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Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing

Coast Mountains (Randy Lincks photo)

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British Columbia reigns supreme as one of the world's foremost heli-skiing and cat-skiing destinations.

Heli-skiing was pioneered in British Columbia more than 40 years ago, while cat-skiing was born more than 25 years ago in the Kootenay Rockies region.

Heli-skiing means accessing untouched, remote alpine terrain via helicopter. Adventurous skiers and boarders know that BC’s huge, consistent snowfalls, cool temperatures and ten massive mountain ranges translates to untouched powder, epic descents and diverse, wild terrain.

Hop in a snowcat (a treaded, truck-like vehicle), and access lower altitude – but still exhilarating – runs. Cat-skiing is generally less expensive than heli-skiing and is often utilized in inclement weather.

There are more than 20 heli-skiing and cat-skiing operators scattered throughout the province. All access deep powder and vast expanses of untracked terrain but have an array of heli-ski and cat-ski packages, amenities, accommodations, and services to suit all budgets and tastes.

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Mica Heliskiing - Revelstoke

207 Mackenzie Ave
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Toll-free877-837-6191
Phone250-837-6191

120,000 hectares (300,000 acres) of pristine heliski terrain, 13-20 metres (40-60 feet) of annual snowfall, & a state of the art luxury lodge are just the beginning of the Mica experience. We operate with a 1:1 staff to guest ratio & a maximum capacity of twenty guests at our lodge which allows us to provide a fully customized experience. Our passion is delivering an unforgettable backcountry ski holiday to each & every one of our loyal guests.

With a 4:1 guest to guide ratios, minimum 5500 metre vertical per day & two amazing heli ski packages to choose from, Mica elevates the bar for boutique heliskiing. Whether you are a long time guest or it is your first visit, we promise to deliver a great adventure & luxury.

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Purcell Heli-Skiing - Golden

438 Lafontaine Rd
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Toll-free877-435-4754
Phone250-344-5410

For the past 40 years, Purcell Heli-Skiing has been taking skiers and snowboarders to the pristine summits and snow fields of the Purcell Mountains.

Custom Group Heli-Skiing provides the best guide to guest ratio in the industry to emphasize safety, customer care and grouping by ability. Single-day or multi-day, our groups are designed for fun and value. From the first-time powder skier to the veteran looking for a small-group experience, our professional 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. Locally and family-owned.

Come ski with us - you'll be glad you did!

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rk heliski - Panorama

2045 Grey Wolf Dr
Panorama, British Columbia
V0A 1T0
Toll-free800-661-6060
Phone250-342-3889

rk heliski - one day is all you need for a memorable heliski adventure or stay as long as you like. You don't need to be an expert. rk welcomes intermediate and advanced ski/snowboarders.

Heli-sightseeing - Experience the glory of the alpine in the pristine Purcell Mountains. Choppers Landing Restaurant & Lounge is a perfect mountain location for all your dining pleasures. Alpine Boutique, for your perfect souvenir. Banff AB...come visit us for the day in beautiful British Columbia - daily shuttles available.

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Selkirk Tangiers Heli-Skiing - Revelstoke

2100 Oak Dr
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Toll-free800-663-7080
Phone250-837-5378

Selkirk Tangiers Heli-Skiing is the ultimate winter destination. For over three decades, our exclusive 200,000 hectares (half-a-million acres) of terrain, in the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, has lured skiers and snowboarders from around the world. Our tenure borders both Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks and receives an average of 12-18 metres (40-60 feet) of snowfall per year.

Selkirk Tangiers offers a wide range of heli skiing packages. From all-inclusive to heli-only packages, guests can choose trips from 1-7 days in length.

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Skeena Heliskiing - Hazelton

Toll-free
Phone206-201-2265

We provide small group heli-skiing & heli-boarding in the Skeena Mountains north of Smithers.

