Join us for a full day of helicopter skiing and riding in the majestic Idaho backcountry. A full day of heliskiing and riding includes 6 runs per person. Each run typically ranges from approximately 1,000 to 3,000 vertical feet of legendary Idaho powder. We provide our guests with state of the art Mammut S avalanche transceivers and Mammut avalanche airbags. Lunch is included and is usually served in the field in a sunny and wind protected area. A daily safety briefing is provided to our guests to familiarize them with our helicopter, terrain, equipment and other protocols. Our terrain accommodates intermediate and expert skiers and riders.
Extra Runs are $150 per person per run
FULL DAY HELI SKIING AND RIDING ITINERARY
YOUR FIRST DAY OF HELI-SKI AND RIDING
Please be sure to give yourself plenty of time for stretching to ensure a great day of heli skiing and riding. Please make sure you have all the proper gear and equipment before leaving your accommodation. We strongly recommend that you speak with our staff about your equipment to be sure that you have the proper gear for backcountry skiing and riding no later than the day before your first heliski and riding day.
You will need to attend a safety briefing prior to flying with us. Attending this briefing is mandatory for all guests. Typically, this will occur at 5 pm on the day prior to your scheduled fly day. We will let you know the location of the briefing in advance. On some occasions, we will hold the briefing on the morning of the fly day. SVHS also requires that you sign a Release of Liability, Assumption of Risks and Agreement Not to Sue in the presence of a designated SVHS representative. We encourage you to read this important document prior to your briefing.
7:30 AM: Call Status Line – (208.622.3108 OPT#2)
Each morning, our status line will be updated by 7:30AM. Always call this line for arrival time and location, weather delays and other information that may impact your schedule. It is your responsibility to check this line each morning.
8:00 AM: Guest Arrival – Sun Valley Heli Headquarters- Sun Valley Gun Club
8:00 AM is our typical starting time, unless you are otherwise advised by the Status Line call. The Gun Club is located at the end of Trail Creek Road in Sun Valley. It is imperative that you arrive on time as late arrivals can delay the entire group of skiers and riders.
The first group of skiers and riders will depart from either the Gun Club or from the top of Baldy. The other groups will be taking our Heli Ski Transport Vehicles or their personal vehicles to our various staging areas. Field based avalanche Transceiver Training will take place prior to the first flight at each staging area for each group. Following the training, the groups will depart for the field and a great day of skiing and riding.
On-Mountain Lunch – and continue skiing and riding!
3 to 5 PM:
Return from skiing. Lots of high 5’s!
REMAINDER OF YOUR HELI-SKIING DAYS:
It is very important that you call the status line number for arrival times and locations or weather or other delays. Your staging area and times will be provided through this line. Pickup times will also be provided if applicable.
Sun Valley Heli Ski strongly recommends that all guests carry Trip Cancellation Insurance, Trip Interruption Insurance, Medical Insurance, and Emergency Evacuation Insurance. These insurance types safeguard you against unforeseen mishaps that can occur before or during your heli vacation with us. OUR REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICIES ARE ABSOLUTE. IF YOU INJURE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU COME OR HAVE CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH CAUSE YOU TO CANCEL YOUR TRIP, YOUR PACKAGE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED BEYOND THE TERMS OF THE ABOVE POLICIES. Depending on the carrier and the policy, such insurance is usually a small fraction of the overall package price and could reimburse you the entire cost of your trip in the event of your cancellation. SVHS recommends using Travel Guard insurance.