Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing
Coast Mountains (Randy Lincks photo)
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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Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa
Gold Bridge, British Columbia
Unlimited vertical. Single group heliskiing.
What does this mean to you? Freedom & flexibility. There's virtually no waiting for the helicopter or for other groups to catch up behind you. There is no additional cost, no matter how much you ski. You get the most skiing, & the best ski experience.
With nearly four hundred thousand hectares (one million acres) of terrain, over 375 mapped runs, & an average annual snowfall of 5 to 25 metres, every day offers a new adventure & powder to explore.
At day's end, we'll welcome you home to the renowned Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa, our log & beam oasis. The resort features fine dining, a fire-side lounge, fully equipped spa, games room & refined accommodations, all designed with your ultimate comfort in mind.
4282 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
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 Whistler's most popular heli-ski company. Make this the year and transform your ski or snowboard holiday into a dream holiday.
110 Duncan Dam Haul Rd
Meadow Creek, British Columbia
Passionate about steep deep powder, White Grizzly offers safe & consistently challenging backcountry adventures in pristine wilderness & majestic landscape of the Selkirks. Since 1998, Carole, Brad & the White Grizzly team offer caring, personal service, a warm family atmosphere, & unparalleled powder vacations.
Our boutique cat skiing operation is located in BC's premier snow corridor, our specialized service caters exclusively to small groups. Guests are experienced powder enthusiasts with the skills to appreciate our treed terrain.
If you're ready to discover the next level of snowcat powder skiing or snowboarding, let us show you what cat skiing can be, it doesn't get better than this!
Other businesses with Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing
Nelson, British Columbia
Based in Nelson, British Columbia, 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 Selkirks & Monashees. Options range from day tours & introductory backcountry trips to multi-day adventures & heli assisted touring. Hire an ACMG certified guide to help plan your next mountain adventure.
Panorama Mountain Village, British Columbia
Known for one of North America's biggest verticals, long cruisers, uncrowded slopes & legendary backcountry-style riding, Panorama Mountain Village in the Canadian Kootenay Rockies has it all: downhill skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, tubing, tobogganing, Snow School programs, heli-skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. In the summer, Panorama Resort offers award-winning golf at the Greywolf Golf Course, ranked top 10 course in Canada by Golf Digest in 2013, cross-country & downhill mountain biking, children's programs & activities and special family events. Lodging guests can enjoy the outdoor slope side pools, saunas, spa treatments, variety of food & beverage outlets & a great range of ski-in/ski-out on-mountain lodging. Getting to Panorama is easy. Minutes from the Kootenay Rockies town of Invermere, Panorama is also close to Calgary & the famous mountain town of Banff.
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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, multiday 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.
4300 Red Mountain Rd
Red Mountain Resort, British Columbia
RED Mountain is the last great, unspoiled resort. Located in Rossland, BC, along the famous Powder Highway, RED delivers 1,680 hectares (4,200 acres) of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment. For 2013-14, we've added nearly 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of mostly-intermediate terrain on Grey Mountain, an entirely new peak.
With 300"/7.6 m of annual snowfall, wide-open groomed runs, epic vertical, cat-skiing, 360 degree descents off select peaks, a rich tradition, & the best tree runs in BC, it's no wonder The NY Times voted us their #8 "Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013." RED's other recent accolades include #1 in Powder Magazine's "Ski Town Throwdown" (2012), & "Most Underrated Resort" by Skiing Magazine (2012). Come & enjoy fresh turns that you don't have to fight for.
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420 106 Ave
Kimberley, British Columbia
Resort Tours & Transportation handcrafts BC adventures with our specialty being groups. Resort Tours is a Kootenay based tour operator & transportation company. We offer packaged tours with transportation, accommodation, lift tickets, & are actively looking for new direct book groups. We will organize the best fit package based on your group type, arrival date & length of stay. We are intimately familiar with the Powder Highway resorts & their lodging, lift & cat-ski or heli-ski operators. We provide transportation in our own vehicles or subcontract charter coach where required.
We own a fleet of passenger vans including a luxury 11-passenger Mercedes Sprinter van. Resort Tours also operates the Fernie Connector airport shuttle providing twice daily shuttles between the Canadian Rockies International Airport & Fernie, BC.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts North America's greatest vertical at 1,713 m (5,620 ft).
The resort also offers 1,263 ha (3,121 ac) of fall line skiing, high alpine bowls, 13 areas of gladed terrain and phenomenal groomed terrain. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is also the only resort worldwide to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing from one village base.
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