Alaska Heli Skiing/Snowboarding

(1-7 days)

     

Join us in one of Alaska’s premiere heli-skiing destinations! Experienced guides and expert pilots will lead you into one of the greatest untracked mountain wilderness areas in Alaska. Dry, untouched snow and stable weather will give you a helicopter skiing experience to remember.

Fresh snow on a bluebird day in AK. -Jay Beyer

Location

The historic towns of Skagway and Haines, Alaska lie at the northern end of Alaska’s inside passage and are surrounded by an extremely jagged, heavily glaciated, mountain landscape. Skagway and Haines, the jump off points for the gold fields of the Klondike, are rich in history from the era. The area is home to the world’s largest non-polar ice cap. The peaks have 7,000 feet of vertical relief and rise directly from the ocean. The variety of terrain, from glacier cirques with a multitude of steep couloirs to open undulating bowls of heavenly powder, make for world class skiing and riding. Incredible skiing and close proximity to a helicopter base of operations make this area one of the best in North America for helicopter skiing.

The mountains surrounding Haines & Skagway have a relatively dry, continental snowpack and some of the clearest, most stable weather conditions anywhere in Alaska. As the sole heli-ski guiding company in the area, our guests have access to extensive untracked terrain and numerous first descents.

Guides

The Guides of Alaska Mountain Guides are widely recognized as some of the very best in their field and have practical leadership experience from around the globe. They are well trained and have an uncommon enthusiasm for sharing their skill and knowledge, borne out of a passion for outdoor exploration. Their extensive knowledge of the local terrain and dedication to safety make for world class heli-skiing with world class guides.

Itinerary

(You will depart out of Haines or Skagway, AK)

Day 0: Plan on arriving a day early! We’ll have a briefing in the evening, go over personal equipment, learn about helicopter safety, and discuss the schedule for the upcoming days.

Days 1-7: You will ski pristine peaks with astounding views of the surrounding mountains and fjords. We’ll ski 5-7 runs a day with total vertical relief of 10,000 – 20,000 feet.

Day 8: Depart

Preparing for the adventure in Skagway, AK.

Includes

- Lodging in Haines or Skagway, AK (not included on our 1 day itinerary)
- We’ll stay at a comfortable Bed and Breakfast in Skagway with private rooms.
- 5-7 runs per day; vertical = 10,000 to 20,000 feet/day
- 10,000 Vertical/Day Guaranteed (this is averaged over your whole trip)
- Professional ski guides with 5+ years guiding experience in Alaska
- Lunch during the day of skiing
- Snow safety equipment: avalanche beacon, shovel & probe

Does Not Include

-Travel to and from Haines or Skagway, Alaska
-Breakfast & Dinner – Haines and Skagway have a variety of restaurant options.

 

Descending an untracked ridge with a breathtaking mountain backdrop in the Chilkat Range, AK. -Adam Clark

 

Refunds and No Fly Days

In the event that we are unable to meet the guaranteed vertical overall during your trip, the following refunds will apply. Percent refunds are based on per helicopter day costs.

TEMSCO pilot John Whedon landing for a pickup on the Harding Glacier. -Will Wacker

- No Fly Day = 65% refund
- 0 – 2,000ft short = 10% refund
- 2,000 – 4,000ft short = 25% refund
- 4,000 – 6,000ft short = 35% refund
- 6,000 – 8,000ft short = 50% refund

Dates/Prices

Please see our schedule for current dates and prices information.

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