"THE MOST UNIQUE HELI OPERATION ON THE PLANET"- FORBES MAGAZINE
Silverton Mountain Guides (SMG) is a highly acclaimed heli skiing operator that has been repeatedly recognized for excellence by prestigious media outlets such as Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. A uniquely curated experience created in 2008 by Aaron Brill, the renowned ski industry pioneer. With the smallest group sizes consisting of mostly private groups we can focus our entire energy on you.
Simply put, we go where it's best each day! With practically zero weather down days, it allows us to ski almost every day of the season. Thanks to our uniquely curated style of operating, we have easy access to multiple zones, including the Chugach, Seward, Tordrillos, Neacolas, Valdez, and countless other zones each with their own distinct weather patterns. We also offer low-light heli tree skiing and Alyeska Ski Resort right in our backyard. All you need is a flight to Alaska and we'll take care of the rest. At Silverton Mountain Guides, we value your time and want you skiing each day.
Luxury lodging is the norm for SMG. Basing from Alyeska Resort has many perks with a multitude of restaurant, spa and entertainment options.
SMG sets the highest standard with two highly trained guides for each group creating an additional layer for assessing snow and helicopter safety. Since SMG operates Oct-May, we spend considerably more time doing actual AK heli ski guiding each year than anyone else. SMG is committed to professionalism and consistency, prioritizing your safety and enjoyment. The professionalism of your heli skiing operator is crucial in determining the quality of your experience and level of safety.
SMG has a thorough pre-screening process before accepting your reservation to prevent you from having your dream trip turn into a potential nightmare.
We only work with the best helicopter and pilots in the business. At a legendary operation like SMG you expect to be around legendary pilots that live in Alaska and know Alaska inside and out.
Why wait until spring when the best AK skiing of the season is typically in November and December! SMG strategically chooses to use only one helicopter, per week allowing our team to focus entirely on your guest week. This means we are nimble and get you out skiing when larger operations cannot.