(Ski Mag) A seasoned guide’s tips on how to ski Alaskan terrain—and how not to be the guy they’re talking about at the guide meeting. Try a shorter pole, suggests Doug Workman. It’s a trick he learned from Doug and Emily Coombs, founders of Valdez Heli-Ski Guides,...
(Heli.life) Valdez Heli Ski Guides (VHSG) has been flying, scouting, and skiing Alaska’s Chugach Range for over 30 years. Originally founded by extreme-skiing legend, Doug Coombs, this Valdez-based operator traces its roots back to the very beginning of heli-skiing in...
Skieur Magazine n°155 Official website www.skieur.com
(New York Post) — With the holidays now over, we gleefully enter into that sweet spot of the winter season when the rush of vacationers subsides; prices lower and pistes become less crowded. For those with a ski trip on the brain — whether that means playing...
(MoneyCrashers.com) — Heli-skiing sure ain’t cheap, but it’s a heck of a rush. To get the best powder, the most pristine runs, and the possibility of the first descent down a drop, you can’t beat heli-skiing. Heli-skiing involves taking a helicopter that...
In the late 1980s, Alaskan bush pilot Chuck McMahan was driving on the Richardson Highway heading to Valdez when, surrounded by all these snow-covered mountains, he started to think he could land on the top of them and allow skiers to ride them down. In spring 1987, a...
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