Chugach Powder Guides - Girdwood, Alaska
House of Light
Getting after it on the Lighthouse, 2016
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High above Prince William Sound
CPG skiing the Isthmus near Girdwood
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Helicopter in front of unnamed glaciers
Coming in for the next group.
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Having a moment with the heli
It doesn't always happen this way, but when the heli shuts down on top of a run, expect a spectacular moment of quiet and stoke. 
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Skier on steep powder on a bluebird day
Hold on to the moment
Looking south across almost 70 miles of CPG's USFS authorized terrain
Photo By: Adam Clark

The Ultimate Alaskan Heli-Skiing Experience

Here, in the heart of the Western Chugach Mountains, the brilliance of Alaska awaits with its untracked powder. Drop into bowls overlooking the black sand shores of the Pacific, arc through acres of tall hemlock and sitka spruce, and never ski the same line twice.

CPG guides live what they love. Skiing is our passion and Alaska is our home -- and we take pride in sharing both. Each day, we create a custom experience catered to your level, while adhering to the highest safety standards. Our hometown of Girdwood is a quick one-hour drive from the Anchorage airport, meaning more skiing and less travel. Plus, our partnership with Alyeska Ski Resort ensures you'll ski everyday, even when the weather keeps us from flying. 

Come visit the CPG family and see how we've been setting the standard for the heli-skiing industry for over 20 years. Once you've stepped out of a heli, you're never the same person again. You will experience the best skiing of your life, but also the freedom and expansiveness of Alaska -- and the possibilities that come with it. 

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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.
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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.

looking at resort from the woods in the snow

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.

skier in deep powder

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.

rider in deep powder on steep slope
Sweet Protection



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.

Physical: 439 Mount Hood Drive
Mailing: PO Box 641 Girdwood, AK, 99587
Phone: 907-783-4354
Fax: 907-519-6356
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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.
US Forest Service
Operating under a special-use permit from the Chugach National Forest
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