Getting to Valdez is Easy…
FLY TO ANCHORAGE
Daily flights to Anchorage (ANC) are available from major airports all over the world, and many flights will connect through the Seattle airport. Our week packages run from Sunday to Sunday, which allows us to avoid the flights often over filled with skiers and gear that the Saturday flights often encounter from other operators. There is nothing worse than sitting on the ground in Valdez while your skis or luggage comes in on the next days’ flight…especially if it happens to be blue flyable weather.
Alaska Airlines – 1-800-252-7522 – www.alaskaairlines.com
If you plan to fly on to Valdez (VDZ), be sure to arrive in Anchorage before 5 p.m. so you can catch a connecting flight to Valdez. The short 40-minute flight to Valdez offers incredible views of the Chugach Mountains and the terrain you have traveled here to ski!
Once you are ready to pull the trigger on your week and book your travel plans, there are a few options. A short 40-minute flight from Anchorage or an amazingly scenic drive through Interior Alaska.
FLY TO VALDEZ
The 35-45-minute flight to Valdez is available from Ravn Alaska (Formerly ERA). The Sunday flights departs Anchorage at 5:05 p.m. and arrive in Valdez at 5:50 p.m. A BOV representative will meet you at the Valdez airport to help with your bags and drive you the short 10-minutes to the Robe Lake Lodge. Your departure from Valdez the following Sunday will be on the same flight, departing at 6:10 p.m. and arriving in Anchorage at 6:55 p.m. Other flights are available but these work best. If not skiing on one of our week long packages, be sure to check the flight times as they vary throughout the week. Flights are available from Anchorage to Valdez on just one airline:
Raven Alaska – www.flyravn.com
All Ground transportation is covered by BOV while here, but if you fly to Valdez you may want to rent a car to explore areas surrounding Valdez on your own. Be sure to rent your car in advance, as supplies are limited.
Valdez U Drive 1-800-478-4402
If you choose not to rent a car, we will provide transportation from and to the airport.
DRIVE or take a CRUISE TO VALDEZ
There are two other options for getting to Valdez, allowing you to see a little more of Alaska if you can find the time in your travel schedule. The Glenn and Richardson highways are well maintained year round and the five hour drive from Anchorage to the Robe Lake Lodge around the north side of the Chugach Mountains is amazing. All the major rental car companies are available at the Anchorage Airport. From Anchorage you can take a shuttle 40 miles south of Anchorage to Whittier and board the Alaska Ferry System (Alaska Marine Highway) and cruise to Valdez across Prince William Sound.
Alaska Marine Highway Valdez Office: 907-835-4436
Or toll free: 1-800-642-0066
No matter how you travel, you should be in Valdez at Robe Lake Lodge by 7:00 p.m.