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Skiing in the North Cascades 1/30/16

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Skiing pretty good on Sunday!

NCH Dr Who

Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match

Thursday, 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

Saturday, 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

Tuesday, 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.

Big snow day in Mazama

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Despite the forecast for 1-3 inches of snow followed by rain, we have lucked out here in Mazama and now have almost two feet of the white stuff out in open areas. Up at Washington Pass, the telemetry is showing over 50 inches of snow!!
What a great way to start out the season with a nice solid base.
If you haven’t made plans for a visit to our area and enjoy some helicopter-assisted powder turns in this stunning range of mountains, give us a call.
First bigsnow

2016 Availability as of 10/30

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Many prime dates are gone already, so don’t delay in getting in touch if you are interested in some pow in the North Cascades this winter. We open on January 28th and plan to cease operations on March 27th in 2016.

Availability is as follows:

Barron yurt:

Just one trip left: March 13-17

Heli-assisted ski touring:

Booked on a space available basis. Please contact the office for dates


Jan 28-Feb 4th: room for 3 groups of 4 a day

Feb 7th: room for 2 groups of 4

Feb 8-10th: room for 3 groups of 4 a day

Feb 11:  room for 2 groups of 4

Feb 12th: room for 1 group of 4

Feb 16-18th: room for 1 group of 4 a day

Feb 29th-March 2nd: room for 2 groups of 4 a day

March 3rd: room for 3 groups of 4

March 7th-8th room for 1 group of 4 a day

March 13th: room for 1 group of 4

March 14-15th: room for 2 groups of 4 a day

March 16th: room for 3 groups of 4

March 17th: room for 2 groups of 4

March 20-23rd: room for 2 groups of 4 a day

March 24-27th: room for 3 groups of 4 a day

Book now, shred later

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Aficionados of untracked powder take note: Winter is in the air with gorgeous fall colors adorning the valley and mountains.

Now is the time to reserve your dates for adventure in the North Cascades.

Our schedule is filling up and we don’t want to see you left out in the cold with no powder to shred.

We hope to hear from you soon!

The wild west:tgr

We can help

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

It’s been a beautiful summer here in the Methow, almost too nice, as we could use a bit more moisture to balance out the dryness. As much as we love the sunny days and cool evenings this valley enjoys, as well as the wealth of summer recreation constantly beckoning us, we need to dream ahead about this coming winter. Forget about dire El Nino forecasts. Why despair about something that hasn’t even arrived yet? Plus, it’s mountain weather – who really knows what is going to happen in a few months.

Winter isn’t too far down the line. The east side of the North Cascades had the best, and in some ways, the only, reliable skiing in the state last year. We can only think, like in every winter, next season won’t be any different.

If you’re starting to think about shredding untracked snow through stunning terrain, give us a call. We can help.

johnny5                                                                                                                                (Photo: Bob Legasa)



It’s all over now…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Well, that bittersweet day is here when the heli leaves Mazama and we wrap up the season at the heli barn.

It wasn’t the best winter, but we certainly made the best of it, and we have our staff and guests to thank for that with everyone’s “pumped to be stoked” attitude!

The North Cascades Highway is set to open soon, and some winter-like weather is on its way for the Pacific Northwest, so we hope you enjoy some April powder turns or just some fun mountain time. We are already looking forward to next year and hope that you will be paying us a visit in 2016.

Until then, all the best from everyone here at North Cascade Heli!

12th man heli

Fun in the sun!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

If it can’t be over the head blower, it might as well be bomber corn in the sun. We’re blessed to have the best coverage in Washington and the fastest quad in the state. Thanks Larina for the great shot.

Fun in the Sun Feb 16, 2015

Fun in the Sun Feb 16, 2015