|Address||Valdez Convention and Visitors Bureau104 ChenegaValdez, Alaska 99686
|Brief Description||Amazing winter and summer destination.
|Description||Location: Situated at the head of a deep, saltwater fjord in the northeast section of Prince William Sound, Valdez is sorrounded by the Chugach Mountains. They are the most heavily glaciated mountains in the Northwest. Valdez is the northernmost ice-free port in North America. The town covers 274 square miles. As of 2009, the estimated population is 4,300.
Access: Land-Valdez is accesible by the Richardson Highway.
Air- Valdez is serviced daily, year-round, by a regional airline.
Water- Major cruise lines, day cruise boats, and a regional ferry keep Valdez connected via Prince William Sound.
Events: Valdez Fish Derbies, 4th July Celebration, Last Frontier Theater Conference, Gold Rush Days, Ice Climbing Festival, Chugach Mountain Festival with the World Free Skiing Competition, Mayor's Cup Cross Country Snowmobile Race, Mountain Man Snowmobile Hill Climb Competition, Alaska Big Mountain Masters Extreme Snowboard Competition, Tailgate Alaska, Valdez Kite Boarding Festival, Alaska Local Snowboarding Competition, KVAK Winterfest & Frosty Fever, Fireweed400 Bycicle Race, Hometown Hoedown Fundraiser by the VCVB, Valdez Community Christmas Program and much much more!!
Industry: Oil, tourism, commercial fishing, seafood processing, city & State government, and post-secondary education
Accomodations: 7 full- service hotels, approximately 30 Bed and Breakfast, and 7 RV parks/ campgrounds
Meetings & Conventions: Valdez has a full service Convention & Civic Center with 20,000 square feet of meeting/convention, exhibit, and theater space. this facility is perfect for groups of up to 400 people. Also an amazing movie theater.
We've Lived through:
1898 Gold Rush Stampede
1964 a five-minute, 9.2 measured erathquake
1970's Construction of Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and Marine Terminal
1989 The Exxon Valdez oil Spill and cleanup
1989/1990 we went through 560.7 inches (47 feet) of snow
Average annual precipitacion=64.07 inches
average annual snowfall= 325.6 inches
Record snowfall= 560.7 inches
Record= 26 Days above 70 degrees (1997)
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|Phone 1||(907) 835-2984
|Phone 2||(907) 835-4636
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