Alaska Heli skiing

Chugach Powder Guides – Girdwood

Chugach Powder Guides – Girdwood

In the heart of the Western Chugach Mountains, the magic of huge coastal, glaciated peaks awaits with their deep powder, inspiring steeps and colossal vertical relief. Drop into mild powder bowls overlooking the Pacific, arc through acres of tall Hemlock and Sitka Spruce, dance across steep spines and couloirs – and never ski the same line twice with Chugach Powder Guides.

Partnered with Alyeska Resort, all of this adventure is just 45 miles from Anchorage, making this the most accessible heliskiing destination in Alaska. Throw in a world class resort and 100s of acres of catskiing terrain for down days, and there is no question why CPG stands out among its peers.

The Heliskiing

With a single operator in this immense area it is nearly impossible to exhaust all the powder between snowfalls. Ski runs on glaciers and in the alpine zones are endless and pioneering a new line is always a possibility. Ski lines from elevations around 6,500 feet to sea level. Ski locations can vary on a daily basis due to weather and snowpack stability, as well as the strength, experience and desires of our guests. As conditions allow, we move from quintessential runs to aggressive, big mountain lines.

With 750,000 acres of heli-ski terrain, 4 helicopters, 2 snowcats, and Alyeska Resort, the base in Girdwood offers the “best bet” for every-day powder skiing on the planet.

Girdwood Lodging & Operations

Headquartered near the base of Aleyska Resort, a sprawling luxurious compound nestled in the small mountain town of Girdwood. Amenities include room service, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. Both the town of Girdwood and The Prince Hotel offer a number of dining options for diverse tastes as well as local watering holes full of local color.

CPG caters to strong intermediate, advanced, expert and professional skiers and riders who want three things: diverse terrain, clean lines and adventure on a grand scale.

Four A-Star helicopters are utilized throughout the season with 4 skiers and 1 guide per group.


  • Deluxe lodging at the luxurious Hotel Alyeska at the base of Alyeska Resort
  • Thursday evening four-course dinner at the 4-Diamond Seven
  • Glaciers Restaurant
  • Transportation to and from Girdwood
  • Lunch on fly days
  • Use of safety equipment – Mammut airbag backpack, Mammut Pulse avalanche transceiver, harness, shovel and probe.
  • Safety training and breakfast on your first morning

Why Go?

1. Massive terrain and huge annual snowfall.

2. Enjoy incredible snowcat skiing or Alyeska Ski Resort on no-fly days.

3. Easy access with direct flights into Anchorage from the Lower 48.

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Western Chugach Mountains

Area 750,000 acres
Skiing Elevation Sea level to 6,500 ft
Terrain Terrain for all abilities- Most clients are advanced skiers and riders