Valdez, Alaska offers miles of maintained and easily accessible trails for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing. Snow or ski around town, up in the mountains, or out on the frozen Valdez Glacier Lake!
Our in town and out of town winter trails are maintained by Parks & Recreation.
There are numerous cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities in Valdez. The Valdez Parks & Recreation Department grooms and maintains miles of ski trails of varying difficulties. These trails are great for both classic and skate skiing, and many are closed to motorized use. Don’t have your own equipment? No problem. The Prince William Sound Community College Wellness Center and S.W.A.N., offer free checkout of snowshoes and cross country ski equipment.
Ice climbers view our beautiful waterfalls and glaciers as pathways to adventure. Whatever challenge you are looking for, whether top-roping or multi-pitch leading, there are dozens of routes around Valdez that will fit your needs.