Snow Dome (Nemok)
Valdez, Alaska
Uploaded by Bivy Team


04 :21 hrs
7.3 mi
3531 ft
Backcountry Skiing

Located within the Valdez Arena near the Valdez oil terminal, this north facing route offers some of the best “ski to sea” terrain in the world as you descend down to Port Valdez. Park at Solomon Lake trailhead and and begin up the snowcat trail through the trees. Head west along the pipeline before turning south as you enter Benzene Alley. Locate “Larsons Notch” to the west and move up the steep terrain through the notch and onto the flat region of the ridgeline. Traverse along the ridge to the saddle below Snow Dome around 2700’. To reach the summit from here, mountaineering equipment is necessary. Once you reach the summit use extreme caution due to the high angle. Descend Snow Dome’s north face to about 1400’ before locating Larson’s Notch again. Exit through the notch and make your back to the trailhead.

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