Mica Heliskiing

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PO Box 1250
207 MacKenzie Ave
Revelstoke , BC  V0E 2S0
(250) 837-6191 / (888) CAT-HELI
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About Mica Heliskiing

Our terrain is definitely a major factor in what makes Mica Heliskiing so special! Mother Nature has blessed us with natural steep fall-line tree runs, countless pillow lines, dramatic alpine ridges and bowls and endless glacier runs. With eight distinct main valleys and runs between 600 and 1800 vertical meters (1900 – 5900 feet), there’s something for everyone!

Mica Heliskiing's tenure encompasses approximately 72,000 hectares (close to 178,000 acres) on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. This spectacular area lies precisely where the moisture laden air from the Pacific Ocean collides with the cooler, dryer arctic air mass of the Canadian Rockies ice fields. The result is consistently deep, dry powder from early December through the end of April, with between 13 – 20 meters (42 – 66 feet) of annual snowfall!

Mica Heli Guides the leader in boutique, small group heliskiing. Rated “best heliskiing” by SKIING Magazine in their 2011 Resort Guide. Maximum 16 guests, two or three groups of four skiers or boarders share one A-Star helicopter, or one group of four in a Bell 407 with two guides. Ski or board terrain custom tailored to your desires. Spectacular backcountry lodge one hour north of Revelstoke BC accessible only by helicopter. Forget down days! No-fly days are rare and complimentary catskiing for backup. Mica Heliskiing is renowned for having an excellent safety record, the most diverse ski terrain with the deepest driest powder on the planet.

Mica Heliskiing Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 7
Capacity Per Trip: max 16
Trips Per Season: 40 tours
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:4 / 1:2
Packages start at: $5490.00
Summit: 12,000 Ft / 3,658 M
Base: 4,000 Ft / 1,219 M
Vertical: 6,000 Ft / 1,829 M
Acres: 250,000 Ac / 101,175 Hc
Annual Snow: 600" / 1,524cm
Season
Starts Around: 12/1/2011
Ends Around: 4/30/2012
The Basics
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 7
Capacity Per Trip: max 16
Trips Per Season: 40 tours
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:4 / 1:2
Packages start at: $5490.00
Terrain
Summit: 12,000 Ft / 3,658 M
Base: 4,000 Ft / 1,219 M
Vertical: 6,000 Ft / 1,829 M
Acres: 250,000 Ac / 101,175 Hc
Annual Snow: 600" / 1,524cm
Season
Starts Around: 12/1/2011
Ends Around: 4/30/2012

Guide Certifications & Experience

The guides at Mica Heli are both experienced mountaineers and professionally trained and certified guides and they bring a wealth of mountain guiding experience from around the world. Moreover, they love spending time skiing and climbing in the mountains and they very much enjoy sharing these experiences with you! As professional guides they make every effort to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience. The guides at Mica Heli take part in regular and ongoing refresher courses and training sessions including hazard recognition and management and emergency response. Each of our guides meets or exceeds the requirements of 'a guide' as set by Helicat Canada guidelines and have been trained and certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or are members of the International Federation of Mountain Guides.

Equipment Used

- A-Star used for Semi-Private groups (2 groups of 4)
- Bell 407 used for Private groups (one group of four with two guides)
- Pisten Bully Snowcat for bad weather backup
- SnowPulse avalanche back packs for all guests and guides
- Barryvox digital tranceivers
- Volkl powder skis (Kuro, Shiro and Gotama)

Ski Areas Nearby

Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Kicking Horse Resort
Silver Star Resort
Lake Louise Resort
Big White Resort

Booking Policy

A 20% NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED UPON BOOKING. Full payment is due 120 days in advance of your arrival. Cancellations made within 120 days of arrival are 100% non-refundable. Cancellations prior to 120 days of arrival we will retain depost

Packages & Pricing

Tours 3-8 days starting at $5500/PERSON
The Mica Premium – Faster, More Flexible Small Group Heliskiing

Our Premium heliskiing package provides you with the increased speed and flexibility of two separate A-Star helicopters, each servicing only two groups of four guests. The Premium Tour is a faster program custom tailored to your group and approaches the Private Tour experience at the Classic Tour price

Professionally trained and certified guides and high hour, accident free mountain pilots. We are proud of our excellent safety record.
Easy Travel - The Premium Package includes return transportation from Kelowna, B.C. to Mica Lodge, with options direct from the Calgary and Vancouver International airports.
Our 3-7 day Premium tours guarantee a minimum vertical of 4500 metres/day included in your package. Additional charges for extra vertical will apply. Inquire about our unlimited and double vertical options.
Our Chefs prepare gourmet meals to suit your taste, and at Mica we’ll buy you a beer!
Volkl powder skis and hand held radios (both new for 2011), Burton powder boards, poles, Snowpulse (air bag) backpacks, Barryvox digital transceivers, shovels and probes.
Double occupancy accommodation with opportunities for single occupancy upgrades.

Local Lodging

Deep in the backcountry and accessible only by helicopter. Mica Lodge sleeps up to 12 guests (double occupancy) in seven bedrooms each with full baths and extra long twin pillow top beds. It also houses our dining area and bar, ski shop, retail shop and common living area with Satellite TV.

Mica Chalet has four extra large deluxe rooms each with a King bed, fireplace, leather lounge chairs and full ensuite bathroom.