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H2O Guides

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Po Box 2501
Valdez, AK  99686
(907) 835-8418 / (800) 578-HELI
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About H2O Guides

There is terrain for all abilities...miles of mellow powder descents or true big mountain style with steep slope angles. Most of our skiers are advanced intermediates. Our goal is place you on terrain that meets your needs and desires.

Dean Cummings H2O Heli Guides is the pinnacle of heli-access skiing and snowboarding. Dean pioneered the heli-ski movement in AK and this year marks our 20th season of business! Based out of Valdez, AK, we are committed to providing you the highest quality experience possible. Join Dean and the H2O guide team for a trip that strengthens skills, pushes boundaries, and will be one of the best times of your life. Come explore the unbelievable Chugach range with us!

H2O Guides Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain Season
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 20
Capacity Per Trip: 30 PPL Week
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 5
Packages start at: $4485.00
Longest Run: Guest averages 20K - 24K vertical a day
Acres: 1,500,000 Ac / 607,050 Hc
Annual Snow: 650" / 1,651cm
Starts Around: 3/2/2014
Ends Around: 4/26/2014

Equipment Used

We utilize helicopters specifically built and engineered for mountain flying. All H2O's pilots are highly trained mountain aviators who work well with our guides and visiting friends.

Booking Policy

A 50% deposit holds your seat. Balance due 90 days prior to trip. Book online or over the phone. Call or email for more detailed info.

Training & Instruction

We adopt backcountry protocols in all we do; everyone wears a beacon, carries a shovel and probe, and is trained on how to use these important safety tools. Our client-to-guide ratio is 5 to 1 and our emphasis is safe route selection, teamwork, and providing skills to take home.

Packages & Pricing

3 day ski / 5 nights lodging, inclusive $4,485 based on double occupancy
5 day ski / 7 nights lodging, inclusive $7,655 based on double occupancy
Private ships are available
Call or email to discuss other options

Local Lodging

We are located at the Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn. The hotel is the highest quality hotel in all of Valdez and has a restaurant and lounge on site with delicious cuisine and harbor views. It is located on the water at the entrance to the small boat harbor and is just a few blocks from the heart of downtown Valdez. All restaurants and businesses are within a 6 block radius of the hotel.

Nearby Recreation

Valdez is a mecca for outdoorsy folks: ice climbing, sea kayaking, fishing, cross-country skiing, hiking, jaw-dropping scenery, etc., are available nearby.

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