About Us


Over thirty years ago, Telluride Helitrax became a reality when four local ski partners combined their talents and enthusiasm for ski mountaineering with a generous dose of can-do optimism. The early years were defined by powder days, friends, and a fair amount of fun and shenanigans.

Today, Telluride Helitrax is a family owned guide service providing tailored, personalized guest experiences. We still believe strongly in powder days and fun and work hard to deliver unforgettable memories.

Telluride Helitrax utilizes small, intimate groups of four guests to one guide. We operate in spectacular terrain that includes over 200 square miles of high alpine basins, cirques and summits. We fly the trusted Eurocopter AS350 B3e because it is built for high altitude mountain flying and outperforms in demanding weather conditions.

Our operation and staff have earned a reputation as one of the safest and most experienced helicopter skiing services in North America. Helitrax guides and pilots utilize the best equipment in the industry and safety procedures to lead our guests through some of the most dramatic ski terrain, and high quality snow found anywhere. We invite you to experience a day with Telluride Helitrax.


Telluride Helitrax operates under a US Forest Service Special Use Permit in the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado. Our permit grants us exclusive helicopter access to over 200 square miles of terrain surrounding Telluride to the north, south and east.

Almost all of our terrain is above tree line. It is considered some of the most spectacular ski terrain found anywhere in the world. We are lucky to have an abundance of moderate angle heli-skiing for intermediate skiers. Most runs are equivalent to double blue and single black runs, as rated on Telluride Ski Resort. Additionally, we have expert skiing for advanced skiers and snowboarders looking for an adventurous day.

We have  hundreds of different helicopter drop off locations to choose from. Daily ski run selection is dictated by weather conditions, avalanche hazard, skier ability, snow quality and other logistical factors.