alaska rendezvous heli-ski guides Overview
If Pterodactyls existed, we would harness them for skiing big peaks and steep lines. Since they don't, the Alaska Rendezvous Guides (ARG) uses helicopters to reach the staggering pinnacles of skiing's mecca. Located 45 Miles north of Valdez, ARG is located in the "Blue Hole", where storms clear first. Due to this location there are more skiable days in your heli week. With your on-site accommodations there is more time for skiing the legendary peaks surrounding the lodge than commuting from Valdez. And, at the end of the day your beer or Jet B will be waiting before you are out of the ship. Pterodactyls couldn't even offer that service.
Terrain OverviewSustained 55-degree, 4,000 vertical foot faces are only a moments flight from ARG's location. However, so are mile long glaciers, perfect powder pitched peaks and terrain that has never been skied. Alaska Rendezvous Guides offers something for everyone and will only pair you with people within your same ability level.
The Bottom LineWhen you fly with the Alaska Rendezvous Guides you will be exposed to utter happiness. For the price, location and on-site facilities ARG is second to none.
- Snow Science program with leading snow scientists
- 101.5 Tahoe/Truckee Radio's one week of heli skiing give-a-way
- Alaska Brewing Partner's half day for two give-a-way
- Tailgate Alaska Partner
|Annual Snowfall:||400 inches|
|Exclusive Terrain:||100's of acres|
|Price Range:||$900 a day for six runs; price includes fuel.|
|Seasonal Dates:||03/02/13 - 04/04/13|
|Years in Business:||12|
|Types of Helicopters:||Two to three A-Star B2 helicopters|
|Guarantees and refund policies:||Alaska Rendezvous Guides offers a 20 percent cash refund or 50 percent credit of unused monies towards a future stay if Alaska Rendezvous Guides is unable to fly due to pilot decision, aircraft maintenance or extreme avalanche conditions. Refunds are not given for fatigue, injury or weather. Pre-paid deposit is non-refundable if cancellation is made within 100 days of scheduled arrival.|
|Down Day Activity:||Dog Sledding, cross country skiing, ski touring, ice climbing|
|Nearest Airport:||Valdez, Alaska|
|Nearest Town:||Valdez, Alaska|
|Lodging Amenities/Availability:||The eight-room on-site lodge holds 18 guests. Each 250 square foot room has private baths and zonal heating with windows facing the heli deck and Mt. Billy Mitchell. There is also a sauna and massage/yoga area. RV parking and hookups are also available and include electricity, trash facilities and bathrooms.|
|Local Bars||Alaska Rendezvous Bar and Tavern|
|Local Restaurants||Alaska Rendezvous Bar and Tavern|
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