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Powderbird Helicopter Skiing: Daily Operations Report

Reporting heli-skiing operations in multiple use areas.

Powderbird provides guided access for the general public on specific permitted portions of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. All of our operations occur within multiple use areas that are intended to be shared by a variety of users. In order to facilitate this sharing, Powderbird posts information noting the main drainages in which we will likely operate, as well as areas where we will not be operating. This is in order to help other backcountry users in their decisions.

Although we take dozens of skiers into the backcountry each day, we use multiple helicopters to spread out our operations from Ogden to Provo in order to limit our use of popular and congested areas. We do not operate in Big Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood or Mill Creek Canyons (Tri-Canyon Area) on any Sundays, and most Mondays. Weather permitting, we generally operate at least one helicopter somewhere in the Tri-Canyon Area the other days of the week.

Since 1973, Powderbird has offered some of the most exciting helicopter skiing in Utah and around the world. Our staff and qualified guides work to ensure that you have an amazing time. If you have any questions, please call us at 801-742-2800.


  • 3-19-2019
    March 20, 2019

    Today we operated in Cascade.  Tomorrow 2-20-2019 we will be operating in Francis Peak.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-18-19
    March 19, 2019

    Today we operated in the Sessions and Cascade.  Tomorrow 3-19-2019 we will be operating in Cascade.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-17-2019
    March 18, 2019

    Today we operated in American Fork, Cascade, and the Sessions.  Tomorrow we will be operating in Cascade and the Sessions.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-16-2019
    March 17, 2019

    Today we operated in American Fork, the Sessions, and throughout the TCA, spreading our operations to Mill Creek.  Tomorrow 3-17-2019 you can expect to see us in Cascade, American Fork, and the Sessions.  We will not be in the TCA.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-15-2019
    March 16, 2019

    Today we operated in the Sessions, Cascade, and throughout the NPC including Cardiff, Days, and Mineral.  Tomorrow 3-16-19 we will be flying in the Sessions, American Fork, and Cardiff, Days, Silver, Mineral, and Mill Creek.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-14-2019
    March 15, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to lingering weather.  Tomorrow 3-15-2019 we will be operating in American Fork, Cascade,and the Sessions.  You can also expect to see us in multiple drainages throughout the TCA, focusing operations in Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork. If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-13-2019
    March 14, 2019

    Today we did not fly due to weather.  Tomorrow 3-14-2019 we will be operating in American Fork, the Sessions, and throughout the TCA including Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-11-2019
    March 12, 2019

    Today we operated in American Fork and the Sessions.  Tomorrow 3-12-2019 we will be operating in American Fork, Cascade and the Sessions.  You can also expect to see us throughout the TCA.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-10-2019
    March 11, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 3-11-2019 we will be operating in American Fork and the Sessions.  We will not be in the TCA.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-9-2019
    March 10, 2019

    Today we pulled the plug on operations due to weather.  Tomorrow 3-10-2019 we will not be operating in the TCA due to Sunday closure.  Instead we will be operating in American Fork and the Sessions.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-8-2019
    March 9, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 3-9-2019 we have plans of operating in American Fork, the Sessions, In and around Francis Peak, and throughout the TCA.  We will be spreading our TCA operations between multiple drainages including Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-7-219
    March 8, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 3-7-2019, weather dependent, you can expect to see us in the Sessions, American Fork, and throughout the TCA including Cardiff, Days, Silver, Mineral, Mill Creek, and White Pine.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-6-2019
    March 7, 2019

    Today 3-6-2019 we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 3-7-2019 you can expect to see us in American Fork, the Sessions, and Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-5-2019
    March 6, 2019

    Today we operated in the Sessions, Francis Peak, and throughout the TCA including Cardiff, Days, Mineral.  Tomorrow 3-6-2019 we will be operating in American Fork, the Sessions, and throughout the Tri Canyon Area.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-4-2019
    March 5, 2019

    Today we operated in American Fork and the Sessions.  We found good skiing but active wind loading and wind effect on the lee sides of ridges as well as warming on the solars.  Tomorrow 3-5-2019 we will begin the day by bumping a few lifts of Snowbird patrol to the White Pine ridgeline.  We will continue the day by operating one helicopter in the Sessions  and one helicopter in and around Francis Peak.  You can also expect to see us in American Fork and throughout the TCA, spreading operations between multiple drainages including White Pine, Mill Creek, Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-3-2019
    March 4, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 3-4-2019 we will be operating in American Fork, Snake Creek, and the Sessions.  We will not be in the TCA.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-2-2019
    March 3, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 3-3-2019 we plan on operating one helicopter in the Sessions,  a second and third helicopter will be in American Fork and Cascade.  We will not be operating in the TCA due to Sunday closure.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 3-1-2019
    March 2, 2019

