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The Ultimate Heli-Skiing Adventure is Closer than you Think

January 20, 2020

Are you a skier dreaming of the perfect powder day, getting out at first chair and having the untouched mountain all to themselves for a few precious moments before all the fresh snow has been tracked out? You've probably fantasized about heli-skiing, so you could enjoy otherwise unreachable terrain and see no tracks on the hill except your own. Heli-skiing has a reputation for requiring remote travel and being out of reach both skill and price-wise for most recreational skiers. Luckily, here in Colorado, Helitrax makes the ultimate ski adventure within reach.

Helitrax operates in the San Juan mountains near Telluride, but they offer charter flights for your group from Vail, Aspen, Steamboat or Gunnison. You can hop off your private plane and onto their helicopter for the ultimate day of skiing, which is skiable and enjoyable by skiers who can confidently ski blues and above. 

Exclusive Mountain Access in the San Juans

Helitrax's national forest service permit allows them exclusive aerial access to 200 square miles of ski terrain in the San Juan Mountains to the north, south, and east of Telluride. Unlike other heli-ski trips that require a trek to a remote location and multi-day stay, Helitrax operates out of Telluride and offers 1-day tours so you can get the experience without the hassle and commitment. Even though you're just outside of Telluride, you'll feel as though you're in another remote world. Hop on their Eurocopter AS350 B3e, selected for it's proficiency in high-altitude mountain flying and performance in extreme weather conditions. Your group size will be kept small to ensure personal attention and an exceptional experience.

Expert Guides

Helitrax has the chance to choose the most elite guides because of their location, and as such selects the best and most experienced possible guides for safety, unique experience, and mountain culture. Their staff comes with decades of knowledge and multiple backcountry certifications to make sure they are providing the best possible tour experience. Their customers seem to appreciate this, such as Rich V. who said:

"A big thanks to the Telluride Helitrax team. This was one of the best days of my life, and certainly my best day of skiing ever. The guides were exceptionally gracious hosts, you should be very proud of your team. I can imagine your business is difficult to run with so many moving parts and variables to consider. From my view, you pull it off professionally and make your clients feel they have earned ever dollar they spend.”

Intermediate to Pro Skiers Welcome

There's no need to be the star of the next Warren Miller film in order to enjoy a heli-ski adventure, Helitrax has access to plenty of moderate-angle terrain for intermediate-advanced skiers. If you can ski double blues and blacks at Telluride Mountain, you can heli-ski with Helitrax! For expert skiers or snowboarders looking for a more adventurous day, there's no shortage of extreme terrain available. Helitrax also offers scenic tours and heli-assisted ski touring.

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If you're looking to elevate your next ski trip with an experience you'll remember forever, check out what Helitrax has to offer. This unique and exciting ski experience might just be the perfect way to take your passion for the mountain to the next level.

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