Backcountry skier (Picture BC photo)
Tranquility and unlimited powder awaits those willing to make the effort to climb into the alpine.
However, it's imperative that skiers have appropriate skills, equipment and avalanche training before embarking on a backcountry experience. For the inexperienced, the best option is to travel with a qualified guide.
Glacier National Park covers an area of 1,391sq km/537sq mi and lives up to its name with an abundance of glaciers and ice fields. At the centre of it all, the high elevation of Rogers Pass (1,323m/4,340ft), combined with relatively easy access by car and public transportation, makes it the perfect staging point for ski touring. Parks Canada operates two backcountry huts in the park.
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Selkirk Mountain Experience is one of the world's finest hiking, ski touring & mountaineering companies. Selkirk Mountain Experience offers a wide variety of programs to cater to alpine adventurers around the world. The superb skiing on the pristine glaciers & countless alpine peaks surrounding the Durrand Glacier, in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, are highly popular with skiers & snowboarders. In the summer, over 100 varieties of wildflowers, crystal clear mountain lakes, huge waterfalls & snow-capped peaks attract hikers & climbers. The chalet offers all the amenities for a comfortable stay for up to 18 people. Each day the chalet chef prepares delicious meals.
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207 Mackenzie Ave
Revelstoke, British Columbia
300,000 acres (120,000 hectares) of pristine heliski terrain, 13-20 metres (40-60 feet) of annual snowfall, and 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 and maximum capacity of twenty guests at our lodge to provide a fully customized experience. Our passion is delivering an unforgettable backcountry ski holiday to each and every one of our loyal guests.
With 4:1 guest to guide ratios, minimum 5500 metre vertical per day and 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 unparalleled adventure and luxury.
2100 Oak Dr
Revelstoke, British Columbia
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 one to seven days in length.
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!