Kevin O’Rourke’s Chilean Heli-ski Adventure

If you have been keeping up with our blog, you may already know that Powderbird lead guide Kevin O’Rourke recently traveled to Chile. Kevin had the opportunity to guest guide a group of Aussie Powderbirds who came heli-skiing with us in Park City last winter. Ross Grant, along with his friends Roger M, Richard, Roger D, and Andrew, completed a week excursion with Powder South Heli-ski Guides. Kevin teamed up with Powder South and long-time friend (and Powderbird Greenland guide) Pete Patterson to guest guide two week-long heli-ski trips as part of Powder South’s operation.

Our Powderbird guests really enjoyed Powder South’s accommodations, dining, and overall operation. Powder South–Thank you for your hospitality! Kevin really enjoyed his time with your team.

Kevin described the skiing as ranging from dense snow to excellent corn conditions to perfect bluebird powder. Sounds like they had a great time! Here are some photos from Kevin’s heli-skiing trip to Chile.

Getting ready for a beautiful day of heli-skiing

Enjoying corn skiing in Chile

Kevin and the Grant Group with Powder South

Powder day!

Powderbird guide Kevin O'Rouke heli-skiing in Chile

Powderbird Greenland guide Pete Patterson

Powder South's accommodations in the valley

Heli-skiing in Chile with Powder South and Powderbird

That's a wrap. The group relaxing after a day of heli-skiing


Summer Guide Update: Kevin O’Rourke

Powderbird lead guide and co-owner Kevin O’Rourke is currently spending a few weeks heli-skiing with Powder South in Chile. Kevin is accompanying a group of Australian Powderbird clients who wanted to experience heli-skiing in Chile this season. If you are ever interested in exploring the mountains beyond the Wasatch, let us know. We can put together a custom program to suite your heli-skiing wish list.

Marc Lazzaroni Senior Guide with Joaquin Oyarzun Powder South Director

Kevin is excited to guest guide with a great crew and take part in a culturally unique program while skiing with Powder South. Powder South Heli-Ski Guides kicked off their 2011 season in mid-July, and have experienced favorable ski conditions thus far. Kevin will update us with photos and insights as his adventures in Chile continue.

Powder South Heli Skiers Enjoying Some Powder