Where to Travel Next: The Best Trips to Take in 2022

[Outside.com] When freeride pioneer Doug Coombs launched Valdez Heli-Ski Guides in 1993, Tsaina Lodge was a grubby base atop snowy Thompson Pass, where rowdy freeskiing bums would grab cheap beers and pitch their tents in the parking lot. But then former client Jeff...

Trip Report: Valdez Heli-Ski Guides

Heli Founder, Andy Culp, Offers an Inside Look to Valdez Heli-Ski Guides (Heli.life) — Since we started Heli in 2016, I have been fortunate enough to participate in my fair share of heliskiing trips. As we work with pretty much every heliskiing operation in the world,...

Big-mountain lines with Valdez Heli Ski Guides

WORDS & PHOTOS • Crystal Sagan (Freeskier.com) — The first time I heli-skied in Alaska, I almost had a panic attack in the helicopter. It was our first drop and I was deep diving into the “what the hell am I doing here” mentality, also known as, “I’m in way over...

ALASKA HAS AN EDGE IN COVID VACCINATION

By snowmobile, bush plane and ATV, vaccines are getting in remote regions of Alaska at a faster rate than more-urban areas. Courtesy Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp.  (Bloomberg CityLab) — In much of the U.S., healthcare workers are involved in a delicate dance: making...

Get to the Chopper! No Time Like the Present to Go Heli-Skiing

  (Bloomberg) Heli-skiing might be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, but if there were ever a year to take the plunge, this is it. Why share a run with a bunch of strangers—who may or may not be taking proper Covid-19 precautions—when you can ski the best powder of...