Point North Heli

USA: Alaska

Alaska at its best: Owner couple Jessica and Kevin Quinn will make you feel at home at the legendary ocean-front Orca Logde. Exclusive use of the Chugach!

Rates & Packages

Rates & Dates 2018 / 2019

7 Night All-Inclusive Packages
Price$6,250
Dates
Week 1
February 23rd – March 2nd
Week 2
March 2nd – 9th
Week 3
March 9th – 16th
Week 4
March 16th – 23rd
Week 5
March 23rd – 30th
Week 6
March 30th – 6th
Week 7April 6th – 13th
Week 8
April 13th – 20th
Week 9
April 14th – 21st

Please note:

  • Prices are quoted in USD
  • Local tax of $73.50 and gratuity not included
  • If in the event you go over your 4 heli-hours, you simply pay as you go. Additional heli-hours will be at a discounted rate of $1,075 per heli-hour. You are priority to fly.
  • Saturday’s are change over days. Guests do not ski on their arrival days. Guests are priority to fly on their departing Saturday only if they are on the later flight to Seattle (5pm).
Private A-Star
Price$80,400
Dates
Week 1
February 17 – February 24
Week 2
February 24 – March 3
Week 3March 3 – 10
Week 4March 10 – 17
Week 5March 17 – 24
Week 6
March 24 – March 31
Week 7
March 31 – April 7
Week 8April 7 – 14
Week 9April 14 – 21

Please note:

  • Saturday’s are change over days. Guests do not ski on their arrival days.
Private Maritime Maid Boat with Private Helicopter A-star B2
$14,750 Total Cost / per person for 8 people
or
Flat rate of $118,000

Please note:

  • Prices are quoted in USD excluding tax

What is included / What not

 7 Night All-Inclusive Trip includes

  • 4 heli-flight hours, per person. An average day is around 1.34 heli- hours (8-10 runs).
  • 4 heli-hours generally is equivalent to 3 big days of flying.
  • Guests can expect to get 8-12 runs per day. It’s not uncommon for groups to come home with 12&13 run days (if they desire) later in the season, as daylight is longer.
  • 7 nights lodging, per person. This includes ALL of your meals, lodging, and transportation.
  • Essential gear (beacon, harness, backpack, shovel, probe and helmet).
  • Optional Volkl ski rental $40 per day. If you would like to try Volkl’s latest ski line, we invite you to do so.
  • Single occupancy room rate $250 for the week. Please note, if you come by yourself, we will do our best to give you a single room at no extra cost.
  • Gratuity not included.

 

Private Helicopter, A-Star B2 (Exclusive) includes

  • Eurocopter A-Star B2
  • 12 hours of flight time. 6 hours guaranteed. This is based on Hobbs time (heli in flight).
  • All fuel and 2 PNH guides (mandatory).
  • All safety gear, includes; pack, shovel, probe, harness and transceiver.

 

Maritime Maid Heli Package includes

  • 8 hours of heli time and your very own boat with heli pad
  • 5 nights accommodation in a shared cabin
  • 2 nights of accommodation at Points North (arrival night and last night of trip)
  • 3 Alaskan style meals a day plus endless snacks and munchies
  • 5 days of heli-skiing or boarding
  • Transportation around Cordova and airport pick ups
  • 2 PNH Certified Guides (mandatory)
  • All Safety equipment

 

 Heli Accessed Backcountry Ski Touring includes

  • 6 nights lodging.  Our goal is to have you at the camp for the duration of your stay.  If weather does not allow 6 nights, PNH will accommodate you at our lodge until we can get you out to the camp.  We are responsible for your lodging from Sunday arrival to Saturday departure.
  • All meals, transportation during your stay.
  • 2 guides and 1 assistant guide.
  • 1 helicopter drop off and 1 helicopter pick up

Additional helicopter lifts are available based on actual flight time.

