Speed enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies will love heli-skiing in Alaska, an extreme winter sports activity that rivals all others.
Heli-skiing differs from regular skiing in a multitude of ways. The most glaring discrepancy between the two is the absence of ski lifts in heli-skiing. As its name suggests, heli-skiing requires actual helicopters to transport skiers up the Chugach mountains, near the town of Valdez, where all heli-skiing takes place. To maintain safety and reduce the risk of avalanche, each skier descends onto the mountain one at a time
For those who are interested in trying heli-skiing, you better make your mind up fast: the season only lasts a mere 12 weeks, running from February to the end of April.
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