Winter in Valdez

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VALDEZ is the snow capital of the U.S.A.  Really THE location for the best heli-skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice climbing, fat bike riding, cross-country skiing in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.

Valdez has an incredible variety of terrain at your fingertips, with most areas heavily glaciated, plus more steep mountain faces, large powder bowls, longer couloirs and everything in between you won't find anywhere else.

Your dream winter vacation has it all, as local Valdez guides and outfitters - Go to to see our heli-guide and winter businesses, showcase the unmatched beauty, the vast and equally spectacular terrain with single or mulit-day vacation packages available that provide the ultimate experiene for everyone from Beginners to Experts.  You can even venture out on a Heli Yacht - go fishing as well during your winter vacation.

Within the spectacular Keystone Canyon, 13 miles from the city is where pathways to adventure ice climbers are in abundance. Climbing ribbons of frozen water in this spectacaular area, where there is nowhere else can you climb this caliber of ice from right off the Richardson Highway in the world.