5 Heli-Ski Destinations Guaranteed to Scare You

If you are a passionate skier, heli-skiing could be one of the most fantastic splurges of your whole life. This once-in-lifetime experience takes you far away from groomers, chairlifts and other skiers into the raw and beautiful backcountry. Here’s where to find the untracked runs, the vertical drops and the awe-inspiring beauty you’ve dreamed about: 

Heli-skiing in the Chugach Mountains [Valdez, Alaska]

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Chugach Range, Alaska | The Chugach Range has notoriously fickle weather, but if your trip falls during one of the area’s charmed weather moments, you’ll have an experience you won’t forget. Helicopter operators have millions of acres of land to choose from, and you’ll have to be extremely fit to survive six thigh-melting runs through Alaska’s incredibly steep terrain.
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Carmen Fifield

The delight of finding an unknown park, a captivating history museum or a fantastic desert means exploration is never far from Carmen Fifield’s mind. Carmen’s favorite travel memories include biking to historic sites on the island of Guernsey, huffing and puffing up the stairs to the Great Wall of China and eating the most delicious crab cake ever in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Carmen’s Favorite Travel Tip: Say goodbye to airplane food and tuck some fruit and your favorite sandwich into your carry-on.

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