Sun Valley Helicopter Skiing
It’s been said that the founders of Sun Valley helicopter skiing, well over 40 years ago, paved the way for other pioneering spirits who have since started offering this high specialized service. Backcountry enthusiasts commonly refer helicopter skiing as simply “heli skiing.” Sun Valley is widely accepted to be the birthplace of this high altitude and exciting class of skiing in the United States. This kind of backcountry escapade, though typically reserved for the most advanced to expert skier and snowboarder, is now also accessible to a high intermediate level skier thanks to the advancements of new ski equipment especially designed for powder conditions. Most heli ski operations in the North America, including Sun Valley’s helicopter ski business, have felt the ramifications of this change.
Sun Valley Helicopter Skiing Doesn’t Compare to the Teton Area
Moving to the east of Sun Valley, helicopter skiing in the Yellowstone-Teton region is also a time honored tradition and the experts are the folks at High Mountain Heli Skiing. The Teton Mountains and its untamed backcountry were the original inspiration for this Jackson Hole, Wyoming Company, an area situated high in the Rockies and known internationally as the gateway to Yellowstone & Grand Teton national parks. For over 35 years, High Mountain Heli Skiing has been flying skiers and snowboarders into dynamic and isolated regions known for their steep and long descents, powder snow that is arguably the lightest in the country and scenery to rival even the spectacular and world famous Alps.
People were definitely exhilarated by the experience first provided by Sun Valley helicopter skiing and High Mountain Heli Skiing took this inspiration to a whole new level. This Teton backcountry institution is now based in Victor, Idaho at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. Guests will undoubtedly enjoy the luxury and genuine western hospitality this gracious 52 unit hotel provides and visitors also wake to the sound of the chopper setting down in the Teton Springs Lodge parking lot. After a day of magnificent heli skiing and scenery to match, the Stillwaters Spa staff is on hand for that much needed deep tissue massage. This perfect day is then capped by a scrumptious meal at the Headwaters Grille. Teton Valley helicopter skiing; sun, fun and affordable. The convenience – well, priceless.