Heli-skiing – Is the ultimate in skiing for someone who can ski or snowboard deep powder.  I have been very fortunate to have been able to heli-ski for nine years in Alaska with Points North Heli Adventures.  Some of the heli runs in Alaska can be 2,000 to 3,000 vertical feet.  A couple are close to 4,000.  My first heli trip was in British Columbia in the Carriboos.  Make sure you know how to ride or ski deep steep powder.  Alaska is not the place to learn.  I suggest you initially try some snowcat skiing first.  Powder Mountain in Utah has some nice snowcat skiing.  After you purchase your daily ticket you can purchase snowcat rides for $18.00 each.