While the mountains are amazing and the skiing is beyond belief... You can get a better deal by staying in Valdez. The rooms are so beyond small! They are not worth 350 a night.
The heli runs are worth it, it makes way more financial sense to stay in Valdez and do heli runs in Thompson pass.
The food is also way to expensive!!! You think that for 350 a night that would include breakfast..
None the less, I had a generally good experience with the food. (esp. the burgers and hot wings)
The employees are SUPER friendly and accommodating! I can't say one bad thing about them.. well except there was no real manger and that was kinda odd.
But overall, the hotel is way to expensive for something that is similar to staying at a best western with really expensive food. But they do get the heli runs right! (I also think the reason they have the rates so high is bec. its limited in its opening so they have to make an entire years income in a few months...))
But if you have money to blow, it's really amazing pow!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tsaina Lodge has a storied past. Once a ramshackle roadside lodge, it became famous as THE place to be as helicopter-skiing became popular in Thompson Pass, Alaska, just 35 miles up the road from Valdez. In 2011, the Tsaina changed ownership, and was completely rebuilt into the contemporary, luxury adventure lodge it is today. With 24-rooms, each with a genuine Tempur-pedic mattress(es), a fitness center, full-service dining and the renown Tsaina Bar (rebuilt with remnants of the old bar, complete with the same decor!) You can enjoy a host of activities, available just outside the front door. For even more excitement, book a heli for a day of fishing, hiking or glacier trekking. Other options include glacier cruising in Valdez, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. Summer season is typically June through early September. Tsaina Lodge is also home to Valdez Heli Ski Guides in the winter months. The offer unparalleled heli-skiing and snowboarding from February to April. ... more less
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