8:30 am08:30

Second Annual Confluence: Summit on the Outdoors

The second annual gathering of stakeholders interested in Alaska's outdoors as a driver for rural economic development and healthy lifestyles will take place at the Valdez Civic Center. Attendees expected to participate include a non-denominational cross-section of outdoor-focused elected officials, planners, land managers, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Jun 18

Valdez Rock Climbing Fest

Fresh and dynamic, the Valdez Rock Climbing Fest welcomes everyone to learn, connect and celebrate climbing and climbing culture under the Midnight Sun. Whether you're a gym climber translating your skills to natural rock or a veteran out to push your skills to new heights on new routes, Valdez welcomes all ages and skills. Plenty to keep non-climbers happy all weekend too with music, slacklining and yoga so come alone and make new friends or bring your own posse. 

Mar 5

Chugach Fat Bike Bash

Fun, festive and bold, the Chugach Fat Bike Bash celebrates the best of Alaska fat bike culture and Valdez. Dates have been extended this year primarily to allow a bigger weather window for our epic Downhill World Championship but the heart of the event takes place over the weekend, starting Friday night with the bedazzling Ursa Major Northern Lights Criterium. The cross-country race and rodeo welcome riders of all ages and skills. The Chugach Fat Bike Bash pushes this Alaska-born industry in fresh, new directions.

Feb 20

Valdez Ice Climbing Festival

The heart of this wildly accessible and user-friendly ice fest takes place in iconic Keystone Canyon. Learn or perfect your expertise on ice by day with clinics, gear demos and our Alaska-scaled speed comp, socialize with climbers and connect with Valdez at night with Mountainfilm, a dance party, bonfire feast and more. 

May 30

Third Annual Valdez Rock Climbing Festival

More details to follow but generally:

Friday - Campout & check-in on Thompson Pass

Saturday - Clinic & climbing

Sunday - Climbing & competition

Monday - Festival breakfast, climbing, farewells

Mar 20

Inaugural Chugach Fat Bike Bash

More details to be posted soon but family-friendly events happen Friday and Saturday; Fatbike Freeride Gravity World Championships is set for Sunday on Thompson Pass.

Feb 15

Valdez Ice Climbing Fest

More details to follow but generally:

Friday - Meet & Greet & Check-In 

Saturday - Clinics & Climbing

Sunday - Climbing & Competition

Monday - Climbing & Dry tooling

7:00 pm19:00

Levitation 49 Open House

Join Levitation 49 to learn about grants, sponsorships and events on tap for 2016.

Join us at the Best Western Harbor Inn restaurant for the latest news about sponsors, grants and events as well as engaging dialogue about issues that matter.

Tasty tidbits served by the new restaurant owners, Chocolate Gypsy dba Roma Italian Restaurant. 

Aug 8

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Levitation 49 goes to Salt Lake City to introduce Outdoor Industry manufacturers and allied industry non-profits to Valdez. 

12:00 pm12:00

Sunday Funday Rock Climbing @ Panorama Point

Join Levitation 49 for an afternoon of climbing at Panorama Point. We'll have extra gear for anyone who wants to give the sport a try. To get there, drive past Valdez Airport and turn left into Valdez Glacier Campground. Follow the main road through the campground to where it dead ends at the runway and park here if you didn't bike or hike here. From this parking spot follow the old Jeep dirt trail 1/2 mile to the second side trail on the right. The path leads straight to a sporty, 700-ft approach hike which ends at the base of Lookout Rock. Traverse right along the base for another 100 feet to get to Panorama Point. Approach time is 10 - 15 minutes

12:00 pm12:00

Mountain Bike & Hike the Road Run Trail

Come enjoy the first fruits of Levitation 49 labor to restore the classic Thompson Pass trail that starts at Blueberry Lake upper parking pullout and follows the old highway down to the standard Road Run pickup spot. Two miles of downhill and about 1000 ft elevation drop to be enjoyed especially if we can get a few pickup trucks to join in for shuttling so we can do laps. Event is scheduled Noon - 8 to be make it easier for folks to come for at least a portion of that time in the midst of their busy, active schedules.

10:00 am10:00

Trail Work Day - Thompson Pass

Help finish the first pass on the old highway bike/hike trail the runs from Blueberry Lake Campground to the Road Run Pickup Parking Lot. The trail will be completed faster and better if more people join us, so show your support and lets create something amazing!

Meet at Blueberry Lake at 10 a.m. 

10:00 am10:00

Trail Work Day - Thompson Pass

Join us Saturday, June 13 for a day of trail work to clear the Old Highway from Blueberry Lake to the Road Run Pickup. Bring  your favorite brush clearing tools, work gloves, water and snacks. Bring your bike too so we can play afterward. Meeting place TBA.