Kings & Corn Tordrillo Mountain Lodge – A Summer Camp That Never Grows Old.

SNOW sent pro skier Amie Engerbretson to experience how to be a kid again at Camp Kings & Corn, trying her hand at every activity. It’s the ultimate summer camp for adults who love to ski and fish. Kings & Corn at Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountain Lodge takes place each June during the summer equinox, just as the snow in the Tordrillo Mountains is passing through an annual freeze-thaw cycle…

Alaska Heli Skiing Guide Greg Harms on Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska Heli Skiing Guide Greg Harms on Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Alaska Heli Skiing Guide Greg Harms is one of the most experienced guides in the business. He brings something unique to the guiding world world because he is also one of the best ski pros in the business. Greg has taught skiing around the world in California at Heavenly Valley, in Spain at Baquiera Beret, in Chile at Portillo and…

Tommy Moe Talks Heli Skiing at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Alaska

Watch the VideoOlympic Gold Medalist Tommy Moe talks heli skiing at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Alaska.  Tommy Moe grew up in Montana and Alaska. He made the U.S. Ski Team at only 16 years of age and made his world cup debut just a year later at 17. In the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway Tommy became the first American male ski racer to win multiple medals in a single Olympic Games…

Alaska Heli Ski Haven – Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska Heli Ski Haven Georgia Native Bret Gilleland is the lodge manager up at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska, one of the premier heli ski operations on the planet. She is one of the many people at the lodge that make your Alaskan Heli Ski Trip the experience of a lifetime. She quickly learns how you like your coffee, what your apres heli ski beverage of choice is and weather or not you…

Alaska heli skiing at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska heli skiing at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Experience some of the best heli skiing the world has to offer at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. You don't have to be an expert to enjoy the splendor of Alaska and untouched virgin snow. Explore one of Alaska’s largest and most geographically diverse mountain ranges with the most experienced operator guiding the Tordrillo Mountains.  Guides include…

Great Heli Skiing in Alaska – Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Great Heli Skiing in Alaska - Tordrillo Mountain LodgeThis is the place you’ve seen in your dreams. The great American northlands - untamed, untouched, unspoiled. A kingdom of white volcanoes, jagged sky-scraping peaks, and endless virgin powder as far as they eye can see. Some call it paradise, others call it Alaska, but you can call it home if you’re ready to take the trip of a lifetime to…

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge – Alaskan Heli Ski Paradise

Located in the Alaska Range, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge offers guests a chance to experience the Alaskan Wilderness by spending a week at a their fabulous lodge just an hour float plane from Anchorage. The ski terrain is incomparable and appeals to a wide level of abilities. Strong intermediate skiers to big name legends like Travis Rice come year after year to ski and film with them. Their staff…

Last Day of Heli Ski Camp Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Heli Ski Camp at Tordrillo Mountain LodgeWe skied a bit more after lunch and came back just in time for our last glacier ice martini and a fabulous lamb dinner. The night ended, well into the night, with a jam session between Chefy and Chris Santella. Nothing like having your own live entertainment at your remote heli/fishing lodge.The fact that we were leaving the next day had set in and…

Heli Ski Heaven at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Photos Courtesy of Greg Harms Heli Ski Heaven at Tordrillo Mountain LodgeThe last day of adult summer camp at the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge had come way too quickly. Chefy cooked us each an amazing and unique breakfast and Manny baked us yummy treats and served us luscious mangos, grapefruit, melon, cantaloupe, kiwi, and blueberries. I asked him what one of the baked goods was and his answer…

Barb The King Slayer at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Heli Ski

Barb The King Slayer at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Heli Ski The next days were filled with glacier hikes, scenic heli rides, and fishing for King Salmon. I have great memories of fishing with my mom and dad when I was little, but I'd never done the whole "waders" thing before coming to Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. I find I'm mostly interested in sports that have fun and flattering apparel. Waders…

Alaskan Adventures at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge – Part 2

photo courtesy of Greg Harms Alaskan Adventures at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge We  moved into our rooms at the Lodge, greeted the staff, which were all old friends and joined the group for our lodge and safety briefing. Greg Harms gave us the inside scoop on the Lodge and Mike Overcast taught us how to use our avalanche beacons, though avalanches are not common with corn snow conditions.After…

Alaskan Adventures at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaskan Adventures at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge I landed in sunny Anchorage at 10pm, though it looked like mid day. I was met at the airport by Vladimir who whisked me and my gear off to the Captain Cook Hotel. Vladimir had come to Alaska from the Soviet Union 17 years ago never looking back. Though I guess if he misses home he can go to see Sarah Palin in Wasilla see Russia from her house. Wide…

Alaska Heli-Skiing & Heli Snowboarding at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska Heli-Skiing & Heli Snowboarding at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Explore one of Alaska’s largest and most geographically diverse mountain ranges with the most experienced operator guiding the Tordrillo Mountains. Tordrillo Mountain Lodge offers a perfect basecamp for exploring some of the most spectacular heli terrain in the world. Visit during the winter months for world-class heli skiing…

Top 5 Alaska Heli Skiing Myths

Top 5 Alaska Heli Skiing Myths? Tordrillo Mountain Lodge took a good look at some common myths about Alaska heli skiing, that just are not true. Click the link at the bottom of this post to view all 5.Myth Number 1: In Alaska you have to jump out of the helicopter to start skiing. Contrary to popular belief, the helicopter will make a secure landing. This allows you to get out of the…

Valle Nevado – Summer Ski Chile

We landed in Santiago after a breezy flight from Atlanta. We arrived to find we were sans 2 bags. We had a driver waiting outside baggage claim so we headed to Valle Nevado with what we had. The rest would come the next morning. The drive to Valle was super short and before we knew it we were checking into the Puerta del Sol Hotel. We headed straight in to lunch and dug into a Barros Jarpa and a…