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Points North Mixed Group Heli Ski Weeks - Reviews

LOVE THIS PLACE

Laura
22/06/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Month:
    April
This is the Chugach at its best. Great steep lines. Amazing staff. Family like atmosphere with everyone staying in one place for the week. Fun things to do on those Alaskan down days. Can't say enough good things.

Best Heli Turns on Planet

Chad Hester
30/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    April
I have been fortunate to ride Points North Heli in Cordova and many other places in AK and around the globe. Points North is my hands down favorite based on Terrain, Guides, Heli's, Safety, Fun, Down day activities and Overall Experience. Any Heli trip is contingent upon weather but when the weather aligns it is magical with 3-4 A Star Heli's and world renowned guides and pilots accessing the Chugach Range you turns and memories are sure to be life changing. Mount Eyak is nearby on down days, or a blue ice cave and climb, a massage or sauna with an ocean view. The food and lodging is good but this in Not Wiggley World and if you order Crab at the Reluctant Fisherman you can excel on all level. The town of Cordova AK is a drinking town with a fishing problem rich in nature, fish, crab, culture, and EPIC TURNS! I suggest a 2 week trip in Late March or Early April. There rental gear and avalanche safety and knowledge is also top notch. Points North in Cordova AK is what video's and dreams are made of.

2018 Point North, Alaska You gotta GO !!!

Randell Glover
19/04/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    April
Hi Jessica, just want to say thanks’ for the fantastic time our group ( Randell, Simon , Jeremy and Gary ) had on our week 7 trip to Points North. One of the best holidays I have had ( and I have had some good ones! ) Great professionally run operation with that true laid back, rustic Alaskan charm. All your staff very helpful and put in % 110 effort to accommodate our needs and make our time in Cordova something we will be talking about around the camp fire in years to come. A special thanks to big Jimmbo for keeping us safe, finding great lines and telling us of some of his awesome life experiences! The charging bear story is being told everywhere back here!!! Hope the rest of the season goes well for everyone.

Cheers Randell

Most Epic & Thrilling Adventure Ever!

TN Grignard
12/04/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    March
PNH is a must for any skiing enthusiast! This was the paramount heli-skiing experience, and it will not be our last with PNH. Not only did my group have a phenomenal time on the mountains, the entire staff – especially: Jessica and our guide, Jim, more than met our expectations - wants and needs.

We were apprehensive about the weather being an issue, but were reassured that the smartphone weather app does not apply to the mountains of Alaska! It was projected to rain the whole week we were scheduled. Fortunately enough, the weather was nothing less than superb through the entire week although it did not appear it would be on a daily basis. As they stated and now, we believe the weather conditions change on an hourly basis.

The staff was beyond dedicated to making sure we got our money’s worth. Jim was with us our entire week on the mountain, glaciers and in the forest. His positivity, outgoing personality, and considerate mind set, made the trip a truly memorable and enjoyable one. Because he continuously asked our expectations of the day, he was able to optimize our time on, and off the mountains.

Days that we chose not to heli ski were jammed packed with other Alaskan adventures. We had the opportunity to hike a glacier, explored a forest that resembled the Lord of the Rings movie set, kayaked with a sea full of otters, and visited the residential side of Cordova where we were greeted with opened arms and delicious food!

This was the most EPIC and THRILLING adventure I have ever been on, and I cannot wait to start planning next years vacation!

Points North Heli

Patrick
05/04/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Strong Intermediate
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    March
From the moment I arrived at Cordova Airport and was met by the PNH team I knew I was in for the adventure I was seeking. The entire staff including the guides (camp counselors as I liked to call them), office and kitchen crew couldn't have been more accommodating as they took their jobs serious all the while maintaining a cool and pleasant vibe. They know how to handle the various personalities they encounter.

This was my first time heli boarding and I can't imagine doing it in a better place than the Chugash Mountains and with the PNH team. The degree of difficulty of the runs range from intermediate cruisers to "you're out of your mind" steeps. On the first day on the mountain the guides will put you on generally less difficult runs to get a feel of your ability and then, without a doubt they challenge you to dig deep and ride/ski terrain outside your comfort zone. This is why I came to Alaska, to be challenged.

The weather cooperated and we got all of our fly time in. By the end of the week and on my last run I couldn't help but think of my favorite quote from the famous Dr. Seuss.

"If you never did, you should, because these things are fun and fun is good"

Best place for AK heli experience I've found

Kristen Ulmer
29/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    March
This place has the whole package- great terrain, snow, vibe, food, lodge, people, guests, steeps- plus the price is unusually low for what you get. It's rare to find EVERYTHING at one place when choosing AK heli skiing. I've returned every year for 10 years now.

Deep and Steep. Best heliski experience ever !

Jean Collinet
08/09/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Mixed Group
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    France
  • Month:
    February
The ultimate heliski experience.

I've been skiing and continue to ski with a lot of heliski operators in many countries. PNH is the one I am always coming back. The helicopters are parked just outside your room, by the sea, guarded by eagles and otters. The food is amazing (I'm french, I don't say that often), the all team makes you feel you are part of the family. It is a really nice place to wait for the weather to open.
Once the weather opens, it is getting crazy ! The terrain is unbelievable, you don't know where to look, lines are everywhere.
The guides who know their backyard upside down, takes you to lines you didn't even dream off. The skiing is fantastic.

I'll be back to Cordova for the 5th times next february. As every time, I won't be on my own, many friends will join, and most of them have been there several times as well.

Watch out it is addictive !

Land and slay.

Matt
16/08/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    March
If you want to go snowboarding in Alaska using helicopters (and, yes, you do), then PNH is about the most professional and capable operation you could imagine.

No messing about. The helicopters are parked between the eating room, the gum, and the homemade sauna.

This place is for people who want to ride mountains. No fancy waiters and manicures. You'll have your food served by legendary ski guides, and will probably have bitten off your nails looking down some of the lines anyway.

Book it.

Best Heli skiing experience on the planet!

Erik Boye
02/05/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    April
Want to ski the best terrain on the planet? Head to Alaska. Want to have the best skiing experience possible? Allow the staff and guides at PNH to treat you to the experience of a lifetime!

Stunning experience at PNH; AK is awesome!

Georges Soare
29/04/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    April
Jessie's Spine - last run of the week
This was trip no. 3 to AK for me and no. 2 at PNH. High expectations and it did not disappoint. Mother Nature finally cooperated with blue skies, perfect temp and no wind at the end of the week (PS...for first time AK heli skiers, you need to be patient in terms of weather expectations - expect downs days; that's just the way it is). I went solo, and was put in a strong group of experienced AK skiers; we had a super time! Awesome guide Jason Bilek: safety is #1, great attitude, high energy and couldn't be friendlier. Snow as wonderful quality, and we got access to a full range of slopes. The steeper ones definitely got the juices flowing (attaching photo of Jessie's Spine, our last run of the week - whoohoo). No doubt that AK offers skiable terrain that simply isn't possible in Cdn or US rockies. Be ready to be challenged!
Kevin and Jessica, the owners, are hands on and set a great tone for the whole team at PNH. Intimate lodge is more 'camp like' but totally good (this ain't Blue River). All staff are friendly and high energy. Lots to do on down days: glacier hikes, kayaking, river exploring, etc. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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