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Heli-Skiing/Cat-Skiing Tours

The world famous Chugach Mountain range covers miles of mountain terrain with alpine bowls, colossal mountain faces, glistening glaciers, sheltered trees and steep powder skiing. Heli-skiing takes you to the mountains with high quality powder snow that adheres well to elevated terrain. Average 10,000 vertical ft of catskiing in over six runs to get a taste of gladed trees, steeps, open powder fields, rocky features and pillows.

Cat Skiing – CPG has offered cat skiing in Girdwood since 1998. Cat skiing is available during seasons with adequate low-elevation snow cover, which has become less dependable in recent years. Cat skiing is primarily sold as a backup to our semi-private package guests. We do our best to make snowcat backup available to charters and day ski groups when possible. Standby snowcat ski seats go on sale on sunny days during the season, once the cat has been released by heli operations.

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Please call Concierge for pricing or see our online Winter Activities Guide. Prices are subject to change based on provider.

Heli – Skiing/Cat – Skiing Tours
February – April

Duration Departure

4 Day Heli – Skiing and Riding Package

One day of skiing won’t always satisfy your desire to shred the slopes from an aerial view. This exclusive 4 day package offers skiing and riding opportunities of more than 750,000 acres of prime heli terrain. Includes lodging at Hotel Alyeska, lunches.

4 Days

Full Day Heli – Skiing and Riding 

Heli-ski for a full day with Chugach Powder Guides along 16,000 – 18,000 vertical feet of fluffy snow and blue skies. Includes lunch in the field with snacks, water and hot drinks. 

8 Hours 

FSnowcat Skiing and Riding Standby Only – Private or Seats

 When available, standby cats open at 8:00 a.m. and guests are called from the waiting list.

9 Hours 8:30 a.m.

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Hotel Alyeska or Black Diamond Club?

While on the slopes, you will see people using alpine skis, telemark skis, snowboards, and other snow play equipment such as snow skates, snow bikes and adaptive ski gear. You will see skiers of all levels – from beginners enjoying their first day on the slopes to expert skiers with years of experience. It is always your responsibility, regardless of the equipment used or the level of skier that you are, to be courteous to others and to be aware that skiing safely makes the ski slopes safer for all of us.

Alyeska is a large mountain with difficult and dangerous terrain and skiing and riding are dangerous sports.  We do our best to inform guests of the possible hazards associated with snow sports. We do our best to mark hazards and dangerous terrain appropriately. We also actively open and close certain areas of the mountain often due to Snow Safety considerations, ski conditions, or darkness

Our beginner ski zones and high skier traffic areas are important to us and we refer to these areas as “Slow” zones. We label them as such on our trail maps and with signs and banners as you ski through each of these areas. We encourage guests to ‘Go with the Flow’ in these areas, ski only as fast as the skier next to you. Our least favorite part of the job is to be the police on the mountain. We do our best to keep an eye on people skiing around to ensure everyone is skiing safely and within their limits.

Alyeska has set Enforcement Guidelines based on the Skier Responsibility Code and Mountain Safety Concerns for behavior on the mountain. When an individual crosses these lines, we have to step in and be the police, and we have no tolerance for unsafe behavior at Alyeska. We have a relationship with the Department of Natural Resources and due to this relationship we issue DNR citations to individuals in violations of certain rules. In addition to loss of lift privileges and fines we also require all ‘violators’ to take the Mountain Education Test, a tool used to help educate.