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Few backcountry skiing areas offer the remoteness of those in Northern British Columbia. It's possible to carve fresh tracks for days without seeing another person.
Along with its vast wilderness, Northern BC offers epic snowfalls and diverse terrain. Traverse alpine ridges, conquer glaciers rising to 2,000m/6,500ft, descend through open bowls, or make tight turns through perfectly spaced glades.
Want to learn about backcountry skiing and avalanche safety from a pro? Courses are available in Smithers, Terrace and Prince George.
Tap into local knowledge and have a backcountry ski guide lead the way to the best runs and traverses. Guided trips range from one to ten days and leave from Prince George, Smithers and Terrace. Want to get really remote? Some tours are only accessible by helicopter.
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9114 Prospect Rd
Crescent Spur, British Columbia
5 and 6 day heli-ski packages in the world famous Rocky & Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia. Maximum 20 guests per week, skiing in two groups of 10 - each group accompanied by 2 guides for a ratio of 5 guests per guide. Over 2400 square metres (1500 square miles) of terrain in two mountain ranges - glaciers, open bowls, magnificent gladed forests. 2x2x2 - Only two groups out of the helicopter, 2 guides per group, 2 mountain ranges!
Accommodation in luxurious private lodge. Amenities include full service bar, massage therapist, games & workout room, wireless internet, fireplaces, library. Complimentary shuttle from Prince George Airport.
13594 Hwy 16 W
Terrace, British Columbia
Northern Escape Heli-Skiing is a small group heli-skiing operation offering the ultimate in mobility and access to vast skiing areas. Our tenure, over 7,000 sq km (1.8 million ac), is one of the largest heli-skiing areas in the world. It offers a multitude of heli-skiing / heli-boarding options from huge open bowls and glaciers, to the steep and sheltered trees. Our location in remote northwest, BC offers the deepest and most reliable heli skiing on the planet. With cat-skiing back-up, we enjoy it every day!