    Today we operated in the Sessions and American Fork.  We also operated in the TCA including Cardiff, Days, and Mineral Fork.  We did not operate two helicopters in the TCA.  Tomorrow 3-2-2019 we may earn our last Monday for the season by not operating in the TCA and instead taking one helicopter into American Fork and another into the Sessions.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • Update 3-1-2019
    March 1, 2019

    Today 3-1-2019 we may use two helicopters in the TCA. If you have any questions give us a call at 801-752-2800.

  • 2-28-2019
    March 1, 2019

    Today we operated in Cardiff and Mineral Fork as well as the Sessions.  We did not use two helicopters in the TCA.  Tomorrow 3-1-2019 we will be operating in the Sessions and Cascade.  We will also be in Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-28-2019 Update
    February 28, 2019

    Today 2-28 we may use two helicopters in the TCA.  You can also expect to see us in Lambs.

  • 2-27-2019
    February 28, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to strong winds and precip. in the afternoon.  Tomorrow 2-28-2019 we plan on operating in the Sessions and American Fork.  You can also expect to see us throughout the TCA including White Pine, Mill Creek, Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork. If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-26-2019
    February 27, 2019

    Today we got one group into American Fork after the winds settled down a bit.  Tomorrow 2-27-2019 we will be operating one helicopter in American Fork, one helicopter in the Sessions, and a third throughout the TCA focusing in Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-25-2019
    February 26, 2019

    Today 2-25-2019 we operated in American Fork for a weather shortened day.  Tomorrow 2-26-2019 we plan on operating one helicopter in the Sessions.  Another helicopter will be in American Fork and Cascade.  A third will be in Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  You can also expect to see us in White Pine and Mill Creek.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-24-2019
    February 25, 2019

    Today we operated in American Fork, Cascade, and the Sessions.  We found good skiing where we were.  Tomorrow 2-25-2019 we plan on operating in the Sessions and in American Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-752-2800.

  • 2-23-2019
    February 24, 2019

    Today we operated in American Fork, and the Sessions.  We did operate in the TCA and did not earn a future Monday.  Tomorrow 2-24-2019 we will not be operating in the TCA.  Instead you can expect to see us in the Sessions, Cascade, and American Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-22-2019
    February 23, 2019

    Today we did not use two helicopters in the TCA.  One helicopter operated in Cardiff Fork and a second operated in the Sessions for a weather shortened day.  Tomorrow 2-23-2019 we will be operating in Cascade and the Sessions.  A third helicopter will be in American Fork and we may give up a Saturday of operating in the TCA to earn our last Monday for the season.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-21-2019
    February 22, 2019

    Today 2-21-2019 we did not use two helicopters in the TCA.  Instead we operated in the Sessions.  We also used one helicopter throughout multiple drainages throughout the TCA including Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  Tomorrow 2-22-2019 we may use two helicopters in the TCA.  You can expect to see us in Cardiff, Days, Silver, Mineral, White Pine, and Millcreek,  you can also expect to see us in the Sessions Andy American Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-20-2019
    February 21, 2019

    Today we were able to get out as the weather broke late in the morning.  We did use two helicopters in the Tri-Canyon Area.  We operated in Mill Creek, Cardiff, Days Fork as well as Mill Creek.  We also did a home run through the PC Ridgeline.  Tomorrow we plan on operating in the Sessions and American Fork.  We may use two helicopters in the TCA and you can expect to see us in multiple drainages including Cardiff, Days, Silver, Mineral, Mill Creek, and White Pine.  We may also operate in Lambs.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-19-2019
    February 20, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 2-20-2019 we plan on operating in American Fork, the Sessions, and throughout the TCA including White Pine, Mill Creek, Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  We may use two helicopters in the TCA.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-18-2019
    February 19, 2019

    Today we operated in American Fork and throughout the TCA including Mill Creek and Cardiff and Days.  We did use an earned Monday to operate in the TCA and we did not use two helicopters in the TCA.  We also operated in Lambs.  Tomorrow 2-19-2019 we may use two helicopters in the TCA.  We also will be operating in the Sessions and American Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 701-742-2800.

  • Update for 2-18-2019
    February 18, 2019

    Today we may use two helicopters in the Tri Canyon Area.  We will be spreading operations between multiple drainages including Mill Creek, Cardiff, Days, Silver, and White Pine.  If you have any questions give us a call 801-752-2800.

