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The 5 Top Posts of the 16/17 Season

Posted by & filed under Great Canadian Heli-Skiing, Heliskiing, Newsletter.

1. The Happy Dance

We loved hosting this group who helped us kick off the season in December.  Take this as a hint for why December is a great time to book some heli skiing!

take a listen to what pure joy soy sounds like from the first group from Germany. They even got guide @jeverts407 in on the song!! #bestdayever

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 2. The Poster Girl

Anyone who got out with Heather Mountain Lodge staff Susi knows the girl can ski! She can also be found greeting guests at our front desk but on this day, she took no time to pose for Social Media Muzza who’s camera found the perfect #bestdayever frame.  This turned into our most loved photo of the season!

3. Saber Sundays

No chilled champagne bottle was spared this season. Between Apres ski celebrations to our weekly #sabersundays, our guests always have something to celebrate.  Never heard of sabering ? Take a lesson from this post:

 4. Over the Moon

When you are a guest of Great Canadian Heli-Skiing, you sleep closely with the peaks of the mountains.  On top of those peaks we had some serious lunar activity that was captured in the most epic time-lapse.

5. The Perfect Storms

Several times this season we abandoned all shovelling efforts to get out skiing.  When your vehicle turns into an unrecognizable igloo overnight, there’s little you can do but put on those ski boots and head for the hills!

How to Breathe in Pow

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The March Madness is in full swing – the snow gods are bombarding us with one snowstorm after another. Our heliskiing guests consider skiing untouched piles of fresh powder the ultimate goal, the Holy Grail, and so do we. But with such great gift from Mother Nature comes the big obstacle of sipping air (unless you’ve powderpigged so much that you’ve developed some sort of gills).  So how do you breathe while skiing in powder? G.P conducted series of serious tests and the results are in:

Don’t! :)

The 5 Reasons To Go Spring Heli-Skiing.

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One of the most asked questions we get at Great Canadian is “When is the BEST time for heli-skiing”?  Well that’s an easy question to answer with another question… What kind of skiing do you like?!! The best thing about operating between December and April is that there is excellent skiing to be had THE WHOLE TIME! Spring is an exciting time to book a trip, and here’s why:

1. The snow is still incredible!

Think you’ll be risking the quality of snow the later you book? Think again.  The snow is still fantastic in March/ April and checks off all the boxes for a perfect ski experience: dry, light and buttery smooth.  Our snowfall for the month averages almost 2 metres according to historical data, and as you can see from the current forecast, there’s another storm on it’s way.

It's Coming!

It’s Coming!

2. You Get to ski the BIG Stuff!

With clear days and great visibility, our expert pilots get to fly out to some of our most exciting runs in our tenure.  Ski through some of the most dramatic landscapes and you’ll get to admire your tiny tracks when you get your next lift to the top of another amazing run.

heliski lines

3. Looooooong Days

Here’s where that Unlimited Vertical can really pay off.  With so much extra day light to play with, our groups are often getting an extra hour of flight time which can truly add up to INSANE vertical numbers.  Getting your money’s worth in March is a secret that keeps many guests coming back year after year.

That magical sunshine.

That magical sunshine.

4. It’s good vibes all around!

The suns out, the snows great and hey, down at Heather Mountain Lodge spring is in the air! Our staff are finding as many ways as possible to make sure outdoor Apres is bumping with music and hearing the stories of the day.  Expect shot skis, sunglasses and BIG SMILES.

5. The price is right.

If you book a trip March 18 or later, you get our Endless Tracks pricing.  And getting a deal for some of the best skiing of your life is worth it! There’s still time to book and we have dates available from March 31 – April 3!

Book now!