Maybe hes related to BOB, Maybe he just straped the boards on one day and all was right with the world.
Just because it took you guys hundreds of times over several years out on the hill to reach your ability LVL doesn't mean it takes everyone that much effort.
I say if ya got the dough and the kahoonas and ya feel like you are up to the challange then go for it!!
This is pretty bad advice. True not everyone learns at the same pace, but it's pretty clear this guy really isn't an AK-backcountry-type expert. A. Because he has to ask. B. Because the relevant experience he cites (Windham double blacks) isn't relevant at all to Alaska heli-skiing. C. Because if his legs were burning after Windham moguls, how are they going to feel halfway down a huge, 45-degree Alaskan face?
If he just goes for it, then he could not only get in over his head and hurt himself, but bring down the entire group. That's what I think Bushwhacker was alluding to. Unless he's chartering a private helicopter for himself (in which they could tailor the entire trip to his abilities and he doesn't have to worry about it anyway) he's going with other group members and should make an effort to stay within his ability. Which, by all indicators, is not "expert only".