Denali View Chalet

Alaska's Only Ski-In Wilderness Cross Country Ski Lodge

Alaska's Only Ski-in Wilderness Cross Country Ski Lodge

Established since 1977

Denali View Chalet, situated in the southern foothills of the Alaska Range just 40 miles south of the summit of Denali, is a true wilderness lodge with no road access.
The 8 mile ski-in on set Nordic track from the Petersville Road roams through spruce and birch forests and open flats as with every stride Denali, Foraker and the Alaska Range loom closer.
  • An abundance of snow.
  • Wilderness skiing on set tracks.
  • Hearty wholesome meals.
  • Sauna by the lake
    Your host, Eric Schmidt



    Rustic and Remote Alaska Charm.

    No generator noise, as our lights are solar charged LED and silent propane lamps. The living room offers a fine vantage of Denali, Foraker, Hunter and other massifs in the Alaska Range. The sitting area is centered around an enormous woodstove to toast your toes on winter nights. There is a communal dining area, a ski waxing area and a wood fired sauna with hot shower.

    Memories for a lifetime

    Wilderness skiing on set tracks

    Once you're settled in the skiing possibilities really open up. Try for instance, an eight-mile ski toward Denali- North America's largest mountain in view most of the way. The trail climbs into the Peters Hills to where Denali is visible at the spot where Sydney Laurence painted it.
    Or tour one of the ski loops through gentle rolling terrain that resembles the Norwegian uplands- the classic stuff of cross country skiing.
    Other activities could include snowshoeing and sledding -build an igloo or snow cave- fun for all ages.

    Lake side sauna

    Built originally as a Austrian style backcountry ski chalet by Sepp Weber in the 1970s, Denali View Chalet has long been a favorite winter destination that can offer memories for a lifetime.


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    Live view of Denali
    and the Alaska Range
    Denali View Chalet
    Hosts: Eric & Frederique Schmidt   
    Mailing address: 16001 Carl Street   Anchorage, AK 99516      Cell: 907 244-2800    Cell: 907 727-1396