Heli-Skiing in Cordova
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are many heli-ski companies accessing the Chugach Mountain Range,
there is only one that is proud enough to call Cordova home.
Points North Heli-Adventures,
Inc. is the only heli-operation utlilizing this portion of the
Chugach mountains. There are more first descents than one could obtain
in a 100 lifetimes. Most people believe that Alaska is a scary and
extreme place. Its is and can be, however movies and magazines had
made it that way. PNH has over 1000 skiable miles of terrain catering
to the intermediate skier or the world class athlete. Alaska has
something for you. At PNH taking care of you and keeping safe is most
As you lie in bed you hear the sound of helicopters warming up. You
wake to realize that it's a bluebird day. You head for the dinning
area and theirs a buzz in the air. Groups are posted the night before
so you already know what time your flight departs. You have plenty of
time eat breakfast and get ready for the days excursion.
A sack lunch is provided for you and kept in your pack. As you prepare
to fly out your guide goes through a refresher of the safety briefings
you went through the night before. At this point your body is full of
excitement. You load the aircraft and before you know it, you have
sensory overload. You have suddenly realized you are experiencing an
adventure beyond your dreams. The Chugach welcomes you.
The heli lands on a peak that has vistas in every direction. Suddenly
there is silence filled with excitement. You and your group are
standing all alone on a remote peak in the Chugach. This is what you
came for. At this point your guide goes through all of the safety
aspects of your first descent in these mountains. This is a great time
for questions if you have any. It is imperative that every member of
the group is on the same page. After all safety and questions have
been clarified, your guide drops in. He floats down the slope
effortlessly and pulls out into a safe zone and signals that it is
your turn. You give yourself a push and away you go. Suddenly
realizing that the snow under your feet feels as though its baby
powder. Cold, deep and dry. We like to call it "blower".
The snow 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.
There is always something to do until your next day arrives...
Points North Heli-Adventures, Inc.