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HC-1 Box 85
Mile Post 35 Richardson Highway
Valdez, Alaska 99686

(+1) 907 835 4528

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why heli-ski with Valdez Heli-Ski Guides?

VHSG is the most legendary heli-ski operation in Alaska and we are based in the heart of the best heli-ski terrain on earth.

Will we fly from the Tsaina lodge?

Yes, we fly from the Tsaina heli-pad. A short walk from your room, the world’s best ski terrain is a 2-minute helicopter bump away.

Can I rent ski or snowboard equipment?

We provide demo skis, ski poles and snowboards.

How do I get there?

There are daily flights to the Valdez airport. We will pick you up upon arrival and drive you to the Tsaina Lodge, 35 miles into the mountains from Valdez.

Do I have to be an expert skier or snowboarder?

Anyone who can comfortably ski at a major ski resort, can comfortably ski and have a great time with VHSG.

How experienced are your guides?

All VHSG lead guides must have at least 10 years-experience as heli-ski guides.

What are the accommodations like?

The Tsaina Lodge is one of the newest and nicest heli-ski lodges in North America. All guests have private rooms with Tempur-Pedic beds, private bathrooms and daily laundry service. The Tsaina ski-village après ski is also legendary, the fun continues after the ski day is done.

What do I need to pack, can I ship my stuff, what should I expect?

Download 2020 Member Info.pdf and Adult Release.pdf for more info.

Valdez Heli-Ski Guides is a member of HeliSki US, an association representing the finest helicopter skiing operators in the United States and establishing the highest safety and operating standards in the industry.

Valdez Heli-Ski Guides is operating under special-use permits from the Chugach National Forest.


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