For our out of state travelers, start your Valdez Heli-Ski Guides adventure by first getting to the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. The airport is serviced by a number of major airlines with daily flights from several major U.S. and international destinations. Travel questions? Call our staff, we'll be glad to help. For a list of airlines currently servicing Ted Stevens International go to:
Most of our clients fly to Valdez on a 35-minute shuttle flight available from Ravn Alaska. The Saturday flight departs Anchorage at 5:05 p.m. and arrives in Valdez around 5:50 p.m. A VHSG representative will meet you here for transport to the Tsaina Lodge. Your departure from Valdez the following Saturday will be on the same flight, departing at 6:10 p.m. and arriving in Anchorage at 6:55 p.m. Other Ravn Alaska flights are available but these work best with your VHSG heli-ski itinerary.
Another option for getting to Valdez, allowing you to see a little more of Alaska if you can allocate the time in your travel schedule is to drive from Anchorage. The Glenn and Richardson highways are well maintained year-round and the five-hour drive from Anchorage to the Tsaina Lodge around the north side of the Chugach Mountains is stunning. (All major rental car companies are available at the Anchorage Airport.)
The final travel option from mid- to late-April is to take the ferry. You can board the high-speed ferry, which is part of the Alaska Highway Marine System in Whittier, just 40 miles south of Anchorage for a four-hour sail across Prince William Sound.
You may choose to arrive in Alaska a day or two prior to your heli-ski adventure. If you’re staying in Anchorage, VHSG recommends the Crowne Plaza Anchorage- Midtown, a full service hotel located just minutes from the Anchorage airport. It offers excellent dining options, both at the hotel and nearby, high-speed internet, an athletic club, and a complimentary business center
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