Valdez, Alaska is a sleepy fishing village tucked between The Pacific Ocean and the legendary Chugach Mountains. The Richardson Highway cuts through the Chugach and connects Valdez to the outside world via Thompson Pass. From the road, glaciated mountains rise over 5000 feet. Fierce Pacific storms roll over the pass each winter and bury the range under 600 – 900 inches of snow. Welcome to the birthplace of big mountain skiing and riding.
Baker Mountain Guides’ Valdez Ski Mountaineering adventure samples some of the best objectives on the pass. When conditions allow, as they often do, we focus our efforts on steep skiing and riding in big, Alaskan terrain.