Who Can Go Heli-Skiing?
Our operations include terrain suitable for advanced to expert skiers. Skiers are generally grouped according to ability if possible, in order to optimize the enjoyment for everyone. Groups consist of five clients (weight restrictions apply) and one guide, the maximum number of groups during a heli day is four (20 guests).
Anyone going heli-skiing should be of
an advanced to expert skiing ability, able to make good
parallel turns in all conditions.
With the advancement of powder and fat skis, powder skiing
experience is not completely necessary. Fat ski rentals
the new Rossignol S7 Freeride
) can easily be arranged
in our shop, and are always encouraged.
Snowboarders are also
welcome on heli-ski outings. They should also be of advanced
to expert ability, able to hold an edge
on a traverse and carry their speed across any flat areas.
The guide will always keep you informed of what is to be
STILL NOT SURE? Book your own private group.
Would you prefer to have a private day without the added
pressure of others in your group? We fly the modern Bell
407 helicopter, which seats
5 skiers (weight restrictions apply) and your guide. Simply purchase all 5 seats, and then you choose as many (up to 5) or as few people in your group as you like. The advantage is, you get to set the pace and your guide will be able to customize the day to better suit your needs.
Am I ready? Can you answer YES to the
- You have extensive skiing experience for
a number of recent seasons at conventional, big mountain
- You choose black runs in all snow and weather conditions
- You’re keen enough about the
sport to have made multi-day ski trips, and you’re
fit enough to ski a number of consecutive days. Fitness
is often more important and
make up for lack of experience.
- You can keep up with most
skiers, even if you don’t
have the style of someone with more experience.
- When the
situation warrants you can, with your skis on: side-slip,
step uphill sideways, traverse, and make kick
your direction while standing in one spot). You may never
have skied powder, but you have ventured off the groomed
slopes and can stay well in control in backcountry conditions.
are now skiing on high performance gear and notice the
difference. Powder skis are essential for heli-skiing
will maximize your enjoyment of the sport. It’s the
right tool for the job. If you need to rent skis, the Rossignol
S7 Freeride’s are available in our shop.