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Address: 3805 Kiowa Dr, Juneau, AK 99801-9141

Alaska Powder Descents is a full service guiding operation offering a range...

Alaska Powder Descents is a full service guiding operation offering a range from half-day trips to weeklong packages. Our guides are all Juneau based and have extensive experience working in Southeast Alaska. Our goal is to use our experience to lead clients to terrain that fits their ability and matches their desire to challenge themselves.

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Professional, safe, and above all, friendly.

Fantastic company. Had two weeks in Juneau with only a few days booked on the heli, and Alaska Powder Descents went well beyond what was required or expected for great customer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic company. Had two weeks in Juneau with only a few days booked on the heli, and Alaska Powder Descents went well beyond what was required or expected for great customer service. All guides were excellent, knew the terrain and their clients, and were amazing. Absolutely can not recommend the company enough.

Thank Andrew M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

The team is great, very professional but down to earth. Highly recommend to both experienced and first-time heli folks - they'll fit the experience to your needs. Like a small family really, and a great time! Beautiful mountains!!

Thank Tico T
Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Ill make this as brief as i can. Kevin and Sammy were my guides. I never felt unsafe with the lines and terrain they chose and my experience was an eye opener in so many ways. Kevin had great communication and informed me of weather and groups. I showed up to Juneau to visit an old friend and wasnt sure... More 

1 Thank ukele6
Manhattan Beach, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Alaska's weather conditions can be quite finicky so be prepared to wait for a clear day to ski or ride. Overall the experience was great, Kevin was an excellent guide and the helicopters/pilots they contracted from Temsco are professionals. The price was right for the small group of only 4-5 ppl at $150 per run. However, I am used to... More 

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5 Thank Gnar_gurl
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I love to ski and I will say unequivocally that my trip to ski with APD was the crowning moment, the zenith...the pinnacle of my time spent skiing on this earth thus far. In fact, I would count the first 30 minutes- from walking out to the heli, taking off, flying over the peaks and ice fields, landing and then... More 

6 Thank 474shays
Juneau, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2014

What a phenomenal experience it was heli skiing with APD! I am a seasoned resort and backountry skier but this was my first time heli skiing and it went above and beyond all expectations. The Juneau area has a large range of terrain for the guides to choose from. My Guide was Chris Ekel and I could not begin to... More 

Thank Lindsay B
Juneau, Alaska
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Whether you have Heli-skied all over the world, or its your first time-you need to go to Juneau and fly with these guys. I took my first Heli-ski trip with APD, and I have been back many times since. I have also brought friends and family to Heli-ski with APD. The guides are highly skilled, and experienced, and also personable.... More 

2 Thank zdubb
Leadville, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Heli-skiing with Alaska Powder Descents out of Juneau was my first heli-skiing experience…and my second. It was so incredible I had to go back! The snow is thick and creamy—absolutely lovely—and our guide, Chris, was a master at finding good snow. Chris always described the run, any safe zones we might need, and the snow conditions. The helicopter pilot, Eric,... More 

1 Thank Ellen C
carra3, Director of Sales at Alaska Powder Descents, responded to this review

Ellen, thanks so much for your review! It's great to have you back this year! More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Very knowledgeable guides and skilled pilots are what define a good heli-ski company. Our guide, Chris, was fantastic and was spot on with detecting spots for potential avalanche danger and at the same time easily led us to the freshest powder. The territory that we explored on the two days out was just unspeakably amazing and Chris and our pilot... More 

1 Thank Ted E
Boise, Idaho
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I have heli-skied all over Alaska, and Backcountry skied all over the world. The terrain is world class and the guides are awesome. Chris was the consumate professional and definitely got us the goods. It doesn't matter what company you go with there is always time spent waiting for weather in AK. After many days of sitting around in the... More 

1 Thank Charles H

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