Powder Dreams: Heli-Skiing Alaska’s Chugach Mountains

[Andy Cochrane] “This isn’t a TGR film, we keep it pretty controlled,” said Matt Bohne, a soft-spoken avalanche forecaster, Wyoming native, and our heli-skiing guide for the week. Near 10 a.m. on our first day in Alaska, I naively believed him. After a 45-minute...

Rescue mission: Austin Nelson remembers

[Austin Nelson] “Back in April of 2012, I was part of a four person group that was accessing Mt. Worthington Glacier by snowmachines to enjoy an awesome day of skiing. Things went dark when I fell 80ft into a hidden, snow covered Bergschrund. My three buddies...

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,...

Amie Engerbretson

    “To me, Valdez Heli-Ski Guides is the premier heli-skiing experience in Alaska. The history of the lines, the Tsaina Lodge and Thompson Pass are amazing and the inspiration from all the legends that have skied there is tangible. My first line I...