Heliskiing boost for Utah

19th April 2011, by Chris Gill

Hope it's the Alps' turn next winter, eh?

Hope it's the Alps' turn next winter, eh?

With four Utah ski resorts still open for business and the bumper snowfalls in the US this winter, it’s not surprising that heliskiing has proved even more popular than usual.

For one company, Wasatch Powderbird Guides, the season has seen a 53% increase in reservations this year; not primarily due to the snowfalls, but also due to their expansion of operations around the Park CIty / Canyons area. The company is based in Snowbird but has resumed a long-standing relationship with the Canyons Resort – so more flights were available from both resorts to skiers and boarders keen on back country adventures in the region.

You can also catch them on summer season trips to Greenland!

Snowbird extended its winter following heavy snowfall in March and April, planning now to close in May. Alta too will stay open until 1 May (weekends only). The resort reported well-above-average snow for the season, of 652 inches (average is around 550 inches); and there have been further snowfalls this week!

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