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Backcountry skiing + heliski in Valdez, Alaska

Valdez heliskiing
Heliskiing Valdez
Heliskiing in Valdez, Alaska

Explore the vastness of Valdez, Alaska on a unique backcountry and heliskiing tour with Todd, an IFMGA-certified guide.

Group

Alaska Range

5 Days

Mar

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Come visit the most famous skiing spots in Alaska. This unique five-day tour in Valdez includes backcountry skiing and heliskiing. You’ll be able to enjoy stunning 6,000 feet summits and steep lines thanks to the dense snow that Valdez offers. Come join me and cross this ski-film destination off your bucket list!

I’ve prepared a five-day program that will give you a full skiing experience in Valdez. We’ll spend three days ski touring around some of the best summits. The Alaska’s vastness provides plenty of options to satisfy ski-lovers enthusiasm.

We will also do a “heli bump”, that means we’ll ride on the helicopter, ski down and tour the rest of the day back to the road. On this heliskiing day we’ll be also able to relish Valdez’s beautiful white landscape. Off course, the itinerary is flexible since it will depend on weather and ski conditions.

Valdez’s skiing spots are very close to the town, so we can enjoy the comforts of civilization every afternoon. This trip is recommended for advanced-intermediate to expert skiers.

In addition, I can organize different tour combinations according to the group size. I can also help you book your accommodation if you need it.

So contact me now and book your trip! I can guarantee that Valdez is really spectacular. I would love to guide you through this incredible remote corner of the world!

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, Transportation to 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!


 

 

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