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Winter-at-Winterlake lodge

We have expanded our heli ski operations to include Winterlake Lodge.

Winterlake Lodge overlooks Finger Lake where we land by ski plane in the winter. The property offers five individual guest cabins, a central main lodge, gardens, sled dog lot, and sauna house.

The strategic location of Winterlake Lodge allows the TML operation to push further north into the Alaska Tordrillo range as well as into the Neacolas. Guests can also ski from Denali to Lake Clark National Parks. This massive range is one of the most remote areas in the world for heli skiing.

Guest Cabins

Guest cabins are configured in unique ways but all have the following amenities:  private baths with showers, a small living or sitting room, dresser, desk with chairs, rocking chairs, luggage rack, couch, robes, drinking water dispenser and a private deck with a view. Small ceramic French-style heaters offer steady heat to most of our guest cabins and the main lodge is still heated by wood in our large, beautiful cast iron woodstoves.

Main Lodge

Winterlake Lodge is situated in between the magnificent Tordrillo Mountain Range and the towering peaks of the Alaska Range on a peaceful lake that is home to loons, swans, bears, moose and arctic grayling. The main lodge, where guests socialize and dine, sits near the middle of the property. There is a comfortable main room for relaxing by the fire and viewing the lake from our large picture windows, a dining area and large kitchen for the preparation of our award-winning Alaskan regional cuisine.

In addition, the main lodge offers:

  • A spacious bar where we offer wine tastings and evening appetizers.
  • A wellness room, where our wellness instructor offers twice daily yoga, meditation and stretching classes.
  • A hot tub on the deck with a view of the Tordrillo Mountains in the summer and northern lights in winter.
  • A game area with Ping-Pong and darts.


Winterlake Lodge offers sled-dog tours and instructions on driving your own dog team. Join Carl and Kirsten at the lodge for an exhilarating 4-day dog mushing school program. We also cross-country ski, snowshoe the backcountry surrounding the lodge, and take exploratory trips down the Iditarod Trail. Or just sit by the fire with a good book and a warm cup of cocoa.

Lodge Cuisine

Gourmet cuisine

We are excited to feature our Alaska lodge cuisine. Adventure is found in the wild and vast beauty of the natural world we are surrounded by but it’s also found each evening at our dinner tables. We source organic, natural and local Alaska ingredients, often from our own gardens or foraged from nearby wild places.

We select curated “menus of the day” pairing them with wines from favorite vineyards. We accommodate special requests, offer children’s menus, and we are always flexible in understanding guest preferences.

We have a commercial walk-in refrigerator that has replaced our root cellar for storage of our summer veggies. In the winter, the refrigerator actually insulates from the cold. A big work table divides the room. People can pass in and out as they please but they can’t go beyond the table. We are adding in a new pastry area of the kitchen for Mandy, a private employee dining room and a dishwashing room.




Winterlake Lodge is located 198 trail miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska, along Alaska’s Historic Iditarod Trail. The lodge sits on 15 acres, overlooking a finger-shaped 2-mile lake where we land by float plane in the summer and ski plane in the winter.

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Telephone: 907-569-5588

Winter Dates (Feb 15 - April 20) Kings & Corn Dates (June 9 - July 05)
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