Alaska Rendezvous Heli-Guides
Family vibes at this Alaskan custom built ski lodge looking up to the majestic Chugach Mountain Range. Founded by heli-skiers for Heli-skiers.
Rates & Packages
Rates & Dates 2019
|Double Occupancy||$ 10,850|
|Single Occupancy||$ 14,250|
March 16 – March 23
March 23 – March 30
March 30 – April 6
|Week 4||April 6 – April 13|
April 13 – April 20
April 20 – April 27
|Week 7||April 27 – May 4|
|Additional runs after 36||$ 165 / run|
|Day of skiing|
$ 1150 / six runs
What is included / What not
- Transportation to and from Valdez
- Seven nights of lodging
- 36 heli runs (non-transferable)
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
- All safety equipment including harness, BCA tracker 2 tranceivers, Nargear packs, shovels, and probes
- Rental equipment skis, poles, cross country skiing, snowshoeing. We do not have boots available
- 36 heli runs. We guarantee 30 runs
- BCA Float 22 airbags for an additional charge
- Gratuities, alcohol, spa services, merchandise
The Average Heli-Ski Day with Alaska Rendezvous
Whether you are a snowboarder or skier, a typical day of heli-skiing includes 20,000 to 30,000 of vertical feet of descent; as our staff of experienced heli-ski guides drops you on peaks with elevations up to 6,800 feet and descents of up to 5,000 vertical feet. The scale and expanse of terrain in the Chugach mountains, combined with the massive amount of annual snowfall (30-80 feet per year) cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world.
Unique Location and Facilities
We offer a unique location past Thompson Pass and facilities for heli-skiing in Alaska, and can access three distinct zones with over 3,500 square miles of skiable terrain. Valdez is home to the original big mountain experience, and our heli-ski guides and pilots bring their vast experience and knowledge to make your trip safe, fun and memorable. To put it simply, we have more terrain, taller mountains and better weather than other heli-skiing operations in Alaska.
Valdez Heli Skiing
The Chugach mountains surrounding Valdez, Alaska possess the largest vertical relief for helicopter based skiing, and incredible snowfall amounts. This mountain range is approximately 250 miles long and 60 miles wide. While many of the mountains in the Chugach are not especially high, their position along the Gulf of Alaska contributes to some of the highest snowfall amounts in the world. Since the first descents were pioneered in the early 1990’s, Valdez continues to lead as the premiere heli skiing experience in Alaska.
Our location to the north of Thompson Pass, and 45 miles north of Valdez, gives us access to three different areas of mountains, covering more than 3,500 square miles. The weather at our location can be significantly different than other operators closer to Valdez. The traditional storm pattern clears from the north and allows us to fly while other Valdez heli ski operators are waiting for the weather to clear. Historically, we average 85% flyable days, significantly more than other locations within Alaska.
Thompson Pass: Snowiest Location in Alaska
Thompson Pass, at 2,805 feet, is the snowiest recorded location in Alaska, with an average snowfall of 551.5 inches (1,401 cm) per year. It also holds the record for the most measured snowfall in a single day: 62 inches (160 cm) on Dec. 29, 1955.