Matanuska Glacier Helicopter Tour and Landing
Glacier Helicopter Landing
Once you reach the base in Glacier View, you will promptly be met with a professional flight and glacier crew to support you on your journey through the air and to the glacier ice. From there it won’t be long till you are set with the necessary gear for the glacier and on your way to the launching pad. Sheep Mountain Air has partnered with local outfitters, MICA Guides, to offer this larger than life exploration experience.
This exclusive tour includes:
- Priority boarding on the helicopter
- 20 minutes in the sky + 10 minutes on the ice
- Micro spikes and helmets
- Professional glacier guide on ice
- Endless photography and memory making opportunities
- Local knowledge and interpreting from your pilot
- Personal headset and microphone for communication during flight time
**Pro Hiking Tip – Hiking on ice is very different than on land. If you prefer to stay in your own shoes, make sure they’re above ankle supported hiking boots. If yours aren’t, just ask us and we can provide them for you!
* Minimum age 12 years old & minimum of 2 guests to fly *
Best Seat in the Sky
Your support crew will help you load into the helicopter and store your gear as you pick your favorite seat. No need to fight over the “best” seat though, each seat offers a full glass clarity to the expansive and breathtaking views of the Matanuska Valley. Be sure to stretch your trigger finger for your camera because the chances for excellent photography our limitless. You will fly alongside volcanic plugs, glacially carved valleys, into canyons of the Chugach Mountain range, spot wildlife, and so much more, like the expanse of the Matanuska Glacier!
After you have explored the glacial wind drafts with your pilot, your experience will be steered to a remote, backcountry, location on the Matanuska Glacier. The pilot will land you right onto a section of white ice, far from the typical crowds you’d see on the toe of the glacier. This is where your glacier guides will help you adjust crampons and helmets and take you to some of their favorite features. Explore blue ice canyons and moulins and feel the cool breeze float across the glacier as a bluebird day shines down on you.
This tour is great for small family exploration, photography, a romantic exploration, taking a vacation and adventure with old friends, and so much more. Contact Us by email or send us a message through the clickable link with questions, concerns, or customization needs. Let’s soar and explore!