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Chugach powder guides: question for those that have actually done a heli trip with them

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I have read all the threads so I know the reputation/perceptions etc. From those that have actually done a heli trip with CPG, what did you think of the terrain and what was the skill level of the typical client there? Thanks!!!
post #2 of 7

I did a solo trip there over presidents weekend maybe five years ago.  The average client was older, fairly strong heli skier.

Avi danger was very high, so our terrain was not that steep, but I have no doubt that they can get you the goods.

Overall, I had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to go again.

 

I wouldn't recommend the cat backup though.   I had one day full of standbys that was basically expensive babysitting. 

Alyeska's a great little hill for down days.

post #3 of 7

hey'all

 

im headed there in early march.  any advice from anyone or tips?  got a heli for the week with snocat backup and skiing the hill the day i leave as the flight out is at 11pm, awesome. 

 

so if anyone has anything at all on the terrain or whatever, please let me know.  much appreciated.

 

think snow.

ss

post #4 of 7

Cat backup is $375 per package.  Plus they charge your account 8000ft of your heli vert per day, roughly $500, even if you decide not to go on the cat. There's a nice ski hill with a pimp tram right out side of the hotel.  It's not like you'll be sitting in a bar drinking it blue, like in Valdez.

post #5 of 7

i got this package with DPS so we have cat backup and all.  been to valle nevade heli skiing, that was awesome.  not so much worried about cost and that, more interested in the terrain and all that. 

 

plus that hill is there, so thats cool.  if we cant fly illl be on the cat, and the last day, the day we fly out, ill be at the hill. 

 

staying at the hotel.  just got a buddy of mine to link up with so not going solo.....

 

what was the terrain?  do they let ya hit cliffs?  i guess its progressive as the week goes on like anywhere else......right?

 

 

thanks shreadhead.

 

anymore info much appricated.

 

 

post #6 of 7

CPG will get you to the goods, they will take you to what ever the weakest skier in your group can handle. The terrain can be very steep so long as stability is rock solid, again it all depends on your group. Talk to your guides & let them know you want to ski, they will get you there. Just remember AK is a whole different game, it is big & it can be steeper then you have imagined,but when stability is rock solid & it is blue bird theere is nothing like it! Have fun, I am actually headed there on Friday & again to the Tordrillo's in April!

post #7 of 7

cool, thanks.  seems like the weakest link is the only setback.  and thanks for the advice on talking to guides, im sure i will anyhow, but that will get me to do so even more.

 

it must be sweet if your headed there twuce this year. 

 

have fun this friday, enjoy.  they been gettin hit so should be good.

 

cant wait to see the steepness and get some.  been in heli before in chile, got some steeps in there.

cant wait.  leavin march 4. 

 

any other advice as youve been before and are going again?

 

thanks again man,

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