Seward Coastal Fjord Heli Skiing is an incredibly unique heli experience. Seward is perhaps the most scenic location of any heli ski destination with coastal fjords located directly adjacent to the ski terrain and the jaw dropping Kenai Fjords National Park within view. The deep snow tends to bury the mountains and develop steep spines that are located very close to the town of Seward.
It has a different snow climate, and some stellar tree skiing in addition to amazing alpine terrain. When the weather rolls in the trees can provide fantastic skiing options with long runs that can take you directly to the ocean. The flights to the ski terrain are generally short allowing a tremendous amount of terrain to be accessed. Daily whale and wildlife sightings are common.
Prime November, December and January heli skiing options are available due to the location near the coast where the maritime snowpack develops early and deep. There is plenty of daylight and moderate temperatures all winter long. The shortest days in December are plenty long and allow a full day of skiing from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Seward trips are accessed via direct flights to Anchorage.
SMG strategically chooses to operate only one helicopter per week which allows our entire team to focus entirely on your guest experience. More helicopters aren’t a positive, and only create a less personalized guest experience and competition for the best terrain and snow within the operation. SMG is designed to have all of our zones always at your fingertips and offers a uniquely curated premium experience. As a result SMG is able to be extremely nimble and get you out skiing nearly every day, when a larger more cumbersome operation is not.
SMG is known for utilizing two guides with every group and the very best B3E helicopter in the business. The ultra powerful B3E heli typically used by SMG is uniquely outfitted exclusively for heli skiing unlike any other heli in Alaska. SMG prefers to utilize new highly advanced B3E helicopters, with very low hours. Most helicopters found in Alaska heli skiing have thousands of hours on the machine and are decades old. You will instantly recognize the SMG difference in helicopters utilized.
At the end of the 5 day trip the skiers/boarders will return to Anchorage at approximately 9pm on their final day of skiing. Anchorage has more daily direct flights than anywhere else in Alaska and is easy to get to without the need for additional connecting flights, rental cars, or ferries saving you precious time and money.
Seward is one of our favorite towns with a wonderful community, small town charm, and great dining and bars. Seward trips are based from in town allowing the freedom and fun to explore the town of Seward.
Professionalism is valuable, important, and paramount to your safety and enjoyment on a Alaska heli skiing trip. The professionalism and reliability of the operator makes a difference when choosing your Alaska heli skiing and snowboarding experience.
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Petersburg Alaska heli skiing is another Silverton Mountain Guides base of operations 600 miles south of Anchorage in Southeast Alaska. With nearly 1 million acres of USFS permit terrain near Petersburg the sky is literally the limit. SE Alaska has a different snow climate, and some great tree skiing in addition to amazing alpine terrain. The weather is notorious in Petersburg, so “surgical strikes” are the way to ski Petersburg. Petersburg trips are accessed via Alaska Airlines jetliner flights to Petersburg, which is a hundred miles south of Juneau and 600 miles southeast of Anchorage.