Our main base is Bear Claw Lodge which is located only 3 hours from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) via air travel & van shuttle. We also provide a base camp style heli-skiing product, which is fly-in only, 8 minutes from our main Bear Claw Lodge.

Both locations give you access to one of the largest heli skiing areas of the world with over 9500 square km of skiing terrain.

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Whistler Heli-Skiing - Whistler

4282 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4
Toll-free888-HELISKI
Phone604-905-3337

90% of the world's heli-skiing takes place in British Columbia. Our glacial climate, vast wilderness and abundance of powder snow make this area ideal for the dream. Whistler Heli-Skiing has exclusive rights to heli-ski an area of big mountain terrain in the Whistler area that is 87 km long and 54 km wide - over 50 times the area of Whistler Blackcomb. We ski on 173 glaciers and 475 runs.

We've been here since 1981 and we are one of Whistler's most popular heli-ski companies. Make this the year and transform your ski or snowboard holiday into a dream holiday.

Other businesses with Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing

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Deep Lines Guiding Service - Nelson

Nelson
Nelson, British Columbia
V1L 5H5
Toll-free
Phone250-354-5376

Based in Nelson, we're on the doorstep to some of the best backcountry skiing & snowboarding on the planet. Our specialty is providing customized backcountry adventures to destinations that include Rogers Pass, Kootenay Pass, Whitewater ski area, Kicking Horse Resort & many of the backcountry lodges in the Selkirk & Monashee mountains. Options range from day tours & introductory backcountry trips to multi-day adventures and heli assisted touring.

Hire a Canadian certified mountain guide to help plan your next mountain adventure.

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

1500 Kicking Horse Trail
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Toll-free866-SKI-KICK
Phone250-439-5425

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is located 2.5 hours west of Calgary, AB (YYC) in Golden. Surrounded by 6 National Parks, with an average annual snowfall of 800 cm, Kicking Horse is the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada. Our terrain boasts 1,260 m (4,133 ft) of vertical spread over 1,133 ha (2,800 ac), with 4 alpine bowls, 127 runs, & 85 inbound chutes. You can also enjoy luxury mountain-top dining at Eagle's Eye Restaurant, as well as a wide variety of other activities accessible from your ski-in/ski-out accommodation including: snowshoeing, heli-skiing, tubing, skating & more. It's a mountain full of adventure!

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
800 cm 127 Easy55%Easy25%Easy20%
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Panorama Mountain Resort - Panorama

Panorama Mountain
Panorama, British Columbia
V0A 1T0
Toll-free800-663-2929
Phone250-342-6941

Known for one of North America's biggest verticals, long cruisers, uncrowded slopes & legendary backcountry-style riding, Panorama Mountain Resort in the Canadian Kootenay Rockies, has it all: downhill skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, Snow School programs, heli-skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

In the summer, Panorama offers award-winning golf at the Greywolf Golf Course, ranked top 10 courses in Canada by Golf Digest (2013), cross-country & downhill mountain biking, children's programs and activities and special family events.

Lodging guests can enjoy the outdoor slope side pools, saunas, spa treatments, variety of food and beverage outlets and a great range of ski-in/ski-out on-mountain lodging.

Getting to Panorama is easy as were just minutes from the Kootenay Rockies and close to Calgary and the famous mountain town of Banff.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
500 cm 120 Easy25%Easy55%Easy20%
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Powder Guides - Garibaldi Highlands

Toll-free
Phone604-848-4052

Based in Whistler, amidst British Columbia's spectacular Coast Mountains, as our name suggests Powder Guides focuses on powder skiing. Whether it is the Whistler backcountry, multi-day ski touring, heli-skiing or an avalanche safety courses, Powder Guides will deliver an exceptional guided skiing experience. With Whistler ski guides specializing in avalanche skills training & backcountry skiing adventures, we know how & where to find the best powder snow stashes in the Coast Range. We also offer an array of backcountry ski tour & heli-ski trips throughout western Canada & around the world. Come join us for your next backcountry ski adventure.

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