Amazing Alaskan slopes and epic powder
Alaska should be on every extreme skier or snowboarder’s “bucket list.” This land of extremes is incomparable and something that every skier or rider should experience at least once, but after you get a taste of the amazing Alaskan slopes and epic powder, you’ll never be able to settle for less than the best again. This remote land at the upper western corner of North America is truly an adventurer’s paradise.
Often called the “last frontier” Alaska is characterized by towering remote peaks with steep slopes creating the perfect playground for advanced and pro skiers. Imagine your favorite scene from a skiing movie, massive mountains, abundant, light powder and not a soul to be seen for as far as the eye can see; that is what Alaska is all about. The terrain of Alaska’s heliski trips is as versatile as it is spacious. With everything from steeps, glacier skiing and cliff drops to wide open chutes and bowls. Most heliskiing terrain is above the tree line.
Heliskiing terrain above the tree line and stable snowpack
Because of the extreme vertical, skiers and riders in Alaska will have a chance to enjoy some super long runs and in some cases some extremely steep slopes. Alaska has a stable snowpack due to its proximity to the ocean and with more than 20 meters of snow in an average year; you’re guaranteed to have plenty of the white stuff when you visit. Prime time for skiing in Alaska is February through May when the snow has piled up and the skies are clear, with more trips offered in March and April than in other months.
Heliskiing in Alaska are suited for most ability levels and budget
Because the terrain of Alaska can be challenging most heliski trips in Alaska are suited to intermediate, advanced and pro skiers and riders. Travelers that are
interested in an epic skiing adventure, similar to what you might enjoy in the powder paradise of British Columbia, Canada, will find that Alaska is a rough and rugged, yet affordable alternative. Most heliski Alaska trips are in the medium to luxury price range. Heliski Alaska trips are suited for families, couples, solo travelers, and groups. Party people and ski bums will have a few great choices and steep and deep riders will have access to some of the best terrain in the world.
Skiing in Alaska is a unique travel experience
Skiing in Alaska also offers a unique travel experience for many skiers and riders. From an opportunity to see the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, quite a common occurrence in some parts of Alaska, to a chance to see how the people of Alaska live in this sparsely populated, wild land.
Several of our popular trips are located in Alaska including Valdez Heliskiing and Point North Heli, or for a combo heli, snowcat and resort skiing trip, check out the Chugach Powder Guides for an unbeatable experience. No matter which trip you choose, in Alaska you can practically guarantee you’ll have plenty of fresh tracks as the region is known for its low crowd factor.
Alaska is every extreme skier or snowboarder’s dream
There’s no place in the world quite like Alaska. Down-to-earth culture, incredibly beautiful landscapes, massive powder dumps and some of the steepest, scariest, most exciting mountains you’ll find anywhere in the world. Alaska is every extreme skier or snowboarder’s dream and LUEX can help make your dreams come true.