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Halfway between Golden and Revelstoke
Box 175
Golden, BC  V0A 1H0
(250) 344-2326 / (866) 424-4354
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About Great Canadian Heli Skiing

The Selkirks and the Purcells in the Interior of British Columbia are possibly the most famous skiing mountain ranges in the world. They can offer phenomenal amounts of dry champagne powder snow, good flying conditions and great skiing weather. At Great Canadian Heli-Skiing we elevate the experience further by offering one of the most intimate and exclusive Heli-Skiing holidays available. Our groups are intentionally small (4 guests and one guide). We have 2,000 square kilometers of skiing terrain with runs varying in length from 400-2,100 vertical meters (approx. 1,500 to 6,900 vertical feet). There are hundreds of ski runs exclusively for your use, offering every type of terrain – glaciers, open bowls, gladed trees – and every slope angle and exposure.

Great Canadian Heli-Skiing offers a private and personal Heli-Skiing experience with the all-inclusive luxury of unlimited vertical skiing. We offer 7, 5, 4, 3 and 2-day all-inclusive packages. Skiing in groups of four guests and one guide, with a maximum of 24 guests per week ensure an exclusive Heli-Skiing vacation. Unlimited vertcal skiing, powder ski/snowboard equipment, deluxe accommodation at the Heather Mountain Lodge and all meals (gourmet dinner and breakfast in our dining room, and picnic lunch in the mountains) are included. Heather Mountain Lodge is easily accessible by car, but is still remote in that there are no surrounding properties. The Lodge is used exclusively for Great Canadian Heli-Skiers and as such makes your stay that much more private. We have an on-site heli-pad that allows our skiers easy access to the helicopters to begin their skiing day. We use the ultimate Heli-Skiing machine, the "A-Star B2" helicopter to take guests up to our vast ski terrain.

Great Canadian Heli Skiing Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 23
Capacity Per Trip: 24
Trips Per Season: 10-14 runs per day
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 4
Packages start at: $3575.00
Longest Run: 6900 verticle ft.
Summit: 10,100 Ft / 3,078 M
Base: 3,000 Ft / 914 M
Vertical: 6,000 Ft / 1,829 M
Acres: 494,210 Ac / 200,007 Hc
Annual Snow: 550" / 1,397cm
Season
Starts Around: 12/27/2011
Ends Around: 4/6/2012
The Basics
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 23
Capacity Per Trip: 24
Trips Per Season: 10-14 runs per day
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 4
Packages start at: $3575.00
Longest Run: 6900 verticle ft.
Terrain
Summit: 10,100 Ft / 3,078 M
Base: 3,000 Ft / 914 M
Vertical: 6,000 Ft / 1,829 M
Acres: 494,210 Ac / 200,007 Hc
Annual Snow: 550" / 1,397cm
Season
Starts Around: 12/27/2011
Ends Around: 4/6/2012

Guide Certifications & Experience

Our guides are experienced and certified professionals (ACMG or CSGA), with years of training in avalanche hazard forecasting, weather analysis, emergency medical techniques and guiding. Our guides are constantly practicing snow and avalanche management as they analyze the changes in conditions and make guiding decisions accordingly. Each morning and evening our guides meet to evaluate and discuss the weather, snow stability and terrain based on field observations and data supplied by remote weather stations and the Canadian Avalanche Association. Continuous radio communication between the guides, the helicopter and the base allows for quick response to any emergency if one were to occur. The guides carry extensive emergency gear in their packs and on the helicopter.

Equipment Used

We use the ultimate Heli-Skiing machine the "A-Star B2". These are powerful, very comfortable helicopters designed for mountain flying. We offer our guests free use of our ski and snowboard equipment. We carry different models of Atomic skis and Burton and Prior snowboards. We also equip guests with Ortovox transceivers when they are skiing.

Ski Areas Nearby

Resorts in the area include (distance away from Heather Mountain Lodge in brackets): Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (1 hour), Revelstoke Resort (1 hour) Lake Louise (1 hour, 45 minutes), Sunshine Village (2 hours, 45 minutes) and Panorama (2 hours).

Booking Policy

Select a trip and date that suits you and contact our office. We require a deposit of $750 for a 2, 3 and 4-day trips and $1,500. for a 5 and 7-day package. Deposits are non refundable with the balance due 14 weeks prior to your trip or November 1st.

Training & Instruction

For the first time Heli-Skier our guides will offer instruction so that you are able to get the most out of your skiing time with us.

Packages & Pricing

Great Canadian Heli-Skiing offers 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7-day all inclusive packages as well as 7-day semi-private and private packages. Our packages vary in price from $3575 for a 2-day escape to $11,5450 for an indulgent week. All packages include: unlimited vertical meters of skiing (based on a typical day of skiing between 9:00 am - 4:00 p.m.) so you never pay more to ski more, deluxe accommodation, all meals, and free use of our ski/snowboard equipment and transceivers.

Semi-Private packages are $124,500 for groups of 8 and Private packages are $77300. for groups of 4. All prices are in Canadian funds and are subject to 6% HST tax for foreign guests and 12% HST tax for Canadian residents.

Our packages top all others because the experience is absolutely dedicated to customer service. Our operation has been described as seamless.

What's New

New sauna! New fleet of women's skis.

Local Lodging

Heather Mountain Lodge is home of Great Canadian Heli-Skiing and used exclusively for our Heli-Skiing guests. A maximum of 24 Heli-Skiing guests per week are accommodated in this luxurious wilderness retreat. The lodge is accessible by car, but is remote due to the fact that there are no surrounding properties. Amenities include: on-site heli-pad, ski shop, billiard table, outdoor hot tub, sauna, lounge and massage therapist.

Nearby Recreation

Snowmobiling, dogsledding, backcountry skiing, cat skiing and ski touring.