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When Is The Best Time To Go Heli-Skiing?

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When is the best time to come heliskiing in British Columbia, Canada? That’s easy: ANYTIME!

Over the course of winter we experience all types of weather and snow conditions. We are lucky to have vast heliski tenure in both the Selkirk Mountains and Purcell Mountains which gives us the ability to find the best conditions for you.

Everybody has their own idea of what the best conditions are, and everyone is different. A hardcore ripper might think the best conditions for him are when it’s steep and deep. On the other end of the spectrum, someone may prefer a more leisurely pace and want to take in the beautiful surroundings.  At Great Canadian Heli-Skiing, we can cater for all desires which is much easier to accomplish in Small Groups!

The table below highlights when to come heliskiing if you prefer certain types of conditions. These guidelines can help maximize your chance of getting the conditions you want. Remember: these are guidelines and should be taken as such. If you are wanting blue skies every day and the best time to come is in April, there’s still a possibility that it can snow during the day, every day! The below are general guidelines. 

 

Month Most Likely To Have The Desired Conditions

This Month Can Also Have These Conditions

DEEEEEEP POW December & January

February

POWDER December, January, February

March & April – Still snows a lot, though not as frequently as earlier in winter, but when it does snow, it’s often a big dump overnight!

OFTEN SUNNY Late February, March & April

February

SKIING THE ALPINE March & April

February

POWDER + SUNNY February & Early March

January & March

TREE SKIING December, January, February

Early March

STEEPS December, January, February – longer, sustained pitches in beautiful glades.

March & April – shorter, steep pitches in the alpine.

Seasonal Rates – If your choice of dates depends on your budget, low season rates are available in December to early January and late March and April. For more on our rates, see the website.

GCH Teams Up With A Snow Safety Industry Leader

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One of Great Canadian Heli-Skiing’s Lead Guides and our Operations Manager, Rob Dalinghaus, spent a fair bit of time researching the various types of avalanche transceivers on the market today.

Rob knew that the ideal choice would be a beacon that was very accurate, yet simple to use. To that end, he opted for the Tracker2 from Backcountry Access. The Tracker2 actually has THREE antenna, making searching that much faster and accurate.

Backcountry Access are renowned leaders and pioneers in snow safety. In fact, they spend more money on research than they do on marketing their products! Like here at Great Canadian, safety is the #1 priority at Backcountry Access before anything else. BCA supply many reputable heli-skiing operations and ski patrols with their safety products.

For technical details on the Tracker2, go here

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Heliskiing Article In “SnowPLANET Magazin”

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Do a Combo tour at Great Canadian that combines heliskiing with resort skiing (Kicking Horse Mountain Resort) and/or catskiing at Chatter Creek. Photo: Dylan Page.

There’s a great article on cat-skiing at nearby Chatter Creek and heli-skiing with us at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing. Author Bernard Krieger visited the Golden / Revelstoke region and sampled one of our exciting packages: a combination tour that includes several days of cat-skiing at Chatter Creek with several days of heli-skiing at Great Canadian. For more on the Combos visit our “Packages” pages.

Click to read the article (in German).