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Alaska Snow Safaris. If you want a taste of backcountry snowmachining action (what snowmobiling is called in Alaska), Alaska Snow Safaris has an enormous winter playground near Valdez. From November to the end of April they'll take you into the wilderness on your machine or theirs to explore mile after mile of untouched, ungroomed snow. The trips are tailored to all levels of experience. 17435 Marcus Baker Dr., Palmer, AK, 99645. 888/414-7669. www.snowmobile-alaska.com.
Anadyr Adventures. Anadyr Adventures has 20 years' experience leading sea-kayak trips into Alaska's most spectacular wilderness, Prince William Sound. Guides will escort you on day trips, multiday camping trips, "mother ship" adventures based in a remote anchorage, or lodge-based trips for the ultimate combination of adventure by day and comfort by night. If you're already an experienced kayaker, it'll outfit you and you can travel on your own. Also available are guided hiking and glacier trips, ice caving at Valdez Glacier, soft-adventure charter-boat trips in the sound, and water-taxi service to or from anywhere on the eastern side of the sound. Valdez, AK. 907/835-2814 or 800/865-2925. www.anadyradventures.com.
H2O Guides. Whether you're looking for a full-on winter backcountry heli-ski excursion (in winter) or a half-day walk on a glacier, H2O Guides can hook you up. For most visitors, the day trips to Worthington Glacier State Park will suffice. It can set up any level of icy adventure you desire, from a half-day walk on the glacier to a multiday ice-climbing trip. The company is in the Mountain Sky hotel, and can arrange fishing, flightseeing, multiday, multisport, and otherwise-customized trips as well. Valdez, AK. 907/835-8418. www.alaskahelicopterskiing.com.
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