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Experience helicopter skiing in the San Juan Mountains with Colorado’s only full-service heli-skiing operation. We help our guests create some of the best memories of their lives, and we don’t take that lightly. We put all of our energy and collective skills into creating customized helicopter skiing trips that cater to your inner ski-soul so you can have your best ski or snowboard day yet.

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. A typical heli-ski day includes six runs and up to 14,000 vertical feet of skiing or snowboarding. We hope you can join us this winter!

Helicopter Skiing

We offer trip styles that include everything from a single day of heli-skiing with 6 runs totaling 10,000 to 14,000 feet to full custom experiences. Join us for one or multiple days, regional and custom tours available.

Daily, Custom & Regional Heli-skiing

Guided Backcountry Skiing

Have you always wanted to experience backcountry skiing in Telluride? Our team of expert guides know the San Juan Mountains and snowpack like nobody else.

Guided Backcountry Skiing

Scenic Flights, Charters & Film Support

Enjoy a breathtaking flight with beautiful Telluride and regional views or arrange a charter flight.

Scenic Flights, Charters & More
Avalanche Mitigation

We have been conducting aerial avalanche control since 1982. Many public and private businesses contract with us for avalanche mitigation. We have the expertise, experience, licensing and equipment required for whatever type of avalanche control is needed.

Avalanche Mitigation


Located in Telluride, Colorado, Telluride Helitrax is fortunate to call over 200 square miles of immaculate and untracked alpine terrain home. We hold an exclusive US Forest Service Special Use Permit in an area that houses some of the most spectacular skiing in North America. Every day we fly, we ride and ski off summits, in basins and among cirques of Colorado’s premiere mountains. We have over 100 drop-off locations that accommodate different skill levels and feature different types of terrain to keep your experience fresh and exciting.

We fly a Eurocopter S350 B3e high-altitude performance helicopter, renowned globally for its comfort and reliability. This capable helicopter helps us take our guests to high-altitude locations and drop-off points with speed, safety, and style in mind.

We also offer custom packages that are entirely exclusive and totally private – you tell us what you would like to experience, assemble a group, and we take the time and care to find you the best terrain and snow conditions to meet your expectations. Pricing is based on flight hours when the chopper is in the air, so you benefit from customizing your own schedule.

For those who prefer to earn their turns and want the authentic mountain experience, our guided backcountry ski tours allow you to navigate the San Juan backcountry your way, accompanied by a Helitrax guide who knows the area inside and out. This is the perfect trip for those not familiar with the backcountry terrain in Telluride.

Our regional trip options have connected Telluride with other towns in Colorado for over 20 years. Let us handle the arrangements for a fixed-wing charter from Aspen, Vail, Steamboat or Denver, and enjoy the scenic flight to our neck of the woods where you’ll enjoy all that the San Juans have to offer. After a full day of helicopter skiing, you will be back to your host location by happy hour. We can also provide flights to and from the luxury hot spring accommodations at Dunton.

For those who prefer to stay warm, and in the air, we also offer breathtaking fifteen minute scenic helicopter flights for four to five passengers. We take off from either the Peaks Resort or the Telluride Airport and return to that same location.

We may be great at providing unparalleled heli-skiing opportunities, but we’re even better at helping you create incredible mountain memories. Contact us today to find out more about availability, booking, and how to customize your own alpine adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Considering a trip with Helitrax? Make sure you visit our FAQ page.