Heli Skiing Colorado with Silverton Heli

Heli Ski / Heli Board drops to spectacular terrain can be purchased in single run increments from Silverton Guides llc for only $179 per run (plus lift ticket) bringing the possibility of heli skiing to those with big boards but a small bank roll. It is a great way to see more of the mountain.

There are different ways to experience the heli skiing in Silverton…

1. $179 Per Heli Run- You need to also purchase a lift ticket (Lift Ticket: $49-$139 depending on the time of year).

2. $999 Heli Day(per person)- Includes 6 heli runs with more than 22,000 acres of ski terrain. Silverton has chairlift accessed backup skiing available for you at no extra charge if your trip is cancelled once underway (rarely happens due to weather etc).

3. Private Ship or Heli Transport- You, your friends and the heli. Only $8,900 for the Private heli Mon-Weds with more runs than most legs can handle and includes 2hrs of Hobbs time (time on throttle in flight).

By combining charter plane service based in Apen you can fly from Aspen or Vail to Telluride where you will be picked up by the helicopter and brought to Silverton to ski the finest terrain in CO. Leave Aspen or Vail at 7am, ski a full day in Silverton and be back in Aspen/Vail in time for dinner (or stay the night in Silverton and return at your leisure).

Airplane charter from Aspen or Vail starts at $2,000 (up to 4 people) in a small single engine Cessna 206, or $3,300 (up to 8 people) in a Pilatus PC12 luxury turbo prop.

For guests in Telluride Heli transports round trip from Telluride to Silverton are $1,700 per group of 5 people (skiing not included).

If you have a special idea for the ultimate ski day we can make it happen any day of the week anytime. Call or email for private or transport info.

4. $829 Overnight Heli Accessed Ski Touring Trips-
Includes two heli drops and access to scenic remote basins for additional human powered runs. $829 per person with a 4 person min. Additional days $350 per person.

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You can book $179 heli drops with Silverton Guides llc in advance on the website or at the base area. Spaces are limited. Flight service is provided by 3rd party contractors with Silverton acting as agent. $999 Heli Day and Overnight Heli Touring can be booked by contacting the office or by emailing info@silvertonmountain.com (not available via website).

Why Heli Ski Silverton Colorado? Stellar terrain options with big lines available…Miles and miles of terrain…Higher caliber skiers on higher caliber terrain…Excellent snow quality due to highest elevation in North America…Almost zero down days…Chairlift backup…Colorado sunshine…Above and below treeline skiing options.

Silverton uses a small helicopter to conduct avalanche control (Astar B3 typically). With the higher costs and the poor accuracy of the avalauncher rounds, a helicopter is the best tool for conducting avalanche control at Silverton Mountain and especially on the distant and most amazing ski terrain. This is also great news for unguided skiers as the helicopter avalanche control program helps get additional unguided ski terrain open faster.

The heli drops are available starting Dec 20th which is usually a great time to ride with light powder on all aspects.

All helicopters are provided, staffed, insured, and maintained by 3rd party independent contractors including Chordline Aviation, with Silverton acting as Agent for Chordline Aviation and other operators.

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Heli Drop Stats:
Peak elevation: 13,514’
Max Vertical Drop: 3,100’
Terrain: More than 22,000 acres with combinations of nasty chutes and open bowls to choose from.
Group Size: 8 or less (heli holds 4-6 riders)
Core Season: Dec 16- March 9. Other dates available upon request.