Pilot's Choice Helicopter Tour & Remote Landing
This is our most versatile and popular tour in the Denali area. Like most big mountains, Denali creates its own weather and it is not always bluebird skies out there; in fact 2/3 of the people that drive to the park never even get to see the mountain. One of the great things about helicopters is that we can safely fly low and slow and be super flexible where we go. If the weather is clear we’ll head towards Denali and the spectacular Ruth Glacier. If the mountain is in the clouds, we can usually find a great view from the south side, near the Kahiltna glacier, where the weather can be totally different.
Spectacular glaciers, like the huge Kahiltna glacier, offer a view to the south face of Denali that almost nobody gets to experience. Some of our favorite landing spots are right along the Kahiltna and Tokositna glacier, high on the alpine tundra. On other days we head east into the rugged Talkeetna Mountains where we can land on a high mountaintop, or set down on a glacier, right on thousands of years old ice. It is great to have options and the area is so scenic that anywhere you go will be a world class experience. Our pilots know the area like few others, so they can share their unique knowledge of the topography and the local weather patterns and get you to the best spots safely.
This tour is dear to our hearts because we land on a remote mountain or right on a glacier that is only accessible by helicopter, offering you a unique view that almost nobody else gets to experience. Away from the crowds this is the real Alaska: wild, grand, rugged, and remote. You will have about 30 minutes with your pilot / guide to take the most amazing pictures and take in the landscape before reality calls and we’ll get back on the whirlybird for the flight back to Talkeetna.
A clearly knowledgeable pilot who puts his passengers first. Chad flew us over the Alaska Range on a bluebird day for views this Alaskan has never seen! Highly recommend.
Breathtaking views and an amazing pilot! Thanks Alaska Helicopter Tours!
"As good as it gets"
Excellent service. Great people. as good as it gets in this business.