The San Juan Mountains surrounding Telluride offer some of the most beautiful and inspiring ski terrain on the planet. If you dream of skiing amazing and untracked terrain like this, but aren’t sure your skills are up to it, please consider participating in our three-day heli-camp.
On all three days, you’ll ski with one of Telluride’s most experienced instructors. The first two days of the camp will be with your instructor on selected slopes within the Telluride Ski Area to develop skills and experience in conditions and terrain similar to what you’ll ski from the helicopter. On the third day, you’ll jump on the helicopter with your coach and a guide from Helitrax and head out into the San Juan backcountry.
Helitrax, Colorado’s most experienced heli-ski company, flies right out of the base area of the ski area. Their pristine terrain includes expansive alpine bowls, gladed slopes, and classic mountain couloirs. This wide variety of terrain allows your guide and instructor to choose the perfect run to suit your ability level, from upper intermediate to expert, on any particular day.
With a minimum and maximum of 3 participants required for each date, you can pick two of your favorite friends or family members and create a unique experience to share and enjoy for a lifetime.
To participate in a Heli-Camp, you should be comfortable skiing all snow conditions (groomed and un-groomed) on a typical blue run in any western US resort, and have the physical endurance to ski hard for all three days.
To register, and for more information, call the Telluride Ski School at 970-728-7414.
A Bit about the Instructor:
Steve Hindman came to Telluride in 1976 to ski bum only to find no snow and no lifts open. This launched him into the backcountry, where he caught the initial wave of the telemark revolution. Between then and 2010, he lived in Bellingham, WA, traipsing about snowy mountains, meadows, and trails on all types of skis. He is a 12-year veteran of the PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) telemark and cross-country demo team and led the adult ski and snowboard school at Stevens Pass in Washington State for five years. Since 2010, he has shared his love of skiing as one of the top alpine ski instructors at Telluride. In the summer, he guides bicycle trips for Lizard Head Cycling Guides in Ophir, CO and is studying to become a personal trainer.
Session 1 – January 31st-February 2nd
Session 2 – February 10th – 12th
Session 3 – February 28th – March 1st
Session 4 – March 3rd-5th