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It's the snowiest place in the United States. The city of Valdez receives an average of 300 inches of snow annually. But that's in town, at sea level. Nearby Thompson Pass sees 600 to 900 inches each year on average, and during some winters 100+ inches can fall each month for up to five consecutive months.
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 http://valdezalaska.org/play/winter-operators 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.