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Points North Mixed Group Heli Ski Weeks

Points North Mixed Group Heli Ski Weeks5/532
Points North Mixed Group Heli Ski Weeks5 out of 5 based on 32 reviews
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Points North Mixed Group Heli Ski Weeks - Reviews

Points North Mixed Group Heli Ski Weeks - Reviews

Everything I’d dreamed of

Jacquii Alexander
04/04/2020
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    Everything I’d dreamed of

    Jacquii Alexander
    04/04/2020
    Wow. I had wanted to ride in Alaska for years, after growing up watching videos of all my snow heroes dropping lines surrounded by fluffy spray. So I was expecting all of that. And PNH didn’t disappoint. What I wasn’t expecting was the beauty, tranquility and vastness. The connection I would make with my guide. Or the number of friends I would make over the week. The week was life affirming and I cannot recommend spending a week with PNH highly enough.

    PNH is the best!!!

    Sean H
    04/04/2020
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      PNH is the best!!!

      Sean H
      04/04/2020
      I’ve come up to PNH two years and simply put, it is fantastic! Great vibe that starts at the top with Quinner and Jess; just a bunch of genuine, like-minded people who want to ride the best terrain on the planet. It’s no surprise why they have such a high client return rate and low guide turnover. Plus, the new terrain they have access to is phenomenal! If you are fortunate enough to get up to Alaska, I’d highly recommend PNH…they are the best!

      Points North is the real deal!

      Jeremy C
      03/04/2020
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        Points North is the real deal!

        Jeremy C
        03/04/2020
        I cannot speak highly enough about the experience I had PNH. Kevin and Jessica are some of the nicest and most dedicated people I’ve ever met. Their goal is to make sure you have the best days you’ve ever experienced on your skis or snowboard, and they definitely hit that mark for me. The focus is on terrain choice and snow quality .vs powder harvesting and super posh accommodations. I really appreciate that. The staff is also extremely educated and super fun to hang out with after the heli is shut down for the day. You just want to support these people after being around them. I’ll be back every season from now on!

        Big lines and Huge fun in AK!!!

        Klaus
        07/05/2019
        • Recommend
        • Would Revisit
        • Rider Type
          Snowboarder
        • Rider Age
          36-50
        • Rider Ability
          Advanced
        • Country
          USA
        • Month:
          April
        • Admin Rating
          4

        Big lines and Huge fun in AK!!!

        Klaus
        07/05/2019
        I can't believe it took me this long to finally make out to ski with great folks at PNH. After riding all over the US, Europe, NZ and Japan and Heliskiing Whistler, NZ, BC and the lower 48 the holy grail for me was riding the big lines of Alaska. I've been well aware of PNH from all their appearances in Warren Miller films and upon meeting Jess and Kevin at the SF showing there was no question which operator I'd go with for my first AK heli experience. I'm glad to report that the trip exceeded all my expectations and I couldn't ask for any better staff, guides, pilots and other guests to ski, ride and hang out with.

        The EPIC lines that you see in the films and have heard about were the highlight of the experience for me and the terrain and scenery are unmatched by anything else I've ever ridden. I really have to hand it to our guide Tino and the rest of the guiding team for finding great lines and better than expected snow quality given it had not snowed for the past 8 -10 days while we were there. The pilots are fantastic and it was great to see how interactive they are with the guides in choosing the runs and landing spots. There certainly are runs that will send chills up your spine but they are only a part of what PNH and Cordova have to offer. The guides were great at assessing the skills and desires of each group and went above and beyond to find the right fit for everyone and ensure that every day in the mountains lived up to the 'best day skiing ever.'

        Huge kudos to Jess and Kevin and the entire PNH team. What you guys do is awesome and should be on every heli skiers bucket list!

        Points North is THE PLACE for Your HeliDreamTrip

        David Wicker
        27/04/2019
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        • Would Revisit
        • Rider Type
          Snowboarder
        • Rider Age
          36-50
        • Rider Ability
          Advanced
        • Country
          USA
        • Month:
          March
        • Admin Rating
          4

        Points North is THE PLACE for Your HeliDreamTrip

        David Wicker
        27/04/2019
        After being fortunate enough to visit most of the Western US to ride- After living in Tahoe and numerous trips to Canada- After watching every ski hill get so corporate and so crowded- I finally made it once again up to Ak to visit Jess and Kevin in Cordova. MAN! it sure is nice to go somewhere (last visit '05) and see the wild staying wild. The food and lodging here is so great. The lodge is a now defunct salmon cannery, so you get the new with the historic. There is no questioning the guides and the terrain - first rate. There's no questioning the Helis - AStars - first rate. There just is no questioning the hang and feel of Points North - its so unique... so special. I hope you get the chance to go spend a week in The Chugach. If you are considering a dream trip - don't go anywhere else. you WILL return to your normal life and look back wondering "did I really DO that?!??" and your pictures and memory will answer you with a resounding "HELL YEAH! I DID do that."

        Book it!

        Charlie
        13/04/2019
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        • Would Revisit
        • Rider Type
          Skier
        • Rider Age
          18-35
        • Rider Ability
          Expert
        • Month:
          March
        • Admin Rating
          4

        Book it!

        Charlie
        13/04/2019
        Going to Alaska for me was a once in a life time trip, and I chose Points North to take care of it, the best decision I ever made. This operation is mind blowing. Jumping in a heli, only 35 meters from where you sat down for breakfast, and 15 minutes later being dropped into an endless expanse of terrain, catering for anyone. From glacier cruises to 65 degree sends, its all there. Blower powder and the best turns you may ever make. But what makes Points North special is so much more than the skiing. It’s all about the team.

