Telluride Helitrax

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Telluride Helitrax is Colorado’s most experienced helicopter skiing and snowboarding company, in continuous operation since 1982. We are located in spectacular Telluride—the heart of the San Juan Mountains—and operate at the highest elevations in North America. Telluride Helitrax is a family owned guide service, committed to small groups and a tailored guest experience. Join us for an unforgettable helicopter ski and snowboard adventure in stunning Telluride.


Telluride Helitrax offers a variety of heli-ski experiences. From single-day trips to multi-day lodge based packages and private custom tours. We can also arrange a charter flight from Aspen or Vail for a day of heli-skiing in Telluride. Whether you’re a seasoned heli-ski veteran, or it’s your first experience, an incredible helicopter ski experience awaits at Telluride Helitrax. MORE INFO


Telluride Helitrax has provided backcountry ski guide services since the early 1980′s. Our top-tier staff has an unmatched knowledge of the Telluride backcountry and local conditions. Telluride Helitrax will tailor a backcountry ski experience to match your expectations, skills and abilities. MORE INFO


Telluride Helitrax provides location support for film production crews. We’ve handled remote mountain logistics and safety for Feature Film, Television, IMAX, Documentary, Commercials and more. We have established expertise in many areas including geo stabilized helicopter camera mounts, live avalanche footage and moving crews and equipment into remote mountain environments. Our spectacular mountain scenery has provided a backdrop for full length Hollywood Feature Films, National Geographic Explorer, Budweiser, Molson, McDonald’s, Dial, 3D IMAX, Warren Miller and many others. Call us for consultation.


Telluride Helitrax has been conducting aerial avalanche control since 1982. At one time Telluride Helitrax had the largest single avalanche control route in the United States. State and County Highways and Roads Departments, Private Property, Mining Operations, International Speed Skiing Championships, Ski Areas and many others have contracted with us for avalanche mitigation. We have the expertise, experience, licensing and equipment required for whatever type of avalanche control is needed

Helicopter Operator

Telluride Helitrax contracts it’s Bell 407 Helicopter through Air Resources. FAA certificate WIPA-601S.


Place Categories: Heli & Cat Skiing and Skiing Guides.Place Tags: heli skiing, heli skiing colorado, and telluride heli skiing.

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  1. Todd K., Jul 13, 2007 - Telluride Helitrax

    Probably one of the funnest things I have done in my life. For a small fortune, you and 3 others can heliski with a guide until your hearts content – for a day. Full on untracked terrain, mostly at an elevation of about 13K, in the San Juan’s between Telluride & Silverton. We lucked out and had a nearly perfect blue bird pow day. The only drawback was if you have less than the four required in the helicopter another will be added to your group. We had two others added, one was an older guy in his 50’s and the other was an intermediate snowboarder. It all went pretty well for the first 3 runs, but as the day wore on they got bushwacked pretty quickly. If you’ve never skied deep powder before, I suggest you get a feel for it before hopping in a helicopter, it could make for a really long and exhausting day. But all in all it was unbelievable. I highly recommend if you have the means.

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  2. Dane H., Mar 15, 2011 - Telluride Helitrax

    Out of this world! Went out there on 3/12/11. The views from the heli alone were enough to make the trip worth it. I’ve been heli skiing before, but this was a completely different experience. The drops are all at 13K + feet so you have some of the most stunning views ever, and the skiing is just as good.

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  3. Peter C., Nov 12, 2013 - Telluride Helitrax

    Wow… wow… and WOOOW! These guys are amazing! Unforgettable experience tearing up the slopes with them! I have been an avid skier and an adrenaline seeker since I was quite young so I decided to go out on a limb and try out some new places and terrain. Colorado has some of the best mountains I have been, and they truly do breed winter Olympians!

    When you book the charter, be sure to come with a flexible schedule as weather can always be a loose canon. I ended up having to push back the charter 3 days back due to inclement weather, but knew on the bright side that would mean some great new fresh powder! This just gave me a few extra days to tackle the Telluride ski resort which was also awesome!

    For a small fortune, Helitrax will take you to uncharted back country terrain, and my oh my… it was an experience! The guides are all very knowledgeable and have an extensive resume of mountaineering experience from Everest to Alaska, the Helitrax guides are are definitely the ones you can count on. All the necessary safety precautions are taken. Guides will take the time to answer any questions you might have and even educate you above and beyond what you need to know when it comes to avalanche safety.

    Breakfast is accompanied by the safety briefing, followed by a fitting (if you use their gear). I used my own equipment since I can be picky when it comes to the feel and specs of my skis, but the equipment they supply you with if you choose (at no extra charge) is up to par from my observations. Then they whisk you away off in a caravan up to their base camp where your chariot (helicopter) awaits. I get goosebumps just reflecting about how amazing and breathtaking the views itself was. As they drop you off to your first peak, it really makes you feel so small as you are surrounded by majestic powder packed mountains. This is true back country, as after the heli flys off into the distance, you are left in pure natural serenity. Then you drop in and go at it! No holding back, tear up that fresh powder as you cut through the virgin snow! Best feeling ever! Truly an experience of a lifetime. Lunch and snacks included through out they day to keep you hydrated and fueled for the next drop in. There are various different peaks they will drop you off so it is a new gig every time. They end the epic day with a nice happy hour with drinks and snacks as you recap the amazing time you had with your group and guides.

    Great staff and team! Very friendly and knowledgeable! You will feel safe on their watch! Definitely should be an experienced skiier to enjoy this charter. Would recommend to be comfortable in deep powder on a black diamond trail. Not cheap, but it was worth every penny! The experience in my book was priceless and unforgettable! I would definitely come back… when I can save up enough to do so again! 😛

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