The Chugach Mountains surrounding Valdez have been getting plastered with massive snowfall during the past few weeks thanks to a persistent broad longwave trough centered south of the Aleutians and a strong ridge of high pressure anchored in the North Pacific (see the image below).
It’s that strong ridge that is blocking storms from hitting most of the western US. The image below shows how the jet stream is flowing around the trough and the ridge, directing storms into south-central Alaska and the Chugach Mountains. It appears that this favorable snowfall pattern in the Chugach Mountains will continue for at least another week or longer, with our heli-skiing terrain reaping deep snow accumulation.
If you haven’t booked a heli-skiing trip yet, now’s the time. Availability is limited. Join us in the Chugach and experience perhaps the deepest snowpack in the world and unimaginable amounts of terrain to explore.