Snowbird, UT, Now Offering Heli Ski Trips in Argentina This Summer

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A Powderbird helicopter carrying eager skiers approaches a landing zone for a ski line in the Andes Mountains. | Photo: Snowbird

Snowbird is upping its game this summer by offering heliski trips in Argentina from the end of July through September. For $20,000 a person, the world-class Utah ski area nestled at the end of Little Cottonwood Canyon will be providing week-long heli-ski adventures through its Powderbird heli ski operation in the Andes Mountains of Argentina. Snowbird shared the following details about the trips on its website:

Brought to you by Snowbird Mountain Guides & Powderbird, this Argentine heli-ski adventure features world-class skiing in virtually unlimited terrain and a vibrant off-snow experience. The trip is based in the Central Andes Mountains at the remote lodge of El Azufre which features farm-to-table gastronomy, the country’s best Malbec wines, and exquisite hospitality.Space is limited, so don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to lay tracks in Argentina’s most coveted ski terrain.

Argentina Summer 2023

Some of Argentina’s best ski terrain is located in the lesser-known El Azufre valley. The valley hosts volcanos and peaks ranging from 10-13,000 feet with descents running over 5,000 vertical feet, all while receiving 450″+ of snow a year. Whether you are an advanced-intermediate skier who enjoys long cruiser runs, or an expert skier looking for new challenges, the El Azufre Valley features something to excite you.

Onsite, the dedicated aviation and guide team will take you into the mountains via helicopter or snowcat during inclement weather.

Trip Details

  • 6 days & 7 nights
  • 8 guests & 2 guides
  • $20,000 per person

Included in your stay

  • 3 perfectly crafted meals a day
  • Accommodations at El Azufre
  • 6 days of Helicopter Skiing & Riding
  • Dedicated on-site snowcat for weather days
  • Avalanche safety gear
  • Transportation to and from the Mendoza Airport

2023 Trip Dates

  • July 22 – 29 (sold out)
  • July 29 – August 5 (sold out)
  • August 5 – August 12
  • August 12 – August 19
  • August 19 – August 26
  • August 26 – September 2
  • September 2 – September 9
  • September 9 – September 16
  • September 16 – September 23 (sold out)


The El Azufre lodge is 100% eco-friendly, powered by solar energy. The warm contemporary architecture and its surroundings provide a welcoming environment that allows you to disconnect from your everyday routine, encouraging time spent enjoying nature and adventure with friends and family.

The experience combines sustainable accommodations, dedicated guest service, Argentina’s incredible gastronomy paired with amazing wines, all set in pristine landscapes and unforgettable ski runs.

El Azufre has a maximum capacity of 14 guests with 7 double rooms—2 of which can be combined into one large room.

Visit Snowbird’s website to learn more and book your Argentine heli ski adventure today.

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