Getting to know the Tordrillo Mountain Range

We can’t believe we’re already through mid-October, with the holiday season quickly approaching, it is going to be heli-skiing season before we know it! To build the stoke around the upcoming season we thought we would give you a little information about the Tordrillo Mountain Range.

Tordrillo Mountain Range
Tordrillo Mountain Range

At Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, we boast 1.2 million acres of Alaska heli-skiing terrain in our backyard. Bonus: we get 600 inches of light snow each season. Our heli-ski guides start each day assessing field observations, snow pit data, remote weather stations, and input from our pilots to choose the best drop spots for that day’s activities, based on skill level and interest. High-pressure systems common in this region usually mean dry weather and clear skies that come with sunshine and good snow stability. Temperatures average 15º to 25º and powder hounds will get their fill with runs that top out at 7,500 feet and end at 2,000 feet, and couloir-incised peaks with a panoramic view of Mt. McKinley (the largest peak in North America at 20,320) and volcanic summits. If poor weather moves in, we head for more gentle terrain where the snowpack is less avalanche prone.

Named peaks in the Tordrillo Mountain Range include:

Mount Torbert (11,413 feet/3,479 m)

Mount Gerdine (11,258 feet/3,431 m)

Mount Spurr (11,070 feet/3,374 m)

Hayes Volcano (9,147 feet/2,788 m)

Crater Peak (7,575 feet/2,309 m) (A subsidiary peak of Mount Spurr)

The Tordrillo Mountain Range boasts some of the best skiing anywhere in the United States. Heli-skiing the untouched powder will create memories that will last a lifetime. Book now for winter 2015! You can read more about skiing in the Tordrillo Mountain Range here.