Purchase your helicopter skiing experience with peace of mind knowing Powderbird aims to take our guests skiing every single day. Sometimes, however, weather or other circumstances do not permit flying and skiing in the backcountry. We offer other exclusive ski experiences for these weather days.
For day products, we require a non-refundable deposit to secure a reservation. Sometimes weather inhibits us from flying. These weather days are typically snowy days that provide excellent skiing. If we are unable to fly due to weather, guests have the option to partake in an alternative ski experience. The deposit will cover an all-inclusive guided in-resort ski day with Powderbird at Snowbird with line-cutting privileges or cat-skiing at an additional charge.
Single day deposit: $300
Semi-private deposit: $900
Private deposit: $2700
Please note, reservations made through the Powderbird website will require full payment to be collected at the time of booking and online bookings will incur an online booking fee. The online booking fee is non-refundable. To avoid paying the online booking fees, please call our main line to book at 801-742-2800.
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When we cannot fly due to weather or safety concerns, guests can choose from the following options.
Guided resort skiing at Snowbird with line cutting privileges at no additional cost.
Cat-skiing for an additional $300 per person (weather & availability permitting).
Ski Touring at no additional cost.
Powderbird offers registered guests a variety of exclusive mountain experiences for days when we cannot fly due to weather or safety concerns.
Guided skiing and line cutting privileges at Snowbird
Enjoy a warm breakfast at the Heliport, receive a Snowbird lift ticket, and ski-out of the Heliport with your guide and group. Ski 3000 vert from the Tram, and access the hidden gems of Snowbird. Ski-in to the Heliport for a warm meal and drinks whenever you please. Rejuvenate from the day at The Cliff spa. All for no additional fee.
Guided cat skiing tour
Enjoy a warm breakfast at the Heliport, hop in the cat and drive into the Alta backcountry. This option is best when the snow is falling and the powder is stacking in. Head back to the Heliport for a warm meal and drinks. Rejuvenate from the day at The Cliff Spa.
Guided Backcountry Ski Tour
Enjoy a warm breakfast at the Heliport and head into private backcountry property adjacent to Snowbird resort for a guided ski tour seeking out fresh tracks. Head back to the Heliport for a warm meal and drinks. Rejuvenate from the day at The Cliff Spa.
Registered guests also receive:
Free parking at the heliport
Breakfast & aprés ski lunch & drinks at the heliport
Complementary access to Head ski demos
Access to heliport lounge & Cliff Spa at Snowbird
For multi-day packages, Powderbird will collect full payment at the time of booking. In the event weather or other circumstances do not permit flying and skiing in the backcountry guests will receive a refund of $170 per flight they did not receive. Read more about the number of guaranteed flights in your desired package duration here.
Single Day: An additional $200 per person will be charged for each additional run taken.
Semi Private: Any additional flight time above the initial 1 hour of prepaid flight time will be billed at a rate of $6,900 per additional flight hour, billable by the 10th of an hour.
Private: Any additional flight time above the initial 2 hours of prepaid flight time will be billed at a rate of $6,000 per additional flight hour, billable by the 10th of an hour.
Any cancellation by the guest within the 30 day window of the reservation will result in a loss of the deposit. Any cancellation within 7 days of the reservation will result in a loss of the full price of your trip.
Book confidently with our Covid-19 Refund Guarantee. If Powderbird cancels a trip due to a COVID-19 travel restriction, you have the following options:
- Move your full funds to a trip in the 2021/22 season, locking in the lowest season rate
- Receive a full refund
-On days delayed by weather, you will be required to remain available to participate until noon or be subject to cancellation fees.
-On weather shortened days, you will be charged for actual flights taken or flight time received.
It is very important that we have accurate client weights in the helicopter and you will be weighed in on your ski day. Please be accurate because if your weight differs significantly from the weight you give us you may be declined participation yet still be responsible for the price of the seat.
Sometimes the total weight of a group may preclude group members from flying together in the same load. Although every member of your group may not fly together we will make every effort to allow you to ski together.
Groups comprised of all large individuals and individuals over 230 pounds may not be able to be sufficiently paired and should be prepared to pay for all or a portion of an additional seat.
If you are unable to keep up with the group or pose a risk to yourself or others, we may elect to fly you in from the backcountry. In this event you will be charged the full cost of the day plus the cost of the fly-in.