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VHSG is the most legendary heli-ski operation in Alaska and we are based in the heart of the best heli-ski terrain on Earth.
Yes, we fly from the Tsaina heli-pad. The world’s best ski terrain is a 2-minute helicopter bump away.
All VHSG lead guides have at least 10 years-experience as heli-ski guides.
Demo skis, ski poles and snowboards are included in our Membership Package. Rentals are available for other packages.
There are daily flights to the Valdez airport. On Saturdays we offer a private charter flight between Anchorage and Valdez for our guests. We will pick you up upon arrival and drive you to the Totem Hotel and Suites in Valdez or Tsaina Lodge, 35 miles into the mountains from Valdez.
Download Equipment List PDF, Welcome to the Chugach PDF, Adult Release PDF and Minor Release PDF for more info.
VHSG helicopters are installed with Hobbs meters which only register when the helicopter is flying. Time the helicopter is on the ground, even if it’s engine is running, does not register on the Hobbs meter.
Anyone who can comfortably ski at a major ski resort, can comfortably ski and have a great time with VHSG.
The Tsaina Lodge is one of the newest and nicest heli-ski lodges in North America. All guests have private rooms with Tempur-Pedic beds, private bathrooms and daily laundry service. The Tsaina ski-village après-ski is also legendary, the fun continues after the ski day is done. For Traditional Package clients, the Totem Hotel & Suites is the nicest lodging in Valdez, offering many amenities. It is a 40-minute beautiful shuttle drive up into the mountains from the Totem to the Tsaina Lodge helipad.
While gratuities are greatly appreciated, they are never required. If you appreciated the service our staff provided you, below is suggested gratuity for your trip.
For Traditional Heli-Ski Package guests, the suggested gratuity is 10% of the heli-ski package cost ($850). Typically, this is shared:
60% to your guide(s)
15% to your pilot(s)
25% to be shared by food service, lodging, drivers, and other support staff.
For Group Membership guests, the suggested gratuity is:
$100-200 per day to guide(s) for days skied.
$25-$50 per day to pilot(s) for days flown.
$800-$1000 per week for lodge and support staff.