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Having returned to my ordinary 'Life after Alaska', my world seems flat. It is as if the Alaskan adventure has erased a dimension from my landscape. Everything here seems smaller, less dramatic, and less steep. Even the Rockies seem plain.
-Phil Norish



Alaska Heli Skiing: The Experience of a Lifetime

Heli-Skiing, Steep Skiing Camp, Summer Skiing and Fishing

Dates: March 14-21 | March 21-28 | March 28 – April 4 | May 5-10 (Iceland) | May 10-15 (Iceland)

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Helicopter skiing is the ultimate ski experience. There is nothing better than the solitude, tranquility and beauty that heli-skiing brings. The first time Kim heli-skied was in Alaska was in 1991. It was the best skiing experience of her life. Since then she has been lucky enough to heli-ski every year, bringing skiers of all levels into the mountains where the snow is untracked, the runs are long, and you are the only people on the slope. Every year Ski with Kim offers helicopter ski trips for a variety of skiers and ski ability. If you are interested, contact us and we can create the ideal trip for you. If you already have experience and are looking for a compatible group, let us put you with the right people. Many of our clients heli-ski every year, and depend on us to put them in a group of similar ability and experience. There is a reason why we have an 85% return clientele.

If you have never been heli-skiing, let’s remove some of the myths that exist.

You don’t jump out of the helicopter. The helicopter lands at the top, everyone gets out, and the guide unloads the skis from the basket, which is outside the helicopter. Once everyone and everything is secured the helicopter takes off.

You don’t ski runs like you see in the movies, unless you want to. Heli-skiing offers something for everyone. There are beginner, intermediate and experts runs in the backcountry, just like a ski resort. What’s most important is, you are in a group with similar ability and experience and have a guide who knows your expectations.

You will not be pushed outside your comfort zone or be left behind. Every trip includes a terrain progression. All groups start on easy slopes, and as the snow pack proves to be stable and the group builds their confidence, the difficulty level will increase.

As guides, we communicate with you to make sure you are getting what you want. If it’s first descents or wide-open glacier fields, we can deliver. When you Ski with Kim you always get two guides, a lead and a tail. Someone will always have your back.

Chugach Powder Guides – Alyeska Ski Resort, Girdwood, Alaska

Dates: March 1-8, 2014.
Level: Advanced intermediate – Expert skiers and snowboarders.

Dates: March 8-15, 2014.
Level: Expert skiers and snowboarders.

Dates: March 22-29, 2014.
Level: Open.

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Chugach Powder Guides (CPG) invites you to experience the excitement and sheer magnitude of the Western Chugach Mountain Range! CPG is the only Alaska heli-skiing operator of skiing and snowboarding in a permit area covering over 700,000 acres of mountainous terrain with gentle bowls, giant mountain faces, massive glaciers and sheltered tree skiing. Our mountain guides are highly-trained professionals with extensive Alaskan experience. At Chugach Powder Guides, our goal is to make your backcountry adventure as exciting, safe and memorable as possible. We invite you to join us and see why the Chugach Mountains are recognized for having some of the best heli-skiing and snowboarding in the world!

Your guides, Kim Reichhelm and her staff, will cater to your every need during your stay in Girdwood. With Alyeska resort and the heli- pad at your door you won’t miss any powder. Your days start with a call from Kim updating you on the weather and the plan for the day. If the skies are clear you will take a 3 minute shuttle ride to the heli- pad and head out for a day of fresh powder and the best skiing in the world. If snow is in the air then Kim is your resort guide and host. The tram leaves from the Alyeska Hotel and provides some of the steepest skiing in North America. Kim’s constant contact with CPG means a morning on the resort tracking up the fresh may turn into an afternoon of Alaska heli skiing. As your host Kim also attends to all your needs, dinner reservations, equipment, massage appointments, you name it, Kim is there to help make your ski experience be the best.

Background:

Girdwood, Alaska is located 30 miles south of Anchorage at the base of Alyeska resort. Alyeska is one of the steepest resorts in North America. The tram leaves from the Hotel Alyeska and travels over 2,000 feet to the top terminal, with the summit above at over 3,900 ft. With an average annual snowfall of 631 inches, 2,500 vertical feet of diverse terrain and short lift lines, Alyeska Resort lives up to Alaska’s “steep and deep” reputation. Experts love the North Face, North America’s longest continuous double black diamond run. Intermediate and advanced skiers will love the wide open bowls and long top to bottom runs.

Accommodations:

Heli Skiing Alaska

The Hotel Alyeska stands alone in Alaska as a premier year-round resort destination. Experience luxury accommodations with modern touches and rich Native Heritage surrounded by unspoiled Alaskan wilderness. Located in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and water views, The Hotel Alyeska offers guests luxurious accommodations and convenient access to the Alaskan wilderness.

Getting There:

Girdwood/Alyeska is just a 40 minute drive from the Anchorage airport (ANC). Your Alaska heliskiing package with CPG includes airport transfers.

Alaska Heli skiing Package Includes:

Heli Skiing Alaska Trip

Dates: March 1-8, March 8-15 and March 22-29, 2014.
Difficulty Level: Adv Intermediate to Expert Skiers.
Cost: $9,500. Make your Reservation before November 30th and receive a $200 discount.

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Steep Skiing Camp – Alyeska Ski Resort, Girdwood, Alaska

Dates: March 17-21, 2014.
Level: Expert skiers.

