If you have clients searching for an adventurous ski journey in Alaska, book them a tour with Chugach Powder Guides (CPG)—a local tour operator able to take travelers on heart-pounding ski tours into the Alaskan backcountry.
Two of the company’s extreme ski adventures are the Seward & Pacific Coast itinerary, which offers a heli-skiing experience, and the Ultimate Alaska Ski Safari, which takes travelers on a ski adventure through various terrains. CPG’s general manager, Tait Wardlaw, describes the company’s core clientele as looking “for big adventures.” He also says guests are more high-end and have done this type of skiing before.
The Seward & Pacific Coast itinerary is a 6-day semi-private heli-skiing trip for up to 12 travelers. Guests will spend six days skiing the trails with views of the Pacific Ocean and dark-sand beaches. Accommodations will be at the Exit Glacier Lodge in Seward where guests will dine on fresh local seafood, and have lunch on the beach. Though the majority of the itinerary includes time for heli-skiing, other activities include SUP-ing, sea-kayaking, surfing, fishing, and whale and wildlife watching. Rates start at $11,400 for single occupancy and $11,000 dbl.
The Ultimate Alaska Ski Safari starts off in the Western Chugach in Gridwood at the Alyeska Resort. On this 10-day itinerary, guests will experience the Pacific Coast mountains, the Northern Chugach, Talkteetnas, Tordrillos, and more. CPG can match the skiing options to the group’s comfort level. For the best of both worlds, and after skiing through spines, chutes, and trees, guests can finish the 5,000-ft. runs overlooking the ocean by skiing right to the beach. Rates start at $1,500 pp per day including 5- to 9-night lodging, daily breakfast and lunch, three dinners, daily private heli-skiing, private snow cat skiing and airplane charter, or ski plane support, and a daily private professional photographer. For more information, call (907) 783-4354 or visit chugachpowderguides.com.