Prince William Sound
When the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in 1989, the word's attention was drawn to Alaska and, more specifically, to Prince William Sound. While the oil spill was most certainly devastating, it did introduce to the world to this most spectacular and diverse marine ecosystem. Today, nearly 25 years later and despite lingering evidence of the spill, the Sound is alive with abundant wildlife and classic Alaska scenery. Glaciers, fjords, dense conifer forests, upland peat bogs, alpine tundra, and interesting geomorphology characterize this astoundingly beautiful region of Alaska. With nearly 60 inches of rain annually and close to 300 inches of wintertime snows, Prince William Sound's climate is characterized as a coastal temperate rainforest. With average summer high temperatures in the 60's and average winter lows in the 20's, the Sound offers incredible summer sea kayaking tours and incomparable backcountry skiing during the winter and spring months. Alaska Alpine Adventures has been guiding tours in Prince William Sound for 10 years, and we're excited to share this incredible wilderness with you. .