Monday, December 19, 2011

Come Heli-Skiing with myself and Chugach Powder Guides!


Typical terrain accessed in Girdwood, Alaska.

This coming April Chugach Powder Guides is hosting an Epic Athlete Experience with me! I am so thrilled to have this opportunity. If there was any year to come heli-skiing in Girdwood this is THE YEAR. Girdwood is predicted to receive over 800 inches of snow, and already it has accumulated over 200 inches so I think it's safe to say 800 inches is going to be easy to achieve.
The Athlete Experience is a really cool set-up for clients. The clients get to go heli-skiing with myself, and I'm not acting as a guide or instructor but rather as an athlete so it will be much more relaxed and all about having a great time. We will be based in Girdwood and there is a 5 day or 7 day package available. This year the prices have dropped significantly, so this is the year to take advantage of the deal! I think Girdwood is one of the best possible locations for heli-skiing in the World for so many reasons. First off, Girdwood is one  of THE coolest ski towns in the world, with lots of good restaurants (Double  Musky  here I come!) and interesting people to mingle with. Secondly, if  we  can't fly we get to go snowcat skiing. CPG recently opened 500 more acres for cat skiing in addition to upgrading to a new, super posh cat, which I have experienced and it's sensational. Thirdly, there is Alyeska Resort, one of the  best  ski resorts in the world, at your disposal for down days as well. I know the resort by the back of my hand so there will be no dilly-dallying about where to find the goods. But down days in Girdwood with CPG are RARE, only once has a group been unable to get in a helicopter in their 14 year history. No other heli-operation in Alaska has it this good! If this is something  that  interests you CLICK HERE to view more info on the package. Hopefully I'll being seeing you there!!!




LIVE THE GIRDWOOD HIGH LIFE WITH ELYSE SAUGSTAD


For Elyse Saugstad, the opportunity to share the big mountains of the Chugach Range from the epic ski hub of Girdwood is more than she could ask for. It's a return to her old stomping grounds. Elyse has been taking the competition and film world by storm over the last 6 years, but there's nothing like returning to the Chugach.

Join this unique unique Co-ed week hosted by Elyse with an easy going focus on squeezing as much fun as possible out of these mountains. Come for either 5 or 7 days and grab your backstage pass and have a blast spending the week with these this consummate pro in the mountains and on the town.

This experience isn't about classes or clinics, it's about having a good time with an amazing athlete and ski personality on her home turf, experiencing the best of the Chugach Range and the most fun you can have with the Girdwood experience.

ABOUT ELYSE
Elyse Saugstad is originally from Girdwood, Alaska. She grew up skiing at Alyeska Resort, racing on the Alyeska Ski Team while finding a passion for skiing the big mountains of Alaska. In the past few years Elyse has competed on the Freeride World Tour, claiming the championship in 2008 and the female "Line of the Year" in 2009. In those few years of competing Elyse has won 5 out of the 9 international events she's entered. Elyse's focus has switched to filming, and she has been captured on film in movies by Salomon Freeski TV, Rage Films, Garchois Productions and The Levitation Project. In 2011 she was nominated for Powder Video Awards' "Best Female Performance".

Elyse Saugstad: "I'm blessed to be a professional skier and through my job I want to help inspire other female skiers and push the limits of what women can do."

FEATURES
We've set this package up to fit multiple budgets and schedules and to include the best social experience possible to top off your ultimate ski or snowboard experience. So, we've included all dinners out on the town with Elyse. Shred the mountains, eat and drink well, and catch a good band!

5 Days, 6 nights

Apr 1 - April 8

Single Occupancy - $6550
Double Occupancy - $5600

Includes:
- 50,000 - 60,000 vertical feet of skiing / boarding
- Snowcat backup for no-fly days (optional purchase)
- 6 nights lodging at the Hotel Alyeska
- Round trip transport to and from Anchorage International Airport
- All Dinners
- Lunch on Heli / Snowcat days
- Use of Mammut PULSE Barryvox transceiver

Schedule:
- Arrive Sat., March 31
- Heli / Snowcat ski Sun., April 1 - Sat., April 7
- Depart Sat., April 8

7 Days, 8 Nights
April 1 - April 9, 2011

Single Occupancy - $8950
Double Occupancy - $7825

Includes:
- 80,000 - 1000,000 vertical feet of skiing / boarding
- Snowcat backup for no-fly days
- 6 nights lodging at the Hotel Alyeska
- Round trip transport to and from Anchorage International Airport
- All Dinners
- Lunch on Heli / Snowcat days
- Use of Mammut PULSE Barryvox transceiver

Schedule:
- Arrive Sun., April 1
- Heli / Snowcat ski Mon., April 2 - Fri., April 7
- Depart Sat., April 9


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