ski & snowboard adventures at winterlake lodge
your base for adventure......along the iditarod trail
Situated near the western edge of the Alaska Range, Winterlake Lodge offers seclusion and spectacular scenery. Views of the Trimble Glacier and the beginnings of the Rainy Pass are visible from the lake.
Winterlake offers six guest cabins nestled along a mile-long lake that serves as our dog-mushing training grounds in the winter. A main lodge sits near the middle of the property. Snowmobiles, snowshoes and cross-country skis are available to explore the surrounding grounds.
At Winterlake Lodge, we are excited to feature our Alaska lodge cuisine. Adventure is found in the wild and vast beauty of the natural world we are surrounded by but it’s also found each evening at our dinner tables. We source organic, natural and local Alaska ingredients, often from our own gardens or foraged from nearby wild places. We select curated “menus of the day” pairing them with wines from favorite vineyards. We accommodate special requests, offer children’s menus, and we are always flexible in understanding guest preferences.
Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage services domestic and international flights. There are numerous accommodations in Anchorage that guests can stay before and after their trip. On the first day of your adventure, our shuttles will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Lake Hood airport. We fly via small bush plane into the Alaska backcountry to reach Winterlake Lodge utilizing a variety of Cessna 185, Cessna-206, DeHavilland Beaver, and DeHavilland Otter aircraft.
"Having a remote location provides the ability to really step away from whatever you have going on, and step into a mountain paradise"
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Pro Big Mountain Rider, TGR Athlete
THE TRAPPER CABIN
This cabin sits at the far-east end of our property and is connected to the main lodge by a rolling path. It is the old homestead site of Mr. Gene Leonard, whom you’ll learn plenty about! The log construction is representative of most old Alaskan bush homes, and much of the furniture is handmade in the Alaska style.
The cabin has a queen bed located in a separate bedroom, a simple private bath, additional sleeping for two people in single beds, and a large spacious living room. Sit on the porch and watch eagles fly by – or your helicopter landing nearby to pick you up for a mountain adventure.
THE RED LAKE TRAIL CABIN
This log cabin sits near the main lodge on the west side of the property. The cabin accommodates six (or more) people in three separate bedrooms, each with a queen bed, with room to add additional single beds as necessary. Each bedroom has a private bath and a small living area. The view of the lake is lovely, particularly at sunset.
THE IDITAROD CABIN
We cut dead standing trees, peeled the logs, and built the cabin on site together when our daughters were young girls. Large picture windows look over the lake and the small deck is the place to be at sunrise. The cabin offers a queen bed and one twin in a loft area. This cabin offers a roomy private bath.
THE MOUNTAIN PASS CABIN
This cabin is situated closest to the main lodge. It offers a log queen bed, roomy private bath, comfy open-style living room and a rocker on the deck.
THE HAPPY RIVER CABIN
Why name a cabin after a river? It’s one of our favorite places to go to from the lodge. This cabin offers a nice lake view, artisan log bed and open-style living room area, and roomy private bath. This cabin sits next to the head of our ski trail to Red Lake.
THE FIREWEED CABIN
Our newest cabin, this offers two bedrooms, each with private entrance, bath, and living area. This cabin is just a short distance from the main lodge to the west and our heli-pad to the east, with elevated deck overlooking the lake.