10 Best Places to Go Heli-Skiing in North America

    (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...

History of the Tsaina Lodge

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...

World’s best 12 places for heli-skiing

    (CNN) — Whop, whop, whop. The thump of the rotors fades as the helicopter lifts away. Silence, just for a moment – a chance to drink in the pristine peaks. Then the rush of excited chatter as skis or snowboard are clicked on and the group turns to...

Amie Engerbretson

    “To me, Valdez Heli-Ski Guides is the premier heli-skiing experience in Alaska. The history of the lines, the Tsaina Lodge and Thompson Pass are amazing and the inspiration from all the legends that have skied there is tangible. My first line I...