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Chugach Powder Guides - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - where the powder can get deep - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - where the powder can get deep - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - the eye-candy goes on forever - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - the eye-candy goes on forever - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - endless lines in every direction - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - endless lines in every direction - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - your own personal mountain - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - your own personal mountain - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - these guides love their jobs - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - these guides love their jobs - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - 750,000 acres of powder utopia - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - 750,000 acres of powder utopia - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - for strong intermediate to experts - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - for strong intermediate to experts - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - stable Alaskan coastal snow pack = steep - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - stable Alaskan coastal snow pack = steep - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - ooohhhh yeehhhhh - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - ooohhhh yeehhhhh - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - one of thousands of launching pads - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - one of thousands of launching pads - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - one day of this just wont be enough - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - one day of this just wont be enough - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - use powerful & efficient A-star helicopters - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - use powerful & efficient A-star helicopters - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - backup snowcat for down-day (powder days) - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - backup snowcat for down-day (powder days) - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - 4,000 acres of snowcat terrain to play in - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - 4,000 acres of snowcat terrain to play in - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - the cat can get you into some pretty serious terrain - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - the cat can get you into some pretty serious terrain - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - the cat operation runs adjacent to Alyeska ski resort - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - the cat operation runs adjacent to Alyeska ski resort - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - and there is also Alyeska ski resort - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - and there is also Alyeska ski resort - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - powder boards & skis are available for rent - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - powder boards & skis are available for rent - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - the main office is in the Alyeska resort hotel - photo credit Adam Clarke
Chugach Powder Guides - the main office is in the Alyeska resort hotel - photo credit Adam Clarke

Chugach Powder Guides

Based in Girdwood near the Alyeska Resort, Chugach Powder Guides offer epic Alaskan heli skiing. Choose from single day heli skiing, 5 day packages that include lodging at the deluxe Hotel Alyeska, or a customised private heli skiing trip if you really want to fully explore the Alaskan Mountains.

Alaska heli skiing is world renowned for challenging steeps, the bountiful snow, and a coastal snowpack that enables the steeps to be skied. Alaskan heli skiing and snowboarding is also well known for the massive snow storms that can ground the helicopter for a day or days. However Chugach Powder Guides heli skiing provides the distinct advantage over other AK heli operators of a “no cabin fever” policy on no-fly days. Chugach Powder Guides offer more down day activities than any other heliski outfit in Alaska. These include snowcat skiing or inbounds resort riding at Alyeska Ski Resort.

Other Benefits of Heli Skiing with Chugach Powder Guides

  • The proximity to Alyeska Resort is a huge pro for the heli skiing outfit. Firstly it offers the ability to purposefully mix and match resort skiing/snowboarding with heli skiing, or to ride in-bounds when weather factors ground the helicopter. Hotel Alyeska offers lovely creature comforts and there are various options for dining at the resort. And CPG heli skiing is particularly ideal if you want a ski vacation with family or friends and not everyone wants to go heli skiing.
  • CPG can cater to a range of ability levels. The heli skiing isn’t just for uber experts and Warren Miller stunt skiers.
  • In addition to slopes for different ability levels, terrain diversity is also apparent with respect to big mountain alpine terrain and tree skiing.
  • CPG only offers small group heli skiing in agile B3/A-star helicopters.
  • Back-up cat skiing is an option for down days, with 4,000 acres of terrain adjacent to Alyeska.
  • The guides are not only well qualified and highly experienced. Many of the guides are Alaskan locals and knows the mountains intimately.
  • Girdwood is only 45 miles from Anchorage and there are regular flights into the large airport from various locations, so CPG heli skiing is more easily accessed than other AK heli skiing operations.