 

Alaskan Ladies Camp includes

  • 1 on 1 instructional coaching
  • Video analysis from a day in the zone
  • 4 heli-flight hours, per person. An average day is around 1.34 heli- hours (8-10 runs).
  • 4 heli-hours generally is equivalent to 3 days of flying.
  • Guests can expect to get 8-12 runs per day. It’s not uncommon for groups to come home with 12 & 13 run days (if they desire) later in the season, as daylight is longer.
  • 7 nights lodging, per person. This includes ALL of your meals, lodging, and transportation.
  • Essential gear (beacon, harness, pack, shovel, probe and helmet).
  • Optional Volkl ski rental $40 per day. If you would like to try Volkl’s latest ski line, we invite you to do so.
  • Single occupancy room rate $250 for the week. Please note, if you come by yourself, we will do our best to give you a single room at no extra cost.
  • Gratuity not included.

Extended Description

 

A Day Riding in the Chugach Mountains

You wake to realize that it’s a bluebird day.

As you lie in bed you hear the sound of helicopters warming up. You head for the dining area and there is a buzz in the air. Groups are posted the night before so you already know what time your flight departs. You have plenty of time eat breakfast and get ready for the days excursion.

A sack lunch is provided for you and kept in your pack. As you prepare to fly out your guide goes through a refresher of the safety briefings you went through the night before. At this point your body is full of excitement. You load the aircraft and before you know it, you have sensory overload. You have suddenly realized you are experiencing an adventure beyond your dreams.

The Chugach welcomes you.

The heli lands on a peak that has vistas in every direction. Suddenly there is silence filled with excitement. You and your group are standing all alone on a remote peak in the Chugach. This is what you came for. At this point your guide goes through all of the safety aspects of your first descent in these mountains. This is a great time for questions if you have any. It is imperative that every member of the group is on the same page. After all safety questions have been clarified, your guide drops in. He floats down the slope effortlessly and pulls out into a safe zone and signals that it is your turn. You give yourself a push and away you go. Suddenly realizing that the snow under your feet feels as though its baby powder.

Cold, deep and dry. We like to call it “blower”.

The snow tends to create large plumes of blowing snow behind you like a vapor trail. As you reach the end of your run you are overwhelmed with enjoyment. Most say, “that was the best run of my life” only to say that on the next run as well. By days end most state that was the best day of their life. Skiing or Snowboarding in the Chugach has a tendency to do just that. When you arrive back at the facility you have the opportunity to grab a cold beverage, share stories with others, take a sauna or just plain relax until dinner.

There is always something to do until your next day arrives…

 

7 Night All-Inclusive Trip

Points North Heli-Adventures, Inc. is the only heli-ski operation in Alaska that is truly all-inclusive with a one of a kind Chugach experience.

 

Fuel Surcharge

We base the fuel surcharge on the Los Angeles Index for Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Price that is reported by the US Department of Energy. A Fuel Surcharge will be added for increases in the base average fuel prices (base prices are determined by averaging the last 6 months of the previous year). A $2 addition to each heli hour will be added for each percentage (%) increase. At this time we do not have a fuel charge.

 

Refund Policy for the Standard Package

The Points North refund policy is as follows: Due to the high demand for optimum times and helicopter scheduling, no cash refunds will be given. The refund policy applies for all situations, no exceptions! Credit will be given for full value of deposit on a later booking if cancellation is made (90) ninety days prior to scheduled arrival. 50% of deposit will be credited if cancellation is made (60) sixty days prior to scheduled arrival. No credit will be given for cancellations after the (60) sixty day mark.

In the event “no fly days” occur due to weather or high avalanche conditions, you will receive a PNH credit of 50% of your unused flight reservation fee. This is based on 6 days. All credits are available on account for two calendar years toward the use of a deposit for a future trip. There shall be no crediting or refund of the lodging fee due to pre-booked reservations well in advance. We suggest you get travel insurance prior to your trip to cover any unforeseen costs do to trip cancellation.

Points North retains the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime and cancel, move, change or re-schedule a trip without notice at anytime, for any reason. Clients will not lose funds, but will however be credited funds to a future trip.

 

Injury or Sickness

  • There are NO refunds for injury or sickness. Verification of this prior to your trip, the same rules apply as written above.
  • Points North is not responsible for lost bags during your travels.
  • If you get hurt in the field, you are responsible for the heli time to get back to base. You are also responsible for the heli time your group has used for the day as we planned accordingly for you to ski.
  • We do recommend that you obtain trip insurance prior to your trip for this reason.

