In 1982, 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. Today, Telluride Helitrax is a family-owned guide service providing tailored, personalized guest experiences. We still believe strongly in powder days, 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 all weather conditions.
Our operation and staff have earned a reputation as one of the safest and most experienced helicopter skiing and snowboarding 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.
MEET OUR GUIDES & STAFF
Telluride Helitrax has some of the most qualified and experienced guides and staff in the industry. We strive for a superior level of experience and professionalism, while creating a fun and comfortable environment for our guests.
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 advanced-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.
Telluride Helitrax is a proud member of Heli-Ski US and meets their proprietary Heli-Skiing Safety & Operating Guidelines (HSOG) on a yearly basis. Learn more about HSOG and our safety procedures here.
TELLURIDE, MOUNTAIN VILLAGE & THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS
Telluride is nestled against a box canyon in the stunning San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Dry, Rocky Mountain powder is combined with awe-inspiring views to create the perfect helicopter skiing experience. Telluride is rich in mining history and today boasts world-class amenities and a variety of winter activities.
Telluride Helitrax is located adjacent to Telluride Ski Resort and among the best restaurants and hotels in the region. If weather keeps us from flying, you won’t spend your day looking out the window of the lodge. Instead, you can head to the resort for over 2,000 acres of varying terrain until the snow stops falling.
The town of Telluride is located at 8,750 feet and is conveniently linked to Mountain Village by a free gondola. Telluride is characterized by Victorian houses and a funky main street while Mountain Village is distinguished by the European style village and full-service hotels.
Telluride’s free gondola makes commuting between the two towns a breeze and alleviates the need for a car. For more information, visit the following sites:
Telluride Tourism – Information on Telluride and Mountain Village
Telluride Ski Resort – Information on Telluride Ski Resort
Telluride.com – Information on Telluride and Events Calendar