Who We Are

Aerial Imaging Experts

Based in Park City, Utah – a known epicenter for action and adventure sports – the founders of AlpenHelo – have as much passion for the great outdoors as they do for nailing the perfect aerial shot. Combining years of professional photography, videoography, radio controlled plane/heli, and action sports expertise, the founders of AlpenHelo bring a fresh perspective to the drone photo and video marketplace. Not only does AlpenHelo have the technical skills to get the shot, they also know how to go the extra mile to make it happen. From close proximity real estate and commercial shoots, to backcountry excursions in the Uinta and Wasatch mountain ranges, we know how to get the job done.

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What We Do



Featuring Full HD Video (1920 x 1080) at up to 60 frames per second, our Nikon DSLR with CMOS sensor provides the crisp footage you are looking for. Add in the DJI Zenmuse gimbal with it’s own operator, and you get some of the smoothest most dynamic aerial video footage around.


While most aerial drone photographers will use high resolution screen captures from video to create a still image, AlpenHelo offers full res RAW photography in a mobile aerial platform. With all of the custom controls of a DSLR and the ability to change lenses, the sky is limit for our still photography.


Accessibility can play a major roll in video and photo production, and AlpenHelo’s ability to operate in the hard access places truly sets us apart. Whether hiking into the backcountry through mountain snow, navigating remote mountain biking and hiking trails, or traveling the world, AlpenHelo is Ready to tackle whatever logistical challenges you may have.

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Our Work



The A Team


Ross Downard

Co-Founder and Pilot
Born and raised in the Midwest, Ross moved to Park City to pursue his passion for the mountains and professional photography. With over 12 years of professional photo experience, Ross has thousands of photos published in countless print and online media including Ski Magazine, Skiing, Bike Magazine, Powder, Mountain Magazine, and many more. In addition he has been in charge of cinematography and editing for numerous marketing and lifestyle video projects in and around Utah. Growing up, Ross was an avid R/C hobbyist, so when multi-rotors (drones) began to evolve and support photography, Ross naturally decided to combine his passions, forming AlpenHelo.

Brendan Trieb

Co-Founder and Gimbal Operator
Born and raised in Western New York State, Brendan moved to Park City after high school to pursue a professional ski career. After meeting Ross during his third winter out West, Brendan began to ski with Ross constantly for photo shoots, putting in countless hours to get the perfect shot. As Ross’ passion for aerial photo and video grew, Brendan worked his way into the position of primary gimbal operator and works hand-in-hand with Ross to get the photos and video footage that clients are looking for.

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