Snowmobile (Snowmachine) Skiing & Tours
Snowmobile (Sled) Skiing
Explore the Chugach near Valdez and Thompson Pass with Black Ops Valdez Snowmobile Skiing and Snowboarding! Experience the area like no one else, and travel to zones and ski and board where only our experienced guides, who live and work here all winter long, can take you. Whether you are just looking to explore the vast glaciers and amazing peaks of the Chugach on your snowmobile, or use a sled as your own personal “heli” to get your turns, we are the authority in the Valdez and Thompson Pass area. Grey days, “down days” are nearly non-existent. Even in the worst weather there is powder to tear up in the trees, pillows to drop, or glades to explore. At less than half the cost of heli-skiing for a week, you can stay with us and ski and snowboard some of the same runs that people are flying to…and if you are willing to boot pack a bit, we can get to most of the heli-ski terrain. With the new lighter, more powerful snowmobiles (snowmachines) that are out today, we can get you to some of the most spectacular terrain imaginable. Add a snowcat or heli option to combine the best of both worlds.
Sled Skiing $40-$50/run (Minimum 4 people or 4 runs)
*Custom Packages, Shuttle Service, & Camping Mission Prices Available
We offer a variety of snowmobile riding experiences for all ages and skill levels. Valdez has an amazing trail system surrounding the entire valley: Valdez Glacier, Robe Lake, Hogback Trail, East Peak Area, Sugarloaf Mountain, Solomon Gulch and Lake, Alaska (Alyeska) Pipeline Corridor, Old Valdez Town Site, and Mineral Creek Canyon. Most of these areas can be ridden to directly from the lodge and offer some of the most scenic views of the Valdez Port and surrounding mountains available.
If mountain riding is more your thing, there is no place on earth with more amazing peaks, bowls, and open valleys so easily accessed. We can wake up and ride Hogback Mountain directly behind the Lodge or Solomon Gulch “Area 51″ across the bay…Or we can trailer the machines closer to another location we choose to ride for the day. Either way, here more than anywhere else in the world, we are able to use our fuel riding in the mountains instead of getting to them. Just 10 minutes up the road, the Richardson Highway and Thompson Pass wind through the Chugach Mountains, and allow direct access to the best riding of your life.
Snowmobile Tour Rates
Full Day Tour (includes machine rental) – $395 *Minimum 2 people
Half Day Tour (includes machine rental) – $295 *Minimum 2 people
Guide for Full Day- $345
Guide for Half Day – $195
*Custom Packages Available
*Please plan to include Gratuity on your package.
– To make a reservation, a non-refundable 50% deposit is required
– Remainder is due 60 days before scheduled reservation
– Beacon, Harness, Pack, Shovel, and Probe are required
– Backcountry Safety Gear is available to rent for $25/day