dean cummings h2o heli guides Overview
H2O provides the highest level of experience accessing the most terrain of any heli operator worldwide. H2O Guides is committed to providing an exciting, comfortable experience in the largest tract of heli ski terrain on earth. Our guiding protocols are leading the standard for remote operations. Helicopter skiing and snowboarding with H2O Guides is unsurpassed. From the moment you first see the Chugach Mountains on your flight into Valdez to your last turn, a trip to H2O Guides will change the way you look at skiing and boarding forever.
H2O Guides is the sole licensed heli-ski operator for 225,280 acres of the terrain that the Valdez extreme ski reputation was built upon, 2.6 million acres in all. From extreme steeps to miles-long powder runs, our terrain offers something for skiers and riders of all abilities and persuasions.
The Bottom Line
H2O has the best operating record in the business, after 19 years of guiding on the worlds most demanding terrain. Need we say more?
- January 12-19: American Mechanized Guide School (Utah)
- March 2-9: American Mechanized Guide School (Alaska)
|Annual Snowfall:||500-1000 inches|
|Exclusive Terrain:||Sole licensed heli ski operator for 225,280 acres|
|Non-Exclusive Terrain:||2.6 million acres|
|Price Range:||$1,245 for an average of 20,000 vertical feet.|
|Seasonal Dates:||03/02/13 - 04/27/13|
|Years in Business:||19|
|Types of Helicopters:||Three A-Star B2 Helicopters|
|Guarantees and refund policies:||All of H2O's packages have trip insurance built into them providing refunds for lost runs due to injury, delayed flights, weather or numerous other complications.|
|Down Day Activity:||Ice climbing, backcountry and cross country skiing, avalanche education, crevasse rescue training, sea kayaking, fishing charters.|
|Nearest Airport:||Valdez, Alaska|
|Nearest Town:||Valdez, Alaska|
|Lodging Amenities/Availability:||H2O Guests are Lodged at the Best Western Harbor Inn, Located on the water in Valdez, Alaska.|
|Local Bars||The Wheelhouse, Fat Mermaid, 32 Lounge, Pipeline Club|
|Local Restaurants||THC, Fat Mermaid, Mikes Place, 32 Lounge, Ernesto's, Fu Kung|
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