Extreme Sport activities in Alaska
To a certain set of unhinged individuals, Valdez is legendary not for its oil spill or its earthquake, but for being the place to strap on skis, slip from a helicopter and plunge into the snowy abyss. This is the Holy Land of extreme skiing.
H20 Heli-Guides has three-day heli-skiing packages - including lodging. Alas, the ski season lasts only from February to the end of April; after that, extremists will have to settle for H20's mellower summer offerings - for instance, spending a day with crampons and ice-axes, scaling a sheer blue-ice cliff on Worthington Glacier.
Fly through the trees! Uses eight zip lines, three suspension bridges and 4WD vehicles so you can zip 4600ft down a mountain. Afterwards you can watch bears feast on a salmon run.