Juneau, Alaska Powder Descents, Heliskiing & Helicopter Skiing
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Airport for Travel: Juneau International Airport, Alaska
Terrain Description: Within the Juneau Icefield Coast Mountains and in the Chilkat Mountains. The terrain is incredibly varied and the options are nearly limitless. In a single day Alaska Powder Descents is able to access long 5,000 foot, 900 foot spines or easy going mellow bowls. The Coast mountain are within the Juneau Icefield which allows access to tall granite spires, couloirs dropping into glacial run-outs and tree runs all just minutes away from each other.
Standard Heliskiing Packages Offered:
$2,700. Includes 3 nights hotel, 12 laps (36k vertical), 1 day Eaglecrest or alternate activity.
Week-long Trip: $5,350. Includes 7 nights hotel, 25 laps (75k vertical), 2 days Eaglecrest, 1 day alternate activity
# of days, prices, vertical guarantees:
Á la Carte Per-Run Rates: Runs 1-4: $150-$175 average per-run; Run 5+: $135-$160 average per-run
Price of Extra Vertical: $115 per run
Private Packages Offered:Private Day: $ 6,000. Up to 8 clients, 5-10 runs (18-24 k vertical), includes guide/s and lunch.
Type of Helicopter: A-Star
Guests per Lift: 4
Lifts per Helicopter: 4 to 8
Lodging and Dining Description: Accommodations are booked at Downtown Juneau’s Baranof Hotel. The Baranof has a small casual café for breakfast and lunch and a more elegant fine dining restaurant for dinner. The hotel is also conveniently located near many other restaurant options that are within close walking distance.
Year Founded: 2,007
Describe travel from airport: The heli-pad is located at the Juneau International Airport. The hotel accommodations are a short 15 minute drive from the airport. Travel is provided in a 15 passenger van.
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Ski Options on Down Day? (cat/lift) : Eaglecrest Ski Area
What is Unique / Why Us?: “We have an operating permit that allows us access to more than 1 million acres of Forest Service Land. Due to the large scale of our operating area we are able to easily accommodate different ability levels. With quick access to the Juneau Icefield from the Juneau International airport we are able to start skiing without wasting heli time flying long distances. Our location in the State’s Capital provides endless opportunities on down days to visit local shops, check out a museum, or even head up to Eaglecrest, the local ski area. We take pride in being locally owned and operated. Everyone working within our operation is Juneau based. We all have extensive knowledge of the local area and take pride in our ability to lead clients to areas that fit their ability and challenge them. We have flexible daily rates that vary based on distances between runs and the heli base in order to provide clients with the best deal we can. We offer backcountry heli-assisted trips and all of our guides are certified members of US Heli Ski.”