Serious Downtime – MEN’S JOURNAL

(Andy Cochrane) The perfect heli-ski experience does exist, and it’s in Alaska. When you’re heli-skiing in Alaska’s Chugach Mountains, “landing” is a relative concept. On our first run of a weeklong trip with Valdez Heli-Ski Guides, our pilot, an unflappable Frenchman...

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...