Steep Skiing Legend Anselme Baud Heli Skiing Alaska

Steep Skiing Legend Anselme Baud heli skiing Alaska interview on location at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. Anselme Baud is considered the Godfather of Steep Skiing and a pioneer of “ski extreme” in the Alps. He is a certified French Mountain Guide in France and also a pioneer of ski “alpinisme”.

In the 1970s  he worked as a guide and instructor in Avoriaz in France and then came to Oregon in the US where he worked with famed Swiss Alpinist Sylvain Saudan (you may know the famous couloir in Whistler, B.C. with his name).

He has made numerous extreme descents off the Mont Blanc as well as all over the Andes, Antarctica, and in the Himalayas. He made a famous film of the descent of l’aiguille Blanch de Peuterey with Patrick Vallençant.

Hear his impressions of heli skiing Alaska in the video. He describes the guiding as “Perfect;the guides are perfect, they allowed us to safely move into steep terrain and it was so nice.”

Hear his thoughts on the differences in making steep narrow descents in the Alps vs skiing deep powder on long fat skis in Alaska.