12-feet of October snow this past week and widespread flooding in Seward, AK the Silverton heli-ski season is now open for the 2018/19 season. Ranked #1 in steeps and #1 in powder in the USA, top ten for 2013 by Forbes Magazine, and best heli-skiing by Outside Magazine, maybe this is the year you should cross out this bucket list trip?
With all-time epic October snow conditions in Alaska this year Silverton Mountain Guides opened for the season this past weekend on October 20th. A massive series of winter storms that caused widespread flooding in Seward, Alaska has left the mountains plastered in deep snow. More than 12-feet of new snow have fallen in the past week, and more snow is in the forecast.
When the sun came out on Saturday, the Silverton Mountain Guides were amazed to find mid-winter conditions at elevation and promptly opened up for the season. With more snow in the forecast the skiing and snowboarding could not be any better.
Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska Heli (established in 2008) is a year-round Alaska based business and has bases of operation in Seward, Girdwood, and the Northern Chugach.
Silverton Mountain Guides is the only heli ski operation located in Alaska that runs regularly scheduled heli skiing/boarding for the full winter season.