Great Canadian Heli-skiing, Unlimited Vertical
Great Canadian Heli-skiing, Unlimited Vertical

Heliskiing Unlimited Vertical!

GREAT CANADIAN
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Combination Packages

Resort skiing, cat skiing and heli skiing

Heli-Skiing, Cat-Skiing & Ski Resort Combo Packages Great Canadian Heli-Skiing

Great Canadian Heli-Skiing is fortunate to be located in the middle of British Columbia’s powder producing epicentre... or as we like to say, ‘epic-centre’! Because the region is blessed with so much snow, all types of ski operations have popped up. Within 30 minutes from the town of Golden, there are all sorts of world-class heli-skiing, cat-skiing, resort skiing, snowmobiling and backcountry lodge options.

In order to experience what this amazing region has to offer, we have created several combination packages that will let you see why our winter wonderland is a mecca for powder friends.

If you would like to get your ‘ski legs’ back before going heli-skiing, or just want to ski the biggest vertical in the Canadian Rockies region (4,133 ft/1,260 m), make sure to check out Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Haven’t heard of it? Well, think of skiing Jackson Hole with Canadian prices. The terrain (including 80 in-bounds chutes) and the scenery are awesome!

Another operation that is a MUST for any keen skier is Chatter Creek Cat-skiing. What is ‘cat-skiing’? It is like heli-skiing, but instead of using helicopters, they use ‘snowcats’... i.e. snow grooming machines that are capable of carrying groups of 12 people in a comfortable cabin on the back of the cat. Chatter Creek’s snow and terrain has become legendary, appearing in many ski and snowboard magazines and movies.

We thought it would be the ultimate powderhound’s dream trip to combine heli-skiing with the above operations. You can choose a trip combining Kicking Horse with Great Canadian Heli-Skiing or the complete powder junkies’ dream trip: a tour with Chatter Creek cat-skiing and heli-skiing at Great Canadian! The great thing with these trips is that we can build a trip specific for you, just ask us.

For more on these 3 operations, see “The Statistics” below.

 

HORSES & HELI TOURS — A week long, all inclusive, combo package skiing Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and heli-skiing with Great Canadian. Other duration trips can be custom made.

Rates for HORSES & HELI TOURS

Trip Dates (tax not included, based on 2 persons)

4 day resort & 2 day Heli

3 day resort & 3 day Heli

2 day resort & 4 day Heli

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Due to Great Canadian Heli-Skiing’s proximity to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and the town of Golden (55 km), it seems a logical choice to combine both world class resort skiing with world class heli-skiing. All packages are based on 6 days of skiing split between resort skiing and heli-skiing (other lengths available on request).

HORSES & HELI Package Inclusions:

All packages are SELF-DRIVE, per person (based on 2 people sharing) and can start on ANY day of the week (subject to availability).

Inclusions:

Not included: transfers (this is a self-drive tour), applicable taxes, lunch if staying at Copper Horse or Highland Lodge, dinners when staying at Copper Horse, Highland or Vagabond (Copper Horse has an awesome on-site restaurant), ski/board rental while at Kicking Horse, gratuities/tips, alcohol, extra services such as massage.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Chatter Creek Cat-skiing
(photo by Dylan Page)
Great Canadian Heli-Skiing
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Chatter Creek Catskiing Great Canadian Heli-Skiing

GOLDEN POWDER DREAMS — The ultimate powder trip

What do you get when you package together the best heli-skiing in the world with the best cat-skiing in the world? You get our “Golden Powder Dreams” package, the ultimate powder trip!

Great Canadian Heli-Skiing and Chatter Creek Cat-skiing are again teaming up to create the best weeklong powder package you can imagine. Due to both operations proximity to Golden, British Columbia and to each other, it seems a logical choice to create a package that combines the best cat-skiing in the world with the best in heli-skiing. All packages are 7 nights and comprise of 6 days of skiing: either 3 days equally split between cat-skiing and heli-skiing, or a cheaper option: 2 days of heli-skiing and 4 days of cat-skiing.

