Photo of a person heli-skiing in utah

Utah is well known for its snow, and skiers from all over the country travel to our state to ski the legendary powder. And if you think ski resorts are the only way to hit the slopes, think again! There are endless backcountry trails in the Wasatch Range that can be accessed with heli-skiing in Utah. If you’re asking yourself what in the world is heli-skiing, we’re here to help. Heli-skiing consists of a helicopter ride to remote ski areas that are difficult to access, with the helicopter acting as a lift up the mountain. At Canyon Services, we have vacation rentals next to Snowbird Resort, where you can easily access heli-skiing with Powderbird. Experience this unique winter adventure in Utah’s beautiful backcountry!

Powderbird Heli-Skiing in Utah

Powderbird is the only permitted helicopter ski outfitter in Utah and is accessed from the heliport at Snowbird. The professional guides offer single and multi-day trips to some of the best backcountry terrains in the world. Since you will be on more challenging terrain, you must be comfortable skiing intermediate and difficult trails. Here is what you can expect with Powderbird heli-skiing in Utah.

Single Day with Powderbird

The single-day heli-skiing trip with Powderbird includes six runs, two expert guides, safety equipment, on-site ski rentals, and complimentary breakfast and lunch. Make sure to bring your own ski boots, goggles, helmet, and extra warm clothing. Your adventure will start bright and early, and the experienced guides will decide which runs are best for the group based on everyone’s ability levels.

It’s important to mention that snowfall sometimes prevents the helicopters from flying, but Powderbird has the solution for this. They have backup cat-skiing available so you can experience the backcountry no matter the weather!

Private Heli Skiing in Utah

Powderbird has options for semi-private and private heli-skiing in the Wasatch range. Here are the advantages of each:

  • Semi-Private: The semi-private trips are ideal for small groups of friends or families with up to three skiers. This option allows the guides to cater the runs to your group with access between six and ten runs.
  • Private: Get even more time on the slopes with the private heli-skiing option with Powderbird. The private trip allows a completely customizable day for up to eight guests.

Utah Vacation Rentals at Snowbird

Heli-skiing in Utah is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to ski the backcountry like never before. Book a heli-skiing adventure with Powderbird and choose Canyon Services to host your winter vacation. Our condo rentals have direct access to Snowbird and the Powderbird heliport. After a day in the elements, warm up in front of the fireplace at your Canyon Services vacation home!