For more than 40 years, Powderbird has been guiding adventurers through a backcountry playground larger than all of Utah’s ski resorts combined. Powderbird provides exclusive heli-skiing adventures and off piste skill instruction for those wanting a truly unique skiing experience in one of the world’s great skiing mountain ranges. During their four decades of operation Powderbird guides have discovered all of the nook and crannies of the Wasatch Mountains which surround Alta. With so much room to explore, you’ll ski a variety of terrain, from wide-open bowls and glades, to steep and playful couloirs. Powderbird is the best way to access what has become known as The Greatest Snow on Earth™.
At 5:00am guides meet to optimize your backcountry riding joy & safety. Guides and staff begin gathering and reviewing data for your upcoming adventure: What is the current weather forecast? Where is the highest quality snow? What are the avalanche conditions? Where can we go today that will provide the very best experience for each group’s ability and desire?
When you arrive at 7:00am you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast, and listen to the plan for the day, a series of important safety briefings, and then climb in, fire up, and be off on your adventure! When the rotors spin up, you’ll find your heart will begin to pound a little harder as the anticipation of your adventure becomes a reality.
You won’t find this experience at any ski resort. Select your lines surrounded by good friends and guides. With no crowds, you’ll be able to find fresh turns without the anxiety of it all disappearing before the morning is over. Your day is a journey into one of the greatest natural playgrounds in the world.