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Alaska is the last great frontier in American skiing and riding. Wild and never-to-be-tamed peaks beckon those with a thirst for adventure.

Heli-Ski

Home to 17 of the highest peaks in the United States—including the towering 20,320-foot Mount McKinley located in Denail National Park—over 100,000 glaciers, and 70 potentially active volcanoes, heli-skiing is the major attraction for destination winter visitors. In recent years, a sophisticated winter tourism industry, catering to powder seekers, has evolved from simple beginnings, serving ardent mountaineers and adventurers, to a world-class infrastructure featuring sophisticated helicopters, certified guides and apres ski creature comforts which rival resorts in the lower 48.

There are also seven major traditional, lift-served alpine areas to choose from: Alpenglow, Alyeska, Cleary Summit, Eaglecrest, Hilltop, Moose Mountain, and Mount Aurora Skiland. Mount Aurora offers a unique amenity that few ski areas can match: Aurora Borealis (northern lights) viewing by appointment. For more information this epic skiing, read Ski Experience and Terrain Parks.

Off the Slopes

Off the slopes, winter visitors can take in the spectacular scenery by snowmobile, dog sled, train or even a charter fishing boat. Despite the state's reputation for extreme winter temperatures, coastal areas, like the heli-skiing mecca of Valdez, enjoy rather temperate Pacific climate systems, with an average January high temperature of 37.5 degrees F. By March, Valdez's average high temperature reaches a balmy 44.7 degrees. Needless to say, the snows linger long into the spring on the high peaks, offering some of the best late-season skiing and riding in the world.

Getting Here

Valdez is located four hours east of Anchorage. After you fly into Anchorage International Airport, you can choose to drive through the scenic backcountry, or you can contact the number of heli-ski guides who will fly you from the airport to Valdez in just 35 minutes.

Come to Alaska and see for yourself the skiers and riders who came for one season, and decided to stay a lifetime.

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Featured Blog Posts

Ski Season Opening Days Guide 2017-2018

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5 Things Small Ski Areas Offer That Larger Ones Don’t

This winter, there is no better way to beat the winter blues and absorb some of that valuable–and rare–Vitamin D than on the slopes soaking up the sun and good times.  You’ll also be refining your balance and eating adrenaline while looking out over the majestic white scenery that only winter provides. However, nothing dampens an amazing […]

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Will There Be a Last Chair? 2016-2017 Ski Season Resort Closing Dates

The trees budding all across the Front Range in Colorado and Utah, and water sprinklers feverishly spraying golf courses are signs that spring is on us and summer is near. To the dismay of skiers and riders alike, it’s time to say goodbye to the bittersweet 2016-2017 ski season. This winter has been both good and […]

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Ski Slang You Should Know Before Hitting the Slopes

Once you’ve booked your dream ski trip, it’s time to brush up on your ski slang. After all, nobody wants to look like a gaper – or novice – out on the slopes, and nothing will give you away faster than not understanding the local ski-speak. So dust off your ski pants, break out the fresh goggles, and […]

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Don’t Ski? Don’t Worry. Enjoy Your Vacation With These Winter Activities for Non-Skiers

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How to Waterproof Your Gear in 3 Easy Steps

There’s nothing worse than spending a day on the mountain in cold and soggy gear. Your wet boots squish with each movement. Your fingers are frozen stiff. Your cuffs let moisture soak straight through to your sleeves. Unfortunately, ‘waterproof’ gear doesn’t last forever. With enough wear and tear, your favorite jacket’s ability to keep you […]

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How to Get the Best Ski Vacation Deals

If you are itching to hit the slopes, you might be looking for ski vacation deals that will allow you to take a vacation. However, as you might already know, ski trips cost money. Luckily, there are many ways to save. These are a few tips that can help you get the best ski vacation […]

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Get Insider Savings with Exclusive Deals at SkiCoupons.com

We know you – you save your vacation days for the first snowfall, and head for the mountains to slash downhill. There’s no better way for you to spend the day. But whether you frequent your favorite ski resort, or prefer a new adventure at each turn, skiing and snowboarding requires an investment in time […]

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Ski Resort Opening and Closing Dates for 2015-2016

The ski films are out, and you know what that means – ski season is just around the corner! Calgary in Canada closed out their summer with a blanket of snowfall, and early snowmaking has begun at Copper Mountain in Colorado, along with some other resorts across the nation. With El Nino’s rains blessing the […]

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Epic Snow Battle: Skiing vs. Snowboarding

Visit the snowy peaks of North America, and you’ll find be faced with an ultimate decision: should you ski or ride? In the wintery world of snow sports, does it matter whether you descend on one plank or two? It does, and here’s why. Old vs. new Skiing has been around since the beginning – literally […]

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