Valdez Ski Vacation Guide

Valdez, Alaska is one of the most unforgettable ski experiences in the world. Set against the backdrop of spectacular mountains in the midst of the Alaskan backcountry, this is a place where you can enjoy both downhill and cross country skiing in a territory that is rugged yet beautiful. The Chugach Mountains are known for their steep, ride-able terrain accessible by heli-ski trips.

Advanced Skiing

Get into the helicopter and make your way to the top of one of the Chugach mountains—jump out and there you are, ready to race down the mountain and take advantage of the combination of rough and tumble challenges and long, smooth runs. Clear weather cycles allow you to enjoy the slopes for the maximum amount of time on your heli-skiing adventure, and the local mountain offers over 2500 square miles of explorable terrain.

The Chugach Mountains of Alaska are location to the annual World Extreme Skiing Championships. See why the area around Valdez, Alaska is known as the Great Land and enjoy your stay on the Chugach Mountains, known in the local culture as the mountains of the people. While Valdez is not a resort area with all the amenities, lodging and dining with the locals will give you the best sense of adventure. If you are looking to enjoy a new kind of ski experience there has never been a better time than now, as trained guides are waiting to give you a taste of these remote mountain slopes. You want real adventure? Book your trip today with the deals and discounts to make it all possible!

Valdez Snowboard Vacation Guide

Rider’s Guide

Valdez has to be the Holy Grail for rabid extreme snowboarders. The home of the World Extreme Snowboard Championships, the Chugach Mountains receive between 600 and 900 inches of that great white powder every season.

Parks and Pipes

Alpenglow has the first Terrain Park in south-central Alaska with lots of kickers and rails to play on. Valdez is hardly your average resort full of families and little kids trying to ski. When you want to snowboard Valdez you don’t stand in line for a lame chairlift ride, you fly up with a helicopter! Valdez H2O Guides and Alaska Backcountry Adventures are two of the services to contact to make the arrangements to experience the most astounding mountain vistas you’ve ever imagined while flying to the ultimate snowboard ride in history.

Out of Bounds

All of the Valdez area is ripe for exploring on snowmobile or snowcat with the Valdez Snow Machine Club, and you’ll never experience gnarlier ice climbing than on Valdez’s frozen waterfalls. And everywhere in Alaska is perfect for viewing the Northern Lights.

Hangout & Hookup

In Valdez, the Totem Inn is the place to stock up on a reindeer sausage breakfast while Old Town Burgers will serve you a hand-formed patty from a Fifties Drive-Inn. The Club Valdez has some really great nights with a schedule full of events.