SKI THE MORNING AFTER ARRIVAL

Fly to Anchorage. Catch a scenic 45-minute flight to historic Valdez. Go heli-skiing in the Chugach the next morning.

Arrive the day before your first reserved ski day. Following are 7 direct U.S. flights to Ted Stevens International Airport (flight times approximate).

  • Seattle ► Anchorage: 3 hours 38 minutes
  • Portland ► Anchorage: 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Denver ► Anchorage: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Los Angeles ► Anchorage: 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Phoenix ► Anchorage: 6 hours 2 minutes
  • Minneapolis ► Anchorage: 6 hours 13 minutes
  • Chicago ► Anchorage: 6 hours 35 minutes

Alaska aRRIVAL DAY

Land at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage.

To Valdez: fly Ravn Alaska (www.flyravn.com / 907-835-2636) with two daily connecting flights.

If possible take the 5:05 PM flight. Enjoy beautiful views of the Chugach Mountains and distant Alaskan mountain ranges, tidewater and alpine glaciers, Prince William Sound, rivers and islands. Land 45 minutes later at Valdez Pioneer Field situated near the end of a fjord in northeast Prince William Sound surrounded by soaring peaks and glaciers. H2O Guides staff will greet you upon arrival for helicopter briefing.

alaska DEPARTURE DAY

You may ski on departure day, so please reserve the evening Ravn Alaska flight that is scheduled to depart Valdez at 6:10 PM. H2O Guides staff will shuttle you to Valdez Pioneer Field. Allow a minimum of two hours between flights in Anchorage for airport security procedures.

ANCHORAGE HOTELS

We recommend the following fine establishments: The Lakefront Anchorage, Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown, and The Historic Anchorage Hotel. Numerous other hotels are available for all budgets and most offer complimentary airport shuttles.

ANCHORAGE RV RENTALS

Planning to rent an RV and drive to Valdez? Following are several companies based in Anchorage: ABC Motorhome, A&M RV Center, Great Alaskan Holidays, and Clippership Motorhome. The drive from Anchorage is approximately six hours during winter. Be prepared for harsh winter driving conditions. Check road conditions at 907-835-2231.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

YOU ARE MAKING A BIG COMMITMENT. SAFEGUARD YOUR INVESTMENT.

We encourage you to safeguard your Alaska heliskiing investment with travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances before and during your trip. These could include flight delays/cancellations, lost baggage, weather that prevents you from skiing, illnesses, and injuries. We recommend both World Nomads and Ripcord. Both of these excellent companies offer policies that cost just a fraction of your total trip cost.