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Chugach, Alaska Ski Trip

Chugach Heliski

The Chugach Mountains is a range of mountains that, along with the Kenai Mountains and Robinson Mountains, make up the coastal mountains of Southcentral Alaska. The heli base is located at Alyeska resort in the western edge of the Chugach Mountains that border. The surrounding area offers access to some of the best heli-skiing in the world. Short helicopter flights place skiers on top of big Alaskan faces with views of Turnagain Arm in one direction and Prince William Sound in the other. Terrain includes big bowls, ramps, couloirs, mellow glaciers, and tree skiing. The season starts with snowcat skiing in mid-December as snow conditions allow it. Helicopter skiing usually begins in early February and ends in end-April. Each month offers its own unique characteristics. The best powder snow on all mountain aspects is usually from February to early March when the sun angle is lower and the temperatures are cooler. Daylight starts at 8 hours in late January and rapidly gains to 11 hours by the end of February, so there is no difficulty achieving maximum vertical due to daylight. We normally experience dry powder conditions on all the period. By early April, daylight rapidly progresses to over 14 hours. During this period you will ski the higher elevations for powder and on southerly aspects when corn snow conditions allow....

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