From the Chugach Mountains to the Prince William Sound...

Chugach Mountains, Prince William Sound, Copper River Valley
Welcome to the heart of Alaska!

Thompson Pass, 25 miles from Valdez Alaska for heli skiing, snowboarding, backcountry snowmachine adventures

Thompson Pass is a snow paradise - HeliSki, snowmachine and snowcat!

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Valdez is located on the north shore of Port Valdez, a deepwater fjord in Prince William Sound. It lies 120 air miles east of Anchorage, or 305 miles by the Richardson and Glenn Highways. It is the southern terminus of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. 

The Port of Valdez was named in 1790 by Senor Fidalgo for the celebrated Spanish naval officer Antonio Valdez y Basan. due to its excellent ice-free port, a town developed in 1898 as a debarkation point for men seeking a route to the Klondike gold fields. Valdez soon became the supply center of its own gold mining region, and incorporated as a City in 1901. Tsunamis generated by the 1964 earthquake destroyed the original City, killing several residents. The community was rebuilt in a more sheltered location nearby. During the 1970's, construction of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline terminal and other cargo transportation facilities brought rapid growth to Valdez.

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Visitor Information & Assistance here: 
Valdez Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Phone: (907) 835-2984 - Email:
City of Valdez
- Phone: (907) 835-4313

Commercial fishing in Prince William Sound Valdez Alaska
Commercial Fishing in the Port of Valdez

Lodging and Food

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Summer Fun & Adventure

Fishing charters in Copper Center, Copper River Valley Alaska
Skip the crowded Kenai - Catch your King in the Copper River Valley
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Fishing in the port of Valdez, Alaska
Fish On! Prince William Sound and the Copper River Valley are a fisherman's dream.

Winter Fun & Extremes 

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Major Industry


valdez bullet pointShip Escort Response Vessel System
valdez bullet pointAlyeska Pipeline Service Company
valdez bullet pointThe City of Valdez Gateway to the interior
valdez bullet pointPrince William Sound Community College (PWSCC)
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valdez bullet pointAlaska Marine Highway Ferry - The Blue Canoe
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valdez bullet pointThe Richardson Highway! - A photo essay
valdez bullet pointAlaska Airline Information - Flights and Charter Tours

History and Information

Radio & Newspapers

valdez bullet pointPrince William Sound Natural History
valdez bullet pointValdez Museum and Historical Archive
valdez bullet pointHistory and Humor of Alaska
valdez bullet pointValdez Events Calendar - Alaska State wide Events
valdez bullet pointPrince William Sound Economic Dev. Council
Information about the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council

valdez bullet pointKVAK, 1230 AM 
valdez bullet pointKCHU, 770 AM 
valdez bullet point Ham Radio VHF - 146.340/146.940 
valdez bullet pointThe Valdez Star Newspaper
valdez bullet point Prince William Sound Books Book publisher
valdez bullet point Matt's Valdez Snow Report


Community Organizations


valdez bullet pointBPO Elks , Lodge No. 2537 - Phone: (907) 835-2537 
valdez bullet pointFraternal Order of Eagles - Phone: (907) 835-4460 
valdez bullet pointFriends of the Valdez Animal Shelter- (907) 835-4560
valdez bullet pointValdez City School District Home Page -- an Alaska Public School  


Stop Here On The Way


Copper River Valley - Kennecott / McCarthy, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Chitina, Kenny Lake, Glennallen, Copper Center

McCarthy, Alaska - Ghost town in the largest US National Park.

Whittier, Alaska - Access the Western Side of Prince William Sound

Cordova, Alaska - The wild side of Prince William Sound.


An Alaskan truck is built tough

Drive The Richardson Highway!


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