Brought to you by Black Ops Valdez
Alaska has some of the best skiing in the world, so you need to be at your best whilst ripping it up to fully appreciate it. Completely rested to continue getting fresh lines all day, properly fed with nutritious home cooked food to keep your legs going through the deep powder, and fully awake to admire the breathtaking views around you and to stay safe in the backcountry.
The best way to ensure this? Have somebody else take care of everything for you. Black Ops Valdez, based near Thompson Pass, AK will put you up in their luxurious, newly refurbished lodge, Robe Lake Lodge, provide your own private chef to cook you authentic Alaskan cuisine and offer you the ultimate in relaxation with their sauna, hot-tub, massage therapist and super-comfortable beds.
It’s not just about the skiing, it’s a vacation too.
We get it.
Road-tripping around Alaska’s mountains is almost a right of passage. Shredding all day, hopping in your rental RV to drive to the next location before trying to get a few hours sleep either in your vehicle or at a run-down lodge before dawn arrives.
But how awesome is it really?
Rental cars aren’t cheap, and neither is gas. Alaska’s a BIG place, you’re going to need a lot of gas. Filling up, and buying your food for the next 24hrs at the gas station is no way to live. Terrible microwave dinners, or fast food, or chips and candy. You’re shredding all day, every day. Your body needs the good stuff.
Living out of a cramped RV, with your buddies, starts out well.
But as you get tired and cranky, those buddies become your enemies. Your gear never dries out properly, you’re putting on smelly, damp stuff the next morning. No running water, so no shower. Propane runs out so you can’t cook. Or make a hot drink. Or get warm. Or sleep.
Sure, the skiing is awesome. But you can have the skiing, and so much more, with Black Ops Valdez.
Far above regular BnB accommodation, their lodge, built in 2008, boasts the newest and most luxurious accommodations in Valdez.
A true Alaskan style log lodge overlooking Robe Lake complete with hot tub, sauna, high-speed internet, satellite TV, and all the comforts of home. You can relax in the comfortable beds, lounge on the sofa, or just marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views. Heli-skiing clients can also enjoy gourmet dinners including steak and fresh local seafood prepared by the private chef. Oh, and they also have a massage therapist available upon request.
Robe Lake Lodge is unlike any other place you can stay in Valdez.
Prince William Sound and downtown Valdez are minutes away in one direction and Legendary Thompson Pass, home to the best skiing and snowboarding terrain in the world, is only minutes in the other.
Black Ops Valdez also offer you the most highly skilled, trained and experienced guides in Alaska, to ensure you have the most fun and the best lines as safely as possible.
These guys know the terrain, and where to find the best skiing depending on the weather.
Tot up the cost of hiring a vehicle, the gas, your food, your relationship with your buddies and the fact that you’d be staying in a cold, damp and stinky vehicle not knowing where the best and safest skiing will be tomorrow.
Then compare that to Black Ops Valdez and the luxury, comfort, relaxation, and experience they can offer you. Including the delicious cooked meals. And the hot-tub. And the sauna. And the guided skiing. And access to the best terrain in the world. And the snowmobiling. And the cat-tours.
It’s a no-brainer.