Sports in Skagway

This page contains basic information and any links about the sporting scene in Skagway:

  • Basketball
    Basketball is extremely popular during the winter months in Skagway. Almost every evening of the week sees various age groups and leagues playing ball at the Rec Center.
  • Cycling
    Skagway has quite a few good mountain bike and road bike trails. Perhaps the biggest cycling event of the year is the Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay run between Haines Junction and Haines every summer. For all biking questions, your best bet is to chat to the folks at Sockeye Cycle.
  • Climbing
    Skagway is a climbing nirvana, with towering peaks and glistening glaciers all around. The folks at the Alaska Mountain Guides are the ones to contact. Ice climbing is also a popular winter activity.
  • Dancing
    Dance classes are offered year round at the Rec Center.   
  • Fishing
    Exciting sport fishing opportunities are plentiful from April to November, both saltwater and freshwater. Several charter operators offer fishing trips from the Skagway Small Boat Harbor for five species of salmon, plus halibut and rockfish. See the Visitor Center website for charter and guide information
  • Hiking
    There are many great trails and it is not hard to get off the beaten path. Some commercial outfits lead trips along the area's trails and the Visitor Center has more information.
  • Kiting
    Skagway's white pass is a kiting nirvana during the winter. See for more details.
  • Running
    The Skagway running scene is very active, featuring the Annual Klondike Road Relay.
  • Rafting
    Most rafting in town occurs on the Skagway River. If you have rafting questions, it's probably best to touch base with Chilkat Guides
  • Skiing
    Telemarking and cross country skiing are the primary ski sports in Skagway, but a growing number of snowboarders haunt the backcountry around Skagway. Most skiing takes place up on the White Pass at Log Cabin. The Annual Buckwheat Ski Classic is not to be missed!

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