Heli Access Ski Touring

Types: Ski and Snowboarding, Ski Mountaineering, Touring

Region: Sea to Sky

Heli Access Ski Touring

A beautiful hybrid of ski touring / Splitboarding and heli-skiing, our Heli Assisted touring package has it all!

Heli Access Ski Touring

Heli Access Ski Touring: No more long approaches or multi-day traverses to get into some of the most amazing and remote areas of the Coast Mountains. Just hitch a ride in heli for a full day of slaying epic powder with the ocean at your feet.

How it Works:

Our day of Heli Access touring starts with a helicopter lift first thing in the morning for a quick trip to the summit of a local mountain. Then, after a nice long decent, we start touring. Nothing like starting the day at the top instead of way down at the bottom!

The rest of day is then spent exploring some mind-blowing backcountry skiing or snowboarding in seldom visited areas. Because we started at the top of the mountain we’ve already got a great run under our belt before we start skinning up. Even better, we can traverse through an area tackling cool new lines as we see fit as it doesn’t matter where we are at the end of the day! One quick call and our ride grabs us for a short flight back to civilization and an ice cold beer.

Heli Access Zones:

Sedgwick: Almost never skied because it’s such a hard area to access, the Sedgwick zone offers amazing views of the Howe Sound and the backside of Seachelt combined with great snow over numerous aspects. Epic powder with the ocean at your feet, what more could you ask for!

Ski Touring TantalusTantalus: This winter wonderland has a little bit of everything and is sure to please any skill level! Featuring some of the best ski mountaineering on the coast it’s great for the alpinist that loves a good boot pack! The couloirs and epic snowy faces are perfect if you like steep lines. Or if that’s not your flavour, take it easy on some beautiful & long low-angle glacier lines.

Mystery Creek: Located just outside Pemberton, on the backside of Mount Curry, this area known for amazing snow and playful terrain.

BlackSheep’s Secret Stash: A bit further back into the mountains but worth a little extra heli-time! Huge open bowls of pristine powder down to alpine lakes and absolutely no one around!

Upcoming Courses:

Daily February through April

1 Day
StatusAvailable
Group Size4
Guide
Pricing
  • Per Person : $599.00
Notes

Prices are based on groups of 4

Fine Print:

  • A $150 deposit is due upon booking.
  • The final payment due 30 days prior to the trip.
  • Trips subject to 5% GST.
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance.
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies.
  • Participants will be required to sign an ACMG Waiver & helicopter company waiver.
  • Trips restricted to participants 16 years of age and older
  • 7:00am: Meet for an orientation, safety briefing & companion rescue training
  • 9:00am: Depart in the heli for the selected zone
  • 12:00pm: Lunch in the field
  • 4:00pm: Back at the hanger to share pics

Actual schedule may vary as determined by the guide, weather, etc.

Heli Access Ski Touring
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Types Ski and Snowboarding, Ski Mountaineering, Touring
Region Sea to Sky
Season February - April
Prices From $599.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Beginner Beginner

There are opportunities for all skill levels as we can tailor the trip to your crew.

What's Included

  • ACMG Certified Guide
  • Up to 0.5 hrs of Helicopter time
  • Group safety equipment

What's Not Included

  • Personal ski & safety equipment (transceiver, probe & shovel, etc.)
  • Food & beverages
  • Transportation to/from the Airport

Prerequisites

Ski touring experience, intermediate to expert skier

Personal Equipment

  • 20-30L Pack
  • Ski Poles, Skis & Skins
  • Helmet (optional)
  • Sunglasses & Goggles
  • Sun and Lip Cream
  • Camera (optional)
  • Face mask

Clothing:

  • Wool and/or Synthetic Socks
  • Base Layer & Bottom
  • Mid-Insulation Fleece or Puffy Jacket
  • Gore-Tex or similar ski jacket
  • Gore-Tex or similar pants
  • Warm Outer Puffy Jacket
  • Toque – Wool or Synthetic
  • Brimmed Cap
  • Face Warmer – Scarf, neck tube, face mask, Buff, etc.
  • Light Gloves & Insulated Gloves or Mitts

Safety Equipment

  • 3 Antenna Avalanche Transceiver
  • Shovel & Probe

Food:

  • Lunch & Snacks
  • 1L of Water or Tea

Extras:

  • Airbag Pack: $50 per person
  • Photographer: $350 per group (uses a seat in the heli)

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