Manitoba Mountain is located at mile 49 on the all-weather Seward Highway about 90 minutes from Anchorage. Within a 2.5 hour drive of the ski area is a year-round population of approximately 400,000 and the 3 communities of Cooper Landing, Hope and Moose Pass are all within a 30 minute drive.
Cooper Landing: World-renowned for its legendary fishing, Cooper Landing, with almost 400 year-round residents, boasts a rich heritage with deep Native American roots and a more recent history of gold mining. For the outdoor adventurist, there is amazing hiking, rafting and botanist excursions nearby. The town has many lodging options, from small bed and breakfasts to high-end lake front homes and luxury private lodges. Located off the Sterling Highway on the banks of the Kenai River, Cooper Landing is the most developed of the three closest communities to Manitoba Mountain.
Hope: Located on the south shore of the Turnagain Arm, 17 miles from the Seward Highway, the former gold rush town of Hope has a year-round population of 137. With a mining museum and active gold panning opportunities, Hope pays homage to its historical past. But with some incredible hiking and the world-class whitewater of Six Mile Creek nearby, the town also attracts plenty of adventure seekers.
Hope and Turnagain Arm at Sunset
Moose Pass: Host to the annual Solstice festival, Moose Pass is a quaint community of 200 located on the shores of Upper Trail Lake along the Seward Highway. For the visitor, the area offers excellent hiking, fishing, and hunting opportunities and there are numerous bed and breakfast options for accommodation.
Sunrise on Trail Lake
Summit Lake Lodge: Located 3 miles from Manitoba Mountain, this rustic lodge on the shores of Summit Lake has a large restaurant and bar as well as lodging options. Currently closed during the winter months, the lodge would be able to re-open with the nearby draw of the ski area.
Summit Lake Lodge