We are passionate about educating not only our clients in Alaska, but also everyone who spends time in snow-covered mountains around the world. With leadership comes responsibility. Below you can download free information we've created to help save lives.
No other heli-ski operation in Alaska is as devoted to the study of snow science and avalanches as Alaska Rendezvous. Each year, we host several of the foremost experts in the field. Results from that research — including Avalanche survival strategies for different parts of a flowing avalanche: Merging theory and practice, a new article by Karl Birkeland, Perry Bartelt, and Theo Meiners — are presented at renowned industry conferences such as the International Snow Science Workshop. (See sidebar for video of this presentation.)
A Word from Theo Meiners on Avalanche Mitigation:
My opinion concerning avalanche mitigation has been based on real-world scenarios and has rarely followed popular convention. In my own field study of avalanches, I have observed patterns that represent possibilities for escape. By sharing these observations with others, we all can learn ways to avoid the full ride through the turbulence and destructive forces at the head of the slide.
At Alaska Rendezvous, our credo is: "We are all students of our environment, and we will never stop learning and never stop training."
Please download this information for additional techniques that could save your life.
With much respect,
Alaska Rendezvous Lodge and Heli-Ski Guides, Owner and Lead Guide
Download free snow safety information from Alaska Rendezvous
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We are proud to work with Alaskan Aviation companies. Alaskan Aviators are diligent in their maintenance and operations of their aircraft. Their commitment to preventive maintenance and highly-qualified pilots make their ships our number one choice for flying in Alaska's mountain environment. All helicopters are equipped with modified snow-landing gear, ski baskets, GPS, Emergency Locator Device, back-up VHF radio and emergency overnight cache.
ARG, along with Alaskan Aviators, have a meticulous flight protocol, strictly followed by operations base, guides and pilots. Our communications use a high-powered 60-watt base radio and satellite phone as back up. All A-stars are capable of carrying four passengers, one guide, and the pilot, making your heli-ski mountaineering experience more intimate with a four-client-to-one-guide ratio.