Denali Glacier Landings
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Comments from the summer 2010:
“This is by far the most beautiful scenery we’ve ever seen. C’est absolument grandiose. Magnifique!” –
Bourquin Family - Reunion Island, France
“The most magnificent experience of my life!! A perfect sunny, clear day – Jeff the pilot was great. Truly a wonderful day!! Thank you!!
Ann Bogart - Staten Island, NY
“Words can’t describe how wonderful this trip was. Awesome is not good enough!”
Madonna Loty - Oakdale, NY
“The only place on this earth – heaven! Our pilot was the best – top ten.”
Jeanie Shea - Hartsdale, NY
“Thanks for the great experience. The glacier landing was unbelievable. Tony’s a great pilot.”
Lisa Henthowe - Anchorage, AK
Where we land:
Most often our scenic flights land passengers at 5600 foot level of the Ruth Glacier located in the renowned Sheldon Amphitheater. Other popular landing spots are the Kahiltna, the Pika, and the Eldridge Glaciers. The Alaska Range is huge and offers many breath taking opportunities for safe landing locations.
When we land:
Each day is different in the mountain range. K2 Pilots are experienced in evaluating glacier and weather conditions. Landing on the glaciers in the Park is a highlight for guests and staff alike, however, there are times pilots will choose not to land. If the weather is not stable, the winds are high, the visibility is limited, or snow conditions poor, pilots will err on the side of safety. Our goal is to make certain you have an enjoyable and safe experience.
Glacier Landing Particulars:
Entrance Fees: As our landings enter the glaciated portion of Denali National Park & Preserve, the National Park Service requires a National Park Pass. The cost is $10 per person. These fees are waived if you have traveled or will be traveling into the Park (such as a bus ride) within 7 days of your flight. Our staff will be glad to help you purchase your park pass here in our office.
America the Beautiful Pass:
If you have an American the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. YEA!… no park entrance charge.
A beautiful landing:
K2 Aviation Top Ranked Glacier Concessionaire:
K2 Aviation is a National Park Service Concessionaire. What sets us apart from other companies is the fact that we are Denali National Park’s Highest Scoring glacier landing company. K2 Aviation has a reputation far and wide for being an excellent air service that puts their passenger’s safety first. Our glacier landing safety record in Denali National Park is unsurpassed.
Leader In the Industry:
K2 Aviation is a National Park Service Concessionaire. what sets us apart from tother companies is the fact that we are Denali National Park's Highest Scoring glacier landing company. K2 Aviation has a reputation far and wide for being an excellent air services that puts their passenger's safety first. Our glacier landing safety record in Denali National Park is unsurpassed.
K2 Aviation Pioneers of Better Ways to Conduct Glacier Landings:
In 1996, K2 Aviation introduced the first De Havilland, Beaver to commercial ski operations on the glaciers in Denali National Park. These planes were bigger and meant K2 was making a smaller footprint in the Park by flying better, safer and more efficiently. In 2004, K2 Aviation negotiated with the National Park Service to allow operation of the De Havilland, Otter, in the Park. The airplane dramatically changed mountain operations forever allowing for extended glacier landing seasons and much more efficient glacier operations.
Glacier Landings - the highlight of your trip
McKinley Experience with Glacier Landings: $280 per person - 1 1/2 hours | View McKinley Experience Tour Details
McKinley Flyer with Glacier Landings: $340 per person - 1 3/4 hours | View McKinley Flyer Tour Details
Grand Tour with Glacier Landings: $385 per person - 2 hours | View Grand Tour Details
Add a glacier landing to your flightseeing tour for an unforgettable experience. We are ranked as the #1 attraction in Talkeetna on TripAdvisor. Here are some comments from TripAdvisor - "An amazing experience,” “Fabulous, Don’t miss this opportunity,” “Our best vacation ever.”
No other glacier like it in the world. You could search the world over and not find glaciers like the ones in Denali National Park. Standing beneath the towering mountains, you realize their immense scale and get a sense of the place that draws people from all over the globe. Imagine standing in a quiet world of snow and ice, hearing an airplane approach and land on the slopes beneath. Your perspective on the size and grandeur of our planet will expand with this experience.
Mt. Everest no match for Mt. McKinley
The elevation gain of Mt. McKinley 20,320 feet from the base of the mountain range allows visitors to witness a spectacular vertical rise of over 18,000 feet of mountain granite, snow and ice.
We make it easy!
We provide: To keep your feet warm and comfy, we supply GORE-TEX over boots.
You bring: We suggest you layer your clothing. It is easy to pull layers off. Usually a light jacket is great for the summer season. For the shoulder seasons, we suggest a mid-weight jacket. Long pants, closed toed shoes and sun glasses are also recommended. Things you need: We suggest still and video camera and a memory card with lots of space. Remember to charge your battery. Be ready to have a great time.
More To Experience
A glacier landing can be added to the following tours: McKinley Experience, McKinley Flyer and Denali Grand Tour. It will add an additional 30 minutes total to your tour, allowing for approximately 15 minutes on the glacier with additional landing and takeoff time. The cost for adding on a Denali glacier landing is $75 per person.
Denali Day Hikes
Interested in exploring Alaska?
Venture out on a Denali Day Hike.
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