Telluride Helitrax is Colorado’s ultimate helicopter skiing experience with access to over 200 square miles of pristine and untracked terrain in the San Juan Mountains near Telluride, Colorado. Boasting some of the highest skiable elevations in North America, we consistently ski and board off summits and among high alpine basins, cirques, and couloirs. Our premiere Colorado skiing terrain is coupled with a crew of expert guides that hand-deliver a truly unforgettable experiences like no other.
In continuous operation for over 35 years, we have become industry pros at customizing and catering helicopter skiing and snowboarding trips for advanced through expert skiers and riders. We have countless drop-off locations to meet the needs of a wide range of abilities and skiing preferences. Helitrax was founded by a group of 4 ski partners with a profound love for skiing in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Since then we have chosen to remain family-owned because it keeps us humble, hungry, and motivated to provide the best - and safest - tailored alpine helicopter excursions in the business.
Our guides and staff are a group of dedicated mountain connoisseurs, hand-selected for their devotion to mountain culture, safety, and one-of-a-kind experiences. We come to work every day proudly equipped with a unique combination of interpersonal skills, decades of backcountry experience, and accredited guiding certifications that make us a balanced and knowledgeable group. We know how lucky we are to enjoy the best office views in the world, and we pay our respects to these mountains daily.
No one knows the San Juan backcountry more than a Helitrax guide. We stress the importance of listening to what the mountains have to say and always begin our day with a safety orientation, helicopter briefing, and avalanche protocol expectations before take-off.
We operate the state of the art and very capable Eurocopter S350 B3e helicopters, formidable pieces of equipment that are well known for their high-altitude performance to help us discover the epitome of what Colorado has to offer. Our single day excursions enable us to take up to four groups of four people on an average of six runs totaling an approximate 10,000 to 14,000 vertical feet. When the day is done, we offer an après ski and group cheers with unforgettable views. We also cater to private and custom tours; you tell us what you have in mind, and we’ll show you a unparalleled time the best way we know how.
Our regional heli-ski tours offer connections to Telluride via Aspen, Vail, and Steamboat. This experience allows us to arrange you and your party safe-passage aboard a private, fixed-wing flight direct to our front door for a full day of helicopter skiing, and back to your accommodations, all in time for happy hour. For those who prefer to earn their turns, our most knowledgeable backcountry guides can show you the hidden gems of the San Juan Mountains like no one else. With helicopter assist, you can reach harder to achieve summits and untracked backcountry ski lines. Our guides use their in-depth local knowledge to take you on a once in a lifetime adventure.
Since 1982, we have built a solid reputation as one of the most trusted and experienced helicopter ski and snowboard operations on the continent. We are avid supporters of a good time in the mountains, have a high degree of respect for our environment, and help each of our guests experience an unforgettable, bucket list day in the mountains.