What is
Unlimited
Vertical?

All heli-skiing operations will guarantee a certain amount of vertical feet/metres. At Great Canadian, we offer a generous amount of vertical (e.g. 30,500m/100,000ft for a week long trip).

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Unlimited Vertical

Canada’s Best Heli-Skiing Program: Unlimited Vertical, Small Groups & Flexible Heliskiing Holidays.

 

“That was a great day, but I can’t help but feel like I am skiing with my credit card in my back pocket. Can’t you simplify it? Just come up with a price and let us ski.” 

What is Unlimited Vertical?  All heli-skiing operations will guarantee a certain amount of vertical feet/meters. At Great Canadian, we offer a generous amount of vertical (e.g. 30,500m/100,000ft for a week long trip).

You may have previously skied at an operation where once you reached the guaranteed amount of vertical, they started to charge you again to ski more than the guaranteed amount (around $100 for every 1,000 vertical meters skied)! At the end of your stay you were left with a substantial bill to pay, on top of what you had already paid. At Great Canadian Heli-Skiing, once you have reached the guaranteed amount…just keep skiing…we will not charge you for skiing extra vertical! We pioneered this industry changing concept and called it “Unlimited Vertical”.  And once we reach the guaranteed amount, we do not slow down! Our most recent statistics showed us that the average skier on a week long trip skied 43,000 vertical meters (141,000ft), so taking into account how much extra vertical charges would add up, this is a huge savings. Don’t forget that was what the average skier totaled…image the savings if you are a strong skier!

Does Unlimited Vertical mean you can ski the whole day non-stop? Well, not quite. We run a very similar length of day to a ski resort. Our guest day runs from 9:00 am to 3:30-4:30 pm (see Typical Heli-ski Day). This allows for a fulfilling day of skiing for our guests while allowing for our guides’ day to start at 7:00 am and run to 6:00 pm with pre and post meetings to plan for your enjoyment and safety. On average guests ski 7,170 vertical meters (23,500ft) a day while a big day is over 10,000 vm (33,000ft).