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Snowflake Lake Airstrip, Alaska

Important - Required Library! Snowflake Lake Airstrip requires that our own Emerald Object Library be installed! Failure to install our free library will result in a 99% broken addon! Download Available Here Snowflake Lake is an unregistered backcountry airport just 5 NM / 9 KM to...

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Important - Required Library!

Snowflake Lake Airstrip requires that our own Emerald Object Library be installed! Failure to install our free library will result in a 99% broken addon!

Snowflake Lake is an unregistered backcountry airport just 5 NM / 9 KM to the North of Talkeetna, Alaska. Fictionally designated AK64, Snowflake Lake has a 1500 FT / 457 M long gravel runway, which makes it perfect for a wide class of general aviation and larger twin engine aircraft.

This scenery has been brought to life in incredible detail, with a heavy focus on environmentals. Snowflake Lake uses almost all custom libraries with the integration of our own Emerald Object Library. Some features include: a 2-meter digital elevation model, hand-corrected and color-matched 30cm/px aerial imagery, custom vegetation, 3D trees, and environmentally-dynamic features, such as: Butterflies, Rain Puddles, and Morel Mushrooms!


  • 30cm/px aerial imagery.
    Hand-corrected and colored to match the surrounding terrain.
  • 2-meter digital elevation model.
    Compatible with ORBX NA Alaska Mesh!
  • Uneven/sloped runway for that authentic backcountry experience!
    Look out for rocks!
  • Hand-placed, native vegetation.
    Weeds, Wildflowers, Shrubs/Bushes, and 3D Trees. Includes LODs for improved performance.
  • Reworked a large section of nearby marshland.
    Cleared out and replanted trees in varying heights and densities.

Environmentally-Dynamic Features

  • ButterfliesVisible from May through September. Includes 4 different Alaska native variations!
  • Morel MushroomsLook for Morel Mushrooms popping up around the airstrip from May through July. But keep a keen eye out, as they can be quite difficult to spot!
  • Water PuddlesOnly visible when rain is reported in the area.


The included "esd-airport-ak64-snowflake-lake" folder should be placed into your MSFS "Packages\Community" folder. The scenery will load the next time you start Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Bush Strips
Initial Release
November 14, 2020
Last Updated
5 month(s) ago — 2.0.1



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9 day(s) ago / Thanked by rotornut44

a colossal and incredible work with a lot of details, a big congratulations! this scene is a must-have! thank you



11 day(s) ago / Thanked by rotornut44

Wish it could be possible to have those gorgeous 3D trees in the Sim by default

3D trees is the one of the XP12 features that I am really jealous about lol



2 month(s) ago / Thanked by rotornut44

This is fantastic scenery, just like all of your scenery addons here. I'm running Northern Sky Studio's Talkeetna Airport (payware) and when I do upon trying to load into Snowflake Lake MSFS crashes to desktop, no error messages, etc. When I remove the payware version of Talkeetna it no longer crashes... Any idea what might be causing a conflict among the two scenery addons? Unfortunately these days developers have taken it upon themselves to create one massive scenery BGL file making it immposible to disable a certain part of a scenery. Keep up the fantastic work, your bush strips are amazing.



6 month(s) ago / Thanked by rotornut44


Thank you again
What a super little strip. Can you give it a code so it shows as a strip and not just a point of interest?
Great to get your beautiful little airfields in Alaska !! I enjoy to use it after works this evening !!
I was a customer of your great sceneries for P3d4 : hoping to see these adapted to msfs someday - mostly the Salomon sceneries that I loved
This is the stuff I come here for! That is beautiful. Thank you very much 😊

Suggestion, bugs and ideas for the future.

  • Version 2.0.1 May 08, 2022

    Please remove the old version of Snowflake Lake to get rid of the leftover BGL file.

    - SU9 changed the way that polygons are saved and compiled. Although there is backwards compatibility so far, Snowflake Lake has been recompiled to ensure future compatibility.

  • Version 2.0.0 April 14, 2022

    Snowflake Lake v2 is a complete rework of the scenery! The folder name has changed. Please remove the old copy from your community addons folder before running this updated version!

    - Added 2-meter Digital Elevation Model.
    - Added 30cm/px hand-corrected, color-matched aerial imagery.
    - Added a custom gravel runway material, meticulously blended with the underlying imagery.
    - Added custom 3D trees and vegetation surrounding the entire airstrip.
    - Added environmentally-dynamic features:
    >> Butterflies - Visible from May through September. Includes 4 different Alaska native variations!
    >> Morel Mushrooms – Look for them popping up around the airstrip from May through July.
    >> Rain Puddles - Appear only when rain is reported in the area.
    - Added various clutter models around the airstrip and wider coverage area.
    - Cleared out large areas of nearby marsh land, redrawing areas of trees with different heights and densities.
    - Completely reworked lake water placement and terraforming to match new imagery and DEM.
    - Uncovered and reworked several gravel bars along the Susitna River.

  • Version 1.0.5 September 09, 2021

    - Fixed terraforming for landable lakes.

  • Version 1.0.4 January 02, 2021

    - Added a fictional airport designation (AK64), including runway starts!
    - Removed a default road texture that was incorrectly placed over a lake.
    - Removed POI marker on Snowflake Lake.

  • Version 1.0.3 January 01, 2021

    - Added POI marker to Snowflake Lake, making it easier to locate.

  • Version 1.0.2 November 25, 2020

    - Added some clutter models around the airstrip.
    - Adjusted lake elevations for new DEM released in v1.11.6.0 - World Update II.
    - Changed file directory to conform to SDK standards. (Uninstall old versions!)

  • Launched November 14, 2020

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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I have always really appreciated and admired the incredible work you have done in FSX, P3D and now MSFS. You have a real tallent for scenery design and a great eye for detail! It is reflected in the lengths you go to bring life and realisim to the scenery you create. Hope this helps a little and keep up the great work!




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