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USD 8,999

MIXED-GROUP HELI SKIING
7 Days Heli | 7 Nights

Location: USA | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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Whether you are a solo skier/boarder or a small to medium group (up to 7 in size), this package offers a semi-private heli experience for a little more than a standard mixed-group heli package where you would normally share the heli with 3 - 4 groups.
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 06 - Mar 12, 2022
Days: 7
Price: USD 8,999
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Mar 13 - Mar 19, 2022
Days: 7
Price: USD 8,999
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Mar 20 - Mar 26, 2022
Days: 7
Price: USD 8,999
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 27 - Apr 02, 2022
Days: 7
Price: USD 8,999
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Fixed Date(s): Apr 03 - Apr 09, 2022
Days: 7
Price: USD 8,999
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Fixed Date(s): Apr 10 - Apr 16, 2022
Days: 7
Price: USD 8,999
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Fixed Date(s): Apr 17 - Apr 23, 2022
Days: 7
Price: USD 8,999
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Fixed Date(s): Apr 24 - Apr 30, 2022
Days: 7
Price: USD 8,999
Availability: Available
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Alaska Backcountry Guides Semi-Private Trips

Alaska Backcountry Guides offer a semi-private packages available to solo skiers/boarders & small groups of up to 7.

With a maximum of 2 helicopter loads; 3 guests plus a lead & tail guide plus 4 guests with a lead guide, these packages offer a private heli skiing experience at per-seat price similar to mixed-group heli skiing packages that can have up to 3 - 4 groups per helicopter. The advantage being more runs in a day and a more boutique experience!

This package is all inclusive, you get your way to Valdez and ABGs will handle the rest.

The operation is based at the Valdez Airport which is just minutes outside of town where your lodging is located.

ABGs have a private hangar and a retail store with some basic shop needs, client locker room & gear drying facilities.

On down-days, there are plenty of other activities to keep you busy in and around Valdez including cat skiing, fishing, hiking, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, fitness centre & more.

Typical Itinerary

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS:

We recommend flying to Valdez Airport (VDZ) via Anchorage (ANC). ABG has chartered a private plane, exclusively for our guests, to fly from Anchorage to Valdez and back. There is an additional fee of $350 for a round trip flight. The flight leaves at approximately 3:30p from Anchorage each Saturday, and returns from Valdez to Anchorage by 5p each Saturday with the departing guests.

SKI DAYS:

Your day starts with breakfast prepared by the Totem Hotel. Each morning you will be picked up and taken to the Alaska Backcountry Guide's base at the Valdez Airport (5 min drive). There you will gear up for the day and make a plan with your guide before heading out for an epic day of skiing/snowboarding.
When you return, a cold beer awaits you at base, and dinner will be prepared for you when you arrive back home.

DEPARTURE INSTRUCTIONS:

We recommend flying to Valdez Airport (VDZ) via Anchorage (ANC). ABG has chartered a private plane, exclusively for our guests, to fly from Anchorage to Valdez and back. There is an additional fee of $350 for a round trip flight. The flight leaves at approximately 3:30p from Anchorage each Saturday, and returns from Valdez to Anchorage by 5p each Saturday with the departing guests.

Lodging

Your accommodation will be at the new Totem Hotel & Suites.

With modern rooms, premium amenities and Alaskan hospitality, the Totem Hotel & Suites provides a memorable experience for all guests. You’ll find space to relax, unwind, or work comfortably in your guest room. Their rooms offer custom mattresses wrapped in premium linens and are furnished with a television, coffee maker, microwave and mini fridge.

Rooms have either a king bed or 2 queen beds plus a sofa bed, and some rooms have mountain views.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is served daily in the great room. If you would like to squeeze in a workout, the pool and exercise room are located on the first floor. 

Amenities:

Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock, Coffee Maker/Tea Service, Luxury Bedding, Pillows (down/feather, foam), Pull-out Sofa Bed, Hair Dryer, Wireless/Wired Connection, Color TV (flat screen), Voicemail, Continental Breakfast, 24/7 Market (lobby), Exercise Room (1st floor), Indoor pool (1st floor), Dog Friendly (fee)


2022 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

Double occupancy package from $8,999

Single occupancy package from $9,498

  • Rates are per person in USD
Inclusions
  • 4 Helicopter flight hours (aka Hobbs time)
  • 7 possible fly days
  • 7 nights lodging at the Totem Hotel (breakfast included)
  • Nightly dinner from a private chef; lunch included on “fly” days
  • Personal safety equipment (use of airbag pack, beacon, shovel/probe, & harness)
  • Professional ski & snowboard guides
  • All ground transportation in and around Valdez
  • Small groups (no more than 4 guests per group)
  • Only 2 groups per helicopter
  • Demo skis provided by Moment Skis
Add-ons
  • Roundtrip flight from Anchorage to Valdez on ABG’s private plane: $350/person
  • Additional helicopter time: $4000/hr per 4 guests
  • Single room upgrade: $499/week
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Alaska Backcountry Guides Terms & Conditions

FINAL BOOKING DEADLINE

60 days prior to the adventure

DEPOSITS

Prior to the final booking deadline, reservations can be made with payment of 25% of total package price. After the final booking deadline, reservations cannot be made without full payment.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

We require a 25% deposit to book your trip. Final payment is due in its entirety by 1/15/2022.

Due to the uncertainty of the covid-19 virus we are offering a full carryover policy. If we are unable to operate, and have to cancel our season, your package will be carried over in full to the 2023 season. If you prefer a refund, we will refund all of your payment minus the 25% deposit, and cancel your trip for 2023.

We will not offer refunds under any other circumstance, therefore, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Global Rescue is our trusted partner in rescue protection and travel insurance, you can buy a policy here:

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TRAVEL AND MEDICAL INSURANCE

Travel and medical insurance are not included in this package. We strongly recommend that you purchase insurance to cover personal injury, cancellation, or interruption for your experience. You will need to separately purchase any trip interruption insurance through an outside provider. This must be done shortly after making your reservation (some require insurance to be purchased within 15-20 days of initial trip deposit).

We also recommend that you carry insurance to cover the risk of injury while you are at your destination. If you are injured, you will be charged the ambulance expenses associated with your evacuation as well as any expenses related to your medical care. Medical and evacuation insurance will help to cover these costs.

Learn more about travel/medical insurance and our recommended providers here:

blog.heli.life/travel/travel-medical-insurance/