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Wasatch Powderbird Guides

P.O. Box 920057
Snowbird, UT  84092
(801) 742-2800 / (800) WPG-HELI
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About Wasatch Powderbird Guides

We operate under an exclusive US Forest Service Special Use Perrmit in Utah's famous Wasatch Range home of the 'Greatest Snow on Earth'. With mountain elevations between 7,000 and 11,400 feet the conditions are perfect for helicopter operations. Foreign based operations are selected to replicate the ideal conditions for quality helicopter skiing.

Wasatch Powderbird Guides has provided helicopter skiing services on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest of Utah since1973. We specialize in small groups, guided by experienced guides, in the finest powder snow and terrain. We offer daily, multi-day, and weekly programs as well as Private and Charter opportunities for individuals or groups. Powderbird International, our sister company, offers programs in Utah, Alaska, Greenland, and South America.

Wasatch Powderbird Guides Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain Season
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 40
Capacity Per Trip: up to 24 participants
Trips Per Season: 7 flights per participant
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 4
Packages start at: $1190.00
Longest Run: 6000 ft.
Summit: 11,400 Ft / 3,475 M
Base: 7,000 Ft / 2,134 M
Vertical: 3,500 Ft / 1,067 M
Acres: 40,000 Ac / 16,188 Hc
Annual Snow: 500" / 1,270cm
Starts Around: 12/15/2012
Ends Around: 4/15/2013

Guide Certifications & Experience

Wasatch Powderbird Guides operate under U.S. Heli-Ski certification and American Avalanche Association certification. Guides hold current Outdoor Emergency Care and CPR certification.

Equipment Used

Wasatch Powderbird Guides operates several types of medium size helicopters such as Astar B-3's and Bell 407's.

Ski Areas Nearby

Wasatch Powderbird Guides is located on the Plaza Level at canyons Resort in Park City and in Little Cottonwood Canyon, adjacent to the Alta and Snowbird Ski Resorts. Both locations are 35 miles from Salt Lake City, UT .

Booking Policy

Advanced reservations are highly recommended and require a $300 deposit. Although many dates sell out quickly any available seats can be purchased up until the evening before flight.

Training & Instruction

Although our guides focus on snow and terrain safety during the day there is often a little time for coaching and technique development. We also offer Avalanche Awareness Classes and avalanche beacon training for interested guests.

Packages & Pricing

Individual skiers can expect to spend between $1190 and $1330 for a 7 flight ski day depending on the time of year. Private and Charter guests can expect to spend $6,600 and up for a day of skiing for 1 to 8 participants. Exact pricing as well as foriegn trip rates can be obtained by contacting our office.

What's New

Powderbird is constantly touring the planet in search of new helicopter skiing and snowboarding opportunities for our guests. Contact us for new adventure dates and rates.

Local Lodging

Wasatch Powderbird Guides recommends guests contact us for recommendations regarding adjacent lodging facilities at Canyons Resort, Alta or Snowbird. Guests may find it more suitable to their travel plans or budgets to stay in Salt Lake City.

Nearby Recreation

Wasatch Powderbird Guides is located adjacent to Canyons and Snowbird resorts. You can ski with us during the day and enjoy the excitement of Park City or the quiet of Little Cottonwood Canyon by night The Salt Lake City area offers numerous activities from bobsled and luge to movies and Jazz games. The list of suplements to your vacation experience is endless.

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