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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Valdez Ski Report April 26, 2015

Nice week coming up with a trace of snow in the forecast and cool temps at mountain level and scattered clouds. Stability remains GOOD, with typical springtime sluffing. iPowder remain “wornout” on north aspects and corn could develop around noon each day on southerly aspects dependent on sun angles and such. Snowpack remains deep above 3000′ and hope to get […]

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