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Chugach Powder Guides

Chugach Powder Guides offers heliskiing and heliboarding from the Alyeska Resort near Anchorage since 1997.  In recent years, Chugach Powder Guides added the area around Seward and the North Gulf Coast.

Chugach Powder Guides Location

Chugach Powder Guides is located at the Alyeska Resort near Anchorage, as well as Girdwood, Seward and the now famous Tordrillo Mountain Lodge.

Airport for Travel: 

40 minutes to Girdwood, 90 minutes to Seward, 45 minutes by float / ski plane to the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Terrain Description: 

A huge variety ranging from intermediate to very expert.  Over 500 named runs and thousands of landings.

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Standard Packages Offered:

Most trips are 5 or 7 days.  The exception is Girdwood / Alyeska where Chugach Powder Guides offers single-day heliskiing / heliboarding, a 4-day package and private packages.

Chugach Heli Skiing Private Packages Offered:

Seward and Tordrillo for week long trips.  Single day offered at Girdwood.

Type of Helicopter: 3 Eurocopter A-Star B-Series 350 Helicopters + 2 Snowcats

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Guests per Lift: 4

Lifts per Helicopter: 4

Average vertical:  2000 / run, 16 – 20 K / day, 50 – 60 K/ 5 day, 80 – 100k / 7 day

Cost of additional vertical:  $50/1000 feet

Variety of terrain: A huge variety ranging from intermediate to very expert

Lodging and Dining Description:  4 Diamond Hotel – Alyeska Resort

Year Founded: 1997

Travel from airport: By CPG shuttle (included)

Chugach Powder Guides Ski Options on Down Days?

Lift access at Alyeska Resort, snowcat skiing, snowmobile (sled) skiing, backcountry touring, cross-country skiing.  Heli-Ski Packages are based on vertical achievement.  If you should achieve your vertical maximum prior to the end of your package week, you have the option of not flying.  If you choose to do this, you must notify the reservation desk before the next fly day or you will be charged the vertical footage skied by your group for that day.  If you haven’t achieved your maximum vertical footage and you choose to miss any skiing for any reason, you will be charged the vertical achieved by your group for that day.  No refunds are issued in part or in whole for unused days due to late arrival, early departure or any other reason. No refunds are issued for“down days”.No refunds are issued for missed skiing due to skiing ability, fitness, equipment failure, or personal choice.If a skier becomes injured, ill, or requests to leave the field prematurely for any reason, no refund will be made.Additional costs resulting from an evacuation or early departure from the field will be charged to the guest.  If Chugach Powder Guides is unable to deliver a reserved day of snowcat or helicopter skiing due to the inability to meet minimum group requirements, weather cancellation, snow conditions, or other cause subject to Chugach Powder Guides’s discretion, we will reschedule your week, or a refund will be given.  Chugach Powder Guides reserves the right to cancel any ski week package or ski week at any time.

What is Unique/Why Chugach Powder Guides?

Snowcat skiing on down days, 4 Diamond hotel lodging, huge Alaskan ski skiing experience.  Summer heliski and fishing program with Kings and Corn.  Members of Heli-Ski US.