Heliskiing & Backcountry Fundamentals | Pursuit

Heliskiing & Backcountry Fundamentals

Come join Sun Valley Heli Ski for 3 days and 2 nights of helicopter skiing and riding in Idaho's Smoky, Pioneer, Soldier, and Boulder Mountain Ranges while learning and expanding your backcountry skills and knowledge. Guests will stay at the beautiful Smoky Mountain Lodge, the only remote fly-in lodge in the lower 48 states. Sun Valley Heli Ski is the oldest helicopter ski operator in the lower 48 states, with over 50 years of experience. Our Permit with the US Forest Service for 750,000 square acres gives us exclusive helicopter access to a massive playground with spectacular terrain that is by far the largest in the lower 48. Experience the intimacy of flying in SVHS's 4 passenger A Star B-3, the unquestioned king of helicopters for helicopter skiing. You'll spend your days skiing pristine Idaho powder while refining and learning your backcountry skills. Separate clinics will be held in the evenings to review and enhance those skills. Sun Valley Heli also provides Mammut Avalanche Airbags and Transceivers to all its guests. A private chef will prepare breakfasts and dinner, and lunch with be taken care of in the field with a view to help fuel those afternoon sessions.

Includes:

  • 3 days of heli skiing and riding
  • 2 nights at the Smoky Mountain Lodge, the only fly in lodge in the lower 48
  • Backcountry clinics
  • Transportation via helicopter to the Smoky Mountain Lodge and back to Sun Valley
  • 18 heliskiing runs ranging from 1000 - 3000 feet of vertical drop
  • Mammut Avalanche airbags and transceivers
  • All meals, stocked kitchen, and fridge
  • Private Chef for dinners
  • Sauna
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Requirements:

Skiers should be at least strong intermediates who are proficient and confident in their skills and have powder skiing experience. There are intermediate and expert level terrain available.

Sample Itinerary:

*Itinerary subject to change based on weather, interests, abilities, and other circumstances.

Day 1:

  • 8:00 AM Arrive at headquarters at Sun Valley Heli Ski's Headquarters at the Sun Valley Gun Club
  • 8:30 AM Helicopter, avalanche, and backcountry skiing safety presentation
  • 9:30 AM Group 1 departs for the field
  • 10:00 AM Group 2 departs for the field
  • 12:00-1:00: Both groups enjoy lunch in the field
  • 3:00-4:30 PM: Both groups reconvene at Smoky Mountain Lodge
  • 5:00-6:00 PM: Avalanche and Backcountry Skills Clinic
  • 6:00-?: Dinner and free time

Day 2:

  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM Prepare for heliski adventure
  • 9:30 AM Group 1 departs for the field
  • 10:00 AM Group 2 departs for the field
  • 12:00-1:00: Both groups enjoy lunch in the field
  • 3:00-4:30 PM: Both groups reconvene at Smoky Mountain Lodge
  • 5:00-6:00 PM: Avalanche and Backcountry Skills Clinic
  • 6:00-?: Dinner and free time

Day 3:

  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM Prepare for Heliski adventure
  • 9:30 AM Group 1 departs for the field
  • 10:00 AM Group 2 departs for the field
  • 12:00-1:00: Both groups enjoy lunch in the field
  • 3:00-4:30 PM: Both groups depart the field and arrive back at Sun Valley Heli Ski's headquarters

Add ons

  • Extra ski runs $175/run
  • Additional alcohol purchasing-custom order
  • Heli ski equipment rentals - Please contact
  • Lodging day before and after - Please contact

Deposit

A 50% deposit is due upon booking with completion of payment made 45 days prior to scheduled arrival Sun Valley HeliSki reserves the right to cancel any ski week package or ski week at any time

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Sun Valley Heliski

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Come enjoy the spectacular Idaho backcountry with Sun Valley Heli Ski, the first heli ski operator in American helicopter skiing. Located in historic Sun Valley, we have exclusive helicopter access to an amazing playground of 750,000 square acres, b...

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Amenities

Wifi (free)
Lodging
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Transportation

Location


Smokey Mountain Lodge, Sun Valley, Idaho

   Sun Valley, ID

The Smoky Mountain Lodge is the only remote fly in heliski lodge in the lower 48 states. It's located west of Sun Valley in the South Fork of the Boise River drainage. This luxurious 6-bedroom Lodge provides a backcountry get away with all the amenities of home (including wifi for those who need to answer a quick email or two, but we hope you don't need to!)

Starting at  $11,000

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