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Experience Alaska's Northern Lights When You Can't Travel Abroad

Sheldon Chalet's Remote Offering Surprises Guests with Rare Sightings

New York, NY (October 01, 2021) Americans are seeking destinations closer to home to experience the beauty of the aurora this upcoming season. Perched on a nunatak 6,000 ft above the Don Sheldon Amphitheater on Denali National Park’s Ruth Glacier, the Sheldon Chalet is only accessible by helicopter from Anchorage or Talkeetna. Five acres of scenic private property at this luxury chalet offers exclusive access to views of some of the most dramatic vistas in the Alaska Range. 

​​This engineering marvel is a remote, yet luxurious experience where guests will find themselves without internet access, allowing them to truly get off the grid. From mid-September to mid-April, under clear weather conditions, the vivid and awe-inspiring blue, green, and purple colors of the Aurora Borealis reflect off the snowy peaks and glaciers and are visible from the chalet with a clarity rarely experienced elsewhere. In the upcoming fall and winter season Denali offers prime aurora borealis and meteorological viewing, full moon glacier treks and golden sunrises. Sheldon Chalet provides the best way to explore Denali in true comfort and luxury. Spend your day skiing, sledding or glacier trekking on Ruth Glacier and end it with a cozy fireside evening and gourmet dinner prepared by Sheldon Chalet’s chef showcasing the finest Alaskan sourced ingredients.

Sheldon Chalet’s curated activities
for guests include:

  • Aurora, lighted crystal and blizzard gazing

  • Snow cavern spelunking

  • Rock climbing

  • Rappelling

  • Shooting star and meteor shower gazing

  • Epic sledding runs

  • Gourmet glacier picnics

  • Glacier trekking via snowshoes or skis

  • Snow cave or igloo construction

  • Crevasse exploration

  • Heli or fixed wing geography touring

With clear skies, lunar and solar events illuminate the night brighter than winter daylight hours. There is an excellent probability for aurora activity in the weeks around the fall and spring Equinox. Taurus and Orion glimmer above the glacier, and in the summer the stars of Hercules and Sagittarius shine through the pristine mountain air.  


Starting at $75,000 for up to four people for a 3-night minimum, guests can relax, socially distance and experience Denali grandeur at this eco-conscious chalet in a way that’s never been seen before. This ultimate experience includes gear, two adventure guides, a concierge, a chef preparing gourmet meals with premium wine pairings, guided glacier adventures, the helicopter transport to and from the Chalet. At Sheldon Chalet, guests can choose to go on unique flightseeing tours, go on a back-country skiing adventure and enjoy incredible snowshoe treks with prime views of the summit of Denali just ten miles away. For more information about Sheldon Chalet please visit More details on the full Sheldon Chalet experience and new Exclusive Buyout Offer.

Exclusive Buyouts

Sheldon Chalet offers a private all-inclusive experience in its 2000 square foot, 5-bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms luxury accommodations for up to 10 guests for a minimum of three nights/ four days. 


  • Helicopter flightseeing tour from Anchorage

  • Staff - chef, concierge, and two adventure guides

  • Gourmet meals, beverages and luxury accommodations

  • Guided glacier exploration

  • Outdoor apparel rental package- boots, pants, parka, gloves

  • Use of glacier gear - trekking skis or snowshoes and poles, harnesses, and climbing helmets

About Sheldon Chalet:

Sheldon Chalet is perched on a nunatak 6,000 ft above the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, ten miles from the summit of Denali National Park in Alaska featuring unique panoramas of the Alaska Range from every angle. Located on five private acres, Sheldon Chalet sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms. The vision of Alaskan pioneers, Don and Roberta Sheldon, Sheldon Chalet is a platform for the adventure of a lifetime and offers guests guides, gear, a chef and a concierge to experience this exclusive destination on the flanks of North America’s highest mountain. Robert Sheldon, his wife Marne and sister Kate have made the Sheldon family dream become a reality. Serving delicious Alaskan fare, Sheldon Chalet provides a crown-jewel Alaskan experience with activities including heli-picnics, guided glacier trekking, heli-skiing and aurora borealis viewing.Each guest is certain to "Experience Grand" at Sheldon Chalet. 

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