What to expect when you go on a heli ski trip? Here’s your daily schedule.
News Flash: Breakfast is now being served at 7:30 am to allow for first day briefings to start at 8:30 am and finish by 10:00 am. This change is in response to guest feedback in order to maximize the first day heli-skiing day without minimizing our thorough transceiver and helicopter briefings. Results “more awesome heli-skiing”.
Welcome! Check-in at Heather Mountain lodge is 6:00 pm the night prior to your first day of heliskiing. If you arrive earlier, make yourself at home, enjoy a drink in the lounge or take a tour of our property. After you are unpacked and settled in, join us in the lodge with your boots, so the guides can get your skis set-up after dinner.
We welcome you to the dining room at 7:00 pm for dinner and introductions. After a delicious 3 course dinner, our guides will escort you to the Ski Room located in the lower level of the lodge to choose equipment, weigh in and complete some administration. Afterward enjoy entertainment in the lounge.
A Typical Great Day of Heli Skiing
6:30 – 7:30 am — The guides rise early to go over snow conditions and make decisions on where you will be skiing that day. The SilverKing Helicopters flight personnel prepare and inspect the helicopter.
7:30 am — Breakfast. We offer a wide selection of nutritious choices to start your day – everything you need to hit the powder.
8:30 am – 10:00 am — (First day only) – On your first ski day everyone will participate in the heli-briefing and companion search training. Light snacks will be served in the Ski Room before you head out. Everyone must attend.
9:00 am — First group lifts off from on-site helipad at the lodge.
12:30 — Lunch out in the field with hot soup and tea to accompany your picnic lunch prepared by our HML chefs.
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm — Final turns and arrival at the lodge. Note: December and early January’s last run come in a bit sooner due to earlier dusk.
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm — Guides/pilots meeting – discussion on the days skiing and plans for tomorrow.
4:30 pm — Après ski snack and cold drinks are served in the Ski Room.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Free time, massage, relaxation.
7:00 pm — Dinner – the other highlight of the day!
Check Out Day
Your final day of skiing:
Please ensure that you have all your things packed and set aside near the door of your room before skiing so that housekeeping can store your luggage and can prepare for those guests arriving. You will be finished skiing approximately 4 pm each day.