The best Private heli-skiing in the lower 48 is just across the mountains from Aspen or Telluride, here in Silverton. The snow is usually amazing, and if it isn’t we’ll tell you. We’ll pick up your group of four or eight, outfit you in the latest powder skis, show you the ski day of your life, and have you back in Aspen or Telluride by dinner. If you’ve never skied from a helicopter, it’s about the best thing you’ll ever try. We can make it mellow or help you find your limits. With a private helicopter all to yourself, you’ll be able to explore our entire 22,000-acre zone, picking off the best lines that you and your guides can find.
High Flyer Package
6:00 A.M. Wake-up call
6:30 Grab-and-go breakfast
7:00 Meet the charter plane on the tarmac at Aspen airport. Your concierge will arrange a Pilatus PC-12 turboprop, Cessna 206 single-engine, Gulfstream Commander twin turboprop, Hawker Beechcraft 400XP jet, or your own aircraft
7:45 Land at Telluride airport, where The Silverton Heli Eurocopter AS350 B3e helicopter and your guide will be waiting. If you’re staying in Telluride, we’ll meet at the airport at 7:45.
8:07 After a ridiculously scenic seven-minute heli ride over the San Juan Range, we’ll land at our base area, at the foot of 13,487-foot Storm Peak
8:30 Pick up your skis–we like K2’s Pontoon and Annex–and get outfitted with BCA beacons, K2 shovels, and K2 probes. We’ll have everything laid out, prefitted to your ski boots.
9:00 We ski. As much as you can handle. Couloirs, bowls, trees, steeps, cliffs–we can do it all. With a strong group of four, we can usually get thirteen or more laps, or about five vertical miles of beautiful powder.
12:00 Lunch. We can stop and make it nice or just keep skiing.
3:00 Last laps. The 2,000-vertical foot Grande Couloir is always a memorable finish.
3:30 Land at Telluride airport
5:00 Land in Aspen, where a car from your hotel will be waiting
Aspen and Telluride High Flyer Private Heli Pricing
- Monday—Wednesday (up to four skiers): $11,900
- Thursday—Sunday (up to four skiers): $16,900
- Additional groups of four: $6,000
Includes roundtrip helicopter air taxi from Telluride, heli skiing in Silverton, lunch and gear (airplane charter flights to Telluride, ski/snowboard boots, and snowboard bindings not included)
Air Taxi From Aspen or Telluride
- Heli air taxi to and from Telluride airport: $2,000 for up to five people
- Fixed-wing air taxi from Aspen to Telluride starts at $2,000 (up to 4 people) in a small single engine Cessna 206,
- $3,300 (up to 8 people) in a Pilatus PC12 luxury turbo prop: Call or email for current charter options