Home Base: Palmer, Alaska
The epicenter of big mountain heli skiing: The Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska
Proximity to Major International airport: 45 Minutes from Anchorage
Surfing has pipeline, football has the Super Bowl, ski racing has kitzbühel and big mountain skiing has Alaska. There are a lot of amazing places to ski in the world but Alaska stands alone. It is the pinnacle of big mountain helicopter skiing and it will always be the gem of the ski world. Hosting numerous mountain ranges that climb from the ocean to 10,000 and beyond. The state is massive: It seems as if it was built with skiing in mind and choosing the right location is the first step to success.
Across the industry you have choices: you can be on the coast but that’s where the weather hits first and clears last. Too deep and too high and you have limited snow and variable stability. The mountains dictate what we do, where we go and in order to deliver you have to stay nimble. We utilize a road system, multiple mountain ranges surrounding us on all sides and numerous distinct weather climate regions. We’ve set you up for success with endless alternatives so we can maximize our close proximity to mountains, favorable weather, stable snowpack and ranging elevation so you can enjoy your ski vacation.
Undoubtedly Alaska is a big state with a ton of options. Basing in Palmer further accentuates our size. We looked for flexibility and when it comes to options Palmer provides. You have coastal ranges that extend from 6,000 to sea level or you can explore more continental options with better weather and 10,000 foot peaks. Our location gives you access and options for both. Remote towns can be hard to get to, flights can be canceled and limited options for alternate plans. You will never have a hard time getting into Anchorage and there are no secondary flights to jump on that may be weathered in.
We don’t want to ask our guests to wait it out. You didn’t travel all the way to Alaska to play ping pong, watch movies or go to the bar. If you did there are better operations for you. You came to ski and ski as much as possible and that’s what we are built for.
Alaska Heli-Skiing Accommodations
Our private lodge is strategically located at the doorstep to the mountain ranges you will be skiing. Mountain and glacier views abound right out your window. Treat yourself to a massage or hot tub and finish it off with a cold beverage. Private chefs will prepare you 3 gourmet meals a day including snacks. We provide all transportation to and from the airport as well as if you want to explore the local area or pick up something from town.
The lodge is also located within close proximity Anchorage Airport. You won't spend nights waiting at the airport, transferring to smaller aircraft or stuck in a storm trying to get home. Easy access to major cities allows us to be remote while making sure you never miss the creature comforts you expect.
Our permitted terrain covers thousands of acres and spans the Chugach, Talkeetna and Alaska ranges. We look forward to seeing you in Palmer this spring.
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Our head chef's culinary credentials include: James Beard nominee, he has cooked for 20+ years, has worked for some of the most famous chefs in the world, including Chicago’s Charlie Trotter and France’s Joël Robuchon. Known for his attention to detail, he is committed to using locally-sourced, in-season fare.
Continental offerings: cereal, granola, yogurt, toast, breakfast pastries, fresh fruit
Hot breakfast offerings: eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, oatmeal
Midday AM snack
Homemade guacamole & fresh chips
Easy proteins to snack on such as cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, deli meats
Homemade cookies and pastries
If clients are going into the field, it is typically fill a Yeti soft cooler with lunches including a sandwich, fruit, snacks, and water
If it is lunch at the lodge it is a hot meal such as halibut tacos, a pasta dish with homemade sauce, fresh bread, and salad.
Afternoon PM snack
Homemade soup with mini grilled cheese
Homemade cookies and pastries
Appetizers for guests to snack on as they return from the field: cheeses, charcuterie board, dips, etc.
Sometimes a hot appetizer such as Taite's famous crab cakes and remoulade sauce
Local and seasonal fresh protein such as Alaskan halibut, scallops and/or king crab
Hot sides including potatoes, grains or other starches
Fresh vegetable salad and usually a second vegetable side dish
Homemade dessert such as pavlova, with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries
Trail mix, granola bars, nuts, dried fruit
Our pantry is full of snacks and N/A beverages available 24/7
Yeti coolers for beer are on the front and back decks
We have a complete media and game room as well as a sauna and hot tub. Guests can enjoy cocktails and cigars on any of the decks.
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