H2O Guides is a team of passionate international mechanized ski guides who emphasize safety, respecting wildlife habitat, and protecting responsible access to these remote wilderness regions for current and future generations. Our safety and operations record surpasses all Alaska operators thanks to the training, knowledge, experience, and dedication of our team. We're dedicated to sharing our passion for backcountry skiing and snowboarding and providing you with a world-class AK heli experience accessing legendary Alaska terrain and snow.


We’re always seeking talented, passionate individuals to join our team.  If you’ve got skills in graphic design, marketing, operations, communications, public relations, fundraising, and/or guiding, then we want to speak with you. Send your resume to

H2O Guides has helped develop winter tourism in Valdez, Alaska since 1991, creating opportunities in outdoor recreation in a town known for its oil and fishing industries. We’re more than a heliski business. We conduct year round education, training, and outreach. Now we’re launching Valdez into the future with the development of an aerial tramway that will create one of the the highest vertical trams in North America and open an area the size of several Whistler/Blackcomb ski areas for year round outdoor recreation and education.