THE MOUNTAIN

EXPERIENCE

THE

MOUNTAINS

Geology has smiled on the Chugach, so much that it almost seems like a practical joke. Glaciated mountains rise at improbable angles, and between their ridges hide endless couloirs, natural pipes, broad faces, and powder-hoarding bowls — and of course the scenic glacier runs you’ll find nowhere else. The magnitude is unbelievable, and many runs are 3,500 vertical feet – and some of them double that vertical.  Right in our backyard sits the sparkling Mount Dimond, serving up 6,200 feet in a single run — and she’s far from the tallest in our range.

THE

MOUNTAIN

EXPERIENCE

THE MOUNTAINS

Geology has smiled on the Chugach, so much that it almost seems like a practical joke. Glaciated mountains rise at improbable angles, and between their ridges hide endless couloirs, natural pipes, broad faces, and powder-hoarding bowls — and of course the scenic glacier runs you’ll find nowhere else.

The magnitude is unbelievable, and many runs are 3,500 vertical feet – and some of them double that vertical.  Right in our backyard sits the sparkling Mount Dimond, serving up 6,200 feet in a single run — and she’s far from the tallest in our range.

THE MOUNTAINS

Geology has smiled on the Chugach, so much that it almost seems like a practical joke. Glaciated mountains rise at improbable angles, and between their ridges hide endless couloirs, natural pipes, broad faces, and powder-hoarding bowls — and of course the scenic glacier runs you’ll find nowhere else.

The magnitude is unbelievable, and many runs are 3,500 vertical feet – and some of them double that vertical.  Right in our backyard sits the sparkling Mount Dimond, serving up 6,200 feet in a single run — and she’s far from the tallest in our range.

inches of snow a year

vertical feet runs

sq. mi. to find the perfect run

inches of snow a year

vertical feet runs

sq. mi. to find the perfect run

THE WEATHER

The weather is good to us, too. Pacific moisture from the Gulf of Alaska meets Arctic cold right on our doorstep, dropping flakes that are not only frequent but stable, allowing you to take on some of the steepest terrain in the world with confidence. Thompson Pass, which surrounds the Tsaina Lodge, averages more than 500 inches a year.

THE WEATHER

The weather is good to us, too. Pacific moisture from the Gulf of Alaska meets Arctic cold right on our doorstep, dropping flakes that are not only frequent but stable, allowing you to take on some of the steepest terrain in the world with confidence. Thompson Pass, which surrounds the Tsaina Lodge, averages more than 500 inches a year.

THE TERRAIN

We’ve got the best terrain in the world right in our back yard — 3600 square miles we can mine for a couple thousand perfect runs. When the weather outside the window doesn’t cooperate, we’ve got the whole of the Chugach Range in our permit area — 10,000 square miles — and we’ll fly to where it’s blue. Our terrain is legendary, but not just for those mega-extreme descents you see in ski films — any skier who is confident in-bounds at a ski resort can have a world of fun at VHSG. We’ve got more blue and black runs than any dozen resorts in North America put together, and ours are always covered in fresh snow.

THE TERRAIN

We’ve got the best terrain in the world right in our back yard — 3600 square miles we can mine for a couple thousand perfect runs. When the weather outside the window doesn’t cooperate, we’ve got the whole of the Chugach Range in our permit area — 10,000 square miles — and we’ll fly to where it’s blue. Our terrain is legendary, but not just for those mega-extreme descents you see in ski films — any skier who is confident in-bounds at a ski resort can have a world of fun at VHSG. We’ve got more blue and black runs than any dozen resorts in North America put together, and ours are always covered in fresh snow.

THE TERRAIN

We’ve got the best terrain in the world right in our back yard — 3600 square miles we can mine for a couple thousand perfect runs. When the weather outside the window doesn’t cooperate, we’ve got the whole of the Chugach Range in our permit area — 10,000 square miles — and we’ll fly to where it’s blue. Our terrain is legendary, but not just for those mega-extreme descents you see in ski films — any skier who is confident in-bounds at a ski resort can have a world of fun at VHSG. We’ve got more blue and black runs than any dozen resorts in North America put together, and ours are always covered in fresh snow.

THE GUIDES

The leaders of our adventures are our epically experienced guides — recognized as some of the best in the business — who are teamed with riders at a low 4:1 or ratio. Many of them have been skiing in the Chugach since heli-skiing arrived in 1989. They’ve won medals in extreme skiing and have worked just as hard earning certifications as the most highly qualified mountain guides, avalanche predictors, and medical first responders. On vacation, they ski and climb the biggest peaks in the Himalayas, the Alaska Range, the Alps, and the Andes. In the three decades we’ve been flying, our guides have developed a safety program designed to minimize the risks, and that includes a thorough safety training and run-by-run briefings for every guest whose boots enter the chopper.

THE GUIDES

The leaders of our adventures are our epically experienced guides — recognized as some of the best in the business — who are teamed with riders at a low 4:1 or 3:2 ratio. Many of them have been skiing in the Chugach since heli-skiing arrived in 1989. They’ve won medals in extreme skiing and have worked just as hard earning certifications as the most highly qualified mountain guides, avalanche predictors, and medical first responders. On vacation, they ski and climb the biggest peaks in the Himalayas, the Alaska Range, the Alps, and the Andes. In the three decades we’ve been flying, our guides have developed a safety program designed to minimize the risks, and that includes a thorough safety training and run-by-run briefings for every guest whose boots enter the chopper.

THE GUIDES

The leaders of our adventures are our epically experienced guides — recognized as some of the best in the business — who are teamed with riders at a low 4:1 or 3:2 ratio. Many of them have been skiing in the Chugach since heli-skiing arrived in 1989. They’ve won medals in extreme skiing and have worked just as hard earning certifications as the most highly qualified mountain guides, avalanche predictors, and medical first responders. On vacation, they ski and climb the biggest peaks in the Himalayas, the Alaska Range, the Alps, and the Andes. In the three decades we’ve been flying, our guides have developed a safety program designed to minimize the risks, and that includes a thorough safety training and run-by-run briefings for every guest whose boots enter the chopper.

The amazing Chugach lines you see skied in movies are real, but the majority of our runs aren’t nearly so death-defying. Our guides have hosted skiers and riders from all over the world, with all levels of advanced mountain experience. If you’re able to keep a controlled run on the in-bounds steeps of a major resort, they can make sure you have the time of your life in Alaska. Our thorough safety program, experienced guides, excellent ski conditions, and stable snowpack mean you’ll be able to ski the kind of terrain that makes Alaska heliskiing legendary the world around.

The amazing Chugach lines you see skied in movies are real, but the majority of our runs aren’t nearly so death-defying. Our guides have hosted skiers and riders from all over the world, with all levels of advanced mountain experience. If you’re able to keep a controlled run on the in-bounds steeps of a major resort, they can make sure you have the time of your life in Alaska. Our thorough safety program, experienced guides, excellent ski conditions, and stable snowpack mean you’ll be able to ski the kind of terrain that makes Alaska heliskiing legendary the world around.

The amazing Chugach lines you see skied in movies are real, but the majority of our runs aren’t nearly so death-defying. Our guides have hosted skiers and riders from all over the world, with all levels of advanced mountain experience. If you’re able to keep a controlled run on the in-bounds steeps of a major resort, they can make sure you have the time of your life in Alaska. Our thorough safety program, experienced guides, excellent ski conditions, and stable snowpack mean you’ll be able to ski the kind of terrain that makes Alaska heliskiing legendary the world around.

CONTACT US

Phone number: (+1) 907 313 2788 

sales@valdezheliskiguides.com

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