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Attractions Details

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10 Warm Creek Ln, Victor, ID 83455, USA

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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"Make sure to reserve your heli-skiing adventure with High Mountain Heli-Skiing well in advance, as spots tend to fill up quickly due to its popularity among locals and visitors alike. Also, for a more immersive experience, ask about their secret powder stashes that are often less tracked and offer the pristine conditions seasoned skiers dream of."

What is High Mountain Heli-Skiing?

Imagine pristine powdery slopes stretching as far as the eye can see, with the majestic Teton Range serving as a backdrop. That's what you experience with High Mountain Heli-Skiing. This is not your everyday ski trip—it's an adventure for those who crave untracked powder and the thrill of skiing terrains that can't be reached by traditional ski lifts. Based in the famed Jackson Hole valley in Wyoming, High Mountain Heli-Skiing offers skiers and snowboarders the chance to fly up the mountains in a helicopter and descend on untouched snow.

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History of High Mountain Heli-Skiing

High Mountain Heli-Skiing was established in 1974, carving out a niche in the world of extreme winter sports. The founders recognized the hunger among seasoned skiers for more challenging and unrestricted terrain. Over the years, they have maintained a reputation for safety and exhilarating experiences. As someone who's observed the evolution of this attraction, I've witnessed first-hand how they've enhanced their offerings, always focusing on providing skiers with top-notch terrain, experienced guides, and a sustainable approach to adventure skiing.

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Why is High Mountain Heli-Skiing Important?

High Mountain Heli-Skiing is important for several reasons. First and foremost, it's an integral part of the Jackson Hole winter sports community, offering an exclusive experience that differentiates it from other ski resorts. For many, it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that epitomizes the pinnacle of skiing or snowboarding. In terms of economic impact, it attracts a distinct group of thrill-seekers and high net-worth individuals contributing to the local economy.

Moreover, High Mountain Heli-Skiing has a strong ethic regarding the environment. They limit the number of skiers per day to minimize ecological impact and strive to maintain the pristine condition of the wilderness areas they access. This respectful balance between thrill and conservation is part of what makes them not just a business, but a cornerstone of our mountain culture here in Jackson Hole.

Things to Do & See at High Mountain Heli-Skiing

The crux of the High Mountain Heli-Skiing experience is, of course, the skiing and snowboarding. Guests are flown to some of the most incredible drop zones in the Teton Mountains, areas that are otherwise inaccessible. Each group is led by a seasoned guide who ensures the experience is not only thrilling but also safe. Besides the exhilarating ski runs, High Mountain Heli-Skiing also offers breathtaking views of the Tetons that you just can't get anywhere else.

For those who are not as experienced or ready for the backcountry, there is also the option of scenic helicopter tours. These tours provide an awe-inspiring perspective of the mountains. As the helicopter gracefully glides over the snowy peaks, you can witness the grandeur of the Tetons without strapping on a pair of skis. Additionally, there's more to the experience than just the time spent in the air or on the snow. At the base, you'll find a cozy spot to relax, share stories of your adventure, and cherish the camaraderie that comes with such a thrilling experience.

Frequently asked questions

What is High Mountain Heli-Skiing in Jackson Hole?

High Mountain Heli-Skiing (HMHS) offers a unique skiing experience in Jackson Hole, where participants are transported by helicopter to remote areas to ski on untouched snow, away from the crowds of traditional ski resorts.

How experienced should I be to go Heli-Skiing with High Mountain Heli-Skiing?

Heli-skiing with HMHS is generally recommended for intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders. It's essential to be comfortable with a variety of terrain and snow conditions, as heli-skiing typically involves deep powder and challenging slopes.

What should I bring for a day of Heli-Skiing with High Mountain Heli-Skiing?

For a day of heli-skiing, you should bring your ski/snowboard equipment, appropriate winter clothing, goggles, gloves, a small backpack, and a camera to capture the stunning scenery. Some safety gear may be provided by HMHS.

How long is a typical Heli-Skiing trip with High Mountain Heli-Skiing?

A typical heli-skiing trip with High Mountain Heli-Skiing usually includes six runs, which can take most of the day. The exact duration can depend on weather, group ability, and package selected.

Is High Mountain Heli-Skiing in Jackson Hole operational all year round?

No, High Mountain Heli-Skiing operates seasonally, typically during the winter months when there is sufficient snowfall for skiing. The exact months of operation can vary, so it's best to check their schedule when planning your trip.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

10 Warm Creek Ln, Victor, ID 83455, USA

Opening Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Varies

Find it on google maps