        The staff here are some of the most welcoming folk I have ever encountered on the freeski scene and they make your trip what it is. Owners Jess and Kevin’s charm is so integral to this operation. Kevin is totally honest about the conditions on offer and the weather incoming, (you are at mercy of the weather in the Chugach, we flew 3 days out of 6). He never shies away on the down days in embarrassment, he stands up and gets you stoked on what to come. Jess is warming and willing to help in any situation. My guide, Tino, was awesome. At no point did he make me inferior, like many guides do by stamping their authority, he involved our group in our line planning and was even kind enough to get me in his snow pits and teach me some new information on stability. Even the kitchen staff, whilst catering for over 40 every evening, were happy to trade stories and stoke the stoke. (On this subject the food is ace, good home cooking, exactly what one needs). And finally, this environment was a brilliant catalyst for making buddies with the other guests.

        It sounds cliché, but these guys really do treat you like family. I arrived as a lone skier in AK and I left feeling part of an amazing team, with friends that I will hopefully ski with forever. If you want 5 star service whilst being treated like royalty, Points North is not for you. But if you want to feel like part of a genuine freeski pilgrimag, sign yourself up. This was meant to be a once in a life time trip, but I am already planning how to get back. Life will never be the same.

        PHN - the best AK big mountain experience you can get

        Michael Dickson
        11/04/2019
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        • Would Revisit
        • Rider Type
          Skier
        • Rider Age
          36-50
        • Rider Ability
          Expert
        • Country
          Australia
        • Month:
          March
        • Admin Rating
          4

        PHN - the best AK big mountain experience you can get

        Michael Dickson
        11/04/2019
        Can't say enough good things about PNH - this is truely a home for those who want a genuine big mountain, extreme AK experience with a crew of professionals who value safety and work damn hard to get you the experience of AK that they all know and love.
        PNH crew, atmosphere and setup are geared towards skiers/boarders who are in it for the skiing/riding - value is all about heli time, with the lodging setup like the club skiing camp style we have all grown up with (if you want the champagne, caviar and hot tubs then you can get that elsewhere). That said - the Orca Lodge gets better every year, with a new coffee shop this year that is actually awesome!
        Nothing comes without risk of course - and main one is the weather gods. I have been to PNH 8 times, and only twice did I not use all of my heli time, and 3 years I have paid for extra time. I have been there in all types of conditions and have still loved it out there in the mountains even when conditions are 'variable!' and the blower pow and stable steeps are not running.
        Guides and team are super qualified and professional - I have skied with 6 different guides and all have been excellent, super safe, confident and truly stoked to get you into things that push your limits if thats what you want and smash some fun laps of pow as well.
        Tips - go with a group of 4 of similar ability who want to ski the same stuff as you, then you form your own heli group; If you can - go for 2 weeks and you get a bigger weather window; leave on the late flight from Cordova as then you can ski on Satdy if the weather is on.

        Huge thanks to Kevin & Jess and all the team - Seeya next year!

        World Class Operation

        Ryan Pond
        10/04/2019
        • Recommend
        • Would Revisit
        • Rider Type
          Skier
        • Rider Age
          36-50
        • Rider Ability
          Expert
        • Country
          United States
        • Month:
          March
        • Admin Rating
          4

        World Class Operation

        Ryan Pond
        10/04/2019
        This is a World Class Operation!!! This place is for serious riders who care more about the terrain they are riding than the comfort of their beds. (though the beds are very comfortable, and the food is excellent,)

        Everything about this operation from the vibe around the Lodge, to the Heli's being parked 150 feet away breeds enthusiasm for the event for which you booked your trip, riding big, steep, beautiful, mountains, covered in deep deep powder, guided by pro's who are as stoked as you to share the days events over beers when the sun goes down.

        As anybody who loves the mountains knows, Mother Nature always has her say. That's true anywhere you go. But when Mother Nature is agreeable, this is as good as it gets! I've booked heli trips with other operations but never skied lines like the ones with PNH. I will be returning for years to come. Thanks Jess & Kevin !!!

        Exceeded Expectations

        Craig Sinclair
        03/04/2019
        • Recommend
        • Would Revisit
        • Rider Type
          Skier
        • Rider Age
          51-65
        • Rider Ability
          Expert
        • Country
          New Zealand
        • Month:
          March
        • Admin Rating
          4

        Exceeded Expectations

        Craig Sinclair
        03/04/2019
        The team at PNH are total pro's in every respect. Firstly, they are totally committed to safety both in terms of their decision to fly and the work the guides do to evaluate the terrain and snow stability once you are out there. Secondly, they are expert in evaluating your skill level and being able to build your confidence and then push you into challenging terrain to max the thrill factor. Finally, Kevin, Jess and all the crew are a family - they represent the authentic Alaska heli-ski experience. In terms of skill level, I think expert riders will get the most out of it as you have to be prepared for variable Alaska weather and snow conditions. Having said that, we had 4 days of perfect conditions, which was insane.
        It will blow your mind.

        LOVE THIS PLACE

        Laura
        22/06/2018
        • Recommend
        • Would Revisit
        • Rider Type
          Skier
        • Rider Age
          36-50
        • Rider Ability
          Expert
        • Month:
          April
        • Admin Rating
          2

        LOVE THIS PLACE

        Laura
        22/06/2018
        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.
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