Valdez is the snow capital of the U.S.A. Our town is the ideal location for the best heli-skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, fat bike riding, and cross-country skiing in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska. . With most areas heavily glaciated, Valdez has an incredible variety of terrain at your fingertips: steep mountain faces, large powder bowls, longer couloirs and everything in between you won't find anywhere else.
Valdez has a long -standing reputation for great snow: more than 300 inches is measured annually in the city, and 600 to 900 inches in nearby Thompson Pass.
Nothing is more thrilling to snow sport enthusiasts than the prospect of fresh powder. Valdez, and nearby Thompson Pass, has a vast amount of untouched, backcountry wilderness accessible for snow activities of all kinds. Whether you hike, snowmobile, snowcat, or heli-ski, or just want to take your kids sledding, Valdez is the perfect place to go off the grid in search of the next undiscovered, awe-inspiring adventure.