CPG guides skiing the Isthmus, Alaska
The Isthmus, Girdwood zone
CPG skiing the Isthmus near Girdwood
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CPG Chugach Powder Guides - Alaska heli skiing on spinecell
Steep Pow Lines of Spinecell
With more than 750,000 skiable acres, CPG has plenty of terrain for every skier level. These spine lines are just 8 minutes from our Girdwood base.
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CPG Chugach Powder Guides - cat skiing powder in Girdwood, Alaska
CPG snowcat skiing with a view
CPG's snowcat skiing offers spectacular scenery and terrain. 
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Endless powder bowls and Alaskan features
CPG's endless terrain includes more snow conditions and terrain than anywhere else on earth. Quench your thirst for steep powder and playful features.
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Hotel Alyeska
The 4-star Hotel Alyeska offers more luxury and amenities than any other hotel in Alaska.
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The Ultimate Alaskan Heli-Skiing Experience

Here, in the heart of the Western Chugach Mountains, the magic of the mountains beckons with its deep powder, inspiring steeps and colossal vertical feet. From the black sand shores of the Pacific Coast to the jagged peaks of the Talkeetnas, with Chugach Powder Guides you’re a quick heli flight from world-class adventure that will take your breath away and leave you begging for more.

Drop into mild powder bowls overlooking the Pacific, arc through acres of tall hemlock and Sitka spruce, dance across steep spines and couloirs – and never ski the same line twice. Our team of tested professional guides will lead you to some of the most varied and spectacular terrain in the world, and ensure that every day you ski with us is the best ski day you’ve ever had.

We partner with Alyeska Resort to offer our guests an unforgettable adventure. After a day in the mountains, return to the resort and relax in luxurious comfort as you soak away tired, yet exhilarated muscles in a world-class spa. Savor cuisine prepared with simple, elegant richness for an après ski experience that celebrates the triumphs of the day, and provides guests the opportunity to reminisce and plan for the next perfect run.

Just 45 miles from Anchorage, our Girdwood location is easily accessible, so we can ski just about every day. From first descent to last run, drop in, the mountains are waiting.

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Alyeska Resort: The finest resort and accommodations in Alaska
Our Accommodations partner, Alyeska Resort, offers more than just luxurious accommodations. With 3,000 feet of fantastic skiing, 4 restaurants and numerous additional amenities, you'll enjoy every minute of your stay, day and night.
Endless Terrain Awaits
We fly our guests all over the Chugach Mountain Range, to steep couloirs for experts, and mild powder bowls and descents for intermediate skiers and riders. With hundreds of thousands of acres of terrain, your best ski day awaits.
Alyeska Resort

Our accommodations and hospitality partner, Alyeska Resort is an essential ingredient in the experience that makes a heli-skiing or riding trip with CPG so unique and unforgettable. Learn more about the award-winning resort that we call home.


Ideal ski technology for most skiers delivers better, longer days. Volkl turns even the most demanding conditions into pure fun. At CPG, we use Volkl products exclusively to ensure that every day is as great as can be for every guest. Volkl helps CPG deliver unforgettable skiing experiences.

Mountain Hardware

Mountain Hardware offers the protection we need here in Alaska. While we are out in the field, Mountain Hardware's gear works against the elements and keeps us comfortable so we can focus on providing our guests with the best experience possible. From bluebird heli days to stormy cat-skiing, our guides stay dry, warm, and happy.


With Nitro Snowboards, our guides and guests are guaranteed to have unforgettable rides no matter what. Technology, board profiles, and construction make the difference when it comes to riding Alaskan terrain, which is why CPG chooses Nitro as our go to snowboards for an unbeatable heli-skiing experience.

Smith Optics

CPG uses Smith helmets, goggles and glasses exclusively because our guides require perfect vision, protection and functionality at all times in the field. Goggles that fit perfectly, integrate seemlessly with helmets, and deliver maximum protection for an entire heli-ski season are a must. Smith delivers durable, perfect-fitting protection to CPG since our first days of flying almost 20 years ago.


Carrying the proper personal safety equipment is critical for effective companion rescue. At CPG we supply all of our guests with Mammut's Pulse Barryvox beacon for its ease of use, precision and range. With Mammut's avalanche gear, our guides and clients have peace of mind knowing they use the best equipment on the market.


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About CPG
With 750,000 acres of heli terrain, 4 helicopters, 2 snowcats, and Alyeska Resort, CPG clients are in the mountains every day.

Chugach Powder Guides was founded in 1997 in the heart of the Western Chugach mountain range. Since then, CPG has opened up the finest backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the world, flying guests into terrain suitable for all skill levels. We have cataloged hundreds of new runs and tens of thousands of landings between the interior Chugach, Seward area, and Tordrillo mountains.

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Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring the 304-room Hotel Alyeska. Alyeska is CPG's exclusive hospitality partner.
Heli Ski US
HSUS is a trade association whose members represent the very best helicopter skiing operators in the United States. Our members work cooperatively to help establish the highest safety and operating standards in the helicopter skiing industry.
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Operating under a special-use permit from the Chugach National Forest
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