Chena Recreation Area Ski and Hot Springs Visit

Mastadon Dome trail skiingSaturday, March 9th

9:00am                 - Meet in the Outdoor Adventures, gear up

10:30am               - Ski on the trails out on Chena Hot Springs Road

2:30pm                 - Head to Chena Hot Springs for a soak

5:00pm                 - Arrive back at UAF


Trip description:

On this all-skill-level ski trip we will be exploring a trail along Chena Hot Springs Road. We will enjoy a few hours of skiing through the forested valleys. After working hard on a good ski we will take some time relaxing in the hot spring pools at Chena Hot springs. (Pool pass included in the trip price)


Things to bring:

  • Skis, boots, poles (OA will supply)
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear tops and bottoms
  • Softshell or wind jacket (rain coat will work OK)
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
  • Puffy coat for breaks
  • Day pack
  • Snacks and water
  • Synthetic pants that block wind for skiing
  • Warm winter gloves or mittens
  • Warm (wool or synthetic) socks
  • Warm wool or fleece hat
  • Neck gaiter
  • Towel, swimsuit, bag for wet swimsuit afterwards, shower shoes, and quarters (for locker) if using the hot springs

Bold Items can be provided by OA as a part of the trip.



Refund Policy:

Payment in full is required to sign up for a trip.  A 100% refund is available if you notify the Outdoor Adventures office of the cancellation more than two weeks (14 days) before the first day of the trip.  Cancellation one week to 3 days (13 to 3 days) before the trip entitles the participant to a 50% refund. No refund is provided if the participant does not show up or cancels 2 days prior to the trip.


Safety and Risk Management:

Due to the nature of outdoor travel there are certain inherent risks in all of Outdoor Adventures’ trips.  Acceptable risks include but are not limited to; skiing over rough uneven terrain with a backpack on, skiing up and down steep inclines with icy patches, having wet feet and clothing.  Conditions may include below zero temperatures, snowstorms and high winds.  Driving risks may include slick roads, poor visibility and wildlife.  Alaska is a wild place - you need to take ultimate responsibility for your own safety as only you can. For your protection we require you to carry health insurance.  You can purchase insurance for $2.60/day from the University (ask for details). All info is subject to change due to safety, weather, current conditions, etc.!