Telluride helicopter skiing opens for the season, Aspen-area charter flights available
TELLURIDE — Telluride Helitrax, Colorado’s ultimate helicopter-skiing experience, is now open for the 2015-16 winter heli-skiing season. The heli-skiing operation also offers charters in the Aspen and Vail areas.
Telluride Helitrax has been in operation for 33 years and remains a family-owned guide service providing tailored and personalized guest experiences. Helitrax utilizes small, intimate group sizes of four guests to one guide to maximize safety and efficient skiing. Helitrax operates in terrain that includes more than 200 square miles of high-alpine basins, cirques and summits in the San Juan Mountains.
Helitrax offers single-day trips, multi-day packages, private and custom tours, Aspen and Vail heli-ski charters, Denver heli-ski charters and scenic flights. A day with Helitrax includes six runs (10,000 to 14,000 vertical feet), powder skis and poles, avalanche transceiver, avalanche airbag pack, lunch and snacks and water throughout the day. Safety orientation, helicopter briefing and avalanche protocol are covered in a morning meeting and the day ends with apres-ski.
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