Helicopter in Mountains will Fall Colors

FAQs

What is the best time of day for the flight I’d like to do?

There is no best time of the day for any tour any day of the year. Alaska weather changes frequently. You’ll have a fantastic flight, even if blue skies aren’t in the forecast, but we won’t fly if the conditions aren’t favorable for helicopter travel. On rare occasions, we have to call a weather day, and if that happens, we’ll gladly find another time slot for you after the weather clears. The best thing that you can do is leave some flexibility in your schedule. Reserve the time that works best in your trip, and leave some room in case we need to reschedule for later in the day, or a different date. If a weather day is called by our staff, and you have time later in your trip, we can get you the best tour possible. If we have to cancel your flight due to weather and you can’t reschedule, we’ll give you a full refund.

What should I wear and bring?

Be sure to dress in comfortable layers with good, sturdy shoes, and be sure to bring your sunglasses and camera. Alpine Air Alaska does have outer jackets, pants, gloves, and boots to help keep you dry during your day of adventure on Punchbowl Glacier. This is a hands-on activity so your backpacks and purses will stay clean and dry in our hangar or in your car. Please note: there is no running water at the airport so restrooms are limited.

When should I check in for my dog sled tour?

Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour time.

How do I find transportation to Girdwood?

If you’re coming from Anchorage, renting a car is best because there is so much in the area to see. Most shuttle services have flat rates to Girdwood. If you enjoy trains, the Alaska Railroad is very scenic.

Most major rental car agencies have locations at the Anchorage Airport and the surrounding area.

How do I find transportation to Seward?

Seward is 2.5 hours south of Anchorage by car or 4 hours by train. See the Alaska Railroad train schedule here: https://www.alaskarailroad.com/ride-a-train/schedules

Seward is a popular cruise ship destination in Summer. Hertz of Seward offers one-way rentals to Anchorage. Renting a car out of Seward is a convenient option for people getting off a cruise, or if you want to take the train one-way from Anchorage to Seward, and then drive back up at your leisure. You can also take the train down to Seward, rent a car, and continue south to explore the Kenai Peninsula and Homer.