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.