If you think about it, even though heli skiing is a brand new sport, it seems crazy no one thought of it earlier. There is no easier way to get to the top of one of BC’s gorgeous mountains than by helicopter, and there’s no better snow to ski in than untouched powder. Maximize the time you have to ski by shooting to the top of the peak while enjoying the view from an amazing, brand-new vantage point, and then glide down a pristine slope without having to worry about crowds or distraction.
The mountains you’ll be skiing on are covered with dry, light powdered snow that creates the ideal ski slope environment. Due to this perfect texture, you get the experience of fluffy snow without ever having to worry about downtime from overly wet conditions. The BC area is known for its ideal winter weather, so the chances are you won’t have to worry about missing a single day (or a view)! The vast array of terrain allows for ideal ski conditions for anyone, whether a novice or an experienced skier. Whether you prefer the higher altitudes offered by steep bowls, mild glaciers, and glades of trees or varying slope styles, you can find it all in BC – and the near-flawless weather conditions mean you’ll enjoy every second.
Not only are the conditions perfect – there’s also the cool factor associated with booking your own heli skiing trip. Going to BC and heli skiing will earn you some bragging rights among your friends because there are only 40 heli skiing operations around the world and 17 of those facilities are located in British Columbia, including Canadian Heli Skiing, one of the best heli skiing companies around. You can plan the heli skiing trip of your dreams at any of the resorts in the area. Most operations allow you to start your vacation on any day of the week and stay for as few or many days as you prefer.
The best months to ski in this region are between December and April for the deepest snow and fewest missed days due to climate. If you’re still curious about heli skiing in general, a good place to start is at Canadianheli-skiing.com/our-story/, where the folks from Canadian Heli Skiing give a bit more detail about how their company came to be.
Many resorts in the BC area will provide you with skis and poles should you need them, but require you to bring your own boots. If you have your own preferred skis and poles, you’re always welcome to use those too. Boots are arguably the most important equipment you need in order to have the best possible heli skiing experience. No one wants to have sore feet at the end of the day! Make sure you bring boots that are already broken in and comfortable if you can. Helmets are always a good idea but are not mandatory in BC.
Heli skiing is the experience of a lifetime, and the variety of skiing conditions and terrain available to skiers in BC are suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced professionals. What better way to enjoy the outdoors than from a helicopter followed by unbeatable skiing on some of the best dry powder in the world?