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A Unique Winter Overnight & Touring Experience

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Join us this season for a truly unique winter experience. Our brand-new touring camp is equipped with three heated Arctic Oven Tents and all the necessities for an overnight you are sure to remember forever. Enjoy a helicopter flight into camp, two days of guided ski touring, chef-prepared meals, breathtaking stargazing, cozy sleeping quarters, and a convenient flight back to Telluride to conclude your adventure.

This is an authentic overnight mountain adventure. The stars, semi-remote location, varying terrain options, and calm setting combine for an ideal winter camping experience. Our ski touring camp season is March 1 through April 3, 2022.

HELI-ACCESSED

SKI TOURING CAMP

Season: March 1, 2022 to April 3, 2022

Our camp consists of three Arctic Oven tents, two for sleeping (up to three people fit comfortably in each tent) and one for dining and hanging out. Each tent has a dedicated heater to keep you comfortable while winter camping at 12,000 feet. For sleeping, we provide cots with pads and cozy down sleeping bags.

We take care of all the details so you can enjoy the spectacular setting. After a full day of guided ski touring near camp, enjoy gourmet appetizers and dinner prepared for you by our camp staff. Rest easy following glittering stargazing and a warm campfire. Day two explores even more guided touring terrain, a catered lunch, and quick flight out of the field back to Telluride in the afternoon.

These trips are for ski tourers with some experience who have all their own touring gear. Please review our equipment list below before booking this trip as Helitrax does not rent gear.

What to Expect

Get a taste of winter camping in its most lavish form. We fly you into camp, pair you with a guide for two days of ski touring, cater chef-prepared meals, and fly you out of camp when it’s time to return to Telluride.

Includes

A flight in and out of camp, guided ski touring, all food except the first day’s lunch, a cozy sleeping bag, pad, and cot. See equipment list below for more details.

Not Included

Personal overnight bag and equipment, ski touring gear, sleeping bag liner, and gratuity for your guide(s). See more on equipment below.

Price

The experience is booked based on a group of three (because of helicopter loads and tent arrangements). Up to three people is $2700. Up to six people is $4200.

All rates are inclusive of taxes.

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Heli-Accessed Touring Camp Details & Equipment

What A Typical Trip Looks Like

A Typical 2-Day/1-Night Camp Trip

  • Meet at the Helitrax office the night before your departure day to do our safety briefing and go through the equipment list
  • The morning of your trip, meet your guide at the Helitrax office or airport to fly into camp first-thing
  • Fly into camp and drop off your personal bag at the tents
  • Enjoy guided ski touring and lunch in the basins surrounding camp
  • Return to the tents for appetizers, dinner, campfires, and stargazing
  • A cozy sleep at 12,000 feet
  • Breakfast and coffee to start your morning
  • Guided ski touring and lunch
  • A flight back to where you started your adventure (Helitrax office or Telluride airport), most groups will be out of the field by 3 or 4 PM.

EQUIPMENT LIST

Telluride Helitrax to Provide:

  • Accommodation at our base camp for one night
  • Sleeping bag, cot, pad, and pillow
  • Day 1: apps and dinner
  • Day 2: breakfast and lunch
  • Water, hot drinks
  • A helicopter flight in and out of camp
  • Ski guide and camp host

You Are Responsible For:

  • Personal bag for camp (under 20lbs)
    • Winter boots that go above your ankle (for walking outside around camp)
    • A big, warm jacket for standing outside and enjoying the view (the warmer the better!)
    • Extra layers you may want at camp
    • 1 pair of extra socks
    • Warm hat
    • Headlamp
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste
    • Personal items (you may way to bring ear plugs)
    • Sunscreen and SPF lip balm
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Lunch and snacks for day 1
  • Water bottle
  • Alcohol
  • Ski touring gear
    • Skis/snowboard with uphill capabilities
    • Skins
    • Touring binding with uphill capabilities
    • Poles
    • Boots
    • Backpack
    • Beacon
    • Shovel
    • Probe

For Ski Touring, We Recommend Having:

  • Base layer top and bottom (no cotton)
  • Ski socks that don’t bunch or cause “hot spots” (especially on the uphill)
  • Mid-layer top, could be a fleece, light puffy or wind shell
  • Wind and weatherproof ski pants and jacket
  • Warm puffy jacket
  • Fleece or lightweight gloves for the uphill; Regular ski gloves for the downhill (hand warmers if your hands easily get cold)
  • Neck buff for the deep pow
  • Sunglasses and goggles
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Hat to protect your beauty from the sun; Winter hat for cold days; Helmet for the way down (and sometimes the up)
  • Water bottle, snacks, and lunch for day 1
Enough Talk, Let's Ski

The first step to booking a trip with us is to send an inquiry.