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CPG Chugach Powder Guides - Seward, Alaska heli skiing
Heli-skiing in Seward Alaska
Helicopter skiing in Seward Alaska overlooking the Pacific Ocean with Chugach Powder Guides
Photo By: Lauren Georgelos

Day Skiing

Discover the incredible terrain in South Central Alaska

Our single day skiing adventures access some of the best terrain in Alaska, without the commitment of longer or more expensive trip. Trips begin and end at the Hotel Alyeska, and guests receive safety instruction and gear before heading out into the field. A typical day is between 6-10 runs when weather permits. 

Day skiing trips generally access the terrain surrounding Girdwood, Portage, and Turnagain Pass. Guides select the zones with the most favorable conditions on a day by day, even hour by hour basis. For our remote zones, guests have a short van ride to a staging area before heading out into the field each day. 

Weather

Within the zones typically accessed on day skiing trips, the weather can vary considerably. We typically fly between 50%-60% on our day skiing trips.

Season

Day skiing is available when conditions permit in December and January. In February, March, and April, it is regularly scheduled. 

The South Central Alaska ski experience is as intense as it is beautiful.
The terrain around South Central Alaska features steep terrain, a plethora of couloirs and tree-skiing, and the most magnificent ocean views you've ever seen.
Day Skiing

The best bet for a great day of helicopter skiing or snowboarding. 

February 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. Reservations for single days of skiing can be made at any time, and are available daily from Late January through March 1st. Payment in full is required when booking this option. 

Itinerary:

7:30am: Check-in for Safety briefing Hotel Alyeska Powder Desk (2nd floor)
9:00am: Ready for pick-up
9:30am: Pick-up for heli-skiing (weather permitting, delays posted at the Powder Desk)
5:00pm: We usually return late afternoon (weather permitting)

Includes:

16,000-18,000 vertical feet of skiing (16,000 feet guaranteed)
Safety equipment (airbag backpack, safety harness, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe)
Safety briefing
Lunch, snacks, water, hot drinks
Pick-up and drop-off to Hotel Alyeska Powder Desk

Not included:

Demo ski/snowboard equipment (they are available for rent)

Packages:

$1375 per person per day reserved; $1275 standby

March 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. Reservations for single days of skiing can be made at any time. Day Skiing reservations for March 2020 are currently available in the following windows: 3/9; 3/23 - 3/25; and 3/28 - 4/1.

Itinerary:

7:30am: Check-in for Safety briefing Hotel Alyeska Powder Desk (2nd floor)
9:00am: Ready for pick-up
9:30am: Pick-up for heli-skiing (weather permitting, delays posted at the Powder Desk)
5:00pm - 7:00pm: We usually return late afternoon (weather permitting)

Includes:

16,000-18,000 vertical feet of skiing (16,000 feet guaranteed)
Safety equipment (airbag backpack, safety harness, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe)
Safety briefing
Lunch, snacks, water, hot drinks
Pick-up and drop-off to Hotel Alyeska Powder Desk

Not included:

Demo ski/snowboard equipment (they are available for rent)

Packages:

$1375 per person reserved; $1275 standby

April 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.
Reservations for single days of skiing can be made at any time. Day Skiing reservations for 2020 are generally availble in the following windows: from the begining of the season through February 26th; most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March; and from March 30th through the end of the season. Payment in full is required when booking this option. We reserve Thursdays through Sundays in March for our 4-Day Semi Private Package. Once we are within 30 days of the trip date, any remaining weekend seats that are available will be sold as single days.

Itinerary:

7:30am: Check-in for Safety briefing Hotel Alyeska Powder Desk (2nd floor)
8:30am: Ready for pick-up
9:00am: Pick-up for heli-skiing (weather permitting, delays posted at the Powder Desk)
5:00pm: We usually return late afternoon (weather permitting)

Includes:

16,000-18,000 vertical feet of skiing (16,000 feet guaranteed)
Safety equipment (airbag backpack, safety harness, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe)
Safety briefing
Lunch, snacks, water, hot drinks
Pick-up and drop-off to Hotel Alyeska Powder Desk

Not included:

Demo ski/snowboard equipment (they are available for rent)

Packages:

$1375 per person reserved; $1275 standby

December and January 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. Our December and January availability are conditions-dependent. Please call for more information.

Itinerary:

7:30am: Check-in for Safety briefing Hotel Alyeska Powder Desk (2nd floor)
8:30am: Ready for pick-up
9:00am: Pick-up for heli-skiing (weather permitting, delays posted at the Powder Desk)
3:00pm: We usually return early afternoon (weather permitting)

Includes:

16,000-18,000 vertical feet of skiing (16,000 feet guaranteed)
Safety equipment (airbag backpack, safety harness, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe)
Safety briefing
Lunch, snacks, water, hot drinks
Pick-up and drop-off to Hotel Alyeska Powder Desk

Not included:

Demo ski/snowboard equipment (they are available for rent)

Packages:

$1375 per person per day

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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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