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Alaska Backcountry Skiing:  Valdez & Thompson Pass

by Matt Kinney


“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 eastern 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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