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Three- to 10-day trips ($3,169—$8,524) at12 different lodges in interiorBritish Columbia. Lodging, mealsand transportation included. canadianmountainholidays.com or 800-661-0252 for more information.
Remote, ranch-styleaccommodations in thenorthern Rocky and Cariboomountains. Five- and six-daypackages, $5,675—$6,808. crescentspur.com or 800-715-5532 for more information.
PHOTO: Crescent Spur Heliskiing
Skiing on 15,000 acres of privateland near Powder Mountain.One-day trips, with lunch,$595. diamondpeaks.com or 801-745-4631 for more information.
PHOTO: Diamond Peaks Heliski Adventures
Three- orseven-day trips in the Purcelland Selkirk mountains. $3,455—$8,580. canadianheliskiing.com or 866-424-4354 for more information.
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Teton Village, Wyo.
They typically offer six runs and12,000—15,000 vertical feet perday on 305,000 acres for $675 perday. They also work with local lodgingproperties to offer multidaypackages. heliskijackson.com or307-733-3274
PHOTO: High Mountain Heliskiing
Packages for three, four, six and seven days with a maximum capacity of 12 guests. Lodging at the Mica Lodge. micaheli.com or 250-837-6191 for more information.
PHOTO: Mica Heliskiing
Blue River, B.C
Lodging ina village of log-built chalets;three- to seven-day packages($3,477—$10,990). No addedfees for extra vertical. Privatesessions available. wiegele.com or800-661-9170 for more information.
PHOTO: Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
Less than five hours from Seattle, with lodging at The Freestone Inn. One- or three-day trips, $795—$3,135. heli-ski.com or 509-996-3272
PHOTO: Karl Weatherly
Riversidelodge in northern B.C.’s SkeenaMountains. Three-, four- andseven-day packages, $2,825—$7,850. northernescapeheliskiing.ca or 866-619-3184 for more information.
PHOTO: Northern Escape Heliskiing
Two Chugach Mountain locations. Charges byflight time at Cordova ($650 perhour; daily average $900, plus$160 per night lodging). Offerspackage deal at Tahneta Pass($4,975 for seven days’ lodgingand four days’ heliskiing; additionaldays $750 each). alaskaheliski .comor 877-787-6784 for more information.
PHOTO: Points North Heli-Adventures
One-day ($630—$750) or three- to seven-dayskiing-and-lodging packages($2,600—$6,640). Near LakeLouise, Alberta. purcellhelicopterskiing.com or 877-435-4754 for more information.
PHOTO: Purcell Helicopter Skiing
One-day trips($579) or seven-day packages($6,359) with lodging at theValemount Lodge Holiday Inn. robson-helimagic.com or877-454-4700 for more information.
PHOTO: Robson Helimagic
Offers500 square miles of wildernessskiing on 11,000-foot peaks inthe Ruby Mountains, with rusticluxelodging at Reds Ranch. Three-day packages cost $3,300. helicopterskiing.com or 775-753-6867 for more information.
PHOTO: Ruby Mountain Helicopter Skiing
America’s oldestoperation (40 years), withmore than 750 acres of terrain.One-day ($675) and overnightoptions (three days, two nights$3,325). sunvalleyheliski.com or 800-872-3108 for more information.
PHOTO: Sun Valley Heliski
Ski and stay at remote TyaxMountain Lake Resort. Two- toseven-day packages,$2,431—$8,025. tlhheliskiing.com or 800-667-4854 for more information.
PHOTO: TLH Heliskiing
Operates in the San Juanrange—North America’s highestheli terrain. From single-run($165—$225) to one day ($895)to multiday ($3,295—$7,345). helitrax.net or 866-435-4754 for more information.
PHOTO: John Humphries/Telluride Helitrax
One-day trips or all inclusivesix-night/seven-daycamps in Alaska’s ChugachMountain range; $795—$5,845. valdezhelicamps.com or 907-783-3243for more information.
Individual week and private ski week packages available from $6,600/person-$60,900/ship. valdezheliskiguides.com or 907-835-4528 for more information.
PHOTO: Valdez Heliski Guides
Located 29 miles from Salt Lakeairport, with a headquarters adjacentto Snowbird resort. One-daytrips in the Wasatch and Uintasranges, with lunch, $525—$770. powderbird.com or 800-974-4354 for more information.
PHOTO: Wasatch Powderbird Guides
One-day trips($670—$970) or three days withlodging at Callaghan BackcountryLodge ($3,210). heliskiwhistler.com or 604-932-4105 for more information.
PHOTO: Whistler Heliskiing