Heli-Assisted Skiing in the Wasatch Mountains
Sure, there's the traditional backcountry approach for almost all terrains. You can even opt for lift access to get to those hard to reach places. But sometimes, for some locations, nothing can beat the thrill and convenience of helicopter access. Treat yourself to heli-assisted skiing in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.
Lift lines are tedious. Sometimes you just don’t have enough time to make it to the backcountry the traditional way. Or maybe, you’ve been there and done that, but you’re looking for something new. While many peaks in the Wasatch Range are out of reach for most, they’re not so hard to get to by helicopter. We’ll start the outing traveling on a chopper to our location and spend the rest of the day skiing out under our own power.
Spend a day away from the crowds skiing untouched powder. Our tours are completely tailored for you and your group, with safety always being the priority. Let us show you a different side of Utah.
After a day of heli-assisted skiing, you’ll
- Be more confident and comfortable in the backcountry
- Have skied in some beautiful, gorgeous powder
- Be ready to try the next step, like an overnight touring excursion
- Never want to wait for a lift line again
Prerequisites for backcountry skiing
All participants need to be competent and comfortable skiers on variable packed snow and untouched terrain. The skiing is a ton of fun, but it demands some experience.
We'll contact you with an equipment list and answer any additional questions you may have about your trip
We’re an adventure loving, rock climbing, tech company that loves all things outdoors-y. Why spend days looking for the right guide and adrenaline rush, when we can (and already did) do it for you? Want a serious guide for a challenging backcountry tour? We know a bunch. How about a guide to show you around the Alps? Check. Maybe your kids want to ski and won’t stop going on about it until you book them a trip. Yes, we know guides who are great for beginners, too. Oh, yeah, every guide we know prioritizes SAFETY and FUN. Book with 57hours, we’ve done your work for you. You’re welcome.
As a life-long skier, climber and 12 year mountain guide of the Wasatch, John Mletschnig has a desire to learn and explore the unique and obscure. After years of working ski-patrolling, forecasting and guiding, John saw a natural next step: to show others firsthand the all skiing and climbing based travel experiences that left such an impression on him. John sees skiing and climbing as the best ways to see the world. If you think of skiing or climbing as experiences more than sliding on snow or hanging on a rock, John is your man. Today, John works as a guide and avalanche educator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the spring of 2016 he became the only person to have ski traversed the entire Wasatch Range solo during a monumental 23 day push.
Growing up surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Swiss Alps it’s easy to understand how Crest has held a lifetime passion for the mountains and consequently became a mountain guide. Skiing and climbing are simply part of life for the Swiss and Crest is no exception.
In his formative years, Crest passionately perused alpine ski racing and today he has the same zeal for backcountry skiing that he once reserved for the racecourse. Whether on alpine touring gear, telemark skis or a snowboard Crest’s ear-to-ear grin remains the same when searching out long and deep powder runs. In the warmer months Crest is drawn to the ever-present challenges and tremendous reward provided by rock climbing. Crest’s casual, steady and caring demeanor has a way of bringing out the best in people; from never-evers to seasoned veterans.
Based in Salt Lake City, Crest is on track to become an IFMGA (international) mountain guide. Crest lives with his wife Rachel and daughter Ela (born Jan. 2017) where they do their absolute best exploring the vast and diverse Utah landscape.
As a life long skier and devoted climber it’s no surprise Chris was drawn to a life guiding in the mountains. For the past six years Chris has lead powder hungry skiers throughout the Wasatch and Uinta Range backcountry. Always willing to teach, yet never without a laugh Chris keeps every day fun when it is appropriate, connecting with others through his own honest humility. And as the seasons change, Chris shifts to a life on the rocks (quite literally), guiding climbers up and down many of the iconic peaks across the west, including the Grand Teton.
As is only common with the most devoted American guides, Chris is also perusing IFMGA (international) mountain guide certification.
Chris lives in Salt Lake City with his lovely wife Ashley, where they passionately explore the mountains of the West; whether it be on skis or attached by a rope.