Like Nowhere Else ....Heli-skiing with Valdez Heli-Ski Guides is unlike skiing anywhere else in the world. Our ski runs average 3,500 vertical feet; the longest runs, like our backyard test-piece Mount Dimond, top out at 6,200. Our low client-to-guide ratio (4:1) provides you with individualized attention, allowing us to guide you down the exciting peaks showcasing the long couloirs and broad faces only found in the Chugach.
Not for beginners ....Valdez Heli-Ski Guides caters to advanced and expert skiers and riders only. If you enjoy dramatic ski runs and can safely ski in control on the steep runs found at most ski areas, you will love VHSG!
Terrain Progression ....To those new to big mountain skiing, VHSG’s unique Terrain Progression Program is designed to teach you the skills, like sluff management, necessary to ski this incredible terrain. For the Chugach veteran, VHSG guides will help you safely push your limits on the most memorable runs of your life. All of our clients will leave VHSG with more developed big mountain skills, giving each more confidence on his or her our ski hill and the other big peaks of the world.
Tsaina Lodge ....
Valdez Heli-Ski Guides operates out of the new Tsaina Lodge, located 35 miles north of Valdez, Alaska, in the heart of Thompson Pass. The new lodge stands on the footprint of the original and infamous Tsaina, birthplace of big mountain skiing and VHSG 20 years ago. The early big mountain skiers, including VHSG founder Doug Coombs, found its location to offer weather conditions more reliable than anywhere else in the area. The same is true today and we can often fly in weather windows unavailable to those located farther from Thompson Pass. In fact, some of our best terrain is only a two-minute flight from the heli-pad, giving clients the option to ski directly back to the lodge, something no other heli-ski operator in Alaska can offer. The Tsaina Lodge truly is the epicenter of heli-skiing.
Our individual ski packages include:
- 36 Heli-ski runs, 30 runs guaranteed
- Professional heli-ski guide
- 7 nights lodging, double accommodations
- Airport shuttles
- Use of Tracker avalanche transceiver
- Use of Life-Link pack, shovel and probe
Individual seven day Package Rates ....
All of our Individual Ski Week Packages start with your arrival on Saturday afternoon and conclude the following Saturday afternoon.
|2301||March 03 – March 09||$8,340/person|
|2302||March 10 – March 16||$8,757/person|
|2303||March 17 – March 23||$8,757/person|
|2304||March 24 – March 30||$8,757/person|
|2305||March 31 – April 06||$8,757/person|
|2306||April 07 – April 13||$8,757/person|
|2307||April 14 – April 20||$8,757/person|
|2308||April 21 – April 27||$8,757/person|
|2309||April 28 – May 04||$8,340/person|
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