Alaska: Are You Good Enough?

(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 Skiing in the Heart of The Chugach Range With VHSG

(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...

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...