Telluride Helitrax - Telluride, CO - ski from a helicopter


Telluride Helitrax is located at 1500 Last Dollar Road in Telluride, Colorado and is the oldest helicopter skiing facility in Colorado. It has been in existence since 1982. The flights take visitors over the San Juan Mountains. The Telluride Helitrax is a guide service that is family owned and committed to ensuring passengers are safe during their trips. There are a variety of experiences offered by the Telluride Helitrax including custom tours and charters, day trips and bookings for multiple days.

The Telluride Helitrax takes its riders anywhere from ten thousand to thirteen and a half thousand feet during trips. There are two hundred and fifty square miles to snowboard and ski on in the area with drops from one thousand to twenty-five hundred feet. The goal of the Telluride Helitrax is to give fliers six ski runs; additional runs may be added for a fee. Those taking the flights should bring their usual ski boots and clothing since extra weight cannot be put in the helicopter.

Those flying Telluride Helitrax should feel secure in knowing that the pilot will land the helicopter prior to your getting on the slopes to ski. The company even works with the filming and production of television shows as well as their own films.

The company can guarantee an availability of six to twelve seats being available on the helicopter each day. Passengers may reserve as many as twenty seats although the seats are not guaranteed to be available. Groups are sorted by reservations when dividing them up in addition to the total weight load of the helicopter. While the company tries to keep groups together those that rent a private cabin are assured of being able to remain together during the stay and go out skiing together.

Telluride Helitrax is designed for skiers that are intermediate, advanced and expert skiers seeking adventure. It is recommended that the skiers be somewhat fit due to the strenuous conditions possible when skiing over ten thousand feet. Those wishing to snowboard should bring longer boards and be prepared for long traverses. Lunch is available at the facility as well as energy products being available all day long.

The Telluride Helitrax has a forecast program for avalanches to avoid going out on those days and a staff that is dedicated to safety. The company has a record for ensuring the safety of its passengers. There is an average of only one of three days being cancelled due to the weather on the mountain.

The cost of Telluride Helitrax includes six self guided runs, snacks, lunch, powder ski, poles, snowboards, and avalanche beacon and other things required for skiing. Those that have their days cancelled because of the weather conditions will have their day rescheduled for later in the season. The company can accommodate a number of helicopters and heli-skiers making it possible to have more friends accompany you on your trip. Those that would like more information about Telluride Helitrax and the options offered should contact the facility directly.

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