility, is the foundation of our air fleet. For transportation between the lodge and Anchorage, we use DeHavilland Beavers, and for remote scouting a Piper Super Cub is available. Learn more about our fleet.

  • Will you book reservations for me prior to and after my package?

    Winter guests will be booked into the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage the night prior to departure to the lodge (included in their package). If guests arrive earlier or want to book a stay afterward, we can reserve additional nights at the Hotel Captain Cook (pending availability).

Book Your Alaska Vacation

Ready to book a trip? Review our package options, dates of availability, and learn more about our lodges. After filling out our contact form, a reservation specialist will follow up with you shortly.

Calendar and Package Options