Offering Unparalleled Alaskan Style 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.
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!
We operate an A-Star 350 B3 for all our heli-skiing. The mountains here are perfect for skiing and snowboarding and our heli-ski runs average between 3,000 and 5,000 feet. Our snowcats operate in seven permitted zones that stretch from tidewater Valdez to mile 35 of the Richardson Highway in the Tsaina Valley, allowing us to have an enormous amount of options depending on the time of year. They also add a great way to beat the heli-skiing “down day” on non-flyable days. Besides snowcat skiing, we offer snowmachine skiing and tours, boat tours of Port Valdez, ice climbing, ski touring, and shooting…yes we mean firearms.
Prior to heading out everyone will have the proper safety gear (transceiver, probe, shovel, airbag), and must demonstrate their ability to use them in an emergency situation. Transceiver…put it on, turn it on. If snowmobiling your pack must be worn on your person…not on your sled. While in the field, we are continuously educating our guests and clients on Avalanche Safety and Hazard, and safe practices for traveling in glaciated and mountainous terrain.
Black Ops Valdez is made up of a team of highly skilled and trained Valdez heli-ski guide veterans, many of which have guided here for over a decade. We have 16 maximum clients at any one time. Or, four groups of four, each with a guide. With a 4:1 client to guide ratio, you can be assured that your experience is a personal one. You won’t get lost in a sea of clients, or have your guide forget your name. Our pilots are some of the best in the industry with thousands of hours of flying in rugged mountainous terrain. Behind the scenes there are also a number of people that help make your trip an amazing experience!
Top off your trip with the finest lodging available in Valdez, Robe Lake Lodge! Overlooking Robe Lake, between Valdez and Thompson Pass, we are perfectly situated to base your Alaska adventure. We offer gourmet dinners featuring Alaskan style cuisine. Enjoy the hot tub or sauna cabin after the best day of skiing or riding in your life…this is unlike anything else here…a true Alaskan Experience!