3 DAYS HELI-SKIING and 3 DAYS CAT-SKIING

TRIP START DATES

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2 DAYS HELI-SKIING and 4 DAYS CAT-SKIING

TRIP START DATES

Rate

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By combining all holiday components (except for airfare and transfers), we have made it extremely easy for people to book the deep powder trip of a lifetime. Note: this is a self-drive option only.

GOLDEN POWDER DREAMS Package Inclusions:

All package rates beside are per person, based on double occupancy and include:

Not included: applicable taxes, transfers (this is a self-drive package), gratuities/tips, alcohol, extra services such as massage.

Itinerary — For a trip itinerary click on the tour you are interested in

The Statistics

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With the equivalent vertical drop and challenging terrain as Jackson Hole, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort boasts 106 runs and 80 inbound chutes over 2750 acres, with terrain for all abilities. There’s also award-winning mountain top dining and a wide variety of winter activities.

Ski Area: 2,750 acres
Vertical: 1,260 metres (4,133 feet)
Runs: 106 (including 80 in-bounds chutes)
Terrain: 20% beginner, 20% intermediate, 45% advanced and 15% expert.
Average Snowfall: 7 metres (275 inches)
Highest Elevation: 2,450 metres (8,033 feet)
Lowest Elevation: 1,190 metres (3,900 feet)
Lifts: 5 including a high-speed gondola.

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Chatter Creek is one of Western Canada's largest and most spectacular cat-skiing and heli-skiing destinations! Chatter Creek's location enjoys a unique air mass, which produces some of the lightest, driest powder snow in the world. The varied terrain encompasses a mix of tree skiing, vast alpine bowls and spectacular glaciers. The views of the Rockies to the East and the Columbia and Clemenceau ice fields are unparalleled. At any one time, this vast area is shared by no more than 36 skiers and boarders plus their 6 guides. There are many places to cat ski but there is only one Chatter Creek!

Ski Area: 238 sq2 kilometres (92 sq2 miles) or 58,000 acres. Over 50 kilometres of active snow roads.
Vertical: Daily vertical 3,658 – 6,096 metres (12,000 - 20,000 ft). Each run can average 760 metres (2,500 ft).
Runs: limitless
Terrain: tree runs, old burns, wide open alpine areas and glacier skiing. 65% of the terrain is alpine and glacier skiing, 35% is tree skiing.
Average Snowfall: 14 metres (550 inches or 46 feet)
Highest Elevation: 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)
Lowest Elevation: 1,500 metres (5,000 feet)
Lifts: 3 snow-cats with only 1 group of 12 people per cat. 2 back-up cats on-site.

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Great Canadian Heli-Skiing, the most accessible Canadian heli-skiing operation from an international airport, is located between Golden and Revelstoke BC in the heart of the world’s heli-skiing powder belt. GCH offers helicopter assisted guided skiing in the snow-choked mountains of the Purcell and Selkirk Ranges. In 1988, Great Canadian Heli-Skiing pioneered skiing in small groups of 4 and was the first to incorporate Unlimited Vertical in all packages.

Ski Area: 437 sq2 kilometres (169 sq2 miles) or 108,191 acres (that’s equivalent to 13.4 Whistler-Blackcombs for a maximum of only 24 people!).
Vertical: Average groups do 6,500 metres (21,450 feet), very strong groups can do 10,000 vertical metres (33,000 ft) in a day. Each run can average 460 – 760 metres (1,500 - 2,500 feet).
Runs: +150 named runs.
Longest Run: "Cornice Glacier": ca. 1,800 metres (5,905 feet)!
Terrain: All types of terrain – glaciers, open bowls, gladed trees. Average Snowfall: 14 metres (550 inches or 46 feet). Snowbase is usually over 3.5 metres (12 feet).
Lodge Elevation: 1,030 metres (3,379 feet)
Highest Peak in tenure: 3,251 metres (10,666 feet)
Highest Drop-off: 2,970 metres (9,744 feet)
Lowest Elevation: 834 metres (2,736 feet)
Down Days: During winters 08/09 and 07/08 there were NO down days! In 06/07 there were only 2!
Lifts: 2 A-Star helicopters, the best in the business. Small groups of 4 people, with a max of 3 groups operating from 1 helicopter.

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Vagabond Lodge Copper Horse Lodge
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