Destination: Prince William Sound, Alaska

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PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA

Babkin Charters offers custom ski-mountaineering trips April through mid June, depending on snowpack. Snowfall can reach 30 feet per year, and terrain ranges from gentle glades to rolling ridges to steep chutes and faces. Contact Brad von Wichman (907-272-8989; www.alaskan.com/babkin_charters; alexpp@corecom.net). A two-day trip runs $300 and up per person.

The Babkinis a 58-foot custom charter boat launched in 1997. It features three staterooms, a full galley, and a salon, all paneled in teak. There are two heads, a hot shower, a great sound system, and a full walk-around deck. The vessel can comfortably sleep 12 guests, and the extensive decks provide ample space for wildlife viewing, photography, and fishing. In addition to two Zodiac skiffs for accessing the shore, the Babkincarries several sea kayaks for paddling excursions.