  • 2-17-2019
    February 18, 2019

    Today 2-17-2019 we operated in the Sessions and Lambs.  We were not able to operate in American Fork and Cascade due to weather.  Tomorrow 2-18-2019 we will be operating in the Sessions, American Fork, and Cascade.  We may use one of our earned mondays to operate in the Tri Canyon Area.  We will confirm tomorrow whether this happens or not.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-16-2019
    February 17, 2019

    Today we operated in American Fork as well as Cardiff Fork.  Tomorrow 2-17-2019 we plan on beginning operations with explosive testing in America Fork and Cascade.  One helicopter will be operating in Cascade.  A second will be in American Fork and a third will be in Lambs and the Sessions.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-15-2019
    February 16, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  We did not use two helicopters in the TCA.    Tomorrow 2-16-2019 we plan on operating one helicopter in American Fork.  We plan on operating two helicopters in the TCA.  We will be operating throughout multiple drainages including Cardiff, Days, Silver, Mineral, White Pine, and Mill Creek.  You can also expect to see us in Lambs.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-14-2019
    February 15, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 2-15-2019 we may use two helicopters in the Tri Canyon Area, spreading skiers throughout multiple drainages.  We will also be operating in American Fork with a third helicopter.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-13-2019
    February 14, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 2-14-2019 we plan on operating in the Sessions as well as throughout the TCA, focusing operations in Cardiff, Days, and Silver Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-12-2019
    February 13, 2019

    Today 2-12-2019 we operated in American Fork as well as Cardiff, Days, and Silver Fork.  Winds puffed up towards the end of operations and skies went silver.  We found very good skiing on settled powder with some wind texture in upper elevating terrain off ridge tops.  Tomorrow 2-13-2019 we will be operating in the Sessions as well as throughout the TCA, focusing operations in Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-11-2019
    February 12, 2019

    Today 2-11-2019 we operated in American Fork.  We also used one of our earned Mondays to operate throughout the TCA.  We found very good skiing where we skied.  Tomorrow 2-12-2019 we plan operating in American Fork.  You can also expect to see us in Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • Update 2-10-2019
    February 11, 2019

    We are planning on using an earned Monday to operate in the Tri Canyon Area

  • 2-10-2019
    February 11, 2019

    Today 2-10-2019 we did not operate due to strong winds.  Tomorrow 2-11-2019 we plan on operating two helicopters in American Fork  and a third in the Sessions.  We will not be operating in the Tri Canyon Area.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-9-2019
    February 10, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 2-10-2019 we will not be operating in the TCA due to our Sunday closure.  Instead we will be skiing in the Sessions and American Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-8-2019
    February 9, 2019

    Today 2-8-2019 we operated in the Sessions, American Fork, and the throughout Cardiff and Days Fork.  Tomorrow 2-9-2019 we will be operating in the Sessions and American Fork.  We also plan on operating in Cardiff, Days, Silver, Mineral, and Mill Creek.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-7-2019
    February 8, 2019

    Today we did not ski due to lingering weather. We did conduct avalanche control work for Snowbird and UDOT.  Tomorrow 2-8-2019 we will be operating one helicopter in American Fork and one in the Sessions.  Another helicopter will be operating in Cardiff, Days, and Silver Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-6-2019
    February 7, 2019

    Today we did not ski due to weather.  Tomorrow 2-7-2019 we are planning on operating two helicopters in American Fork after we conduct avalanche control work for Snowbird and avalanche testing for us.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-5-2019
    February 6, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 2-6-2019 we plan on operating in American Fork as well as Cardiff, Days, and Silver Fork.  Enjoy the new snow and be safe.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-4-2019
    February 5, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 2-5-2019 we have plans to operate in American Fork as well as throughout the TCA including Cardiff, Days, Silver, and Mineral Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-3-2019
    February 4, 2019

    Today we did not operate due to weather.  Tomorrow 2-3-2019 we have plans to operate in American Fork.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2-2-2019
    February 3, 2019

    Today we did not operate.  Tomorrow 2-3-2019 we have plans to operate in American Fork and Cascade, weather dependent.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.

  • 2–1-2019
    February 2, 2019

    Today we skied in Cascade, American Fork, and in and around Francis Peak.  We also operated throughout the TCA focusing operations in Cardiff and Mineral Fork.  Tomorrow 2-2-2019 we plan on operating n operating in Cascade/American Fork as well as Cardiff, Days, Silver, Mineral, Mill Creek, and White Pine.  If you have any questions give us a call at 801-742-2800.