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  • May availability only!

Laughton Glacier Snowshoe & White Pass Railway Expedition

An unforgettable snowshoe trek!

Quick Details

Checkmark What to bring: PASSPORT, closed-toe shoes, dress in layers

Info Recommended: Hiking boots or shoes with ankle support are recommended

Clock Activity Times: Hiking: 7 hours; Train: 50 minutes, twice.

*This tour typically runs only in May and is replaced by the Laughton Glacier Wilderness Hike when the snow melts.

Per Person

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What’s Included

  • Snowshoes, water-resistant overboots, lumbar pack, trekking poles, rain gear, hats & gloves are provided.
  • Guides carry sunblock and bug repellant so you don’t have to.
  • Full lunch in the form of a sandwich buffet including meats, cheese, peanut butter and jelly, vegetable tray, and condiments.
  • Water bottles, candy bars, and nuts are provided for the trail, and hot drinks will also be offered during the hike.
  • The post-hike bush buffet consists of salmon pate, crackers, and assorted beverages.

This trip combines a scenic rail journey aboard the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway with a wilderness snowshoe trek toward the magnificent Laughton Glacier, an adventure you won’t soon forget.

You will board the train for a nearly one-hour scenic journey filled with spectacular waterfalls, rushing rivers, jagged mountain peaks, and complemented by Klondike Gold Rush history. At Glacier Station, guides will outfit you with snowshoes and other gear before you begin a fully guided and narrated three- to five-mile roundtrip snowshoe hike in the clean mountain air and amidst the surreal beauty of an old-growth forest.

The magnificent, snow-blanketed, sub-alpine rainforest valley is home to an abundance of moose, bear, mountain goats, and other wild animals.

This spectacular trail winds along the raging Skagway River, where you will take memorable photos, and toward a smaller valley containing the Laughton Glacier. The canopy opens as you leave the forest and reach a panoramic viewpoint known as “the lookout,” where you will take a break and photos while enjoying the breathtaking views of Alaska’s winter wonderland in the spring.

From here, some may choose to continue a ways toward the majestic Laughton Glacier, while others may make this the apex of the hike. Either way, you’ll be invigorated by the raw beauty of the Alaskan wilds, and be offered hot drinks by your guides.

Upon your return to the trailhead, you will be greeted with our traditional Bush Buffet, complete with snacks and assorted beverages, and enjoy a relaxing train ride back to Skagway on “The Scenic Railway of the World.” With no more than six guests per guide, you can expect exceptional customer service.

Note: No previous experience snowshoeing is required, however, this is a moderately strenuous hike, and guests should be in good physical condition.