Alpine Air Helicopter on Glacier


Alpine Air Alaska Assumes Management of Valdez-Based Vertical Solutions Helicopters

July 15, 2020 - Announcement Regarding Alpine Air Alaska and Vertical Solutions Dear customers, We hope this finds you healthy and making the most of summer during a challenging time. We have felt the unfortunate effects of reduced tourism in Alaska this season and are using the time to improve our processes and train staff for when things are back to normal. Given this, we are excited to share some news about our company and have reasons to look forward to the future with optimism. As you may recall, the local Alaskan investment firm Pt Capital acquired a majority interest in Alpine Air Alaska in 2018. The Pt team has given us incredible support and direction while allowing us to maintain our unique company culture and commitment to excellence that has been part of our DNA since 1991. On July 1st, Pt Capital added a second helicopter service provider to their portfolio with … Read More

Alpine Air Alaska, LLC Promotes Sasha Swift to General Manager

Today we announce Sasha Swift has been promoted to General Manager. She assumes this responsibility from Deb Essex who has run the company with her husband Keith for 15 years and will remain as Senior Manager with a focus on staff training and development. Sasha will report to the company’s President and Board of Directors, and will consult closely with Andy Wallace, Director of Operations. Along with other members of the executive team including Director of Maintenance Casey Fagerquist and Chief Pilot Turner Pahl, Sasha will manage a fleet of 14 helicopters and four locations in Southcentral Alaska. “Sasha joined us five years ago and quickly took on complex responsibilities in the business” said Keith Essex, President. “She is an excellent team manager with a background in marketing, operations, finance, and administration. This is a natural progression for her, and a much deserved … Read More

Health and Safety Response to COVID-19

Update June 1, 2020: We're excited to announce that we are re-opening in June! We will resume our scenic flights on June 1st, and glacier dog sled tours on June 25th. Charter flight services remain ready for operation. Our team is taking extra steps to protect the well-being our guests, support staff, ground-crew and pilots. We have instituted rigorous COVID-19 safety measures and are closely following the city's operating requirements and CDC guidelines to implement simple, effective and environmentally safe procedures to clean and disinfect all passenger contact areas. We are taking the following steps: Employees will screen for any signs of illness prior to work and any employee displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter the establishment. Employees are required to adhere to frequent handwashing guidlines as set forth by the CDC.Entry into our hangar is by … Read More


Join Our Team for the Summer Season! Full-time summer office / reservations / shuttle positions available for our GIRDWOOD and SEWARD locations. Available May-August, 4 days/week, with 8 to 10 hr days. Alpine Air Alaska is a tourism-based aviation company; we operate 7 days/week, 7:30am to 7:30pm. We are a fun, high-energy office, andyou will be on your feet talking, laughing, and working with customers all day. This position is for someone with excellent customer service skills, good communication, great attitude, and a willingness to learn. Responsibilities include: answering phones, taking reservations, selling merchandise, interacting cheerfully with customers, gearing up guests for tours on the glacier, loading/unloading aircraft, gardening, and customer transportation. Join our Team! HOW TO APPLY: Email your resume to (PLEASE: No phone calls or … Read More

It’s Here! A Brand-New Website!

With a second location and a multitude of tours and helicopter services to talk about, we’re super excited to bring it all to you with a new website. We hope travelers will find it easy to navigate, easy to book, and most of all we hope it helps communicate the profound beauty we get to share with you here in Alaska. What’s new? Two locations: We now have two great tour destinations: Girdwood and Seward. Make sure to select your location carefully when booking. Online reservations: It has never been easier to book a tour with us. Need help? We’re more than happy to assist with your reservation by phone or email. All-new images: fresh photos from recent tours show what’s waiting for you just a short flight away. We are grateful to the talented team at Sundog Media who helped us create our new website. We’d also like to thank the brilliant photographers who contributed to … Read More

Announcing Our New Location in Seward, Alaska!

Hello, Seward! We are excited to start offering tours from our newest location this spring! Daily glacier dog sledding, flightseeing, and charters will begin May 15th, and run through the end of summer. Alpine Air has been flying in Alaska for 29 years, and we love sharing the beauty of our backyard with new friends from around the world. We can’t wait to begin operating in Seward. About Seward Seward is two hours south of Anchorage by car, at the head of Resurrection Bay on the stunning Kenai Peninsula. Nearly 40 glaciers flow down from the nearby Harding Icefield. This is an area of unique coastal beauty and abundant glacier access. Seward Flightseeing Flightseeing tours from here offer dramatic coastline views, marine wildlife sightings, and a chance to experience enormous tidewater glaciers, like Bear Glacier and Aialik Glacier. We offer seven daily flightseeing tours … Read More