Guests of the Lodge enjoy recreating on the lake year round. From fishing, kayaking, boating, snowmobiling or snow machining (as Alaskans call it), hunting, or sight seeing and wildlife viewing, there is something for everyone! Eagles, swans, loons, various ducks, and of course bear can often be seen and heard on or near the lake. We have our own private docks and boat on the lake for members and their guests.
Valdez is an outdoor recreation mecca. We work with several local companies that offer various guided trips, tours, and charters for your enjoyment. You can book a fresh or saltwater fishing trip for several species of fish including shark, halibut, cod, and various types of salmon, book a sea kayaking adventure in the sound, take a scenic flight right from the lodge, check out glaciers including the mighty Columbia and Worthington, rent a bike at The Bike Shop and cruise around town or travel up the old mining road into Mineral Creek Canyon. Valdez also has several hiking trails for those looking to explore on foot.
For those seeking a winter adventure Valdez is home to five Helicopter skiing companies. The heli season starts around mid February and goes until the end of April. Thompson Pass also has some of the most incredible snowmobiling in the world. Several major film companies and professional athletes come to Valdez each and every spring to film skiing, snowboarding, and snow machining. There is no other place in Alaska or the world for that matter that offers the diversity and accessibility that the Chugach Mountains do here.