A true wilderness skiing experience in its 300,000 acre tenure.

A unique combination of longitude, latitude and altitude that offers some of the finest snow conditions for heli-riding available anywhere, served up in small groups of 4 guests to 1 guide from the “end of the road” in Mazama, Washington.

Runs start between 8,000’ feet and pick ups are at 5,000’- the highest elevation skiing in Washington. Runs range from 4,000’ to 1,500’ with the average at 2,000’. Terrain ranges from big alpine to gladed tree skiing - something for everyone!

 

Silver Star Zone
Silver Star Zone

This is our most popular terrain zone and for many good reasons: Close proximity to the heli-base, home to our longest runs, a huge variety of terrain with lots of runs and features to enjoy.  The Silver Star area has our highest drop off landing at 8,600’ and offers a stunning backdrop of towering granite spires and cliffs. We often start the day here and there is more than enough to entertain us all day long.

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Kangaroo Zone

Close to the Silver Star area, this zone also offers a vast plethora of fun terrain options typical of our entire tenure: big alpine bowls, couloirs, chutes, pillow lines and user-friendly tree skiing. From steeper lines to moderate classics, the Kangaroo area has a lot of everything for everyone along with those awesome North Cascades views in every direction.

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CUTTHROAT ZONE

This beautiful zone is where we often find the deep sheltered powder or tuck in on a storm day and shred the freshest snow. Like other zones, this one has multiple aspects to choose from and plenty of terrain options to keep the stoked firing all day long.

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LIBERTY BOWL ZONE

A smaller zone in acreage but loaded with high quality, almost iconic, terrain that is home to several signature NCH runs like Madison Avenue and Spire Gully. Again, the granite spires contrasted against blue skies and beckoning heaps of powder, as seen throughout our permit area, are big highlights here.

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WAY OUT WEST ZONE

Out on the boundary of the North Cascades National Park, about as far away from the heli-barn as we can fly, is some legendary terrain adorned with as majestic a landscape as one will find in this rugged mountain range. Long, aesthetic runs, mostly above tree line, await the intrepid powder seeker in this adventurous zone.

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Yurt Terrain

When the up is as much about the day as the earned descent, quality high touring terrain is essential and the yurt has it in spades. Numerous slope aspects to choose from, a vast selection of ski your options and a starting point of 6,200’ are just a few highlights of the area.