 

Travel Insurance

We recommend Travel Guard Insurance. They are great!

Our cancellation and refund policies are absolute. We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our guests. Travel insurance covers you for unexpected cancellations, injuries, lost or stolen luggage and more. It is a very in-expensive price to ensure your trips success.

 

 

Private Helicopter, A-Star B2 (Exclusive)

With a group of 8, and 2 PNH guides, the entire 2000 square ski-able miles of terrain are yours for the taking.

What a great way to experience the Chugach Mountains with a private A-Star B2.  If your group ability is expert level, the gems of the Chugach as well as many first descents are available to you.

 

Private Helicopter Cancellation / Refund

The Points North Private Helicopter refund policy is as follows:

In the event “no fly days” occur due to weather or high avalanche conditions and the 6-hour guarantee is not met, your hobs time will be refunded at $1,500 per unused hour.

The refund policy applies for all situations, no exceptions! Full Credit will be given for full value of deposit on a later booking if cancellation is made (90) ninety days prior to scheduled arrival. No credit / refunds will be given for cancellations after the (90) ninety day mark and your deposit for reservation will be forfeited.

 

Private Maritime Maid Boat with Private Helicopter A-star B2

Points North is proud to announce the newest edition to its fleet.The Maritime Maid. This beautiful 85 foot vessel can take you to places no other heli operation in the world can. You and 7 friends can book this private boat with helicopter for a 7 day adventure of a lifetime! This is an all inclusive trip providing accommodations and meals aboard the Maritime Maid. You get your own private helicopter with a total of 8 flight hours for 5 possible ski days. All heli time is cumulative and is non refundable.  This means that you can burn any amount of heli time you desire each and every day until you meet your 8 hour total

 

Activities in Cordova

“No fly days” can and do occur in Alaska and this is where Points North separates itself from the rest.  We have a chairlift that accesses terrain above the beautiful town of Cordova, along with, ice climbing, backcountry skiing, skydiving, snowshoe excursions, not to mention options to go fishing for Halibut, Salmon, Dolly Varden and Rock fish. You can also just go for a boat ride. Believe it or not, we even have a local surf break. The town of Cordova itself also offers many different options for entertainment. Your Alaskan experience is paramount to us!        

 

Maritime Maid Refund Policy

The Points North refund policy is as follows: Due to the high demand for optimum times and helicopter scheduling, no cash refunds will be given. for cancellations after the 90 day mark. In the event “no fly days” occur due to weather or high avalanche conditions, you will receive a PNH credit of 50% of your unused flight reservation fee. This is based on 7 days. There shall be no crediting or refund of the lodging fee due to pre-booked reservations well in advance. We suggest you get travel insurance prior to your trip to cover any unforeseen costs do to trip cancellation. Points North retains the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime and cancel, move, change or re-schedule a trip without notice at anytime, for any reason. Clients will not lose funds, but will however be credited funds to a future trip. In the event “no fly days” occur due to weather or high avalanche conditions, you will receive a PNH credit of 50% of your unused flight reservation fee.  This is based on 7 days. There shall be no crediting or refund of the lodging fee due to pre-booked reservations well in advance. Injury or Sickness There are NO refunds for injury or sickness. Verification of this prior to your trip, the same rules apply as written above. We do recommend that you obtain trip insurance prior to your trip for this reason.

 

Heli Accessed Backcountry Ski Touring

Are you looking for an affordable way to experience the famous Chugach Mountains?

In 2011, PNH obtained a non-motorized ski touring permit from the U.S. Forest Service in the Cordova Ranger District. This permit is the first of its kind in the Chugach.

We invite you to come visit PNH this spring and help us continue our program in terrain that has never seen tracks, up or down, before. This is a rare opportunity as it’s your chance to have limitless first descents and be part of the naming of an entire new “zone” in our newly permitted ski touring area.

 

Details

Group(s) up to 8 guests.

