Am I good enough to do this?

The heli ski and heli snowboarding opportunities with Valdez Heli-Camps are second to none and offer a variety of terrain tailored to advanced - expert skiers and snowboarders.


For those that enjoy the freedom of wide-open slopes and skiing side by side with friends, our pilots can easily fly to less technical slopes. In fact, these less technical slopes can offer a higher level of security allowing us to achieve greater amounts of vertical for those with a preference for this type of experience.

This can happen on the same day in areas directly adjacent to groups working the high angle heli ski terrain.  Quite often you can watch other groups from across the valley challenging the Chugach while you are doing the same at your level or, mix it up bit, with some steep challenging heli ski runs and some powder cruisers of your own!!!!

The primary mission of Valdez Heli-Camps is to "bring the terrain of the Chugach Mountains to you at a comfortable and challenging level for your skill set and skiing fitness". 

The basic requirements for your ability and fitness are these:   You should be fit and at minimum an advanced intermediate skier or snowboarder. That is, you can ski/ride a variety of snow conditions with confidence and minimal difficulty. If this is true of you and your abilities, Valdez Heli-Camps is just the introduction to big mountain skiing you have been waiting for!

If you are still unsure or have specific questions about planning your FIRST TIME heli ski trip to Alaska, please feel free to contact us.  We also recommend that you experiment at your local ski area with wide base powder or all mountain skis.

If you are fortunate enough to have 3 friends of like ability and means to travel to Alaska to join us, ask us about our semi-private heli ski groups and let us cater to your specific heli skiing ability and desires!

If you would like to be provided big mountain powder skis or snowboard you should inform us at your time of reservation. Valdez Heli-Camps provides the latest technology from our partner Atomic.  We will be happy to put you on the ultimate heli ski for Alaska!

Your alternative is to sign up for a Big Mountain Clinic!  We host one or two of these each year led by the some of the most renowned instructors and accomplished big mountain skiers in the sport.  Contact us if you would like more information about our current ski or snowboard clinic offerings!