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 Post subject: Valdez AK Splitters, advice please
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:39 pm 
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Hi,

Mortgaged the house, sold my family heirlooms and thinking of heading up to the Valdez area for some Heli (cheating I know! :roll: ) in the next few weeks. When I run out of money (will happen quite quickly!) def wanna get some earned turns in too. Is there good splittin to be had in this area? Am I too early and it's gonna be too effing cold? Any below the treeline action for crappy days or is it all alpine? Any tips etc appreciated.

Thanks, Method.


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 Post subject: Re: Valdez AK Splitters, advice please
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:10 am 
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Good on you, Method!

I am not from there but had this book with me last year. A good place to start.

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http://www.outdoorsdirectory.com/produc ... skiing.htm

Hope you have a blast.


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 Post subject: Re: Valdez AK Splitters, advice please
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:36 am 
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There's TONS of good/great splitting there, bring some "verts" too if you can. There's a lot of straight up hiking. Earlier is better I think, beat the masses to the goods! As far as weather, Thompson Pass can be F-ing cold, but Valdez generally stays pretty mild. You get used to it and/or hike through it.
The book SpruceCabin mentioned is a good guide for the area as well. Good luck with the trees though, it's pretty much all alpine skiing/riding there. Enjoy and take lots of pic.s to share with us here at splitboard.com!

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