Digital Version Available

Alaska Backcountry Skiing: Valdez and Thompson Pass is now available at Amazon as a Kindle eBook.. I made some minor updates to the Weather chapter to include hot links and updated some snow stats. Sorry it took so long. Enjoy.

“Like many skiers, I’ve been brainwashed into believing the only way to ski the Valdez Chugach Mountains of Alaska is by helicopter.  Boy, was I wrong.”
– Lou Dawson –

This guidebook, published in 2006, includes 25 day routes and one expedition route in the central Chugach range surrounding Valdez and Thompson Pass.  The book also includes weather data, avalanche and terrain information, safety information, and history. Each route is accompanied by a photo and topographical map.


Revised Route Photos

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Tiekle Arena Map LOW

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