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Flexible Packages

TAKE A SNOW DAY, OR TWO TO SIX.

Your schedule is our schedule. We offer 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6-day packages that start on every day of the week to make it easier for you to join us.

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YOUR EXPERIENCE

IF OUR GROUPS WERE ANY SMALLER, YOU’D BE FLYING THE HELICOPTER.

Great Canadian Heli-skiing was born in 1988 when a guide and few heli-skiing guests wanted to re-capture the spirit and feeling of adventure lacking from operations whose only goal was to get bigger.

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OUR STORIES

BETTER, NOT BIGGER.

Great Canadian Heli-skiing was born in 1988 when a guide and few heli-skiing guests wanted to re-capture the spirit and feeling of adventure lacking from operations whose only goal was to get bigger.

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Conditions + Terrain

YOU DIDN’T PAY TO GO HELI-SIT-IN-THE-LODGE-ING.

The Purcell and Selkirk ranges are our playground and they offer every type of skiing imaginable; pillows, glades, and wide-open powder fields.

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BOOKING + PLANNING

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.

Find our location, learn what to bring and check our availability.

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Best Stories Ever

  • by Serge
  • Thursday May 1, 2014

18 + Years of Safety and Service

Terry MakosTerry Makos

There is an end of dinner tradition at Heather Mountain Lodge, to share the magic of the day with a wrap up talk, or perhaps pep talk for others. An anticipated event for some, or feared event for others, as this exchange usually results in a few laughs to be had and a few toasts to be made. It was a routine pioneered by our in-house renaissance man Terry Makos, maybe better known as TM to most. TM started at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing in 1996, after already establishing a career guiding at Wiegele's World. After 18 years of safety and service, the winter of 2014 was a bit of a swan song for TM at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing. TM joined us, by special request of the Alexander family, for the last week in March. TM didn't miss a beat, mesmerizing Heather Mountain Lodge with his "magic". We had a great time reminiscing together, making sure we let him know how much we missed him and hoping he missed us too. Truly, this is man with a living legacy, which Great Canadian Heli-Skiing owes a sincere thank-you to.

But just in case this sounds too much like an end of a book, there are rumours of guest appearances to be had in the future. So here is the deal, if you are a TM disciple we need your help. Make sure you call in with your 2015 TM guide request, like "Gandalf the Great" you never know when TM might appear next.

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