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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When to Book a Heli-ski Holiday

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When it comes to planning a heli-ski holiday, the question to ask is rarely “Why?”, it’s “When?”

One of the most common concerns that our guests have is when the BEST time is to book.  Along with some great answers on our FAQ page regarding this, we tend to answer that question with another one:

“What type of skiing do you like?”

What kind of heli-skier are you?

Telling us as much information as possible about your preferences, abilities and expectations allows us to not only get to know you better, we are able to truly advise you the best possible dates for what you’ve described and what we have available.  Being a boutique operator along with 30 years of experience, we have the knowledge and attention to detail that simply can’t be matched by larger operators.  We quickly get to know you on a first name basis, and can spend the time to take care of you!

So, when you tell us you want to ski as much Unlimited Vertical as possible, we’ll suggest March with longer days and lengthier runs.  If you have a love for steep trees and pillow fields, earlier in the season, like December or January would be ideal.  Looking for the best of both?  Well, mid season is the time for you, however we’d recommend a longer trip of 3+ days to give you the best chance to see multiple weather systems.  Are you a fair weather skier and prefer warmer days than frigid ones? Mid to late season will keep your toes warm, but snow cold.  If you are a first timer and need a more gentle introduction to heli-skiing? March will be ideal for glacier skiing where you have plenty of visibility and time to master the powder technique.

In the end, we choose our season based on the best possible dates for epic powder December through to April.  The more we know about when you’re looking at dates, the better your holiday!

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