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Lodge openning June 17, 2017!

February 1, 2017


The Tsaina Lodge will open its summer operation June 17, 2017 this year.  Check back here for upcoming events and special offers.


It’s Summer! And Yes, Really, We’re Open!

July 8, 2016


As any old-time Alaskan skier will tell you, there’s history steeped into foundation of The Tsaina Lodge.  The walls in the bar are plastered with memorabilia from the early days of extreme skiing in Thompson Pass.  The lodge staff have heard more stories that start with “This one time when we were drinking at the old Tsaina Lodge…” than we could count.  The rustic cabins from the original lodge still stand on the edge of the forest, and they now house the 30-40 staff and guides that flock to the lodge every spring for deep snow, cold beer, and a good time.


We love this history, we really do.  It’s what roots us to this wild and beautiful place, and at the same time inspires us to break new ground.  But since the lodge was re-built in 2012 into the contemporary, luxury adventure lodge that it is today, it’s never had a full summer season in use.  It’s time to change that.  So, with that spirit of adventure and fearlessness in mind, we’re making new history at The Tsaina Lodge.  We’ll now be open for spring and summer seasons.


These past few weeks have been a series of firsts for us, kicking off with our first Grand Opening Party on Father’s Day weekend.  We did our first summer gardening at the lodge (now we’ve got some beautiful flowers growing around the lodge). Our first summer rafting trip (we have to try out the product, right?), and one of our lodge staff, Ian, even did a first ascent.  We’d love for you to be a part of some of these firsts too!


Check out some photos below to see what we’ve been up to so far this summer.


Call or email us for more detailed information and pricing on the Tsaina's summer adventure packages.

Join us for our inaugural summer opening of the Tsaina Lodge:

June 17-August 7, 2016!


This summer explore the Tsaina’s pristine piece of the Chugach with a 3-, 4-, or 7-day stay! Our doors will be open June 17 through August 7, welcoming you with the same comfy rooms, delectable menus, and stunning views that you’ve come to love during our winter season. You know it as your home base for a Valdez Heli-Ski Guides adventure. But instead of powder turns, experience heli-assisted fly fishing, hiking, or glacier trekking. Spend the afternoon reading on the deck, take a cooking class with our chef, or relax with yoga and a massage. Or simply sit back to enjoy the Tsaina’s magnificent view of Worthington Glacier and the surrounding peaks, the very same peaks you’ve loved to ski, now in their summer glory. Our list of summer activities aims to offer something for everyone, every member of your family, from high adventure to solitude and relaxation.


Friends of VHSG receive a 10% discount on all 2016 summer bookings! Join us to take full advantage of the Tsaina’s perfect proximity to Alaska’s spectacular mountains, glaciers, rivers, and Prince William Sound during the long, glorious days of summer!


The Tsaina’s location on Thompson Pass is perfectly positioned to offer the very best guided and unguided summer adventures in Alaska:

  • Wildlife viewing and photography
  • River rafting
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Mountain and road biking
  • Fly fishing
  • Prince William Sound fishing and sea kayaking
  • Heli-assisted activities (fishing, hiking, glacier trekking)
  • Yoga
  • Cooking classes


  • Daily hearty American-style breakfast buffet.
  • Afternoon burgers, sandwiches, and yummy apps at the Tsaina Lodge’s infamous bar.
  • Nightly casual fine dining serving healthy, locally-sourced seafood and meat entrées with soup or salad and delectable desserts.
  • Our full bar and fantastic wine list accompany the incredible view.


  • Glacier View Room, single or double: $299
  • Mountain View Room, single or double: $279


Call or email us for more detailed information and pricing on the Tsaina's summer adventure packages.

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Best New Adventure Lodge 2012

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Reservations and Contact

Summer Reservations

907 835 3535

Valdez, Alaska 99868



Winter Reservations

Valdez Heli Ski Guides.

907 835 4528