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ALASKA ADVENTURES


ALASKA'S BEST HELI SKIING


ALASKA'S DEEPEST SNOW AND PREMIER HELI SKI TERRAIN

Alaska's Chugach Mountains surrounding Valdez are Earth's snowiest coastal mountains.  Every skier and snowboarder deserves to experience this. 

Early April 2015 in H2O Guides' Holy Grail Alaska Heliskiing regions

H2O Guides Founder Dean Cummings has skied and guided here since 1991 when he first arrived in Valdez to compete in the inaugural World Extreme Skiing Championships.  Dean is an Alaska heliskiing pioneer who established the highest standards for remote guided helicopter operations. 

Founded in 1995 by Dean following several years of research and development, H2O Guides is the longest continuously operating heliski company in Alaska with the original owners who live in Valdez year round.  H2O Guides absolutely has the most experience and knowledge of the Chugach Mountains with the best safety record in the heliski industry.   

H2O Guides developed its world class backcountry access programs by fusing 'top down' backcountry protocols with remote guided helicopter operations.  Our experience, superb safety and operations record, commitment to protecting wildlife, and focus on sustainability were reasons why the US Forest Service awarded H2O Guides the only special use permit for commercial heliskiing in the Chugach National Forest between Valdez and Cordova: the Holy Grail of skiing and snowboarding.

H2O guides flies far beyond the Thompson Pass corridor.  We can access several thousand square miles of the Chugach, giving H2O Guides the best ability to find pristine powder and avoid major wind corridors while other operators are constricted to less terrain closer to their heli pads and limited to heliskiing outside of the Chugach National Forest boundaries.

Access Alaskan mountains like these with Dean Cummings' H2O Guides of Valdez

We invite you to join H2O Guides in Valdez to experience premier Alaska heli-skiing and heli-boarding.


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H2O Guides operates under special permits from the Chugach National Forest and Bureau of Land Management.