Alaska Helicopter Skiing

Alaska Helicopter Skiing and Heli Snowboarding – Valdez, Haines, and Beyond

Alaska Helicopter Skiing & Heli-Snowboarding offers more challenge, fewer amenities (typically) and a later season than many other locations.  It is known for steeper, longer runs and few of them per day.  It is not recommended for those heliskiing and heli-snowboarding for the first time. Compare Alaska Heli-Skiing to Canadian Heliskiing.  It’s not FGP.

But don’t let that discourage you, Alaska helicopter skiing is awesome! The Alaska terrain is somehow….bigger.  It is hard to describe to someone who has not been heli-skiing in Valdez, Haines or other areas in Alaska.  The climate, weather, and terrain combine to make the snow ‘stick’ to these steep runs.  The Alaska helicopter skiing season is shorter and later than that of Canada.  It runs essentially through March and April.

Most of the region’s helicopter skiing and heli-snowboarding is centered around Valdez or Haines, Alaska.  Most offer lodging in a motel, with daily shuttles to the helicopter pad. But there are notable exceptions, with lodges or cabins. Check out the interview series Alaska Heliskiing Operators compare and contrast Valdez Heli-Skiing and Junea / Haines Heli-Skiing Alaska.


Map of Alaska Helicopter Skiing Locations represents all of these Alaska Heli-Skiing operators.  Valdez Heli-Skiing, Haines Heli-Skiing and Heli-Snowboarding and more.  We are happy to help you choose – free.

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