January powder daze

October 18th, 2016

January often offers some of the best snow conditions of the season in the North Cascades. In 2017, we are starting earlier than in the past. In our continual effort to bring powder to the people as well as increase visitation to the heli-barn throughout our opening month, we are rolling out some sweet deals in the new year.
For the month of January only:
Mid-week rate: $899 per person (plus tax) per day.
Weekend special: $1,999 per person (plus tax) for two days.

3 day program: $2,800 per person plus tax for 3 days
Powder combo platter: $1,350 per person (plus tax) for one day of heli skiing/riding and one day of hell-assisted touring.

Let’s make it happen!

Powder daze (Mathias Fredriksson)

Powder daze (Mathias Fredriksson)


Fall is in the air and we’ll be skiing soon!

August 31st, 2016

With the end of August, we’re enjoying the cooler temps and the first signs that fall is on its way, followed soon by our favorite season: winter. With a bullish forecast for heavier than average precipitation and lower than average temps for the PNW, we’re planning to open up a bit earlier this winter to extend the opportunists to ski and ride untracked in the North Cascades. We’re opening on Saturday January 14th and running until March 26, 2017. Many select weekends are booked and only a handful of openings to mine pow at the Barron yurt remain. Contact the office for the most up to date availability.

Who wants to come get some of this this winter? Photo credit Donni Reddington.

Heading down Silverstar

Heading down Silverstar

Come fly with us

July 19th, 2016

We are currently accepting reservations for the upcoming winter’s shred fest.


Mattias Evangelista skiing at North Cascade Heli


Now is the time

June 10th, 2016

To start planning your heli shredding adventure. Forecasters are already calling for the return of La Nina meaning cold temps and lots of snow for the east side of the North Cascades range. Need some untracked next season? Give us a call.

(Photo: Grant Gunderson; Skier: Eliel Hindert)

Eliel Hindert skiing at North Cascade Heli

Looking toward 2017

May 16th, 2016

Beautiful days here this past month in our little slice of paradise known as the Methow Valley. As the mountain snow has rapidly, at a disconcerting pace, melted off and we have enjoyed some unprecedented warm spring weather, we cannot help but look forward to next winter already. That is just the way we are, and many of our guests are of the same attitude as well. Let’s face it, we have a hankering for cold temps, untracked powder and snowy mountains, not to mention flying around in helicopters and enjoying great times with friends and family. We plan to operate from January 13th to March 26th, 2017.

What’s this all mean? Well, the significance is let’s start making plans to shred in 2017. Give us a call. We’re here all summer. Got some if you need it.

Holy cold smoke, what a shot

Holy cold smoke

Well, that’s a wrap!

March 28th, 2016

It’s that bittersweet, but mostly sweet, day after the lest day of scheduled operations for the 2016 season. It was a busy last week with TGR filming out here- we’re looking forward to seeing the NCH segment featuring Dash Longe, Nick McNutt and Dane Tudor.


last day 2 helis

We’d like to thank all of our guests for making the trip to the end of the road here in Mazama to ski or ride with us- it was a safe and successful one! We’d also like to thank our partners at JR Heli, the Freestone Inn, the Mazama Store, Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies, as well as our sponsors K2 Skis and Snowboards, BCA, Helly Hansen and Julbo.

A glimpse of the backyard

March 12th, 2016

Some recent footage courtesy of ShrEd McHugh and Mii Productions:

Our House

Riding the wave



Powder daze

March 8th, 2016

March has come in like a lion and continues to roar as the North Cascades is resplendent with a continual coat of new snow almost daily. Conditions have been all time and with our operating season going to the 27th there is still time and availability for folks to come out to Mazama and get their share. Give us a call to arrange your trip into the white room. Got some if you need it…

(Photo by Donni Reddington).




Location + Elevation

February 17th, 2016

Groups did 9, 12 and 13 runs of this yesterday. Amazing skiing above 6K in our terrain.


Who likes knee deep pow?

Who likes knee deep pow?

Deep snowpack

February 5th, 2016

More snow falling tonight in Mazama as we continue to enjoy a deep snowpack and superb conditions. Do you like helicopters and untracked powder? How about an ocean of mesmerizing mountains where granite spires jut wildly above big alpine bowls waiting for you to drop into after a breathtaking ascent on a magic carpet ride? Do you need to disappear from the day to day and experience an adventure that pushes the fun meter off the charts?
We’d love to see you visit our little powder shredding operation at the end of the road in the Methow Valley.
Here’s to snowy nights and clear days!

Cold smoke Jeff
(Dave Waag / Off-Piste photo)