For avid skiers, heli-skiing is the Holy Grail.
No crowds, no lift lines, and bottomless untracked powder every run.
Bad heli-skiing doesn’t exist, but Black Ops Valdez, operating in Alaska, offers an unparalleled, unbeatable and unique experience from aboard their luxurious and decadent yacht, The Christian.
Forever known as ‘The Christian’, this yacht began its life as a missionary boat and was recently remodeled and refurbished to the highest standards of luxury and comfort, for your enjoyment.
It also has the honor of sharing its name with Christian Cabanilla, a good friend of the Black Ops Valdez team and the only guide/pilot in the helicopter ski world, who sadly passed away in an accident whilst guiding in Haines, AK.
This 72-foot yacht has to be seen to be believed.
Offering plush deluxe accommodations for up to eight people, you can combine world-class skiing with incredible creature comforts.
The helicopter, a best of breed A-Star B-350, takes off from and lands directly on the deck, just steps from the open air hot tub.
After a hard day shredding Alaska’s long descents and stunning vistas, you can relax in the tub under the Northern Lights, cruising by glaciers whilst humpbacks and orcas breach by the side of the boat. You deserve it.
The helicopter provides skiers and snowboarders 14-hours flight time with access to the most remote slopes in the Chugach Mountains, where two expert and highly skilled heli-skiing guides will show you some of the most beautiful and secluded locations available.
Whether it’s deep un-ridden peaks, classic runs closer to home or finding some better weather, you have the ultimate freedom.
And of course, Black Ops Valdez provide cutting-edge safety gear including airbag packs, beacons, harnesses, shovels, and probes.
This year, Black Ops Valdez is adding new private terrain exclusively for their clients.
You will enjoy awesome, world-class gourmet Alaskan cuisine, such as fresh wild Copper River salmon, prepared by your own chef to refuel you for the next days skiing, as well as hot, nutritious breakfasts and prepared sack lunches.
The yacht travels overnight, so every day you’ll wake up to a new zone offering new terrain, from knife-edged peaks to glaciers to coastal fjords, and famously reliable snowfall.
Black Ops Valdez is a veteran outfitter headquartered in Alaska’s heli-ski capital of Valdez, offering an epic, once in a lifetime experience of adventure and exploration.
Are you ready for the most unique heli-skiing experience in Alaska? Then come aboard The Christian for your next heli-ski trip.