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Telluride Helitrax – Heli Skiing

Located in the heart of the spectacular San Juan Mountains, Telluride Helitrax is Colorado’s most experienced and original helicopter ski company. It has been in operation since 1982. Helitrax operates at the highest elevations in North America; they offer incredible terrain, snow conditions customer service.

Telluride Helitrax is a family-owned guide service, committed to small groups, a tailored experience and a variety of heli-ski adventures, including single-day trips and custom multi-day tours. Charter flights can also be arranged from Aspen or Vail for a day of heli-skiing in Telluride.



Whether new to heli-skiing or a heli-veteran, our day trip delivers. Board our Bell 407 helicopter to discover the finest skiing Colorado has to offer. Included in a day of heli-skiing are six runs (totaling approximately 10,000-12,000 vertical feet), powder skis, poles, avalanche beacon and food and water throughout the day. A safety orientation, helicopter briefing and avalanche protocol expectations are covered in a morning meeting and the day ends with an après ski drink.


Imagine a heli-pad out your back door with access to 200 square miles of terrain, plus ski in/out access to a world-class ski resort. That’s what a stay at the Peaks Resort & Spa offers. Stay for five or seven nights at the iconic Peaks Resort, with breakfast every morning, two days of heli-skiing lift tickets for the Telluride Ski Resort.


For powder skiers who can’t get enough, we offer heli-ski packages for 2 – 5 days. With 200 square miles to choose from in the San Juan Mountains, hundreds of landing zones and a wide variety of terrain we keep adventures fresh and exciting each day. Each day includes six or more runs, food, powder skis, safety equipment, après ski and a damn good time.


Have a group of four or more? A semi-private tour ensures your group will ride and fly together. This package saves you money and provides us the opportunity to tailor the day towards your groups pace and ability.


Staying in Aspen or Vail? Not a problem. Telluride Helitrax is the only heli-skiing operation that services the Aspen and Vail area. Let us arrange a private fixed-wing charter from either Aspen or Vail, and enjoy a 40 minute scenic flight to Telluride. Once in Telluride, guests board a helicopter for a full day of heli-skiing in the 200 square miles surrounding Telluride, in the San Juan Mountains. After a day of heli-skiing you’ll be back to Aspen or Vail in time for happy hour. Fixed-wing charter flights have a minimum rate and are only scheduled for perfect weather days.


Exclusive, private trip. You put the group together, tell us what you are thinking and let us do the rest. We will search out the best snow and terrain available to meet your group’s expectations. We have offered custom tours since 1982; we provide an unrivaled experience. Custom tours can accommodate up to 16 skiers divided into groups of four skiers. Custom tour pricing is based upon the actual flight hours (when the helicopter is actually in the air), with a two hour minimum. Each group of four skiers can expect to get six – eight runs per flight hour. We provide great food, the latest powder skis, safety equipment and heaps of bragging rights. Call early to secure your day.


Do you prefer to ski in the backcountry on your own terms? No one knows the San Juan Mountains like a Helitrax guide. Everyone of our team is an active backcountry skier with intimate knowledge of the surrounding mountains. Not for the faint of heart, our tours require at least 1 1/2 hours of uphill travel to reap the rewards. All trips include an avalanche orientation, beacon, transportation and lunch. We can also put together a spectacular helicopter assisted back-country tour for small groups on a limited basis. These tours are world class, you will not be disappointed. Transportation by passenger van.


Lift off from either the Peaks Resort or the Telluride Airport and enjoy one of the most scenic and exhilarating scenic flights available anywhere in the world. 15 minute flights are offered each afternoon (weather dependent). Each scenic flight can carry 4 to 6 passengers. Don’t forget your camera.

Visit Telluride Helitrax’s website for more details. Get ready for the adventure of your life with Telluride Helitrax!

Address: 136 Country Club Drive Telluride,  Colorado  81435

Contact: (970) 728-8377