I love skiing off-piste and would prefer skiing powder over skiing groomers everytime I had the chance to (which doesn't mean I'm so good at skiing powder). My local hill is in Finland, around 1000' vertical and not too much powder snow. Still you can get some decent snow in the trees which is where the main off-piste skiing is.
I can also ski any groomed run out there in a peace of mind, including the FIS slalom course (that's in Levi if you know).
I have had some experience skiing bigger terrain in deep snow (wide-open bowls) but not too much.
So my question to you, more experienced skiers who have heliskied in Alaska, is what do you think the minimal ability level required for heliskiing over there is?
I know there is some killer terrain, but also there is a good number of runs for mere mortals. But anyway how one can understand he's ready to go?
Thanks for your attention.
Edited by GNOJ - 8/6/2009 at 11:34 am GMT