Bucket List Summer Adventures for 2021 at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska

Judd Lake, Alaska (February 10, 2021): The Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is pleased to announce their 2021 summertime guest experiences and the addition of a quintessential bush plane, a Turbine Otter, allowing guests to explore deeper into the Tordrillo Mountain Range. Known for its world class outdoor exploration, the 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. Thrill-seeking guests of all abilities can access millions of acres of untouched Alaskan wilderness where a helicopter serves as a personal chauffeur to everything that Alaska’s magical terrain has to offer. It’s a chance to experience endless summer activities from Alaska’s first and only Via Ferrata to wake surfing to unrivaled Fatback fat tire mountain biking, water skiing, and wakeboarding on the Mastercraft wake setting boat, world class fishing, kayaking, canoeing, foilboarding, white water rafting, spectacular glacier hiking and wildlife viewing in the most spectacular parts of the Tordrillo Mountain Range. The famous Kings and Corn experience allows guests to extend the ski season through June and early July enjoying heli-skiing in the morning and salmon fishing in the afternoon.

Offering high-end amenities and alpine-chic accommodations, guests can choose between staying at the flagship ‘Main Lodge’ or in one of the private log cabins.  For those wanting something ultra exclusive, the Lakeside Retreat experience sleeps 8 and includes a private chef, masseuses and your own helicopter and landing pad.  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.

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge’s Top Summer Experiences for 2021

New Turbine Otter

The De Havilland TURBINE OTTER NII6TL is a 1956 plane that was recently refurbished and represents state-of-the-art Alaska bush flying. 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.


Summer packages from July 5 – September 15, 2021, starting at $7,500  per person​ for 3 days/ nights. 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 copper 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 and 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.

Covid Policies for Staff and Guests:

Required Testing for All Incoming Guests - Proof of a negative COVID PCR test from within 72 hours of travel to Alaska. The state of Alaska is requiring this for any incoming guests – proof must be shown at the airport upon arrival.


Remote & Isolated Location – Staff live on property and are fully quarantined before guests arrive (60 miles due west of Anchorage). There are low guest numbers (max of 12 guests per week in the largest lodge) and no co-mingling between lodges. 


Separated Dining – Spaced out dining tables and groups to limit risk. 

Masks in Aircraft – Without room to social distance in the helicopters or ski planes, guests, guides and pilots are required to wear masks while in aircraft.


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, fat tire mountain biking, salmon fishing, glacier hiking and more.

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