Alaska Heli skiing

Points North – Cordova

Points North – Cordova

The only operator utilizing the southeastern portion of the Chugach Mountains invites you to tour their own private playground. Kevin & Jessica Quinn have been operating in Cordova since 1998 and Points North remains family owned and operated. While their guides love to ski very aggressive terrain when conditions allow, it is important to know that their is something for everyone at Points North.

The snow in the Chugach tends to create large plumes of blowing snow behind you like a vapor trail. As you reach the end of your run you are overwhelmed with enjoyment. Most say, “that was the best run of my life” only to say that on the next run as well. By days end most state that was the best day of their life. Skiing or Snowboarding in the Chugach has a tendency to do just that. When you arrive back at the facility you have the opportunity to grab a cold beverage, share stories with others, take a sauna or just plain relax until dinner.

The Heliskiing

With over 1000 square miles available out the front door of Orca Lodge, there are more first descents than one could obtain in a lifetime! Terrain is available to cater to everyone from strong intermediate skiers to world-class athletes.

Huge glaciated terrain with endless, spectacular peaks. The terrain is treeless and runs span 3,000 to 4,000 vertical feet. Over 50 feet of annual snowfall means the reset button is reliably within reach.

Points North Lodging & Operations

Located 2.5 miles from the town of Cordova, the Orca Adventure Lodge began as a cannery in 1887 and has been transformed into a 37 room, multi-seasonal adventure destination. The lodge sits on the shore of Prince William Sound immediately adjacent to your helicopter’s landing pad. A steaming wood sauna awaits your return from a day filled with powder. Enjoy a variety of fresh, local seafood including Alaska’s famous halibut and local Copper River Sockeye Salmon.

Kevin and Jessica Quinn have been hosting guests in their 3 A-Star helicopters since 1998. All guides have extensive training in emergency care, mountain safety, glacier travel, high mountain rescue techniques and helicopter operations. Additionally, all guides are certified by the US Heli Ski Association and train with those protocol standards every day.

The surrounding landscape of the Lodge is an outdoor playground and down day activities can consist of kayaking, glacier tours, skiing the local Mt. Eyak, fly fishing, ice climbing and wildlife viewing.

Included

  • 4 heli-flight hours, per person. An average day is around 1.34 heli- hours (8-10 runs).
  • 4 heli-hours generally is equivalent to 3 days of flying.
  • Guests can expect to get 8-12 runs per day. It’s not uncommon for groups to come home with 12 & 13 run days (if they desire) later in the season, as daylight is longer.
  • 7 nights lodging, per person. This includes ALL of your meals, lodging, and transportation.
  • Essential gear (beacon, harness, pack, shovel, probe and helmet).
  • Optional Volkl ski rental $40 per day. If you would like to try Volkl’s latest ski line, we invite you to do so.
  • Single occupancy room rate $250 for the week. Please note, if you come by yourself, we will do our best to give you a single room at no extra cost.
  • Gratuity not included.

Why Go?

1. The only operator working in the Southeastern portion of the Chugach Mountains.

2. Over 1000 square miles of terrain in the backyard of Orca Lodge.

3. All-inclusive lodging at Ocra Adventure Lodge on the shores of Prince William Sound.

Expedition Broker provides local, first hand knowledge while planning your trip at no cost you. Call 1-877-406-1320 or make an online inquiry for more info!

Terrain and Conditions

Mountain Range Chugach Mountains
Area 650,000 acres
Skiing Elevation 500 ft to 10,000 ft
Terrain Terrain for all abilities- Huge glacier terrain

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