Frequently asked questions.
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Q: How much does it cost?
A: Scenic Flights are only sold by the group. A group of up to 4 Guests for a half hour tour costs $2,500 during the Holiday Season (Opening Day 2019 to January 6, 2020 and February 15 to 23, 2020) and $2,400 on other days.
Q: Do I need to book a reservation?
A: Yes, reservations are required. We have capacity to take 16 skiers/day and so space is very limited. It is strongly recommended that you call well in advance of the day(s) you would like to heli ski in order to ensure that there is space available.
Q: What does the day look like in terms of timing?
A: We will let you know the timing of your trip when you make your reservation. We also ask Guests to call our status line at 208.622.3108 OPT#2 every morning at 7:30 am so that we can communicate any changes to the standard schedule.
Q: How many people are in the helicopter?
A: We operate an A-Star helicopter which holds 4 guest + a guide and pilot. We can operate with up to 4 groups in a rotation on any given day.
Q: What’s the weather like?
A: Sun Valley’s average temperature in winter is a pleasant 23 degrees with over 200 inches of annual snowfall. There's a reason it’s called Sun Valley. The region receives over 250 days of sunshine a year. Prepare for bluebird powder days.
Q: What happens if we are canceled due to weather?
A: We are fortunate to have a world-class ski resort as our “weather backup”. If conditions do not allow us to fly, it generally means the resort skiing will be incredible. Your reservation will be rolled to the next available day. In many cases, we are able to get you out the day after the storm clears.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Layering is the most important aspect of being comfortable on your heli day. A good base layer, coupled with a mid and/or heavy weight layer followed by a waterproof/breathable outer layer is ideal. Layering gives you options to layer up or down depending on conditions.