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road condition in May at white pass, first time crusier

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road condition in May at white pass, first time crusier

Hi, We are a family of 6, 3 adult, 1 senior and two twin toddlers. First time cruiser through Norwegian Pearl. In skagway on May 28th. We are debating to do the 3.5 hr train trip or rent a car drive up on our own. I am a little worry about road/weather condition. Is it easy to drive up to the white pass even if it is a snow day? For a party at this size, I think we are going to rent Mini Van. Thanks.

Any suggestions are very much appreciated. Thanks!

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1. Re: road condition in May at white pass, first time crusier

It won't be snowing in late May.......might have some snow on the side of the highway, but the road is kept open year round and you should have no problems then...... With two toddlers, a rental car would be the way to go.....

After the highway leaves Skagway there are a few steepish switch backs, but there are quite a few pull outs for you to stop and overlook the canyon and railway on the other side......

Late May should give you a good chance of seeing wildflowers and a slight chance of seeing a bear along the route......Binoculars would come in handy......bring snacks and water, too.....

Make sure you take your passports to cross back into the US from Canada......

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2. Re: road condition in May at white pass, first time crusier

Thank you! There is only one Avis in town, right? How far walking from the port? We are with NCL pearl. Thanks!

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3. Re: road condition in May at white pass, first time crusier

Sourdough Rentals has a van or two. Not new, but no hidden charges. Nice guy. My first choice.

Edited: 23 March 2014, 04:02
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4. Re: road condition in May at white pass, first time crusier

Bit of a hike from the dock. Send the driver for the van, and the rest of you take your time and enjoy the walk.

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