This is an easy backcountry ski tour back to Skookum Glacier, which is near the Portage Glacier turnoff on the Seward Highway. The trip is 13 miles roundtrip with very little elevation gain and is suitable for beginners. Bring plenty of warm clothing as we ski up into a valley with cold winds that blow off of the glacier. We'll be in wide valleys with minimal exposure to avalanche danger. As snowmachines are allowed back there this year we'll probably have packed trails to ski on, so backcountry skis probably aren't mandatory.
Plan on skiing 6 or 7 hours, depending on conditions. Bring lunch, snacks, water, other appropriate gear for the weather conditions, gas money for carpooling and wear layers. As usual, no dogs are allowed.