Skiing & Snowboarding
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More than half of British Columbia's major resorts are located in the Kootenay Rockies region.
The terrain here is dominated by amazing mountain ranges – the Monashees, Purcells, Selkirks and Rockies – and up to 14m/46ft of light, dry powder falls each year.
Resorts in the Kootenay Rockies feature uncrowded slopes, short lift lines and laid-back, friendly atmospheres. And their proximity to one another allows skiers and boarders to sample multiple resorts along the "Powder Highway" during a single visit.
There are also number of smaller, family friendly hills in the region.
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309 Mackenzie Ave
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Deep in the Monashees!
Eagle Pass Heliskiing lies in the heart of some of the best helicopter skiing in Canada: the Monashee Mountains. We pride ourselves on providing custom Heliskiing to small groups of four, with an emphasis on safety and fun!
Our terrain offers a total spectrum of alpine bowls chutes and spines, tree line chutes, pillows and perfectly natural spaced trees. All of our certified guides guide to the ability of the group and are not afraid of ripping steep lines with the right group. With over 136,000 hectares (340,000 acres) of wilderness for only small groups of 4 guests to explore, fresh tracks are guaranteed.
742 Hwy 3 Park Place Lodge
Fernie, British Columbia
Enjoy catskiing, boarding & fantastic backcountry skiing. The terrain is predominately gladed tree skiing, with occasional tree bands leading into open chutes, suitable for advanced-intermediate to advanced type skiers. Trips consist of a full day of catskiing, lunch & the use of avalanche transceivers & snack at end of the day. Single & multi-day options are available. The backcountry lodge features a large living area, dining room & eight bedrooms (3 with private bathrooms). Transfers to/from the lodge if required & ski rentals are extra. Fernie Wilderness Adventures also offers ice fishing & wildlife viewing packages & fly-fishing float trips in the summer.
55 KM West Hwy 1
Golden, British Columbia
Interior BC powder, small groups & unlimited vertical is the best in heli-skiing. As the leader in boutique heli-skiing, Great Canadian Heli-Skiing has it all.
We are conveniently located at the heart of BC's Powder belt, halfway between Golden & Revelstoke. One of the most accessible heli skiing operators in BC. Based at our Heather Mountain Lodge, only 55 km from Golden, BC & only 3.5 hrs drive from Calgary, Alberta.
Our guests enjoy high-mountain cuisine, deep sleeping duvets, an on-site helipad & friendly, unforgettable service.
Join us for a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7-day heli-skiing holiday. Exciting combination packages available that include catskiing at Chatter Creek & resort skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain.
Dream less & live more with us at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing.
Trout Lake, British Columbia
2014 marks the 35th anniversary of Great Northern Snowcat Skiing. Great Northern provides quality deep powder skiing & exciting mountain adventure vacations. Enjoy endless miles of open bowls, steep & deep trees, combined with an average of 1500 cm (600 inches) of snowfall annually. Get access to some of the finest powder skiing in British Columbia. By choice, we operate a single snowcat to ensure our ski groups remain small & our guests have the best possible experience, with untracked snow & private lodging in an intimate wilderness skiing experience. Check our website for 2013-2014 incentives.
602 A 2nd Ave
Fernie, British Columbia
For over 25 years, Island Lake Catskiing has consistently provided guests with some of the best backcountry experiences anywhere. The magnificent peaks of the Lizard Range in the BC Rocky Mountains tower over 7,000 acres of privately owned bowls, valleys & gladed meadows, perfect for skiing/boarding. The deep, dry powder of Island Lake Catskiing has become legendary. The amazing skiing is complimented with luxurious wilderness lodges, exquisite dining & a full-service spa. It's time you experienced the legend.
207 Mackenzie Ave
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Mica Heliskiing is one of the best in boutique, small group heliskiing. Maximum 20 guests, four groups of four skiers or boarders use two A-Star helicopters in the Semi-Private Tours, & one group of four in a Private Bell 407. Ski or board terrain custom tailored to your desires. Spectacular five star lodge one hour north of Revelstoke BC accessible only by helicopter. Huge alpine, world class steep tree skiing & endless pillow runs. Forget down days! No-fly days are rare & complimentary catskiing for backup. Mica Heliskiing is renowned for having an excellent safety record, exceptional staff, the most diverse ski terrain with the deepest driest powder on the planet. Rated "best heliskiing" by SKIING Magazine in their 2011 Resort Guide. Mica Heliskiing nothing comes close!
438 Lafontaine Rd
Golden, British Columbia
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. We specialize in flexible single-day or multi-day packages tailored to your needs. 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!
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.
2045 Grey Wolf Dr
Panorama Mountain Village, British Columbia
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 and 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.
105 Meadow Creek Rd
Meadow Creek, British Columbia
24 guests are taken by snowcat to Selkirk Wilderness Skiing's beautiful lodge situated 762 m (2500 ft) above the valley floor, a spacious mountain hideaway offering panoramic views of the Selkirk & Purcell Mountains & all the luxuries of home. They will be transported in comfort to the surrounding peaks to sample spectacular open bowls, delightful glades or challenging chutes. The network of snowcat roads provides skiing & riding within an area of 40 sq km (25 sq mi) with runs up to 1219 vertical kms (4000 ft) & the short ride between runs is just enough time to relax & warm fingers & toes.