Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Announces Camp TML and Sky Trekking for Family-Friendly Summer Experiences for 2022

New summer adventure and wildlife programming in Alaska designed with families in mind 

Judd Lake, Alaska (April 18, 2022): Tordrillo Mountain Lodge will open in July for the 2022 summer season with new family programming that offers unique opportunities to explore the great outdoors and learn new skills. Camp TML will be available for kids ages 8-16 and will provide a chance to experience endless adventure activities from world-class fishing and Alaska’s first and only Via Ferrata for ages 12+. It will include wake surfing, water skiing, and wakeboarding on the Mastercraft wake setting boat, kayaking, canoeing, foil boarding, white water rafting, and spectacular glacier hiking. Daily adventures are planned by the expert TML guides and include all gear and guided tours for everyone in the family from kids to grandparents. For families, sky trekking experiences on their new vintage Turbine Otter allow both lodge guests and visitors to Alaska to explore deeper into the Tordrillo Mountain Range and offers the most spectacular wildlife viewing.

Known for its world-class outdoor exploration, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge offers multi-sport Alaskan adventures and a true remote luxury experience complete with private cabins and top-of-the-line adventure equipment. Nestled on the shores of the Talachulitna River and Judd Lake in the Tordrillo Mountains, and just a 40-minute flight from Anchorage, the remote Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is the perfect base for the Alaskan trip of a lifetime. Offering high-end amenities and alpine-chic accommodations, guests stay at the flagship ‘Main Lodge.’ After a day of exploring the alpine surroundings, guests can kick off their boots and enjoy an in-room spa treatment, a wine tasting from the 500 bottle wine cellar or an indulgent Alaskan gastronomical experience. Owned by Olympic gold medalist and guide Tommy Moe and Alaskan heli-ski pioneer Mike Overcast, together they redefined big mountain adventures when they first started offering heli-skiing trips to this unexplored terrain over 20 years ago, before opening the lodge in 2006. Since then, and drawing on their vast expertise, they expanded operations, bringing a five star experience to the region and introducing a range of summer and multi-sport wilderness adventures in the Tordrillo and Alaska Mountain Ranges.

A Family of 5 Experience Camp TML

Sky Trekking with the New Turbine Otter:

The De Havilland TURBINE OTTER NII6TL is a vintage 1956 plane that was recently refurbished and represents state-of-the-art Alaska bush flying. The turbine otter is also available for non-lodge guests and can be chartered out of Anchorage for a sky trekking safari within a 500-mile radius around Lake Clark, Denali National Park, and Katmai National Park & Preserve to view Alaskan wildlife at $1,600 per hour. Holding up to 9 people it will allow guests to flightsee over Denali National Park, go bear viewing at Katmai and explore further into the mountains. This otter has a storied history of a plane in operation for over 60 years. The plane has been in the military, it’s been in movies, it’s been to Canadian steelhead lodges, it’s operated in the lower 48 and most recently had a stint at Islas Secas in Panama.

Top 4 Sky Trekking Experiences

Katmai Bear Viewing

The Katmai experience is like no other in the world. A place where bears still roam without any fear or interference from humans. For a day, step into their world and experience the majesty of Katmai. Brooks Falls is just one of the many wonders of the park. Hundreds of lakes and streams are home to the famous brown bears, moose, wolves, black bears and caribou. The flight from Anchorage to Brooks Falls lasts two hours. Weather permitting guests fly over the tops of Spurr, Redoubt, and Iliamna Volcanoes. Having a window at each seat makes it easy to spot Dall sheep and other wildlife through the neighboring Lake Clark National Park as travelers pass through the Alaska range on the way back.


Via Ferrata: The first and only Via Ferrata in Alaska is located on the edge of the Triumvirate Glacier, with two suspension bridges spanning from arrete to arrete. The adventure begins with a helicopter ride from Tordrillo Mountain Lodge to the start of the climb, 4,000 feet above sea level. Climbers use two carabiners to fix themselves to the cable, unclipping one at a time at specific anchor points. Along the way, you’ll find multiple scenic viewpoints to pull off, rest, and take in the vast views across the Triumvirate Glacier to the Tordrillo Mountains. At the top of the route, the helicopter pilot will be waiting to whisk guests back to the lodge where more adventure awaits.


Kings and Corn: Skiing corn snow in the morning and fishing for king salmon in the evening, it’s pretty difficult to not love Kings and Corn. In June and early July, guests can cast and carve their way through the day with summer heli-skiing followed by guided fly-in fishing for the legendary Alaska king salmon on the beautiful Talachulitna River under the midnight sun.


Lake & River Experiences: Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is located on the banks of both the rushing waters of Talachulitna River and the peaceful waters of Judd Lake. Within eyeshot of both bodies of water are two 11,000-foot volcanoes and Denali, North America’s tallest peak. Judd Lake is a gorgeous body of water that provides a great location for fishing, wildlife viewing, birding, and of course, watersports. All of the lake-based activities and river activities are ideal experiences for families. Wakeboarding on the Mastercraft wake setting boat, wake surfing, SUP, waterskiing, whitewater rafting, and foil boarding are just a few of the ultimate adventures for people of all ages and abilities. 


Summer packages from July 5 – September 15, 2022 start at $8,500 per person​ for 3 days/4 days/7 day packages. Packages include round-trip floatplane flights from Lake Hood, Anchorage to Judd Lake, lodging, gourmet meals, professional guide services, fishing equipment, yoga, access to the fitness center, a hot tub overlooking the lake and a wood-fired sauna. In the winter months, visitors have unrivaled access to world-class winter sports, from snowshoe trekking to glacier hiking in the hands of the industry’s most accomplished backcountry guides with complimentary use of Wagner Custom Skis and equipment, as well as Stio’s new outdoor apparel available to purchase. Winter heli-skiing packages begin at $15,000 per person and include 7 nights of lodging, 7 days of heli-adventures and gourmet meals, safety equipment and ski/snowboard demos, 5 hobbs per group of 4 clients, transportation from Anchorage International Airport to The Hotel Captain Cook, one double occupancy room night at The Hotel Captain Cook the evening prior to your flight to TML, round-trip flight between Lake Hood & Judd Lake with arrival on Saturday and departure on Saturday.

About Tordrillo Mountain Lodge:

Just a 40-minute flight from Anchorage, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is a remote, multi-sport, luxury lodge in the heart of the Tordrillo Range where outdoor adventures by day give way to world-class accommodations at night. Olympic gold medalist Tommy Moe, and heli-ski pioneer Mike Overcast founded the resort in 2006 to share their passion for the outdoors, redefining big mountain adventures in the Alaskan wilderness. The five-star resort provides guests with a true remote luxury experience including high-end amenities, a renovated Main Lodge, alpine-chic private cabins, top-of-the-line adventure equipment, in-room spa treatments, gourmet cuisine, and a curated wine list from a 500-bottle cellar. Named one of the best heli-ski resorts in the world by CNN Travel and Robb Report and known for the first and only Via Feratta in Alaska, the lodge also offers epic summer adventures including flightseeing and wildlife viewing from their Turbine Otter, wakeboarding, salmon fishing, glacier hiking and more.

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