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Our highly trained veteran ski guides and pilots know these mountains like no one else.

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Powder at any angle

 Runs Crafted for you

Whether you’re an experienced Heli skier or new to the backcountry, we have terrain for you.

terrain progression

Every day is magic

 No Down Days

Snowcats, Snowmobiles, Boats, Fatbikes, Cross Country Skis, Fishing, and Glacier Cave Adventures Options make every day the #bestdayever

Weather happens

We offer unparalleled Alaskan experiences! Come experience First Class Alaskan Heli-Skiing with Deluxe Lodging and Dining at Robe Lake Lodge! All the best of Alaska Heli-Skiing, Snowcat Skiing, Sled-Skiing, and Snowmobile & Snowcat Tours.

Black Ops Valdez is the only operation of its kind. As the only Alaskan operation run by its original Valdez owners since its inception, our professional guides and experienced mountain pilots can take you places with decades of experience other operations can’t. With thousands upon thousands of snow-covered acres, the Chugach Mountains offer terrain for every backcountry skill level.

Our story

Thousands of Snow-Covered Acres

We are located in the middle of the eastern Chugach Mountains surrounding Valdez Alaska and Thompson Pass. The area is huge, with over 2,500 square miles of mountains and glaciated terrain. Here, over 1000" of snow each year and a maritime snowpack combine to provide world class skiing and snowboarding conditions.

No matter what you’re looking for we’ve got you covered. We offer mellow to extreme terrain to accommodate beginner to expert skiers, snowboarders and snowmobile (snowmachine) riders. We offer a variety of options and packages for every riding style, ability and budget. We simply offer the best option for skiing and riding in Valdez... come see for yourself!

Our terrain

Heli Ski and Adventure Packages

Private 7 Day Heli Ski

14 hrs flight
2 guides
8 people/ 7 nights

Individual 7 Day Heli Ski

5 hrs flight
Hearty Meals
7 nights

An amazing trip, epic snow, and a team that will deliver on your Heli trip expectations! 

Our guide Brian was top notch, and the pilot amazed. They found the best lines and snow, even with some heart pounding drop offs. Can't wait to go back!


— Ward Pyles —

TOP NOTCH heli ski guides

Truly the best of the best - veteran big line skiers and world class athletes who spend time with you to make sure you feel completely comfortable with each line before skiing it. We were dropped onto the landing zone, met by killer powder and then took a sunset run onto a glacier and then swept back to base for a cheers and welcome back.

There is a reason that people come to Black Ops Valdez year after year and new clients seek them out ... they are truly THE BEST!


— abalzotti —

Day. Of. My. Life.

We ski'd as much as our legs allowed us and we had ample time between runs to simply enjoy the other-worldly surrounds of AK and give the legs some rest. Wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Being able to push one's limits in the greatest scenery on earth is exactly why one comes here.


— david —

Awesome Experience!

The best part of the experience, was getting to see Alaska from the window of a helicopter! I booked two days of Heli-skiing with Black Ops and it was awesome! My friends and I had the best time. 

The skiing in Valdez is unlike anything I have skied before. The terrain is so big and the snow is deep! I am totally hooked on heli-skiing and plan to go back to Black Ops Valdez.


— stephen w. —

Best Trip Ever!!!!!

This was the best trip I have been on and will absolutely rebook next year. The heli riding was insane and the guide (Steve) was an absolute legend. So knowledgeable, friendly, and humble. I felt so lucky to be part of the team on the best day of riding in my life.

The next day it started snowing hard and I went on the snow machine tour. Could not have been better. So much terrain and so many laps. The lead guide (Peter) was awesome and he had an amazing team as well.


— matthew t. —

No Down Days

Although we average 92% Fly Days, Alaskan weather is known to be unpredictable and extreme. Those same storms that may occasionally shut us down, are the reason we have the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. To keep you occupied and active if we are unable to fly, we offer more activities and options than any other operation in Alaska.

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