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PO Box 22083
Juneau, AK  99802
(907) 364-2333
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About Above and Beyond/Alaska

We operate under a USFS permit to ski 15,000 square miles (about the size of Rhode Island) in the Coast mountains/Juneau Icefield and the Chilkat mountains.This makes our job easy to find you the goods!

The owner/operators /guides at A.P.D pride themselves in being true locals.This is our home,were we live year around ,not just for the heli-season.We offer a laid back Alaskan experience with endorphine pumping skiing and riding.Join A.P.D for a trip of a lifetime!

Above and Beyond/Alaska Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 1
Capacity Per Trip: 12
Trips Per Season: 100
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 4
Packages start at: $375.00
Longest Run: 6000
Summit: 9,000 Ft / 2,743 M
Base: 500 Ft / 152 M
Vertical: 6,000 Ft / 1,829 M
Acres: 15,000 Ac / 6,071 Hc
Annual Snow: 650" / 1,651cm
Season
Starts Around: 2/1/2008
Ends Around: 5/15/2009
The Basics
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 1
Capacity Per Trip: 12
Trips Per Season: 100
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 4
Packages start at: $375.00
Longest Run: 6000
Terrain
Summit: 9,000 Ft / 2,743 M
Base: 500 Ft / 152 M
Vertical: 6,000 Ft / 1,829 M
Acres: 15,000 Ac / 6,071 Hc
Annual Snow: 650" / 1,651cm
Season
Starts Around: 2/1/2008
Ends Around: 5/15/2009

Guide Certifications & Experience

All of our guides are leading industry professionals.Countless years as Professional Ski Patrollers/rescuers,Ski-mountaineering guides,Professional Emt's,High-altitude climbing guides and Heli industry professionals.We have a passion for sharing Alaska's goods.We also work with the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center to provide guests with certification and the most cutting edge avalanche technology.

Our guides meet and exceed these standards:
- Emt guidelines with proven practical emergency experience
- Crevasse rescue
- Heli-Safety training
- Avalanche Level II
- Professional guiding experience(Alaska and international perfered)
- Search and Rescue leaders
- Maritime snowpack experience
- USCG Licensed Boat Captains

Equipment Used

We use the best maintained state of the art A-stars in the industry, combined with professional heli-ski pilots that are seasoned Alaskans. We operate a 26' Hewes craft high-speed water taxi for skier drop-offs/pick-ups.

Ski Areas Nearby

Eaglecrest Ski area is located 15 minutes from Juneau on Douglas Island.This is a true bx resort steeps,powder,bowls,chutes and amazing . Views of the Inside Passage and surrounding glaciers..See the December issue of Backcountry ski magazine(2008)

Booking Policy

We require a 50% deposit 30 days in advance and the amount in full at the start of trip.We have many weather alternatives and will get you skiing. Book a trip before December 15th and get 10% off.

Packages & Pricing

1/2 day $375, full day $750,

Local Lodging

We have a deluxe 9 acre wilderness lodge on the water with a LZ for groups.We have many options in town from budget to deluxe b&b's for people who want nightlife.

Nearby Recreation

Bowling alley,Eaglecrest ski area,Frisbee golf course,3 movie theatres,swimming pool,Sea-kayaking ,fishing,kayak fishing,ice climbing on nearby Mendenhall glacier,ice skating,performing arts theatre,cross-country skiing ,rifle range,musuems and plenty of watering holes.