Purcell Heli Skiing

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PO Box 1530
438 Lafontaine Rd
Golden, BC  V0A 1H0
(250) 344-5410 / (877) HELI-SKI
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About Purcell Heli Skiing

Skiing/boarding takes place on alpine glaciers and open slopes, as well as in the trees and gladed areas of the subalpine forest. We strive to meet our guests' needs and to provide the most exclusive, safest heli-skiing/boarding experience possible.

Our heli-ski area lies a few minutes flight away and covers over 2,000 square kms (772 square miles - west of Golden and North of the Bugaboos - in the Purcell Mountains. These mountains of Interior British Columbis are famouns for their reliable amounts of fresh snow and exceptional powder.

Wehave over 250 runs offering every conceivable type of terrain and exposure. Over the years, Purcell Heli-Skiing has explored and skied the mountain ranges of the Dogtooth, Mc Murdo, Spillimacheen, Bobbie Burns and Battle Range areas

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS!
As a small company offering over 35 years of experience, we are dedicated to providing our guests with the highest quality of service. Rather than envouraging vertical records, our aim is to offer a thrilling but comfortable skiing/boarding adventure at a relaxed pace.

Throughout the operation, you will find a friendly atmosphere and helpful staff to look after you. Our entire team has a passion for the mountains and we enjoy what we are doing! We would be delighted to share our experience with you, as our guest in the Purcell Mountains.

Purcell Heli Skiing Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 38
Capacity Per Trip: max 40
Trips Per Season: 120
Guide to Client Ratio: 2 to 10
Packages start at: $770.00
Longest Run: 3 miles
Summit: 10,400 Ft / 3,170 M
Base: 4,000 Ft / 1,219 M
Vertical: 6,500 Ft / 1,981 M
Acres: 50,000 Ac / 20,235 Hc
Season
Starts Around: 12/15/2012
Ends Around: 4/30/2013
The Basics
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 38
Capacity Per Trip: max 40
Trips Per Season: 120
Guide to Client Ratio: 2 to 10
Packages start at: $770.00
Longest Run: 3 miles
Terrain
Summit: 10,400 Ft / 3,170 M
Base: 4,000 Ft / 1,219 M
Vertical: 6,500 Ft / 1,981 M
Acres: 50,000 Ac / 20,235 Hc
Season
Starts Around: 12/15/2012
Ends Around: 4/30/2013

Guide Certifications & Experience

All our guides are members of the association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and/or the International Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA/UIAGM). Training and professional certification obtained from these organizations guarantee a high degree of competence in mountain and ski guiding, avalanche forecasting, weather interpretation, as well as ski instruction.

Equipment Used

For 38 years, Purcell Heli-Skiing has been taking guests to the pristine summits of the Purcell Mountains. We specialize in flexible daily or multi-day packages. From the first-time powder skier to the veteran looking for a small-group experience, our team can deliver your epic adventure. Competitive rates, champagne powder, personal service, vast terrain and convenient access all make Purcell your best choice. All guides are ACMG/UIAGM certified. Come ski with us – you’ll be glad you did!

Ski Areas Nearby

Kicking Horse Resort - approx 15kms (approx 20mins)
Lake Louise Resort - 80 kms (approx 1 hour) Banff - 137 kms (approx 2 hours)
Approx 2 hours from Revelstoke Resort
Approx 2 hours from Panorama Resort

Booking Policy

The full amount is due to confirm. Cancellation policy varies according to package type booked. Contact our office by phone or email for more details.

Training & Instruction

All guests must go through basic backcountry safety training on their first day of heli-skiing each year, this is part of the packages and happens in the morning before skiing.

Packages & Pricing

We offer daily 3 or 5 run packages, multi-day packages, private and custom packages.

3 RUN PACKAGE: The 3 run package costs C$770.00 plus 12% HST for a total of C$862.40 per person per day. This includes 3 runs of heli-skiing, professional ski guidng and powder instruction, safety equipment, packed lunch, apres ski platter and heli-ski/board pin.

5 RUN PACKAGE: The 5 run package costs C$920.00 plus 12% HST for a total of C$1,030.40 per person per day. This includes 5 runs of heli-skiing, professional ski guidng and powder instruction, safety equipment, packed lunch, apres ski platter and heli-ski/board pin.

MULTIDAY PACKAGES: You can choose any combination of 3 run or 5 run packages for as many days as you like and for which ever days you like during your holiday. Days do not have to be consecutive.

EXTRA RUNS: C$87.50 plus 12% HST for a total of C$98.00 per person per run. POWDER SKI RENTALS: included complimentary with any tour booked. Note: We do not rent boots, so you will need to bring those with you. No snowboard rental available.

EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES: Enjoy a heli-adventure at your own pace, with your own group. Flexible group size from 1 to 10, you will have your own private guides, ski 6 runs, and not be mixed with any other skiers.

What's New

Now offering heli assisted ski touring packages, please contact us for more info.

Local Lodging

There is a variety of great accommodations to choose from in the local area. Please contact us for more information.

Nearby Recreation

Great choice of ski resorts in the area. Great back-country skiing. Lots of great activities in the area.