Guide Experience & Safety

Our Heli-skiing Operations

Your safety is our top priority. Every decision that we make is rooted in conducting safe operations. It starts with our guide training, experience and knowledge. All of our guides are trained in emergency care with current EMT, WFR, and/or OEC certifications. Additionally, our Chief Guide is a licensed Physician’s Assistant.


We require that all senior level and above guides must have at least a professional level 2 avalanche certification, and our junior level guides (those who do not yet lead their own groups in the field) are working on attaining their professional level 1 and level 2 certifications. Many of our guides are avalanche course instructors and work as operational leads for other avalanche forecasting operations, ski patrol, and other guide operations.


Pulseline is a professional avalanche forecasting operation. We observe and record weather and snowpack data in Alaska starting in the fall when the annual snowpack begins all the way through the conclusion of the season. During our daily morning guide meetings we have a comprehensive discussion on weather and snowpack to develop an avalanche forecast and strategic mindset for the day. Guides collect snow pit and weather data each day during heli-skiing operations to aid in developing our avalanche and snow safety forecasts.

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