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Winter/Spring 2020

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Heli-Skiing in Alaska, hosted by Heli

Winter/Spring 2020

IVY members are invited to ditch their inhibitions and join an adventurous 7-Day HeliSkiing Adventure in Alaska this Winter/Spring season 2020 with Heli, which unites winter sport fanatics around the world through shared adventures. This one-week skiing adventure is in one of the most exotic, wild, steepest, and deepest places on earth. With guides having almost 30 years of experience, Heli is excited to make this experience of a lifetime your greatest adventure. With a $2,500 DISCOUNT offered only to IVY members, this is a trip you will NOT want to miss out on!

In this once-in-a-lifetime experience, IVY members will be fully supported by the renowned team at Valdez Heli-Ski Guides. VHSG are recognized as some of the best in their field and the skiing and boarding terrain in Valdez is some of the most unique in the world. From steeps to natural pipes, VHSG has it all. Maybe you just want to open it up and lay out some huge turns? They have that too. Alaska is like nowhere else, come join other adventurous skiers and see for yourself.

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Trip Details & Inclusions

What's Included?

  • 7 DAYS/NIGHTS LODGING // Private room at Tsaina Lodge in Valdez, AK
  • 7 DAYS HELICOPTER ACCESSED SKIING // 5 Total Hours of Hobbs time included, additional hours available at cost
  • ADDITIONAL INCLUDED ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES // Such as snowmobiling, paintball, ax throwing, and snowcat skiing
  • ALL MEALS // 3x daily meals, dietary restrictions accommodated
  • SAFETY GEAR & DEMO SKIS // All backcountry required safety gear included as well as demo skis
  • SMALL GROUPS // With a maximum of 4 guests per ski group and a helicopter to take you back to the peak you'll never have to worry about lift lines.


Flexible Dates! 
Choice of 5 weeks:

  • February 22 - 29, 2020
  • February 29 - March 7, 2020
  • March 7 - 14, 2020
  • April 18 - 25, 2020
  • April 25 - May 2, 2020


IVY members will stay at the historic Tsaina Lodge. Amongst other luxuries, the Tsaina offers a cigar room, a large guest hot tub, a massage room, and indoor fireplaces and outdoor fire pits galore. Revel in the comfort of luxury accommodations and be rejuvenated for your next day’s adventures. You may choose to arrive in Alaska a day or two prior to your heli-ski adventure. If you’re staying in Anchorage, VHSG recommends the Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown or the Hotel Captain Cook.


With more than 10,000 square miles of glaciated mountains in its backyard, VHSG offers everything from scenic glacier runs and powder bowls to steep couloirs, exposed ramps, and big mountain faces. The cold maritime snow that falls in our region is world renowned, enabling us to ski some of the steepest terrains in the world with a confidence and sense of security not possible anywhere else. Runs average between 3,000 and 5,000 vertical feet with our longest run sitting at 6,200; other skis runs are two and a half miles top to bottom.

Thompson Pass averages more than 500 inches of snow a year. Pacific storms building over the Gulf of Alaska mix with cold Arctic air, reliably delivering some of the deepest powder in North America.  Though the days are shorter and colder, February and March see the deepest powder. Temperatures can drop below zero during these months but the average is typically 10-20F. Then, in the long days of April and May, the powder is accompanied by corn snow and temperatures average 15-30F.

Alaska’s Chugach Mountains have been the epicenter of big mountain skiing since 1989. This terrain, pioneered by VHSG for the last 30+ years, remains the proving ground for the world’s elite skiers and riders. Ski and ride alongside the guides of Tsaina Lodge and VHSG and you too can access the best terrain in the world before returning to one of the nicest lodges in AK.

Flight & Arrival Information


To start your Valdez Heli-Ski Guides adventure you must first get to the Anchorage International Airport, serviced by daily flights from several major U.S. cities. Next, most of our members fly to Valdez on a 35-minute shuttle flight available from Ravn Alaska. The Saturday flight departs Anchorage around 5:05 p.m. and arrives in Valdez around 5:50 p.m. A VHSG representative will meet you here for transport to The Tsaina Lodge.

Pricing and Other Details

While this trip retails at $12,500, interested IVY members will receive an exclusive $2,500 discount. Check out full trip pricing and details via this link.


Are guests allowed?
ABSOLUTELY! Bring as many friends are can fit in your group! 

Why is airfare not included?
Airfare is an added cost due to the varied home destinations of travelers. We also like to give our travelers flexibility in extending their stay at either end of the trip if they so desire! 

How do I cancel my reservation? 
Cancellations must be submit directly to the Heli team. Please contact brandon@heli.life.

I don't know how to ski, is this trip for me? 
In order to make the most of your excursion, we recommend this trip for EXPERIENCED skiers. 

I have more questions, who can I contact? 
Please reach out to our IVY Travel Team at travel@ivy.com and we'd be happy to answer any other questions you have! 


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