Wasatch Powderbird Guides is celebrating 40 years of heliskiing in the Wasatch Range of Utah!

Wasatch Powderbird Guides is celebrating 40 years of heliskiing in the Wasatch Range of Utah!

Wasatch Powderbird Guides Heliskiing American Fork Canyon, Utah

Our head guide has been enjoying winter in the northern hemisphere, guiding helicopter skiing with Wasatch Powderbird Guides. This year marks Powderbird’s 40th season of heliskiing in Utah’s Wasatch Range. The Wasatch Range is known for its excellent snow quality, earning Utah the title of ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth’. This is the place to be to experience what locals call “over-the-head blower” (ultra low-density powder snow so deep that it flies over your head as you ski it). Powderbird was recently recognized by Ski Magazine for being the most easily accessed heliski operation in the world, featuring two locations within 1/2-hour of Salt Lake International Airport. Their unique heliport facility is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, between Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort and Alta Ski Area. They also have a new clubhouse and on-mountain helipad at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.

Wasatch Powderbird Guides Heliskiing American Fork Canyon, Utah
One of Justin’s recent photos from heliskiing in American Fork Canyon, Wasatch Range, Utah

This historic 40th anniversary season has been great so far, and we are just now getting into what are typically the best months for skiing in Utah, February & March. Seats can be purchased for single-day or multi-day heliski adventures, and Private Group and Charter Helicopters are also available. Visit their Rates page to get more information on heliski options, dates and pricing.

Wasatch Powderbird Guides Heliskiing Cardiff Fork, Wasatch Range, Utah
Another of Justin’s recent shots from heliskiing in the Northern Powder Circuit, located in the heart of the Central Wasatch backcountry. This photo was taken from Reed & Benson Ridge and features a stunning view of upper Cardiff Fork, home of the classic Cardiac Ridge ski descent.

In addition to their Utah heliski program, Powderbird also offers heliskiing in several international locations: Greenland, Chile, Argentina, Turkey, Japan, and Canada. The Argentina heliski program is featured on our website on our Heliskiing page. We are currently organizing groups for heliskiing in Chile and Argentina this summer (Austral winter). Please contact us for more information, or visit our Reservations page to book your trip today!

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Justin
Professional Outdoor Guide, specializing in backcountry skiing, heliskiing Stomping grounds: Wasatch Range, Andes Mountains