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Telluride Helitrax Heli Skiing

Telluride Helitrax has been in operation since 1982. Located in the stunning San Juan Mountains, at some of the highest elevations in North America, Helitrax is a family owned and guided service, committed to an exemplary safety record and a tailored guest experience. They offer a variety of heli-ski experiences, including day trips, multi-day bookings, Aspen & Vail charters and custom tours. Ski or board in the backcountry for an unforgettable experience in Telluride, Colorado. 

Included are six guided helicopter ski runs per day. Approximately 10,000-12,000 vertical feet. Includes powder skis, backcountry poles, avalanche beacon, and food and water throughout the day. A safety orientation, helicopter briefing and avalanche protocol expectations are covered in a morning meeting and an apresʼ ski is provided to complete your day. Transportation to the departure point may be provided by passenger van.

 

 

MULTI-DAY HELI-SKI TRIP: For powder skiers who can’t get enough, there are heli-ski packages for 2 - 5 days. With over 200 square miles in the San Juan Mountains, there are hundreds of landing zones. This enables access to a wide variety of terrain, in order to keep the adventures fresh and exciting each day. Each day includes six or more runs, food, powder skis, safety equipment, après ski and a plenty of adventure!

SEMI PRIVATE TOUR: Have a group of four ? A semi-private tour ensures your group will ride and fly together. This package saves you money and provides us the opportunity to tailor the day towards your groups pace and ability.

 

 

ASPEN & VAIL HELI-SKIING TOURS: Staying in Aspen or Vail? Not a problem. Telluride Helitrax is the only heli-skiing operation that services the Aspen and Vail area. Let us arrange a private fixed-wing charter from either Aspen or Vail, and enjoy a 40 minute scenic flight to Telluride. Once in Telluride, guests board a helicopter for a full day of heli-skiing. After a day of heli-skiing you’ll be back to Aspen or Vail in time for happy hour. Fixed-wing charter flights have a minimum rate and are only scheduled for perfect weather days.

BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOURS: Do you prefer to ski in the backcountry on your own terms? No one knows the San Juan Mountains like a Helitrax guide. Everyone in their team is an active backcountry skier with intimate knowledge of the surrounding mountains. Not for the faint of heart, the tours require at least 1 1/2 hours of uphill travel to reap the rewards. All trips include an avalanche orientation, beacon, transportation and lunch. Also available are spectacular helicopter assisted back-country tours for small groups, on a limited basis. These tours are world class and you will not be disappointed. Transportation by passenger van.

SCENIC HELICOPTER FLIGHTS: Lift off from either the Peaks Resort or the Telluride Airport and enjoy one of the most scenic and exhilarating scenic flights available anywhere in the world. 15 minute flights are offered each afternoon (weather dependent). Each scenic flight can carry 4 to 6 passengers. Don’t forget your camera!

 

 

Is heli-skiing just for experts?

Advances in ski technology have opened powder skiing to a wide range of skiers. Skiers should be Advanced Intermediate, with a sense of adventure and in reasonable physical condition. Skiers should confidently ski groomed black diamond runs, as rated on the Telluride Ski resort, with a few inches of powder on them. Skiers should also, at least occasionally, choose to ski un-groomed single black diamond runs and can ski them with control. Snowboarders should be Advanced with the ability to traverse in powder snow, following a broken ski trail. In addition, snowboarders need to have the ability to carry enough speed in a straight line to cross flatter terrain. If you have any questions about your ability feel free to give us a call.

Helitrax do not provide snowboard rentals. Snowboarders should bring the biggest board they have, or rent one locally, and consider moving bindings back to best handle powder.

Season: mid January-mid April.

Aspen and Vail Charters available for guests staying in either of these resorts. Please contact us for more information on rates and availability.

Phot Credits: Helitrax

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