What's the weather like in Valdez, Alaska?

Valdez, Alaska and the surrounding mountains of the Chugach Range consistently receive more snowfall than any other area in the whole of North America.

Warm Japanese currents push up from the southern pacific waters into the Gulf of Alaska and on into the north eastern Prince William Sound seaport Village of Valdez, bringing with them warm moist air. These same currents that keep Valdez uniquely temperate in winter, build and flow over the Chugach Mountains, eventually mixing with the much cooler interior Alaska weather currents producing amazing snowfall amounts throughout the heli skiing range as the moisture condenses and falls as snow.

This description is representative of a weather engine that finds Valdez uniquely positioned to have consistent snows for heli skiing, ski touring and snow cat skiing activities year in and year out.


For more about Valdez Alaska heli skiing weather and climate see the following links:

What Temperatures Can I Expect?
Current weather and forecast