Skiing with a helicopter involves being transported to a remote location by helicopter and then skiing or snowboarding down a mountain or slope. This type of skiing is also known as heli-skiing or heliskiing. It is a popular activity for experienced skiers and snowboarders who are looking for a more challenging and off-piste skiing experience. 

Heli-skiing typically takes place in areas with a lot of snow and a variety of terrain, such as the Canadian Rockies or the Alps. Because it requires a helicopter and a guide, it is a more expensive and potentially more dangerous form of skiing compared to skiing at a resort. It is important for those who participate in heli-skiing to have the necessary skills and equipment, and to follow the guidance of their guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Resorts Where You Can Do Heliskiing

Helicopter skiing, also known as heli-skiing, is a type of backcountry skiing where skiers are transported by helicopter to remote, high-elevation locations to ski or snowboard. Some ski resorts in the United States offer heli-skiing as an activity, typically in the form of guided tours. Here are a few ski resorts that are known for their heli-skiing opportunities:


1 Valdez, Alaska

2 Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho

3 Silverton Mountain, Colorado

4 Crested Butte, Colorado

5 Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, Alaska

6 Pico Mountain, Vermont

Keep in mind that heli-skiing is an advanced and potentially dangerous form of skiing, and it is important to go with a reputable and experienced guide. It is also important to have the proper equipment and to be in good physical condition before participating in this activity.

Equipment Needed For Heliskiing

  1. Ski boots and bindings
  2. Skis or snowboard
  3. Appropriate ski or snowboard clothing (such as a jacket, pants, gloves, and goggles)
  4. Avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe – check out these options on Amazon
  5. First aid kit
  6. Backpack
  7. Lunch and snacks
  8. Water bottle or hydration system
  9. Sunscreen
  10. Camera (optional)

If you are thinking about trying out Heliskiing, email [email protected] as we have a property at one of the most popular spots for this sport in Schweitzer, ID and know who to talk to for this type of adventure.

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