Chugach Powder Guides Heli Ski Packages

Chugach Powder Guides Private Heli Skiing DETAILS
PRIVATE HELI SKIING ALASKA
Customised trip for your group
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USD 2,000
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Particularly for seasoned heli skiers, the absolute ultimate Alaskan heli skiing experience is on a private charter helicopter trip. Have more flexibility to explore the deep and the steeps of the Chugach. More
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Inclusions
  • Guided private heli skiing
  • Ground transportation
  • Use of airbag backpack, avalanche transceiver, harness, shovel & probe
  • Lunch on fly days
  • Safety briefing
Add-ons
  • Customised elements
  • Ski/snowboard demo rentals
  • Lodging
Location: USA | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Dec 15 - May 15, 2018
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Chugach Powder Guides Day Heli Skiing DETAILS
SINGLE DAY HELI SKIING ALYESKA
1 Day Heli Skiing
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USD 1,375
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Add a day or more of world renowned Alaska heli skiing to your Alyeska Resort trip. Single day heli skiing is available on Saturday and Sunday. Weekday (Mon-Fri) 1-day heli ski reservations can be made no more than 30 days in advance. More
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  • 16,000-18,000 vertical feet of guided heli skiing (16,000 feet guaranteed)
  • Use of safety equipment (airbag backpack, safety harness, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Safety briefing
  • Lunch, snacks, water, hot drinks
  • Pick-up and drop-off to Hotel Alyeska Powder Lounge
Add-ons
  • Ski/snowboard demo rentals: $50/day
Location: USA | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Jan 27 - Apr 29, 2018
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Chugach Powder Guides 5 Day Package DETAILS
EPIC ALASKAN HELI SKIING GIRDWOOD
5 Days Heli | 5 Nights
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USD 6,250
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Satisfy your cravings for steep and deep heli skiing in Alaska with this 5 day package. Shred during the day then retreat to the comfort of the deluxe Hotel Alyeska. More
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Inclusions
  • 60,000 vertical feet of guided heli skiing (50,000 guaranteed)
  • Deluxe lodging at Hotel Alyeska at Alyeska Resort
  • Transportation between Anchorage Airport & Girdwood
  • Use of airbag backpack, avalanche transceiver, harness, shovel & probe
  • Thursday evening 3-course dinner at the 4-Diamond Seven Glaciers Restaurant
Add-ons
  • Additional day of heli skiing $1275
  • Snowcat backup $250
  • Ski/snowboard demo rentals: $150/5 day package
  • Lodging single occupancy: $650-$750
  • Lodging upgrade
Location: USA | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Feb 18 - Feb 23, 2018
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USD 6,250
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Feb 25 - Mar 02, 2018
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USD 6,750
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Mar 04 - Mar 09, 2018
6
USD 7,350
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Mar 11 - Mar 16, 2018
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USD 7,350
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Mar 18 - Mar 23, 2018
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USD 7,350
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Mar 25 - Mar 30, 2018
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USD 7,350
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Apr 01 - Apr 06, 2018
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USD 6,750
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Apr 08 - Apr 13, 2018
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Apr 15 - Apr 20, 2018
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Where is Chugach Powder Guides Located?

Chugach Powder Guides is based in the town of Girdwood Alaska, which is home to Alyeska Ski Resort. Girdwood is just 45 miles from Anchorage and is easily accessible via shuttle (included for multi-day packages) or rental car.

Most of the heli skiing terrain is north and south of Girdwood in the Western Chugach Mountains. The terrain includes the Northern Chugach Range, the Talkeetnas, and the Seward Range. Some of the terrain offers views of Turnagain Arm (near Girdwood) and Prince William Sound.

The main heli pad is located in Girdwood (1.8 miles from Hotel Alyeska) but CPG can also stage from other areas. Transport between Hotel Alyeska and the helicopter staging area is included in the packages.

Hotel Alyeska is located at the base of the Alyeska Ski Resort in a convenient ski-in ski-out position.




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Chugach Powder Guides Snow & Terrain

Heli Skiing Terrain

Chugach Powder Guides have massive terrain choice with 750,000 acres (303,514 hectares) on offer, so you never have to ski or snowboard the same line twice. CPG have catalogued hundreds of runs and tens of thousands of landings.

