Seward heli skiing is truly incredible. The terrain features spines, ramps, chutes and some truly exceptional below treeline runs. The sub-alpine zone is an especially valuable aspect of the experience Silverton Mountain Guides offers. This terrain, which skis directly down to the town of Seward, can provide an insurance policy for bad weather and flat light. In total, this Heli skiing zone around Seward gives Silverton Mountain Guides maximum flexibility to find excellent conditions.
December and January are prime season in Seward as the snow reliably stacks up incredibly early and deep. The town of Seward is one of the most beautiful places on earth, attached to a charming and productive fishing port just 2 hours from Anchorage.
Lodging options range from waterfront Hotels to beautiful local Lodges or luxury B&B’s depending on the needs of the group. Seward dining is up to the guests and equally diverse depending on tastes with meals typically eaten out as a group.
Seward is perhaps the nicest town in all of Alaska, with a wonderful community, small town charm, and great dining and bars. Seward trips are based from town allowing the freedom and fun to explore the town of Seward day and night.
The 5 Day Seward Package is only $6,380 and is an amazing value in Alaska heli skiing. This Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska Heli Skiing trip includes:
- Four hours of base heli time*(per group of 4 riders). The plan is to ski as much as possible each day with groups getting 12 or more runs on good days (each run is typically between 2,000-4,000 of vertical). $999 per person for each additional flight hour above the 4 hours included with your Package.
- No more than three groups using the helicopter (on 5 day trips). This means no waiting and fast paced skiing.
- Mobility is unique to SMG’s operations and the critical key to obtaining the best weather and snow conditions. SMG will select the location to base the week long trip prior to your arrival, and SMG concierge service will assist with organizing your lodging and dining based on the needs of the group (lodging and dining not included).
*Helicopter time is measured in Hobbs hours (actual time on throttle or in flight). One hour of Hobbs can provide for a substantial amount of actual skiing as it only takes a few minutes of flight time to get from the bottom of a run up to a peak etc. You get to ski as many runs as possible within the 4 hours.
$179 single heli runs (guided) are available to Mt Benson, Mt Marathon, and Spring Creek Correctional zones on weekends (per person/per run). Full-day options are available starting at $999 per person including .7 of hobbs time (with pricing fluctuating depending on the zones skied and hobbs used). *Discounted $99 single heli runs (local standby rate only) are available for Seward, Cooper Landing and Moose Pass locals with local ID on weekends. Standby local drops are based on space availability and filling 4 seats per drop.
Once in Anchorage, skiers will meet at 6am on the first ski day. We welcome you in Anchorage, travel to our base in Seward where we provide a comprehensive safety briefing, and are heli skiing by mid-morning of day one. At the end of the 5 day trip we will transport you back to the Anchorage Airport not later than 9pm on your final day of skiing.
Note: This private style Heli ski trip restricts the amount of participants to a maximum of 4 groups of riders using the helicopter at one time, providing for optimal vertical. There are opportunities for you to come as your own group of 4, or as singles, doubles, etc.
Due to the limited amount of available spaces and extreme interest in this epic trip, we expect this unique opportunity to Heli ski AK at a great price will fill up very quickly. Price subject to change at any time until booked.
2017/18 Seward Heli Ski Week Dates:
AKS1: December 4-8
AKS2: December 11-15
AKS3: December 18-22
AKS4: December 25-29
AKS5: January 1-5
AKS6: January 8-12
AKS7: January 15-19*
*May or may not be available
Feb and March Dates: TBA
Petersburg heli skiing is best suited for small groups with a serious sense of adventure. The mountains are big, the snow deep, and the terrain vast. Due to the weather in Petersburg, trips are best suited for “surgical strikes” when the opportunities for skiing are best. Contact us for additional information on Petersburg.
Silverton Mountain Guides also specializes in fully customized unique heli skiing and heli snowboarding trips. The Tordrillo Mountains, Talkeetna Mountains, Neacola Mountain areas are just a few zones within our several million acres of terrain allowances with mind blowing terrain. You could literally jump into the helicopter and fly for hours finding exciting terrain. New areas of discovery are always at your fingertips and the excitement of pioneering new terrain is incredible. We have a lot of experience with exploratory trips and can customize to meet your needs. If you add ski planes into the equation for refueling, we can access almost any location imaginable. If you can dream it up, we can deliver.
Silverton Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity provider and employer, operating on the Tongass National Forest under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service.
All helicopters are provided, staffed, insured, and maintained by 3rd party independent contractors including Chordline Aviation, with Silverton acting as Agent for Chordline Aviation.