Majestic Heli Ski will provide you with the equipment you’ll need to enjoy skiing and riding untracked powder in the Alaska backcountry. We’ll outfit you with a harness, carabiner, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, and an avalanche airbag backpack, and provide you with the training to use it. If you have your own current and up-to-date avalanche safety equipment, and airbag backpack please bring those items. Tips on traveling with Airbag backpack.
If you have your own skis (110 mm or greater under foot, rocker is also a plus) we encourage you to bring them. If you’d like to try some fantastic powder skis we can set you up with Meier Skis or K2 Skis. All you need to do is bring your ski boots, clothing, and personal items, and don’t worry we also have ski poles. Tele skiers and snowboarders must bring their own equipment.
Plan on a variety of weather conditions, you will want to be prepared for what the Alaska weather may throw at you. Alaska does get a lot of snow, so make sure that you pack a pair of warm winter boots for walking around when we are not in the lodge or out skiing. We strongly recommend carrying your ski or snowboard boots onto the plane, do not check them; don’t risk losing them to the airlines.
Dress like you would for a day of skiing at your local hill. There can be big temperature swings throughout the day, so be prepared to shed a thin layer or add one. It is better to be a touch warm than shivering. The helicopter ride does allow a few minutes to warm up and defrost your goggles. Casual attire for the lodge.
- Waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex or similar material)
- Hat and or helmet
- Puffy (insulated) jacket. Lightweight and packable
- Base layer(s). No cotton
- Fleece mid-layer
- Goggles (multiple light lenses), sunglasses
- Neck gaiter or balaclava
- Water bottle, sunblock, lip balm
- Winter boots
- Casual lodge attire
You are required to carry an avalanche transceiver and wear a harness and carabiner, as well as an avalanche airbag backpack, which will contain a shovel and probe. Our partner Backcountry Access provides us with all of our avalanche rescue gear. Don’t plan on carrying the kitchen sink. You can ski better, and longer with a lighter pack.
Majestic Heli Ski operates a retail location that sells many of these items in case you forget something, or would like to shop. Please recall we do not have ski or snowboard boots for rent or sale, carry them on the plane with you!
And don’t forget your camera.