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. You'll spend your days skiing the legendary Idaho backcountry while learning basic backcountry, snowpack and avalanche skills. Separate clinics will be held in the evenings to review and enhance those skills. 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.
Sun Valley Heli Ski’s Permit with the US Forest Service for 750,000 square acres gives it exclusive helicopter access to a massive playground with spectacular terrain that is by far the largest in the lower 48. SVHS was the first helicopter ski operator in the lower 48 states, starting operations in 1965. Its 50 plus years of operating provides its guides with extensive knowledge of its huge terrain. You will experience the intimacy of SVHS's 4 passenger A Star B-3, the unquestioned king of helicopters for helicopter skiing. Sun Valley Heli also provides Mammut Avalanche Airbags and Transceivers to all its guests.
Skiers should be at least strong intermediates who are proficient and confident in their skills and have powder skiing experience.
*Itinerary subject to change based on weather, interests, abilities, and other circumstances.
A $5,000 deposit is due upon booking with completion of payment made 45 days prior to scheduled arrival. If you make your reservation within 45 days of your scheduled arrival, the entire purchase price will be charged. Sun Valley HeliSki reserves the right to cancel any ski week package or ski week at any time
Sun Valley Heliski
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...
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!)