As the pioneers of Alaska heli-skiing with 21 years of experience in the Chugach, VHSG offers some of the steepest, deepest big-mountain terrain in the world. Staffed with the most experienced heli-ski guides in the U.S., VHSG caters to the advanced to expert skier and rider looking for the most exciting heli-ski experience available. Valdez Heli-Ski Guide’s location in an area of the Chugach with favorable weather conditions makes it possible to fly more than 80 percent of the season. With a new snowcat parked right outside the lodge, there is never a down-day!
The Bottom Line
With more than two decades of experience, VHSG offers the ultimate heli-ski adventure in some of the steepest, deepest, most epic terrain in the world.
- Late February through March: Cool temps with deep, epic powder conditions.
- April: Moderate temps, continued epic powder, and long days make for a lot of skiing.
- End of April through first of May: Spring skiing with superb powder and corn conditions.
|Annual Snowfall:||1,000 inches|
|Non-Exclusive Terrain:||4,000 square miles|
|Price Range:||Single Day: $1,050, |
All-Inclusive 7 Day: $9,457 – $10,945,
All-Inclusive 3 – 5 Day: $4,053 – $7,820,
7 Day Private Package: $85,200 – $88,970
|Seasonal Dates:||February 16 through May 10, 2014|
|Years in Business:||21|
|Types of Helicopters/Cats:||4 A-Star B2 Helicopters; 1 Pisten Bully Snowcat|
|Guarantees and refund policies:||A credit will be given for all un-skied runs less than the guaranteed run amount. All runs are credited at the rate of $100 per run. (Rarely are our run guarantees not met!)|
|Down Day Activity:||We are able to fly more than 80 percent of our season, with only one or two down days per week. When we can’t heli-ski, we’re snowcat skiing from the lodge.|
|Nearest Airport:||Valdez, Alaska via Anchorage, Alaska|
|Nearest Town:||Valdez, Alaska|
|Lodging Amenities/Availability:||First-class single- and double-occupancy rooms at the Tsaina Lodge. Amenities include gear room with boot dryers, reading room, fitness center, wood-burning fireplace in common area, dining room, bar, massage therapist.|
|Local Bars:||Historic bar in the Tsaina Lodge|