Silverton Mountain Guides' Alaska Heli Operation is Now Open for the Season

With massive series of winter storms dumping 12 feet of snow this past week, the heli-ski season in Alaska is now open.

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Photo taken on October 22, 2018.Photo courtesy of Silverton Mountain Guides

After a big October storm, snow conditions in Alaska this year are apparently ready for heli-skiing. Silverton Mountain Guides’ zones near Seward received a massive amount of snow during the first half of the month when severe winter storms caused widespread flooding in the quaint coastal fishing town, but left the mountains caked in deep powder. 

Snow totals were over 12 feet deep in some locations, and there’s more snow in the forecast. When the sun rose over the mountains on Saturday, October 20, the guiding staff of Silverton Mountain Guides was surprised to find mid-winter conditions at higher elevations, prompting them to open up for reservations to get guests out to enjoy the goods.

A guide finds a line on October 22, 2018
A guide finds a line on October 22, 2018.Photo courtesy of Silverton Mountain Guides

Established in 2008, Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska Heli offers a premier experience for those who want the best Alaskan heli-skiing and snowboarding. They offer three different and unique Alaska bases in Seward, Girdwood, and the Northern Chugach, with access to more skiable terrain than many other operations in Alaska.

Sliverton Mountain Guides is the only heli operation located in Alaska that runs regularly scheduled heli-skiing and snowboarding from October until May. 

It’s hard to believe that Silverton Mountain Guides has already found such stellar conditions in Alaska this early. We are hoping that they will invite certain journalists to sample the skiing as soon as possible!

You can see more photos and videos from a pretty epic October in Alaska on Silverton Mountain Guides’ Facebook Page.