Packrafting Courses

Come join KWG for one of our Packrafting courses!

KWG continues to up the bar for Alaska packraft instruction with our Level 1 and Level 2 packraft instructional courses.  Both courses are 2 days in length and cover the skills that you will need to paddle through the wilderness on your own.  KWG’s location in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias NP provides us with “in-town” wilderness access and makes these courses destination trips.

We focus on not only the hard skills needed to push deeper into the wild rivers around us, but use an interdisciplinary approach that teaches both self and group rescue techniques as well as risk management and good river decision making.

Click the buttons below to see our full curriculum for each of our courses.

Packrafting Level 1

Packrafting Level 2

2018 Dates:

medium very hard  (medium – very hard)

Trip Highlights:
Chance to learn new skills or hone your existing skills in a “real-world” packrafting environment with experienced and professional instructors.

Terrain Challenges May Include:
Long days in the field. Swimming and paddling in cold, glacier fed waters. Navigating your own packraft in Class II-III whitewater. Hiking over un-even terrain.

Available Season:
See dates listed

Suggested Timeframe:
2-day course, optional 3rd day fly-in day trip

2019 Pricing

2019 Group Pricing $425/person
(base price, see below for discounts)

Prices are for 2 days of instruction for either course.
KWG offers custom courses. Contact us for pricing on custom courses.
3rd day optional fly-in $150/person + airfare

Discount OptionsDiscount Amount
Bring your own boat$50 discount
Bring your own drysuit$50 discount

2018 Dates:
*More dates to be announced.  Check back in throughout the winter to see our 2018 course schedule, or contact us to suggest a weekend that works for you!  We will be hosting at least 2 courses a month.

Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 – 27 (28th optional fly-in)

July 20 Free Woman’s Clinic (Space is limited and fills up fast.  Contact us to join)

July 21 Packraft Race

Labor Day Weekend, September 1 – 2 (3th optional fly-in)

*At any point, you can book a custom course with custom dates with any number of people.  Contact us for pricing.

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