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Arrive in Anchorage on Sunday March 16th and take the short drive to Girdwood and Hotel Alyeska. Meet Kim and her staff for a brief welcome orientation and get a good night sleep in your luxurious accommodations.

Enjoy relaxing mornings with breakfast on your own and possibly a light warm up/stretch in the gym or a soak in the hot tub. Lifts open at 10:00, since in mid March the sun is still a little slow to rise. Ski all day with Kim and her staff working on Steep Skiing techniques, and enjoying the Alaska snow and beauty. A lunch break, included in your package each day, will feature a variety of restaurants around Alyeska and Girdwood. Hikes, traverses and hot laps on the Alyeska Tram will push your steep technique to the next level. Christmas and New Years chutes, two of the steepest in bounds runs in the country are on the hit list when you are ready. Video, and photos will be taken in the afternoons with review during apres ski at the Aurora Bar. Dinners are not included in the package.You can be on your own or with the group, depending on the day, how hard we ski and what you want. This is not boot camp, it’s your vacation. Kim’s goal is to make sure you have a great experience and will be flexible to accommodate your needs and wishes. Options to Snow-cat ski and heli-ski are available. Make sure you ask about this when you make your reservations.

Background:

Girdwood, Alaska is located 30 miles south of Anchorage at the base of Alyeska resort. Alyeska is one of the steepest resorts in North America. The tram leaves from the Hotel Alyeska and travels over 2,000 feet to the top terminal, with the summit above at over 3,900 ft. With an average annual snowfall of 631 inches, 2,500 vertical feet of diverse terrain and short lift lines, Alyeska Resort lives up to Alaska’s “steep and deep” reputation. Experts love the North Face, North America’s longest continuous double black diamond run. Intermediate and advanced skiers will love the wide open bowls and long top to bottom runs.

Accommodations:

Heli Skiing Alaska

The Hotel Alyeska stands alone in Alaska as a premier year-round resort destination. Experience luxury accommodations with modern touches and rich Native Heritage surrounded by unspoiled Alaskan wilderness. Located in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and water views, The Hotel Alyeska offers guests luxurious accommodations and convenient access to the Alaskan wilderness.

Getting There:

Girdwood/Alyeska is just a 40 minute drive from the Anchorage airport (ANC). Your Alaska heliskiing package with CPG includes airport transfers.

Alaska Heli skiing Package Includes:

Steep Skiing Skiing Alaska Trip

Dates: March 17-21, 2014.
Difficulty Level: Adv Intermediate to Expert Skiers.
Cost: $2,000 (No Lifts – $1,685). Make your Reservation before November 30th and receive a $200 discount.

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Cast and Carve Skiing and Fishing – Tordrillo Mt. Lodge, Alaska

Date: June 19-25, 2014.
Level: Adv Intermediate – Expert Skiers.

Alaska ViewJune in Alaska is the best time of year for corn snow. The lake has thawed and the planes have traded in their skis for floats. The days are long and we can ski and/or fish any time…. even at midnight. All access is by helicopter, whether we are chasing wild Rainbow Trout, King Salmon or endless runs of perfect corn snow. The lodge is the best place to create a private trip, a family gathering, or join our group if you’re looking for good company. When we’re not skiing or fishing we are enjoying a soak in the hot tub overlooking the lake, a gourmet meal, or a fine glass of wine on the deck, watching sunsets that last for hours.

You arrive into Anchorage Wednesday night where Kim will meet you at the Captain Cook, staging area for flights to the Tordrillo Mt. Lodge (TML). First thing in the morning we all fly out together, a 30-minute plane ride to Judd Lake and the Tordrillo Mt. Range. Shortly after a breakfast and orientation we suit up for the first day of heli skiing Alaska. When you book a trip with Kim, you get two guides your lead guide and Kim as your tail guide. This is the only CPG package that offers 2 guides for your group of 4. A gradual terrain progression is the best and safest way to heli-ski. As the group’s comfort level increases and the snow stability allows, we can ski the steepest and longest runs available. These trips are best if your group of 4 is compatible. Kim’s goal is to bring people together of the same ability to experience the best of what the Tordrillos has to offer.

Background:

Packages at the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge never have more than 12 guests! With this lower volume, personalized method of operation, one gets all of the advantages of booking a private Alaska heli skiing experience without having to come up wth the private group. With only three groups of four skiers at any given time and 1.5 million acres of skiable terrain we are capable of delivering more skiing over a broader range. This exclusive experience provides the finest combination of lodging, food and Alaska heli-skiing.

Accommodations:

The Tordrillo Mountain Lodge (TML) is located in the southern tip of the Alaska Range just 80 miles North West of Anchorage. This beautiful log structure sits on the banks of the Talachulitna River and Judd Lake. Guests enjoy all the comforts of a first class Alaskan lodge, including private baths, cozy beds, and Alaskan cuisine prepared by an exceptional chef. Wireless access, a beautiful copper bar and flat screen TV are available for evening entertainment, and cross country skiing and snow shoe treks provide adventure on down days. Our wood-fired hot tub and sauna provide relaxation at the end of the ski day in this far removed, one-of-a-kind ski experience.

Getting There:

The 40-minute trip from Anchorage to TML is onboard a float or ski plane. Guests spend the night in Anchorage and fly to the lodge first thing in the morning. Return flights are in the morning to make afternoon and evening flights back home.

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Fishing and Heli Skiing Alaska Trip

Date: June 19-25, 2014.
Difficulty Level: Adv Intermediate to Expert Skiers.
Cost: $9,500.

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