Never Ending Snow Storms Force Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska Heli to Temporarily Suspend Operations Until 12/18/17
Incredible amounts of snow continue to pound Alaska day after day,week after week!
December 11, 2017.... The 2017-18 Alaska heli season has been an incredible one as Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska Heli opened for the season way back on October 24th with an incredibly deep 15 foot base of snow (SEE VIDEO HERE)! December has seen a steady and continuous parade of huge storms pounding Alaska day after day with intense amounts of snow piling up at elevation.
A recent report from the NWS cataloged snow rates of 10" per hour which is an astounding snow rate intensity. Rates of 10" per hour could stack up to 240" in a single day! During huge Alaskan storm cycles like this one it is not uncommon to receive 15-20+ feet of new snow at 4,000' and above.
Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska Heli was founded in 2008 and has several bases of operation including Seward, Girdwood, Palmer, and Petersburg, Alaska. Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska Heli holds the most terrain in the US including the vast and expansive Neacola, Tordrillo, Northern Chugach, Kenai, and Coast mountains. Open Nov-May each season, Silverton Mountain Guides is the only Alaska Heli boarding operation that is operational during the months of November, December and January which typically hold some of the best powder conditions of the season. Long range forecasts are hinting about a change in the weather starting around December 18th and conditions are going to be incredible when the sun comes out!