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5 Early Signs of a Great Heli-Ski Season

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The recipe for an epic ski season varies from person to person.  From finding the perfect playlist to buying new heat-molded boots, or hey, treating yourself to some heliskiing, the combinations are endless.  The one thing that ties us all together when we want our #bestdayever?  SNOW!  POW! FRESHIES! Call it what you want, but we think this key ingredient is here to stay.  Here’s 5 reasons why we know this is going to be a great year:

1.) Reports from the field

We can’t tell whether GCH Guide Alison Dakin was more stoked about the snow levels or the fact that her 4X4 got her to it when she went for a backcountry tour in the Purcells last weekend.  According to her, the conditions were looking great for November, and will just get better as we head into December!

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2.) looking outside our window

The team at GCH headquarters in Golden, BC are busy as ever getting ready for the 16/17 season.  Nothing gets this team more excited about heli-skiing than watching fat, fluffy flakes drop from the sky, just outside our window.  Our Marketing Coordinator Elora snuck out during a recent storm to capture the sure signs of an epic ski season.


#demflakes outside my office ❄️😍❄️😍❄️

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3.) Looking to the (ski) hills

The resorts in our area are great at sharing the conditions and helping our stoke levels rise while the helicopters warm up.  Many have opened early, and we love our closest hill Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for sharing how amazing conditions are, like this video that their ski patrol took on November 1st.  


4.) Stepping into the whiteroom at Heather Mountain Lodge

It’s called the Powder Highway for a reason, and our beautiful lodge is located along this famous route for those seeking a pow day.  Last week, our Chef Josh Gaudet captured what we had suspected all along…WINTER IS HERE!


5.) Forecasting

Only time will tell if skiers will be singing “la la La Niña!” this season or “El Nino-no-no”.  If the rumors are true and we get the predicted cooler temps and high precipitation , there will be much rejoicing at our Apres parties.  What we can guarantee is that Great Canadian Heli-Skiing is located in one of the best powder zones in North America, and our amazing team of pilots and guides are ready to take you to the best snow… in a helicopter!!!! We can forecast until the cows come home, but we are better at delivering that #bestdayever no matter what happens, and we’ll stick to what we know best 😉

There’s still time to book for some early season turns, Check Availability today!

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