CPG heli skiing is between elevations of approximately 6,500 feet (1,981 metres) and almost sea level, so there is the potential for very long runs, and the tenure includes lots of high alpine terrain and glaciers as well as some below timberline skiing through old-growth forests.

The single day packages and 5-day packages typically ride the terrain near Girdwood, but with a private customised ski safari package you can head further afield to the mountain zones from the Tordrillos to the Talkeetnas, to the Northern and Western Chugach, to the Pacific Coast.

Ability Level

Chugach Powder Guides Heli Skiing caters to strong intermediate, advanced, expert, and professional skiers and riders. The Chugach Range has a reputation for catering to the latter, and it doesn’t disappoint, with massive Alaskan lines, steep spines, curtains and couloirs. At the other end of the spectrum there are mellow rolling powder bowls.

In order to ski big Alaskan lines, the weather, snowpack stability, and your skiing or riding ability all have to come together. CPG will place individuals of a similar ability together in a group. Of course, the best way to guarantee riding with others of like ability is to get your own group together.

Snow

The heli skiing terrain at Chugach Powder Guides scores 700 inches (17.8 metres) of snow on average per year. The Western Range of the Chugach Mountains is uniquely situated between the warm, moist air currents of the Pacific Ocean and the artic winds that blow in from the vast interior of Alaska, which culminates in great powder snow that sticks well to the steep terrain that the Chugach is famous for.

CPG Terms and Conditions

We do everything we can to accommodate our guests' needs, changes, unforeseen mishaps and cancellations. Here's everything you need to know.

Payments and Deposits
We accept all major credit cards as well as secure wire transfers. When you book your reservation, with Chugach Powder Guides we require a 50% deposit, and you have 90 days prior to your first ski date to pay the remaining balance.

If you're doing a day trip, we require reservations to be made no more than 30 days in advance for weekdays, but reservations for weekends can be made at any time. Payment in full is required when booking this option.

Client / Participant Responsibilities
1) All clients and participants will be required to follow the safety policies and procedures of Chugach Powder Guides as well as the guides' instructions during activities.
2) All clients and participants will be required to sign a Participant Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement in favor of Chugach Powder Guides before departing on any trip or activity; and 3) Each client or participant agrees and acknowledges when they sign up for Chugach Powder Guides activities that they have significant responsibility for their own safety and agree they are ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety during participation in an activity.

Policies: All the CPG Pertinents
We may be renowned the world over for our incredible heli-skiing terrain, but it's our attention to every detail of our guests' stay with us that truly sets us apart. We do everything we can to accommodate our guests' schedules and needs, including the unexpected:
Cancellation – Oh man, I forgot about dinner with my in-laws, and other acceptable excuses...
Refund – We have a vertical footage refund and overage policy of $50 per 1,000 vertical feet.
Privacy – We guard your information and ours to the best of our ability and current technology.

Insurance: We Recommend It
We highly recommend that all of our guests purchase trip insurance, as well as medical and emergency evacuation insurance.

Reviews

A fabulous day of heli skiing

Nancy (2017 Week 6)
22/06/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Country
    USA
  • Month Visited:
    March
I had a fantastic time heli-skiing with your team! The entire day was perfectly orchestrated – security briefing, gear, helicopter pick ups/drop offs, small groups, lunch, snacks, end of day ride back to the hotel. Well done.

Our guide, Rich, led us through a perfect day of skiing. The terrain was perfect for us, his instructions were just enough, he kept the day relaxed and incredibly satisfying.

A Great Experience

Mervin (2017 Week 6)
22/06/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    March
Once again many thanks to the superbly organized operation.

Everything was great from the hotel to the guides managing to eventually find us some great powder stash despite the dry conditions of the last few weeks.

Hope to return one day for more awesome turns