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> As the sun sets over the Chugach Range, the alpenglow shines on 6 new feet
> of snow in the high country. I couldn't help but share my excitement for
> the upcoming season. To my friends that have ridden with us before, and
> those that have not yet experienced our famous terrain; we are pleased to
> announce that another epic season of Big Mountain Riding is unfolding as a
> soft white blanket for us all.
> Based on popular demand, I'm psyched to share with you two new camps that
> are guaranteed to be the most fun approach to Big Mountain skiing.
> H2O's Big Mountain Camp - February 19-25, 2002
> Join Dean and the H2O Heli guide team for the kick-off of the 2002 season
> and our annual Heli ski guide training. This week long adventure will
> provide an educational approach to Big Mountain riding, and will increase
> your knowledge and skills needed to access, evaluate, and descend Big
> Mountain routes. This 6-day, 7-night all-inclusive experience will open
> your eyes to technical descent mastery, route selection, snow stability
> evaluation, glacier travel, crevasse rescue and rope skills, with an
> emphasis on the new rules and techniques that Big Mountain free skiing has
> gained from the advancements in technology. This is the ultimate
> opportunity to open the envelope and experience riding at the Heli ski
> level. Only 13 seats available.
> Women Ski Alaska Big Mountain Camp - April 20-26, 2002
> Our friends Wendy Fisher, Allison Gannett and Kristen Ulmer will be
> guests invited to join the H2O Heli guide team to share their experience
> knowledge with the women out there looking to bring their riding and Big
> Mountain skills to the next level. This is a fun and educational approach
> to Big Mountain Skiing. A 6-day, 7-night all inclusive package will
> technical ski techniques, route selection, snow stability forecasting,
> glacier travel, crevasse rescue, rope skills and group dynamic's - but
> mainly vertical feet while connecting with other women with similar
> interests. This is the ultimate opportunity for women to take over the
> Chugach. only 16 seats available.
> Getting into a H20 helicopter heading to the days first summit is as easy
> contacting me or any of the H20 team via email at, at
> 1-800-578-HELI, outside the US at 907-835-8418 or check out our website,
> voted best website by Sports Illustrated, at
> With our large team of guides we can definitely get you in this season.
> Either put a group together of four or five, or contact us so we can join
> you into a group of similar ability. And remember November and December
> the best times to secure low rates and airfare to Alaska.
> Skiing is Life!
> Sincerely,
> Dean and the H20 Heli Guide Team of Alaska
> Dean Cummings
> Owner/Guide
> Valdez H2O Heli Adventures
> P.O. Box 2501
> Valdez, AK 99686
> Phone: (907) 835-8418
> Fax: (907) 835-8419
> email: