Chugach Mountains

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 61 ° 10' 0" N, 145 ° 19' 60" W
  • Region: Valdez-Cordova (CA)
  • Nearest City: Anchorage
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  • Elevation: 4049 ft (1234.14 m)


Getting There

The Chugach Mountains are a coastal range that extend from Knik Arm and Turnagain Arm on the west to Bering Glacier, Tana Glacier, and Tana River on the east; they are bounded on north by Matanuska, Copper, and Chitina Rivers. The range is approximately 9512. 250 miles long by 60 miles wide.

The As they line the southcentral coast of Alaska on the northwest side of the Gulf of Alaska the Chugach Mountains receive an average of around 150 inches of precipitation annually. However places in the range like Thompson Pass receive an average of 550 inches of snow each winter. Making the Chugach Mountains some of the best skiing/snowboarding on the planet.

The tallest mountain in the Chugach is Mount Marcus Baker at the head of Kink Glacier, with an elevation of 13,100 ft.

Alutiiq/Aleut tribal name recorded by the Russians and written by them "Chugatz" and "Tchougatskoi"; in 1898 Captain W. R. Abercrombie, USA, spelled the name "Chugatch" and applied it to the mountains.

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Arms: Don Glacier, Scorpion Glacier,

Hills: Gandil Mountain,

Mountains: Abercrombie Mountain, Mount Alyeska, Andy Simons Mountain, Aspero Peak, Audubon Mountain, Baleful Peak, Barnes Mountain, Bashful Peak, Bellicose Peak, Bence Mountain, Benign Peak, Billygoat Mountain, Bird Peak, Blackcliff Mountain, Blueberry Hill, Bold Peak, Brontosaurus Mountain, Mount Brookfield, Camp Mountain, Camp Robber Peak, Carbon Mountain, Mount Cardozo, Mount Cashman, Claw Peak, Columbia Peak, Cooper Mountain, Cordova Peak, Cranberry Peak, Crow Peak, Crown Peak, Mount Defiant, Denmark Peak, Mount Diamond, Doughton Peak, Dowling Peak, Duktoth Mountain, Dyke Mountain, East Twin Peak, Mount Einstein, Ellamar Mountain, Mount Elusive, Eshamy Peak, Mount Evans, Mount Fafnir, Finland Peak, Flandreau Mountain, Flat Top Peak, Mount Francis, Garrett Peak, Mount Gilbert Lewis, Gilpatrick Mountain, Goodlata Peak, Mount Haley, Hanagita Peak, Highland Mountain, Hogsback, Iceworm Peak, Indianhouse Mountain, Jewel Mountain, Mount Kate, Kings Mountain, Knik Mountain, Mount Langmuir, Lindita Peak, Lingon Mountain, Mount Logan, Lone Baldy, Mount Luther Kelly, Madean Peak, Mount Magnificent, Mount Mahlo, Mount Marcus Baker, Mayer Peak, Maynard Mountain, McHugh Peak, McKinley Peak, Meteorite Mountain, Mount Michelson, The Mitre, Moonlight Mountain, Mount Hogan, Nagoon Mountain, Norway Peak, O-Malley Peak, Organ Mountain, Mount Ourand, Pandora Peak, Peril Peak, Phoenix Peak, Pilot Peak, Pin Peaks, Pioneer Peak, Polar Bear Peak, Mount Powder Top, Ragged Mountain, Raggedtop Mountain, The Ramp, Rendezvous Peak, Rice Mountain, Rook Mountain, Mount Rumble, Saddle Peak, Mount Schrader, Mount Sergeant Robinson, Sharkstooth Mountain, Sharp Peak, Mount Shasta, Mount Shouplina, Mount Siegfried, Sleeping Sister Mountain, Snyder Mountain, Spirit Mountain, Stuck Mountain, Suicide Peaks, Summit Mountain, Sunlight Mountain, Sunny Peak, Sweden Peak, Tanaina Peak, Tazcol Peak, Tazlina Tower, Temptation Peak, Terrace Mountain, Mount Thor, Townsend Peak, Tripod Hill, Unakwik Peak, Mount Valhalla, West Twin Peak, Wests Peak, Whiteout Peak, Mount Wickersham, Mount Williwaw, Wolverine Peak,

Passes: Crow Pass, Devils Pass, Indian Creek Pass, Johnson Creek Summit, Kimball Pass, Marshall Pass, Moraine Pass, Powerline Pass, Snow River Pass, Thompson Pass,

Peaks: Peak 3, Adelie Point, Baumann Bump, Bearberry Point, Berg Peak, Bronto, California Peak, Chinstrap Peak, Crested Peak, Devils Mistress, East Kiliak Peak, Fishs Breath, Gentoo Peak, Halibut Head, Hibbs Peak, Highbush Peak, Icicle Peak, Lowbush Peak, Lowell Peak, Middle Raven Peak, Nantina Point, Nest Peak, North Raven Peak, Passage Peak, Penguin Peak, Pepper Peak, Peters Peak, Pico España, Portage Peak, Saghala Point, Salt Peak, Shaker Peak, South Raven Peak, Stone Mountain, Transcendence Peak, Vertigo Peak, West Kiliak Peak, Whistlers Mother,

Ranges: De Long Mountains, Don Miller Hills, Granite Range, Grindle Hills, Guyot Hills, Heney Range, Kenai Mountains,

Ridges: Cunningham Ridge, Divider Mountain, Dora Keen Range, Kushtaka Ridge, Thompson Ridge, Tokun Ridge,

Trails: Abe's Trail, Flattop Mountain Trail,


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The Chugach front range contains many tantalizing looking ski lines. However, many of them are rarely in skiable condition. During some years, snowfall is light. Other years, howling winds or rain clean the snow away as soon as it falls. When everything does come together in the front range, there are endless exciting lines to be had. I feel extremely fortunate to have skied off the summit of The Ramp, Harp Mountain, and several other front range peaks.

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