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High Mountain Heli-Skiing

PO Box 173
Teton Village, WY  83025
(307) 733-3274
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About High Mountain Heli-Skiing

Our 305,000-acre terrain includes all of the Snake River and Palisades Mountain Ranges, and portions of the Hoback, Teton and the Gros Ventre Mountain Ranges south of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Vast open bowls, steep chutes, enchanted forests and glades can all be yours to explore with HMH.

Our operations include intermediate to expert terrain. Skiers and Boarders are welcome and are generally grouped according to ability when possible, in order to optimize the enjoyment for everyone. Groups consist of five guests and one guide; the maximum number of groups during a heli day is four (20 guests) with one Bell 407 helicopter.

Anyone going heli-skiing should be of advanced to expert skiing ability, able to make good parallel turns. With the advancement of powder and fat skis, powder skiing experience is not completely necessary. Fat ski rentals (the new Rossignol S7 Freeride) can easily be arranged in our shop and are always encouraged.

Since 1974, High Mountain Heli-Skiing (HMH) has been offering its guests the ultimate deep powder helicopter skiing experience in Jackson Hole.

A day of heli-skiing consists of six runs, approximately 12,000-15,000 vertical feet, transportation to the heli-pad, and lunch at the Heli-Deli. Extra runs are available at an additional cost when time and conditions will allow. Rental powder skis (the new Rossignol S7 Freeride) are recommended and available in our shop.

We fly in groups of six, one guide and five guests. Four groups (20 guests) is the maximum amount for our daily operations.

Our main office location is in the town of Jackson at 945 West Broadway in the Hillside Plaza. All heli-ski trips will meet here daily at 8:30am. For our guests in Teton Village without transportation, there will be one pick-up each morning in front of the clock tower at 8:10am. Please let our office know if you will need a pickup in Teton Village.

High Mountain Heli-Skiing Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain Season
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 36
Capacity Per Trip: Maximum of 15 to 20
Trips Per Season: 60 flights
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 5
Packages start at: $1050.00
Longest Run: 3000 vert feet
Summit: 10,000 Ft / 3,048 M
Base: 7,000 Ft / 2,134 M
Vertical: 3,000 Ft / 914 M
Acres: 305,000 Ac / 123,434 Hc
Annual Snow: 450" / 1,143cm
Starts Around: 12/27/2011
Ends Around: 4/1/2012

Guide Certifications & Experience

Our staff of professional guides is trained in Outdoor Emergency Care as provided by the National Ski Patrol, CPR, avalanche hazard forecasting and mountain rescue. All are active mountaineers who know the terrain and snow pack intimately. Guide school refreshers are conducted annually. Safety has always been our primary concern at HMH and all guides meet or exceed the standards set by the Heli-Ski US Association.

Equipment Used

We are using a Bell 407 for the 2011-2012 season. Its capacity is 6 passengers: 1 guide and 5 clients.

Ski Areas Nearby

Our office is located at 945 West Broadway in the town of Jackson. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is 12 miles away. Snow King Resort is 1 mile across town from the HMH office. Grand Targee Ski Resort is just one hour over Teton Pass.

Booking Policy

To guarantee seating on your preferred day, call (307) 733-3274, fax the registration form to (307) 733-3529, or fill out the e-mail form. A $400 deposit per person, per day must accompany your reservation.

Training & Instruction

Our day starts with a safety briefing including the days weather, avalanche hazard forecast and what to expect. You will be shown how to use the Ortovox avalanche tranceivers and transported to the heli-pad for the helicopter safety briefing before being flown into the mountains. You must sign a acknowledgment of risk form before going out heli-skiing.

Packages & Pricing

A day of heli-skiing consists of six runs, approximately 12,000-15,000 vertical feet, transportation to the heli-pad, and lunch at the Heli-Deli at a rate of $1050 per person. Extra runs are available at an additional cost when time and conditions will allow. Packages are available with Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, our preferred lodging provider.

What's New

For over 30 years, HMH has been offering our guests the ultimate helicopter skiing experience in Jackson Hole. Same quality service, same great skiing and riding.

Local Lodging

We offer lodging/skiing packages with Teton Springs Lodge & Spa located on the west slope of the Tetons in Victor, Idaho. New for 2011 is the Teton Springs Heli-Ski Getaway and Heli-Ski Adventure packages. See our web site for details. Nearby amenities Grand Teton National Park only a few miles away, shopping at Teton Village and in the town of Jackson, and nearly 70 restaurants in the area.

Nearby Recreation

Other nearby recreation opportunities include snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park, nordic skiing around Teton Village, area snowshoe tours, and dog sledding.

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