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Heli Skiing in Alaska

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Heli Skiing in Alaska

The heli skiing in Alaska is legendary, made famous by hundreds of extreme ski movies. Boasting a stable maritime snowpack their incredible, steep terrain is characterized by couloirs and 'spines' begging to be skied. Not for the faint hearted, Alaska is the ultimate steep heli skiing destination.

The Alaska ranges provide epic snowfall but the coastal weather system risks no fly days. However, our resort based hotel has snowcat back-up meaning guaranteed skiing every day. 

Key Features

  • Well established heli skiing operation with over 14 years of experience
  • 1,500 square miles of exclusive heli skiing wilderness
  • Small groups for quick turnarounds and flexibility
  • Access to varied Alaskan terrain to suit thrill seekers and cruisers alike
  • Professional guides with expert local knowledge

Incredible Steep Heli Skiing

Alaska is blessed with a maritime climate which makes the snow nice and stable - perfect for the steeps

Alaska Heli Ski Steeps

Cat skiing back-up

Ski every day - whatever the weather - with our exclusive 1,000-acre snowcat area at our Girdwood base

Cat skiing back up
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Three bases in Alaska

Our Alaska heli ski locations are based in the Chugach and Tordrillo ranges which boast reliable, stable snowpack and incredible heli skiing terrain.  And unlike some other operators we have exclusive use of our heli ski tensures so there's no chance of anybody stealing that perfect powder line.  Choose from resort based flexible set up in Girdwood, semi-private boutique base in Seward or a remote lodge in Tordrillo.   

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  • Girdwood boasts a great variety of terrain and offers a town-based programme with resort and cat skiing back up, meaning you can ski every day whatever the weather.
  • Tordrillo is a remote lodge location famed for big glacier and couloir skiing and stable weather systems.  It's a personal, small-scale experience, limited to 12 guests.
  • Seward combines sun, sea and peaks at a classic Chugach lakeside lodge. Previously un-skied spires, chutes and steep faces await.
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CPG and Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Trips in Alaska

Famed for steep terrain, you can choose from a multitude of ski options from various different lodges and resorts:

RESORT AND HELI SKIING COMBO

For the ultimate in flexiblity, choose any number of days resort skiing and add heli skiing as the weather dictates. With snowcat options also available, this is a fantastic way to choose the number of days and programme that suits you and your ability.

CLASSIC RESORT BASED HELI SKIING

Our classic trips 5 and 7 day Girdwood trips see you based at Alyeska Resort. On days the helicopter can’t fly, you’ll have the back-up of cat skiing or the resort meaning guests are skiing powder every day eliminating the risk of the maritime weather system. Running with a maximum of 4 skiers to a group, this gives the flexibility to explore Alaskan terrain as you wish either finding the big steeps or preferring gentler lines.

CLASSIC REMOTE MOUNTAIN LODGE BASED HELI SKIING

A remote lakeside lodge offers the ultimate in Alaskan luxury on their 7 day trips. Suitable for intermediate to expert skiers, your lodge base gives you plenty of local pursuits in the days the helicopter can't fly. Running with a maximum of 4 skiers to a group, this gives the flexibility to explore Alaskan terrain as you wish either finding the big steeps or preferring gentler lines.

HELI SKIING AND HELI FISHING COMBO

Spend 5 days skiing and fishing by helicopter in the Alaskan wilderness. June deliver the finest corn snow for skiing but also hits the peak of the King Salmon run. With accompanying outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting and hiking, this trip is guaranteed to get those hearts racing. The Summer Solstice means you’ll be skiing under the midnight sun.

PRIVATE HELI SKIING TRIPS

For the ultimate in luxury and flexibility, private trips cater for varying group sizes with higher guide-to-client ratios and custom options such as photography as extra. Suiting varying levels of experience, your group can choose between 1 or 2 days up to a 7 day trip.

Dates & Prices for Heli Skiing in Alaska

Trip Type

5-Day Girdwood Trip
6-Day Heli Ski & Fish
7-Day Girdwood Trip
7-Day Tordrillo Lodge Trip

Early Season (FEB)

US$ 5,700
US$ 7,900
US$ 11,500

Mid Season (MAR / APR)

US$ 6,200
US$ 8,500
US$ 11,500

Late Season (JUN)

US$ 9,000

What is included in your trip

  • Transport from Anchorage Airport for all guests
  • First night at Anchorage hotel and flight to/from Tordrillo
  • A guaranteed amount of skiing calculated in vertical metres or flying hours
  • Deluxe accommodation 
  • Lunch on fly days and Thursday dinner at Girdwood / Full Board at Tordrillo
  • Use of Mammut PULSE Barryvox avalanche transceiver
  • Use of outdoor recreational equipment at Tordrillo

Booking & Availability

Contact us for more information, details of the latest availability and for any booking enquiries.

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Girdwood 2014 Dates and Prices (PDF 1017kb)

What is not included in your trip

  • Breakfast, dinner and all drinks at Girdwood
  • Extra lodge expenses such as alcohol at Tordrillo
  • Additional skiing over and above your guarantee
  • Powder ski rental 
  • Snowcat back-up at Girdwood (US$250 for 5 days, US$350 for 7 days)
  • Flights to Alaska and insurance - see Trip Preparation for special rates
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