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Heli Skiing with Chugach Powder Guides

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Join Chugach Powder Guides for helicopter adventure in the world-famous Chugach Mountain Range.  Their exclusive-use permit area covers miles of mountain terrain with gentle bowls, giant mountain faces, massive glaciers and sheltered tree skiing.  The guides are highly trained and have extensive Alaskan experience.  At Chugach Powder Guides, the goal is to make your backcountry adventure exciting, safe and memorable.  They want you to see why Alaska’s mountains are recognized for having some of the best backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the world!

The Chugach Mountains enjoy a range of weather patterns that create ideal conditions for helicopter skiing. The Western Range of the Chugach Mountains is uniquely situated between the warm, moist air currents of the Pacific Ocean and the artic winds that blow in from Alaska’s vast interior, resulting in high quality powder snow that adheres well to steep terrain. The Chugach is famous for steep powder skiing.

From February to mid-March, the average daytime temperature hovers around 20°F, or -7°C, and by the time March rolls around, added minutes of daylight mean temperatures can warm up to 30°F. Even as the mercury climbs, you’ll still find plenty of dry powder on all but southern-facing slopes.  Late in the season, spring conditions offer fun corn snow and warm blue bird days.

From February to April, the following options are available through the Concierge Desk at The Hotel Alyeska:

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Full Day Heli Skiing/Riding  

A full day of heli-skiing with Chugach Powder Guides includes 16,000- 18,000 vertical feet of heli-skiing (16,000 vert guaranteed) along with lunch in the field, safety training and safety equipment. 

Mid-week (Mon-Fri) 1-day heli-ski reservations are made no more than 30 days in advance. Reservations for weekends (Sat & Sun) can be made at any time.

  • 7:30am: Check-in for Safety briefing Hotel Alyeska Powder Lounge (2nd floor)
  • 8:30am: Ready for pick-up
  • 9:00am: Pick-up for heli-skiing (weather permitting, delays posted at Powder Lounge)
  • 5:00pm: We usually return late afternoon (weather permitting)
  • 16,000-18,000 vertical feet of skiing (16,000 feet guaranteed)
  • Safety equipment (airbag backpack, safety harness, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Safety briefing
  • Lunch, snacks, water, hot drinks
  • Pick-up and drop-off to Hotel Alyeska Powder Lounge
  • Demo ski/snowboard equipment not included (available for rent)

5 Day Heli Skiing/Riding Package

cpg views imageChugach Powder Guides offers an exclusive 5 Day Package in collaboration with Alyeska Resort.   Please visit CPG on the second floor of The Hotel Alyeska, across from the Tramway Cafe.  From our headquarters near the base of Alyeska Resort in the small town of Girdwood, our guests can ski and ride more than 750,000 acres of prime heli terrain – and return to the lap of luxury to soak and dine sore muscles away.


  • Arrive Sunday, ski Monday through Friday, depart Friday.
  • Deluxe lodging at the luxurious Hotel Alyeska at the base of Alyeska Resort
  • Thursday evening three-course dinner at the 4-Diamond Seven Glaciers Restaurant 
  • Transportation to and from Girdwood
  • Lunch on fly days
  • Alyeska Resort Lift Tickets on no-fly days
  • Use of safety equipment - Mammut airbag backpack, Mammut Pulse avalanche transceiver, harness, shovel and probe.
  • Safety training and breakfast on your first morning
  • Airfare, meals, alcohol and incidentals are not included

Contact Alyeska's Concierge Desk at 907-754-2108. The Concierge Desk is located next to the Front Desk at The Hotel Alyeska.