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USD 13,500

PRIVATE GROUP HELI PACKAGES | VALDEZ
7 nights, includes 10 hours heli time (7 guaranteed)

Location: USA | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 7-day private group heli skiing packages (per person based on private group of 8).
Base/invoice currency is in USD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 13,500
The ultimate way to experience the best of what Valdez Heli Guides has to offer is with your own private group; ski where you want as much as you want! Private packages are all 7 days (running from Sat to Sat each week from late Feb to early May) and are for groups of up to 3, 8 or 12 guests.
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Valdez Heli Skiing Private-Group Packages

Gather a group of up to 3, 8 or 12 of your ski and/or snowboard buddies and share an experience of a lifetime!

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 PRIVATE GROUP tour provides you with your own personal A-star 350 B2 helicopter with 10 hours of flight time included (15 hours for groups of up to 12). 7 hours of heli flying time is guaranteed and if you don't reach your quota, you will receive a rebate based on VHSGs refund policy. Over the course of the week you should ski/ride over 100,000 vertical feet!!

All private heli packages with VHSG are 7 days running from Saturday to Saturday each week from late Feb until early May each year. Groups can be either up to 3 guests, up to 8 guests or up to 12 guests. Obviously the less people in your group, the more expensive it will be per person so 3, 8 and 12 are the optimal group numbers.

All private packages include 7 nights lodging (private single room with options for double/twin subject to availability), 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....

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

Your arrival day will be on 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 tour 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 from 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 depending on light, the weather and how the group is feeling.

If the weather is not ideal, the backup snowcat operation (which operates from the back of the lodge) may be an option.

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

After breakfast, depending on what time your flight leaves and how many flying hours you have remaining, you have the option of a final day of heli skiing/boarding.

All good things must come to an end! At the end of the day you will jump on the scheduled transfer to Valdez airport to fly home.

Tsaina Lodge

The historic Tsaina Lodge houses 32 guests within 16 single rooms and 8 double rooms with private bathrooms. The private packages are based on single rooms however you may want to choose a double/twin room where you may be entitled to a small reduction in cost subject to one of those room types being available).

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.

There is a full-service restaurant for breakfast and dinner, with meals such as gourmet steaks or incredibly fresh seafood. Sack lunches 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 or single rooms...

...lovely social communal spaces

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2020 Rates

 Rates are USD
Package   Max #Guests in Group Guides Flight Time Hobbs Hrs
 Price (USD)
 Single Group  3  2  10  108,000/group
 Double Group  8  2  10  108,000/group
 Triple Group  12  3  15  12,500/skier
 Extra hours      1  4,000/hour
Inclusions
  • 2 professional heli ski guides
  • 10 hours heli time in A-Star B3 heli included (7 guaranteed)
  • 7 N deluxe PRIVATE single room accommodation (Sat to Sat)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner (alcohol NOT included)
  • Use of powder skis & avalanche safety gear & more...
  • Scheduled return transfers to/from Valdez airport
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Valdez Heli Ski Guides Policies

DEPOSIT

All reservations require a 50% deposit with FULL PAYMENT due on January 31. Payments can be made with credit card or bank transfer.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

If a cancellation is made, notification must be given in writing via email to VHSG. Deposits are refundable up to 180 days prior to the start of your ski week. Any cancellation made within 180 days prior to the scheduled ski week is non- refundable. Each Group Membership guarantees the first seven flight hours only. Unused hours less than the seven-hour guarantee are refunded at $2000 per hour or credited for following seasons. THIS REPRESENTS YOUR ENTIRE REFUND IF WEATHER DOES NOT ALLOW US TO FLY THE GUARANTEED SEVEN FLIGHT HOURS. Valdez Heli-Ski Guides has the right to cancel any Group Membership at any time. If this occurs, a full refund will be given. If Valdez Heli-Ski Guides cancels a ski week due to a lack of snow or any other weather-related issue, then you will have the following options:

  • To reschedule for another date during the same ski season with no change fee applied.
  • To forward all monies paid to the following year with no increase in package price.
  • To forward 50% of all monies paid to the following year and receive a 50% refund. Any package price increase will apply.
  • All refunds will be sent within 60 days following their trip or cancellation date.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

It is very important that you read and understand the following information. Please contact VHSG if you have any questions. During your contracted period, you will have exclusive use of one A-Star B3 helicopter. You will be guaranteed two guides during all hours of operation (Sunday through Friday, between 9am and 7pm, and Saturday, between 9am and 4pm). On occasion operational hours can be extended. For each day during your Group Membership you will be required to fly if the Individual Member helicopter is flying. If you choose not to fly on a flyable day, two hours will be deducted from the seven hours of flight time guaranteed by VHSG (this deduction is only applicable if you do not meet the seven-hour guarantee). Federal Aviation Regulations require that pilots limit the number of hours they can work each day. These regulations must be honored at all times.

PACKAGE AND RATE SURCHARGES

Due to the variable price of jet fuel, a fuel surcharge may be issued. Our fuel surcharge is based on a six-month, rounded average of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s US Gulf Coast spot pricing index (www.eia.gov/ dnav/pet/hist/eer_epjk_pf4_rgc_dpgD.htm). Any fuel surcharge that is applied will be based on $15.42 per Hobbs hour. Occasionally, VHSG’s external costs or charge, such as permit fees, taxes, or other hard costs, will mandate slight adjustments or surcharges to prices, packages, and refund policies. However, final package prices will be locked in once a client has paid the package price in full.

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. We recommend Gowrie Group rickb@gowrie.com or Travel Guard Insurance at travelguard.com. We suggest a policy which has a “Cancel for any Reason” clause.