Denali Glacier Landing - from Anchorage
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Comments from our guests:
“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 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 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.
Denali Glacier Landing Tour
$ 495 + $10 NPS Entrance and 3% transportation fee per person. 3 hours. Ski Plane Tour. Flight times may vary.
Land at the 6,000 foot elevation on a glacier deep inside Denali National Park. Available exclusively from Rust’s, we are the only Anchorage air service authorized to land in the park. Your destination is reachable by aircraft only and gets you the closest possible views of Denali. Fly over Denali’s lower peaks and then view the entire length of the rugged Ruth Glacier. Enter the Great Gorge, the world’s deepest, and emerge into the Ruth Amphitheater where your sense of scale will be challenged. Touch down on the gentle slopes of the Ruth Glacier or an alternative, depending on conditions, and put your footprints in the pristine snow. Then take off and descend out of the mountains into the valley below where you may be lucky enough to spot a moose or bear as you make your way back to Anchorage and the end of a once-in-a-life-time experience.
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