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Sun Valley Heli Ski

Hours of Operation

Headquarters, now based out of the Sun Valley Gun Club, are only open during our operating season.

  • Winter Hours 8-5 Monday thru Sunday

Heli Skiing Season Begins December x, 2019 through March x, 2020, although the season may be extended if conditions permit.

Sun Valley Heli Ski is the oldest helicopter ski operator in the lower 48 states, with over 50 years of experience. Our Permit with the US Forest Service for 750,000 square acres gives us exclusive helicopter access to a massive playground with spectacular terrain, covering three mountain ranges. This is by far the most exclusive terrain of any operator in the lower 48 states, as well as most operators in Canada and Alaska.  Our 4 passenger A Star B-3E, the unquestioned king of helicopters for helicopter skiing, provides an intimate guest to guide raito of 4:1. It truly is your own Private Idaho. Our runs are 1,500 to 3,000 feet long and are for intermediate and expert skiers and riders.

Our current team of guides has over 100 years of collective experience guiding and touring in our terrain. This is a testament to their level of dedication and professionlism. Sun Valley Heli provides Mammut RAS Rocker 18 airbags and Mammut Barryvox Avalanche Transceivers to all our guests.

We offer full day heli skiing, half day heli skiing, private charters, heli assited ski tourning and scenic flights.  We also have the Smoky Mountain Lodge, the only remote fly-in heli ski lodge in the lower 48 states that is avaialbe for multiple overnight stays..  Heli and resort skiing and riding packages are available with our local lodging partners.  We also have a special introduction to heli ski package.


Smoky Mountain Lodge

The Smoky Mountain Lodge is the only remote fly-in heli ski lodge in the lower 48 states. The lodge is located west of Sun Valley in the heart of the South Fork of the Boise River drainage.  The luxurious 6-bedroom Lodge provides a backcountry get away with all the amenities of home.  Breakfasts and dinners are prepared by a local chef.  Lunches are served in the field in the middle of each day’s heli trip.  Amenities and other activities include wi-fi, sauna, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  The Lodge sleeps up to 12 persons.  All Lodge packages can be customized to accomodate a group’s personal nees.

Limelight Hotel Heli & Resort Ski

Enjoy a mix of resort and helicopter skiing in Sun Valley.  Stay at the brand new Limelight Hotel, located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Ketchum.  The Limelight offers spacious rooms, an extensive buffet breakfast, outdoor pools, hot tubs and plazas as well as membership to the exclusive Zynergy Health Club and Spa during your stay.. The Limelight will also provide transportation for you while you are in Sun Valley.

This package is designed for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. It includes 2 days of resort skiing on Bald Mountain,and 2 days of helicopter skiing in the vast Idaho backcountry. You will spend two days playing on the wonderful uncrowded trails and bowls of Baldy, whose 3,400 vertical feet provide a great mix of intermediate and expert skiing. You will also experience the majestic Idaho backcountry by joining Sun Valley Heli Ski for 2 days of skiing and riding in Idaho’s Smoky, Pioneer and Boulder Mountain ranges.

For more information, visit Sun Valley Heli Ski’s website.  You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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