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About TLH Heliskiing
Many heli-skiing runs start on the high alpine glaciers and end well below tree line, deep in the valley bottoms. The glaciers and alpine bowls of our heliskiing tenure seem to go on forever. Rip turns through deep blankets of powder surrounded by jagged and awe inspiring peaks. For many skiers, tree skiing is the essence of heliskiing. The treed-terrain is challenging and the deep snow lies protected from the elements amongst the spectacular old growth forests.
Our packages guarantee a certain amount of vertical footage depending on the length of your heliski tour. The average footage skied per week is approximately 130,000 vertical feet (39,600 vertical meters). Well over 200,000 vertical feet (61,000 vertical meters) have been skied in a week, while on some occasions, only 70,000 vertical feet (21,300 vertical meters) have been accomplished.
The base for TLH Heliskiing is at Tyax Wilderness Resort, on the shores of beautiful Tyaughton Lake, approximately 125 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia. TLH Heliskiing operates in the South Chilcotin Mountains which is the transition zone between the Coastal Mountains and the dry rolling Fraser Plateau. We have the best of both worlds - magnificent mountains, an abundance of dry powder snow and plenty of sunshine. To date we have in excess of 300 named and mapped runs in an area of 830,000 acres.
The TLH 'vital signs' using historical data since 1991:
- Snowfall: 14-18 metres
- Temperatures: Range from 23°F to 5°F
- Snow Conditions: Excellent to Good about 75% of the time
- Down days: One-half down day per week
Tucked away in the South Chilcotin Mountains lies the largest log lodge in the West. Romantically nestled on the shores of Tyaughton Lake with views of snow-covered peaks up to 9,000 feet.
TLH Heliskiing Quick Facts
|Years in Business:
|Capacity Per Trip:
||10 guests per helicopter
|Trips Per Season:
||Maximum 4 helicopters
|Guide to Client Ratio:
||1 to 5
|Packages start at:
|| 9,740 Ft /
|| 3,000 Ft /
|| 5,633 Ft /
||830,000 Ac /
||600" / 1,524cm
Guide Certifications & Experience
|Our heliski guides are all professionals that have passed a series of comprehensive examinations to qualify them as members of the A.C.M.G. and the U.I.A.G.M., the recognized Canadian and International Mountain Guide Associations. They are experienced at balancing exciting and challenging skiing with the safety and enjoyment for the entire group. Our guides also participate in yearly refresher courses, both at TLH Heliskiing and as part of their ongoing training as certified mountain and ski guides.
Weather and snow conditions are continuously monitored by our guides and snow safety team. Terrain and specific runs are chosen based on the current conditions every morning. We are a member of Helicat Canada and therefore adhere to a strict set of safety standards.
|Bell 212 helicopters
ONLY 1 group of 10 guest per helicopter
Bell 407 helicopters for private and small groups of 4 guests
Newly renovated remote Mountain Lodge with a full service spa, dining room, bar & lounge, gift shop and an abundance of Resort activities including snowshoeing, ice skating, hockey, ice fishing, cross country skiing
Ski Areas Nearby
|Whistler is 30 minutes flying time from TLH Heliskiing. Combination trips are available, including guiding in Whistler with the best local skiers and riders, accommodation and lots of local knowledge.
|Bookings must be confirmed with a deposit of $1,500 per person. Full payment is due 3 months prior to the start of the trip. Early booking discounts apply for guests re-booking before the end of their current trip.
Training & Instruction
|Helicopter safety and beacon training provided for all guests.
Packages & Pricing
|Destination heliskiing in the remote wilderness. Multi-day tours with the following schedule, though custom dates can be accommodated based on availability.
2 day tours: Fri-Sun
3 day tours: Fri-Mon
4 day tours: Mon-Fri
5 day tours: Sun-Fri
7 day tours: Fri-Fri
1.1 hours via heli-transfer from Vancouver or 0.5 hours from Whistler. Return ground transfers included, all meals, use of powder skis and avalanche tranceivers. Client Loyalty Program in effect.
|Fully renovated and re-furnished lodge with the addition of a full service spa. New heli-skiing program including unlimited vertical on all packages, 1 group of a maximum 10 guests per helicopter and flights into the lodge.
|Tucked away in the South Chilcotin Mountains lies the largest log lodge in the west. Romantically nestled on the shores of Tyaughton Lake with views of snow-covered peaks up to 9,000 feet.
All our heliski and heliboarding packages include double occupancy accommodation at Tyax Wilderness Resort. If you would prefer to guarantee yourself a single occupancy room, simply request a single occupancy room at the time of your reservation. Daily maid service is included for each room.
|Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice-fishing, ice-hockey, ice-skating and nordic skiing.