chugach powder guides Overview
Chugach Powder Guides is without a doubt Alaska's most established and respected heli ski outfit. With powder opportunities in Girdwood, Seward and the Tordrillo Mountains, CPG has a heli ski option available for any level of enthusiast ranging from the true heli junkie to the first time heli skier. CPG's Girdwood operation is famous for offering the trifecta of ski options including heli, snowcat, and resort skiing at Alyeska Resort, assuring that you will be skiing powder when it's storming rather than pulling your hair out, playing Yahtzee or trying to drink it blue.
CPG has 750,000 acres of dedicated heli-ski terrain and 2,500 acres of snowcat ski terrain in the Western Chugach Mountains near Girdwood. This is a classic mix of high alpine powder rollers and challenging steeps. The gladed snowcat area offers some of the only high quality tree skiing in Alaska.
- Long March and April days provide lots of opportunities to get your powder turns.
- Early season in February is the hidden secret offering some of the best quality powder.
- Skiing the amazing fjords of Seward begins in the end of February and runs through the third week of March.
- CPG's world famous "Kings and Corn" program offers you a summer ski fix with June heli skiing in the Tordrillo Mountains combined with heli fishing for monster king salmon, all based from the original luxury location of Winterlake Lodge.
|Annual Snowfall:||643 inches|
|Exclusive Terrain:||750,000 acres|
|Price Range:||$1,175-$9,300 depending on package|
|Seasonal Dates:||02/10/12 - 04/20/13|
|Years in Business:||17|
|Types of Helicopters:||Eurocopter A-Star helicopters and Bombardier Snowcats|
|Guarantees and refund policies:||Packages are based on vertical achievement. Clients are refunded at a rate of $50 per unachieved 1,000 vertical feet. Day skiing guarantees 16,000 to 20,000 vertical feet. Five-day packages guarantee 50,000-60,000 vertical feet. Seven-day packages guarantee 80,000-100,000 vertical feet.|
|Down Day Activity:||2,500 acres of dedicated snowcat terrain offer great powder skiing on No-Fly days. For those who don't wish to snowcat ski, Alyeska Resort has a 60-person tram at the back door leading to long and steep powder runs on the North Face of Alyeska. The bottom line is that when you aren't flying at CPG, you are still skiing great powder|
|Nearest Airport:||Anchorage International Airport (45 miles)|
|Nearest Town:||Anchorage, Alaska|
|Lodging Amenities/Availability:||Girdwood: Hotel Alyeska; Seward: Seward Windsong Lodge; Tordrillo Mountains: Winterlake Lodge.|
|Local Bars||The Aurora Bar, Chair 5, The Silvertip, The Sitzmark|
|Local Restaurants||Sakura Sushi, Seven Glaciers, The Double Musky, Jack Sprat|
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