Looking toward 2017

May 16th, 2016

Beautiful days here this past month in our little slice of paradise known as the Methow Valley. As the mountain snow has rapidly, at a disconcerting pace, melted off and we have enjoyed some unprecedented warm spring weather, we cannot help but look forward to next winter already. That is just the way we are, and many of our guests are of the same attitude as well. Let’s face it, we have a hankering for cold temps, untracked powder and snowy mountains, not to mention flying around in helicopters and enjoying great times with friends and family. We plan to operate from January 13th to March 26th, 2017.

What’s this all mean? Well, the significance is let’s start making plans to shred in 2017. Give us a call. We’re here all summer. Got some if you need it.

Holy cold smoke, what a shot

Holy cold smoke

Well, that’s a wrap!

March 28th, 2016

It’s that bittersweet, but mostly sweet, day after the lest day of scheduled operations for the 2016 season. It was a busy last week with TGR filming out here- we’re looking forward to seeing the NCH segment featuring Dash Longe, Nick McNutt and Dane Tudor.


last day 2 helis

We’d like to thank all of our guests for making the trip to the end of the road here in Mazama to ski or ride with us- it was a safe and successful one! We’d also like to thank our partners at JR Heli, the Freestone Inn, the Mazama Store, Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies, as well as our sponsors K2 Skis and Snowboards, BCA, Helly Hansen and Julbo.

A glimpse of the backyard

March 12th, 2016

Some recent footage courtesy of ShrEd McHugh and Mii Productions:

Our House

Riding the wave



Powder daze

March 8th, 2016

March has come in like a lion and continues to roar as the North Cascades is resplendent with a continual coat of new snow almost daily. Conditions have been all time and with our operating season going to the 27th there is still time and availability for folks to come out to Mazama and get their share. Give us a call to arrange your trip into the white room. Got some if you need it…

(Photo by Donni Reddington).




Location + Elevation

February 17th, 2016

Groups did 9, 12 and 13 runs of this yesterday. Amazing skiing above 6K in our terrain.


Who likes knee deep pow?

Who likes knee deep pow?

Deep snowpack

February 5th, 2016

More snow falling tonight in Mazama as we continue to enjoy a deep snowpack and superb conditions. Do you like helicopters and untracked powder? How about an ocean of mesmerizing mountains where granite spires jut wildly above big alpine bowls waiting for you to drop into after a breathtaking ascent on a magic carpet ride? Do you need to disappear from the day to day and experience an adventure that pushes the fun meter off the charts?
We’d love to see you visit our little powder shredding operation at the end of the road in the Methow Valley.
Here’s to snowy nights and clear days!

Cold smoke Jeff
(Dave Waag / Off-Piste photo)

Skiing in the North Cascades 1/30/16

February 1st, 2016

Skiing pretty good on Sunday!

NCH Dr Who

Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match

January 21st, 2016

Well from time to time we have spot open up for a single or a couple of folks with a group that was booked previously. As of Jan 21st we have the following openings:

Heli-assisted ski touring:

Feb 13th: 2 spots open with strong skiers
Feb 15th: 2 spots open with strong skiers

Please call 509-996-3272 or email the office info at if any of those dates would work for you!

Powder madness

January 16th, 2016

We’ve got a heli, a hearty snow pack and we’d like to incentivize folks to take advantage of our early and late season by offering a special package deal combining our standard 3-day program with 3 nights accommodations and dining credits at the Freestone Inn. And now the details:

$3,500 per person plus 8.1% sales tax, which includes 3 days of heli-skiing/riding with 7 runs/day, Deluxe King Room at the Inn for 3 nights with a $50 dinner credit per night (single occupancy) or Double Room at the Inn with $100 dinner credit per night (double occupancy).
Applies to new bookings only for 3-day programs January 29th-February 4th or March 20-27th, 2016 and requires a minimum of 2 guests to book and may not be combined with other offers and discounts.
Offer valid on a space available basis.
Reservations must be made with North Cascade Heli.

Got some if you need it

Got some if you need it

2016 availability as of Jan 28th, 2016

January 12th, 2016

Hard to believe with the winter we’re having we still have space in the schedule, but indeed we do. Remaining 2016 availability is as follows:

Barron yurt:
We have added a few trips for spring: March 13-17 (3-might), 3/20-24 (4 night), 3/24-27/16 (3 night). Requires a minimum of four to book, up to maximum of eight.

Heli-assisted ski touring:
Booked on a space available basis. Please contact the office for dates

Call or email the office for the most up to date information.