The Deadly Season Arrives

…..While we may become concerned about avalanche fatalities in Alaska, a staggering 13 Alaskans have been killed using snow-machines and ATVs on snow in Alaska since November 1st along with 18 search and rescue cases. A total of forty incidents involving sleds have required Alaska State Trooper resources so far this winter for a variety of issues. Last winter there […]

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Snowcast Says Snow

The GFS model has been spot on since last Saturday with a snow event developing Thursday through Saturday. It looks like all snow at all elevations. Current model calls for 3.33 WE where it snows, which, above 2000′ will be considerable. Snow will pile up in Valdez. The peak snowfall rates will be Friday am followed by snow squalls and […]

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Rotorhead Of The Year Award

There are no winners, just losers. 2015 Nominees were…. Black Ops – Poaching Loveland Basin, a popular public recreation area in Thompson Pass for local skiers and sledders. Valdez Heli-Ski Guides – Landing on peak as BC skiers approach untracked summit (Twice). Goodhead Award goes to Rendevous Lodge.  Respect.  

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Valdez Ski Report April 28, 2015

A few days of wet snow left about 6″ settling rapidly today with brisk north winds building early and peaks flagging. Skinned up to Moonlight Basin from the Hairpin and found mixed and springlike snow with pockets of knee deep facets on the lower…lowers.  Witnessed both wind driven slabs avalanches occurring as the wind increased today and sun effect releases […]

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