Warm clothing is essential for Heliskiing…but Fashionable is a bonus!
When you stay dry and warm on a cold winter’s day, you can truly enjoy the gorgeous conditions that old man winter has provided.
Not all clothing is created equally though, and at Great Canadian Heli Skiing, we believe in providing our guests with option to purchase great clothing that is known to keep our guests dry and warm in a variety of weather. If you haven’t seen the lineup of technical clothing from Arc’teryx this year, then this is your chance!
The staff at Great Canadian Heli Skiing recently held a fashion show for some of our guests and the photos below will showcase some of the very fashionable designs that we have on hand if they are looking for some more attire.
Rho LTW Zip Neck
A natural base layer for prolonged backcountry use. Itchless stretch-knit MAPP Merino remains nearly odourless and
soft next to the skin, while retaining insulative properties when damp. A spandex infusion helps the garment stay in
shape for extended adventures.
FULL FEATURE LIST
• Great warmth-to-weight ratio
• MAPP Merino Wool
Sentinal Jacket – Blue Python
Relaxed fitting, waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® jacket with helmet compatible Storm Hood™ and a Slide ‘n
Loc™ snap system links the integrated powder skirt to pants in deep snow.
Gamma LT Hoody – Amethyst
Versatile hooded softshell jacket offers moderate warmth and wind resistance. Burly™ Double Weave fabric has
excellent breathability, DWR (durable water repellent) finish on the outer face provides moisture repellency, and built-
in 4-way stretch which moves with the wearer. A helmet compatible StormHood™ provides extra coverage.
FULL FEATURE LIST
• Weather resistant
• Moisture-resistant outer face fabric
• Highly durable
• Wind resistant
Sarah Toque –
Slouch-fit Merino wool/acrylic blend toque with a patterned chunky knit detail and topped with a large fluffy pom pom
Cerium LT Hoody – Night Hawk
Putting Down Where It Counts
Strategic placement of synthetic and down insulation has Coreloft™ synthetic insulation, that retains warmth when
wet, placed along the hem, collar, sleeves and underarms— areas prone to contact with moisture. 850 fill European
Goose down lines the core and sleeves where warmth is most needed.
Low – Down Sunnies – Matte
Sabre Jacket – Blue Pythoon
Designed for use on mountain terrain and on-piste adventures, this fully waterproof jacket is constructed using N80p-
X GORE-TEX® textile that is highly durable with a soft face and a flannel backer that lends light insulation. A relaxed
fit leaves room for winter layers and the new styling has a sleek, clean appearance.
FULL FEATURE LIST
• Lightly insulated
Low down Sunnies – Black
Alpha SV – Black
Alpha Series: Climbing and alpine focused systems | SV: Severe Weather. Anatomically superior, advanced
waterproof GORE-TEX® glove, engineered using our new Tri-Dex™ Technology; Ideal for use in the backcountry.
The Rush jacket strategically combines two different GORE-TEX® Pro fabrics to provide durability in high abrasion
areas and wearable comfort elsewhere. Anatomical patterning and articulation enhance mobility while snowsports
specific feature set meets the demands of an uncompromising user.
FULL FEATURE LIST
Stingray – Blue Moon
This versatile stormproof jacket is designed for on-area laps and has been upgraded with a lightly insulated GORE-
TEX® with 3L softshell construction textile that is both supple and more durable. Performance features include
articulated shaping for athletic mobility, a helmet compatible DropHood™ with stealthy one-handed adjustability, et
a laminated powder skirt with gripper elastic.
Rolling Stripe Toque
Longer length wool/acrylic blend beanie with bold lateral stripes and a roll up brim
Alpha SV Gloves
Our revolutionary Tri-Dex™ Technology patterns each finger individually for exceptional dexterity and a precision
touch. N80p-X GORE-TEX® fabric has a durable outer surface to increase longevity. The inner glove liner is
constructed of high loft fleece insulation that maximizes warmth and is removable for a quicker dry time. Leather
reinforcement areas on the palm and fingers are durable and long lasting. An external wrist cinch with ladder lock
buckle adjusts easily and is secure. Removable wrist leashes prevent gloves from dropping when not in use. A wide
gauntlet fits easily over any jacket sleeve.
Master of Alpine Situations
The Alpha SV Glove is built for the most extreme conditions. Removable wrist leashes prevent a critical loss, leather
reinforcements provide protection from rock and secure grip on ice tools, wide gauntlet fits over any insulated jacket
sleeve and a one handed wrist cinch secures glove position.
Tri-Dex™ Technology uses a three-lobe pattern to individually map a three-dimensional shape for each digit.
An unparalleled advancement in dexterity, the technology also uses micro seam technology to reduce bulk,
N80p-X GORE-TEX® fabric has exceptional abrasion resistance. Engineered to deliver the highest level of windproof
waterproof/breathable protection, this smooth surfaced textile readily sheds precipitation, ice and reduces overall
wear and tear. Leather reinforced palms and fingers are durable and long lasting.
The inner fleece liner is a hi-loft Polartec® Wind Pro® textile with high wind resistance, low stretch, exceptional
warmth and breathability to keep working hands dry in cold environments. Removable liners are easy care: remove
them for drying; machine wash to reduce odour. Velcro® interface holds the liner in position, maximizing comfort
Stinger Bib – Tobiko
Made with GORE-TEX® Pro fabric, the tough, efficient and hard-working Stinger Bib provides complete weather
protection and is engineered for deep powder days in the backcountry or on the hill. Forward leaning articulation
in the knees and seat delivers complete freedom of movement, and ¾ length side zips blow off steam during uphill
charges. Large external volume thigh pockets lie flat when empty and integrated suspenders attach to front of bib.
Keprotec instep patches and sturdy Cordura® powder cuffs stand up to buckles, boots, skis.
Billowing snow, high winds, unexpected exposure or equipment changes – the advantages of a bib pant are many.
Having protection that extends well above a jacket hem prevents snow or cold drafts from reaching the lower back.
N80p-X GORE-TEX® Pro: you can tell it’s durable. The face is textured yet slick, which means larger yarns, very
tightly woven to create a smooth abrasion resistant surface. Nylon is exceptionally durable, slightly noisy and
somewhat rigid. The more raspy the GORE-TEX®, the more hard use it can stand.
Buckles, edges, rock and ice are brutal on clothing that is designed to be as lightweight and breathable as possible.
Cordura® is a heavy-duty fabric synonymous with backpacks, military use and motorcycle gear. Uniquely hard-
wearing integrated snow cuffs.
Expedition fit allows room for maximum winter layers that big mountain days can require. Articulation in the knees
and seat allow room for those layers and also provides complete freedom of movement. The ¾-length side zips open
to dump heat rapidly or adjust for ventilation. Pockets have volume pleats to accommodate bulky items needed at
Covert Hoody – Malachite
Breathable fleece hoody with a casual design; Ideal for layering or as a stand alone piece.