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5-day backcountry touring + heliboarding in Valdez, Alaska

Heliboarding in Valdez, Alaska

Explore the steep lines and vast terrain of the Valdez area in Alaska, with this 5-day backcountry touring and heliboarding trip. IFMGA-certified guide Todd takes you on this great snowboarding and skiing adventure.

Not specified

Alaska Range

5 Days

Mar

Fit

Intermediate


Description

I invite you to join me on this 5-day backcountry touring and heliboarding trip in the Valdez area, one of the most famous snowboarding and skiing spots in Alaska.

In Valdez you will find not only steeper lines than in other destinations, but also an incredibly beautiful and vast terrain with dense snow. However there is a wide variety of terrain as to fit the desire of skiers and snowboarders, from advanced-intermediate to expert level.

What’s even best, in this spectacular area we are only a short drive away from the city of Valdez, so every day we are able to relax with all the comforts after a long day of riding in the inmensity of Alaska.

This 5-day program will give you the best snowboarding and skiing experience in Valdez.  We will first do 3 days of backcountry touring. Then we will have one heli-bump day, with one helicopter ride and then spending the rest of the day snowboarding and touring our way back to the road. Finally, on the last day we will have a full heliboarding day.

Please note the order of these days will be flexible, depending on weather and snow conditions. I can also help you to arrange your accommodation Also I can organize a different tour depending on your group size.

So if you find this trip tempting, just send me a request and book your trip. Come enjoy a fantastic adventure in Valdez!

Details

Meeting point

Valdez

About the guide

A Utah native, Todd grew up with a strong passion for skiing and playing in the mountains. Looking to incorporate this passion into a profession Todd attended the University of Utah and earned a bachelors degree from the Parks and Recreation department. He worked in the outdoors as a wilderness instructor teaching survival skills in the Utah desert for many years. In 2000 he began mountain guiding, and has been sharing his passion of the mountains with others ever since.

Todd’s guiding has taken him to many corners of the globe including; Alaska, Asia, Antarctica, Europe, South America and the Western U.S. He is a fully certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide. Other training and certifications include Avalanche level III and Wilderness First Responder.

Climbing with Todd one immediately feels a sense of safety and trust. Todd is a strong and highly competent leader with years of experience leading large expeditions and one on one guiding. He is a skillful teacher and enjoys helping folks accomplish their climbing aspirations.

Some of his notable ascents include; Denali’s Cassin Ridge, a first ascent of the 5000’ west face of Mt. Vinson in Antarctica and the Walker spur on the Grand Jorasses in the Alps.

When he is not traveling Todd enjoys spending time at home in Salt Lake City, Utah climbing and skiing the Wasatch with his wife, climbing partner and fellow guide.

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

AMGA

Residence

Salt Lake City


What people are saying about Todd Passey

Martin

3.00

February, 2020

I have booked the backcountry ski for 3 days and did only 1/2 - 1 day. Hiking uphill is much too exhausting for me, although I am in reasonable condition. For sure this must be much better communicated towards customers, that they need in ultimate condition. So spending 1200 USDollars and having only '1 day done' is not a great experience. Can I get some of the money back?

Gonzalo

5.00

February, 2019

Todd is a very experienced guide who knows the area like the palm of his hand. He tailored a plan that adapted perfectly to the conditions and our group, and he got us to some great powder even after 1 week since the last snowfall! We had a great time and I will for sure call Todd again next year when I return to Utah!


Prices per person

Group of 2

USD 4949 Each

Group of 3

USD 4124 Each

Group of 4

USD 3609 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Helicopter drops as described

Price details

Price does not include Food and Lodging or Transportation to Valdez




 

 

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