ESCAPE THE CROWDS

Get ready for private helicopter skiing, guided mountain adventures, fresh mountain air, and plenty of room to spread out.
Escape the crowds.

International Helicopter Skiing

Greenland, South America, & custom international

In 2002 our team formed Powderbird International and set off to Greenland for our first exploratory helicopter skiing expedition. Upon our arrival, we discovered a land with near infinite skiing possibilities and set about building an operation to meet the professional standards of Powderbird. Powderbird has continued to expand our international operations with trips in Greenland, South America and beyond.

We are excited to get back to enjoying the mountains we love.
Powderbird is happy to announce that we will be open for the 20/21 winter.

For 47 years, we have prioritized our guests, staff, and local community's safety while providing the pinnacle in guided helicopter skiing and mountain adventures. This year our commitment to safety continues with additional policies in response to COVID-19 and new ways to experience private skiing in Utah. 

Our team has developed proper procedures and protocols for all aspects of our business &  helicopter skiing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic with guidance and knowledge from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD), and the State of Utah. These updated operating guidelines are in place to ensure we operate responsibly and maximum opportunities to enjoy the fresh air and wide-open spaces of the mountains.

We firmly believe that the experiences we share with our loved ones in the outdoors make us stronger and healthier, making the mountains’ therapeutic power more important now than ever. 

We invite you to join us this season in escaping the crowds, skiing powder, and enjoying all that the mountains have to offer.

We encourage our guests to take advantage of the Semi-Private group to ski exclusively with your own party or the Private group for exclusive access to your own helicopter for the day.

enhanced safety

LIMITED CAPACITY OF SINGLE SEAT OPERATIONS
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PHYSICAL & SOCIAL DISTANCING
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FACE COVERINGS
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CONTACTLESS PAYMENT & CHECK-IN PROCESSES
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daily sanitization of equipment & surfaces
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daily staff & guest temperature & symptom checks
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Staff Covid-19 Testing
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straight to the helicopter procedures
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  • straight to the helicopter procedures
  • Staff Covid-19 Testing
  • daily staff & guest temperature & symptom checks
  • daily sanitization of equipment & surfaces
  • CONTACTLESS PAYMENT & CHECK-IN PROCESSES
  • FACE COVERINGS
  • PHYSICAL & SOCIAL DISTANCING
  • LIMITED CAPACITY OF guests in facilities
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 season, locking in the lowest season rate.
- Receive a full refund.

Payment information

Our reservation and cancellation policies are standard in the helicopter skiing industry. We must make significant financial commitments in the summer to our dedicated aviation partners, word-class helicopter ski guides, fuel, food, and facilities.

deposits

Powderbird to collect the full payment for online reservations at the time of booking. If you would prefer to pay only a deposit for any reservation outside of 30 days, please call the Powderbird office at 801-742-2800. Within 30 days the reservation must be paid in full to be confirmed.

weather days & Refunds

Powderbird is dedicated to providing you the pinnacle of guided helicopter skiing and mountain adventures. We aim to ski every single day, to maximize time on the snow and in the mountains.  In the event we cannot fly due to weather or safety concerns, Powderbird will refund up to $1300 and provide our guests with either an in-resort guided day at Snowbird or cat-skiing if the conditions permit.

Additionally, guests have the following options:
-Leave the remaining balance on the account to be used by the end of the next year.
-Resort skiing at Snowbird ($300 total); leave the remainder on account or receive a refund.
-Cat ski with Powderbird ($600 total); leave the remainder on account or receive a refund.
-The $300 may be waived if we move the guests to fill our schedule's open capacity.

- Powderbird to retain $300 and receive a refund of the remaining balance on a Single Day product.​
-Powderbird to retain $600 and receive a refund of the remaining balance on Semi-Private product.​
-Powderbird to retain $1,600 and receive a refund of the remaining balance on Private product.​​

Guests can request a refund of the remaining balance anytime until the full payment expires at the end of the following season. If the guest doesn't choose to renew the payment or request a refund, the full payment will be collected.

cancellations

Any cancellation on the guests end within the 30 day window of the reservation will result in a loss of the $500 deposit.  Any cancellation within 24 hours of the reservation will result in a loss of all fees paid.

multi-day Lodging packages

These packages include lodging at the Cliff Lodge, helicopter skiing, three gourmet meals a day, safety equipment, transportation to and from the airport, spa access for the duration of your stay, one day of guided skiing at Snowbird with line-cutting privileges, and one Snowbird lift ticket.

utah
Helicopter Skiing

Our helicopter skiing adventures depart from our Heliports near Historic Park City and at the base of Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon. These locations are centered near world-class resort skiing at Snowbird, Alta, Deer Valley, and Park City. Spectacular accommodations, restaurants, and shopping are minutes away from our helicopter gateways to pristine backcountry powder skiing.