Heli Snowboarding

Snowboarding has come a long way since the 1960s, when Sherman Poppen first invented his Snurfer. At first, the invention had a limited appeal. Since most of the skiing population frowned upon snowboarding, they were prohibited on the regular ski slopes. As a result, snowboarding began as an off-piste activity.

Snowboarding began to gain popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, when Jake Burton created the Burton Snowboard. At first, snowboarding was a sport associated with youth, teenagers and 20-somethings. Nowadays, people of all ages enjoy the sport. Along with the World Extreme Skiing Competition, Valdez , Alaska hosts the King of the Hill Snowboard Championship.

In his 1995 film Endless Winter , Warren Miller thrilled audiences with the sight of four snowboarders descending the slopes of Valdez , Alaska . This would be the first time that snowboarding was featured in one of Miller's films. Valdez was also the primary location for the Teton Gravity Research film Harvest , which featured snowboarders riding the sick terrain of the Chugach Mountains . If you've seen either of these films, you probably dream of riding here. Why not live your dream?

Valdez Heli-Camps is the logical choice for your heli snowboarding vacation. The Chugach Mountains are quite simply a rider's dream. They will entice you with steep lines and dry powder that begs to be carved. The town of Valdez is situated along the Prince William Sound , and the Valdez Heli-Camps lodge is centrally located in the village. After enjoying a delicious home cooked meal, you are within walking distance of the bars and nightlife. Don't party too hard!

 

E-mail info@valdezhelicamps.com or call (907) 783-3243 to learn more about heli skiing with Valdez Heli-Camps.
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