Located in South Central Alaska, the City of Valdez is situated at the northeast tip of the scenic Prince William Sound. As Alaska's premier destination for winter sports, guests from all over the world fly to Valdez to ski and snowboard to their hearts' content. Those who prefer milder temperatures and a more relaxing vacation may visit Valdez in the summertime to take in the immense beauty of the South Alaskan landscape.
In winter, Valdez is a prime destination for explorers who have an interest in Alaska's massive glaciers. Experienced guides are available to lead adventurers on ice caving and hiking trips that are centered around Valdez Glacier. Historical tours are also available for history buffs. Prince William Sound is a pristine setting for a fishing vacation. Anglers may try their hand at catching halibut, rockfish, lingcod, king salmon, silver salmon and shark. For an authentic souvenir, guests may shop at Bear Paw Trading Post for native art and carvings, jewelry and apparel.
Visitors who wish to explore Valdez by car may reserve a rental car for pickup at Valdez Pioneer Field Airport (VDZ). The city generally remains ice-free all year. In spring and summer, average high temperatures may range from the lower 50s Fahrenheit in May to the lower 60s in July.
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