Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing
Heli-skiing (Randy Lincks photo)
A handful of heli-skiing operators work out of the small Golden Airport, flying skiers and snowboarders into a massive area of high peaks, glaciers and bowls.
Their commitment, as one operator puts it, is to share "the best run of our lives" day after day. For clients, this means adventure, excitement, legendary powder and fresh tracks - not only fresh after a new snowfall, but sometimes descending never-before-skiied slopes.
Purcell Helicopter Skiing
Continuing a century-old tradition in Golden, this company's owner, Rudi Gertsch, is an experienced mountain guide from Switzerland. On a huge tenure south of Golden, in the Purcell Mountains, Purcell Helicopter Skiing has been offering skiers thrilling powder adventures for more than 30 years. Purcell Helicopter Skiing offers single day skiing and boarding, and customized multi-day packages. Powder skis are available for rent.
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