 

Information

All groups are flown from our base in Cordova to one of our Arctic Oven tents complete with wood stove, food and the necessities to be comfortable in the mountains. Groups will have the opportunity to ski from the front door without the pressure of heli ski groups around you. All trips will be tailored to your needs and desires.  The terrain out your doorstep is limitless with many different options.

Upon your return from the mountains we would love to have you stay with us at our facility if we have room. We offer lodging (all-inclusive meals, lodging and transportation) at $150 per night.  If you need additional lodging pre or post your trip with us, there is also a great hotel in town, the Reluctant Fisherman (http://www.reluctantfisherman.com), that can accommodate your lodging needs.

 

Additional Information

Since you’ll be visiting and skiing with us as backcountry skiers and mountaineers, we assume that you will be showing up to Cordova with the necessary equipment to have a safe, enjoyable stay.  All trips are with one of our certified PNH guides however; it is highly recommended that you read up on avalanche safety techniques and glacier travel protocols before your trip. This will also be refreshed with you prior to departure into the mountains.  Please contact us with any questions.

 

Gratuities

Although customary, gratuities are entirely at your discretion. Should you wish to express a personal thank you to our guides / helper, typical tips are 5-7% of $150-$300 per guest for your guide(s).

 

Refund / Cancellation Policy

In the event of weather and groups cannot access the heli drop off touring terrain, they will have the opportunity to ski tour the endless terrain around Cordova. $500 will be credited to a future trip in the event you cannot fly into the mountains due to weather.  PNH will take care of all food, lodging, transportation and guides for your stay.

 

Equipment List

  • (*) Starred items are recommended
  • Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Gear: Shovel, Beacon, Probe, AT Binding with Skis or a Splitboard, Skins, *Verts
  • Mountaineering Equipment: Ice axe(s), *Whippet, Crampons
  • Glacier Travel Equipment: Harness, *snow picket, one hand prusik, one foot prusik, pulley, *rope man, 20’cordelett, 6 carabineers, one locking carabineer, 3 long runners.
  • Yurt Equipment (comfort): Booties, Sleeping bag (rated -15, -25, -40), Down *Pants/Jacket, 4 Season Sleeping Pad.

 

Alaskan Ladies’ Camp

This is a fun, informal camp for those ladies that want to progress their level of skiing in the big mountains of Alaska. The camp will be a very smooth transition to eventually skiing more technical lines with sluff management, line selection, snow assessment, and much more. The theme of the camp will be all about support and communication in an encouraging environment.

There will also be video filming on the first day so women can gain a visual perspective of their skiing strengths and weaknesses prior to heading out for day two.

Activity days (“down days”) will involve fun activities such as transceiver drills, crevasse rescue training, hikes through the temperate rain forest, ski touring, relaxing in the PNH sauna and much more!

 

Camp Ability

“Alaskan Ladies’” is limited to experts due to the goal of the camp. Please feel free to call or email about ability questions.

 

About me

I have been skiing (filming for ski movies, participating in photo shoots and guiding) at Points North Heli-Adventures in Cordova, Alaska for the last 12 years. I am very familiar with the terrain, conditions, snow pack as well as having the vital credentials it takes to guide in Alaska. I have been very fortunate to have skiing take me around the world and have found my favorite place to be Cordova, Alaska…nothing compares!

I started “Alaskan Ladies’” due to the amount of amazing women skiers I see on a daily winter basis.

I know that creating the right environment is the key to trying things that maybe you would not try otherwise. This is my goal, to show women their true given talent and to help them reach a goal like skiing a peak that not everyone gets to do.

Jessica Sobolowski-Quinn

 

Lifetime Pass

Points North Heli-Adventures Inc. is proud to launch the PNH Lifetime Pass Program.

Due to the overwhelming response to our Gold Pass Program, we decided to create the “Big Daddy” of all ski passes. We want you to come and enjoy PNH for a lifetime. The reason we are the most successful heli-ski operation in Alaska is simple. We access the best terrain in the world, and we provide the most complete lodging experience anywhere in Alaska. Our return rate of over 70% confirms what guests have been saying since the first season: they want to come back forever. Now they can.

PP/Night from US$ 360