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Metal Spines
Staying on the high side
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No spooning tracks here.
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Bro Hymn Bowl
Looking down
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Chugach Powder Guides, Girdwood Alaska

Offering more terrain options than any other heli-ski operation in the world.

Chugach Powder Guides is based in the iconic Alaska ski town of Girdwood, just 45 minutes from the Anchorage International Airport and minutes from Alyeska Ski Resort. Girdwood is the birthplace of Heliskiing in Alaska, and it's no wonder why. To the North and East, the Chugach Mountains rise from Sea Level to elevations upward of 10,000 feet. To the South and West, the Kenai Mountains are jagged peaks that hold incredible snow on slopes that range from mellow to extreme. Central to Girdwood is Alyeska Resort, which offers incredible steeps and tree-skiing, world-class amenities, and a core community of skiers that live and play in what they believe is the best skiing in the world.

Chugach Powder Guides operates in Partnership with the United States Forest Service, and is the permit holder for over 300,000 acres of priority use terrain surrounding Girdwood. CPG also operates on a variety of Alaska State Lands ranging from the North Gulf Coast near Seward, the Talkeetna Mountains to the North, and Across the Chugach. Snowcat and Helicopter skiing in the Girdwood Valley allows mechanized backcountry skiing during the harshest of Alaska weather. 

Alaska is known for the sometimes-harsh weather that also brings some of the best snow on the planet. Diversity of skiing options and snow climates set Girdwood and CPG apart, offering more chances to fly in inclement weather and more chances to ski the weather is too bad to fly than anywhere in the State. 

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4-day Semi-Private Package
Make it count with the right trip for your time. 
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Private Charter
Come with us and experience the mountain zones from the Talkeetnas, to the Northern and Western Chugach, to the Pacific Coast. We'll customize a tour for your group complete with accomodations, private helicopter, experienced guides and an itinerary for the ultimate adventure.
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Day Skiing
A full day of heli-skiing with Chugach Powder Guides includes 16,000-18,000 vertical feet of heli-skiing (16,000 vert guaranteed) along with lunch in the field, safety training, and safety equipment. Day skiing is regularly available in February and April, and Monday - Wednesday in March. 
Endless Terrain Options
No matter what your level or your aspirations, CPG has plenty of terrain and experience for you. Take a look...
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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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