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.
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.
Day skiing is available when conditions permit in December and January. In February, March, and April, it is regularly scheduled.
The best bet for a great day of helicopter skiing or snowboarding.
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.
7:30am: Check-in for safety briefing (virtual)
9:00am: Ready for pick-up
9:30am: Pick-up for heli-skiing (weather permitting, delays posted on the status line)
5:00pm - 7:00pm: Return from field (weather permitting)
16,000-18,000 vertical feet of skiing (16,000 feet guaranteed)
Safety equipment (airbag backpack, safety harness, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe)
Lunch, snacks, water, hot drinks
Demo ski/snowboard equipment (they are available for rent)
$1575 per person reserved; $1425 standby
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.