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MIXED GROUP HELI PACKAGES | VALDEZ
7 nights, includes 36 runs (30 guaranteed)
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USD 11,076
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Whether you are a solo or have a small group, join Valdez Heli Guides in the adventure of a lifetime! Standard packages are 7 days (running from Sat to Sat each week from late Feb) plus 3, 4 & 5 day packages are possible subject to availability.
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Inclusions
  • Guided heli skiing with GUARANTEED #RUNS
  • Deluxe twin-share accommodation (upgrade option)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner (alcohol NOT included)
  • Use of powder skis & avalanche safety gear
  • Scheduled return transfers to/from Valdez airport
Add-ons
  • Additional runs beyond package inclusion USD $150/run/person
  • Private room upgrade - USD $1,119/week
Location: USA | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Feb 25 - May 05, 2018
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Valdez Heli Skiing Mixed-Group Packages

This tour is ideal for SOLO travelers or SMALL GROUPS wanting to join a group to ski and ride the epic Chugach mountains!

You don't have to be an expert or pro skier/rider to have a great time with Valdez Heli Ski Guides however it is very important that you come with deep-powder-skiing and variable-terrain experience. Your time spent in the Chugach will be far more enjoyable with this as a minimum level.

This MIXED GROUP tour provides you with 36 runs (30 guaranteed and if you don't reach your quota, you will receive a rebate based on VHSGs refund policy) and you have the option of purchasing additional runs as required. Over the course of the week you should ski/ride over 100,000 vertical feet!!

Mixed group heli packages with VHSG come in variations: 3, 4, 5 & 7 days. The 7 day packages run from Saturday to Saturday each week from late Feb until early May each year. Mixed groups are no larger than 4 loads of 4 guests each group with their own guide.

All mixed group packages include lodging (twin/double room with options for a private room upgrade subject to availability at the time of booking), all quality meals, use of avalanche safety gear including airbag, beacon, harness, shovel and probe as well as return shuttles between the Valdez airport and the lodge. Use of powder ski's are also included in the package for those that don't have their own.

Here is a short video showing what you can expect....

Tsaina Lodge

The historic Tsaina Lodge houses 32 guests within 16 single rooms and 8 double rooms with private baths. Single room upgrades are available subject to availability at time of booking.

The lodge has a reading room for some R&R, wifi if you need to catch up with the rest of the world, and if you’ve still got energy to burn, there is a gym.

Tsaina Lodge has a full-service restaurant for breakfast and dinner, with meals such as gourmet steaks or incredibly fresh seafood. Sack lunchs can be ordered from the kitchen and eaten out in the field.

The lodge also has a full-service bar that opens from 4pm for apres festivities. Drinks are available for an additional cost.

Massage services an yoga are also available for an additional cost.


Tsaina Lodge (32 guests only)....

...comfy twin rooms...

...lovely social communal spaces

Typical Itinerary

There is no set itinerary for multi-day packages as weather and snow conditions may ultimately determine each day's activities.

Arrival Day
For the 7-day package, your arrival day will be a Saturday. A scheduled transfer will be available from the Valdez airport to Tsaina Lodge.

You need to be in Valdez by 6 p.m. or at the Tsaina Lodge by 6:30 p.m. on the first day of your itinerary so you can attend our evening orientation with drinks and appetizers at the Tsaina Bar.

Ski Days
Weather dependent, a normal day starts with a breakfast buffet served from 7 to 8:30 am.

The ski day starts at the heli-pad at 9 am. Lunch is enjoyed in the mountains.

A day with VHSG averages six to eight runs at 3,000 to 5,000 vertical feet per run. Expect to ski 100,000-120,000 vertical feet during a typical ski week. Yes, you will ski a lot! Note however that the number of runs depends on group ability, snow conditions, and weather. There have been days when VHSG been able to ski as many as twelve runs!!!!

You will typically finish skiing between 3 and 6 pm.

If the weather is not ideal, the backup snowcat will be available to all guests at no extra cost (this does not use any of your heli ski runs).

Dinner is served shortly after 6pm (so you should have time to clean up and hit the bar for some apres).

After dinner you can indulge in a massage or hit the gym if you still have excess energy to burn.


Departure Day
If you still have runs available or you wish to purchase additional runs, you can heli ski on the last day up until 2 - 3pm. After a shower/freshen up you will jump on the scheduled transfer to Valdez airport to fly home.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2018 Rates
 Rates are US$ per person
Package   # Nights # Runs
Included
# Runs
Guaranteed
 Price
 7-day package  7  36  30  USD 11,076
 5-day package  5  30  24  USD 8,261
 4-day package  4  24  16  USD 6,326
 3-day package  3  18  10  USD 4,744
Inclusions
  • Guided heli skiing with GUARANTEED #RUNS
  • Deluxe twin-share accommodation (upgrade option)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner (alcohol NOT included)
  • Use of powder skis & avalanche safety gear
  • Scheduled return transfers to/from Valdez airport
Optional Extras
  • Additional runs beyond package inclusion USD $150/run/person
  • Private room upgrade - USD $1,119/week
Not Included

Conditions, Cancellations and Refunds

DEPOSITS & PAYMENT of BALANCE
A 50 percent deposit is required to secure your reservation.

Full payment is required 90 days prior to start date. If the final payment has not been received by this date, then the reservation will be forfeited and no deposit will be returned.   

REFUNDS
All seven-day packages guarantee 30 ski runs. Five-day packages guarantee 24 runs. Four-day packages guarantee 16 runs. Three-day packages guarantee 10 runs. If VHSG is unable to meet the run guarantee, a credit will be given for all un-skied runs less than the guaranteed run amount. All runs are credited at the rate of $150 per run. The credit is non-transferable and can only be used during the same or following ski season. No refunds or credits will be given due to injury, personal equipment failure, skiing ability, or fitness. If a client chooses to leave the field early or does not ski on a skiable day for any reason before they have met their ski run guarantee, he/she will be charged a total of six runs. If a client decides to quit skiing early or needs to be evacuated for any reason, including injury, additional costs might be incurred. All rates are subject to change. VHSG reserves the right to cancel any ski week or any combination of ski packages at any time. If this occurs, a full refund will be given.

CANCELLATIONS
If a cancellation or change in dates is made, notification must be given in writing via email or fax to the VHSG office. Any changes or cancellations will be charged a $250 cancellation/change fee. Deposits are 90% refundable for cancellations made 180 days prior to the start of the ski week, minus the $250 cancellation/change fee. Within 180 days of your arrival, all monies paid are nonrefundable.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Due to VHSG commitments made well in advance of the ski season AND due to extreme weather variations and other types of travel emergencies, our refund and cancellation policies are FIRM. VHSG highly recommends travel insurance to help safeguard you against unforeseen circumstances that may occur before or during your trip