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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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Woah! Guests Said What About Us?

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Are you trying to decide which heliskiing operation to choose? Do we sound all the same after awhile?? Well, here’s what people who have been heli skiing in Canada with us have said:

“Other than the unlimited vertical, the convenience of the location, small groups, A Star helicopters…..what can I say? I have heli-skied all over Canada at various operations over the last 23 years. What it all comes down to for me is DID I HAVE FUN? Undeniably, at GCH, I can answer that question with a yes every time! I want to leave at the end of a trip tired, but happy, and with the desire to come back. All four trips I had with your operation this year, I had a blast, and that is the bottom line. What defined a perfect winter for me this year was what took place on my skis; GCH made that happen. I will be back, and I can’t wait”! Tom, Reno, Nevada.

“After skiing 11 weeks with various heli-skiing companies over the past ten years, I now ski exclusively with Great Canadian. Everything there is first-class: Terrain, guides, weather, helicopter, food. Why would I go elsewhere?” Jon, Seattle, Washington.

Photo: Jordan Manley

“Well, I’m up to 40 some odd days at GCH in the last 4 years and as I was driving in for my last week I was thinking “man you are a creature of habit going to the same heli operation time after time; maybe you should try someplace new next time”. By lunch on the first day I dismissed that thought. By the end of the week, I was signed up for another trip. The snow was magic, the guides did their usual awesome job, flying was too cool as always and the food simply the best. AND… we skied 175,000 vertical feet in 6 days of non stop deep stuff. I should mention that we have had a total of 3 hours downtime in 40 plus days at GCH. I ski Alta Utah roughly 80 days a year and I always get my fair share of the goods. People ask me why go heli skiing when you have what you’ve got at home. I tell them all that Alta is like driving a great sports car on a mountain road, GCH is like racing a Porsche race car on a great road racing track… amp it up!” Harry the Dreamer, SLC, Utah.

“Enjoyed how well my family fit into your operation. We were well taken care of from guides giving safety number 1 (priority) to Terry and Julian giving ski tips on how to ski the snow. We had great family time with you. I do enjoy skiing with other skiers and making new friends. I have been in the 405 helicopter with small groups at another heli operation and felt we didn’t mix much with other guests”. Tom, St Paul, Minnesota.

“Was very impressed with the guides. Very clear they take a continuous improvement attitude to their work and have a high level of mutual respect. I appreciated learning about slope cutting and avalanche risk management. Guides clearly take an “owners’ attitude” to the slopes (cutting branches etc., improving the runs) Impressed with how long they have been with the operation. Speaks well of your org!” Don, Calgary, Alberta.

Photo: Alison Dakin

“The experience was GREAT as always. The company was named appropriately. I really enjoy the time I have spent with everyone at Great Canadian. Everyone treats you like a friend, they know your name, ask about your family, and provide an excellent time. The skiing was great – 3 bluebird days and one light snow day. I made new friends and had a tremendous time with my group. I really like the 4 day trip (with unlimited vertical). Danny, Boulder, Colorado.

Sauna Update – It’s In!!

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You beauty the new sauna is in place! Chef Dan and maintenance men Todd and Tom have put our new Tight Knot Western Red Cedar outdoor sauna together!

Here’s some photos of their progress. Imagine after a few snowfalls and the snow starts to encase the sauna: it will look awesome.

Here’s a write up about the sauna that we posted earlier:

At Great Canadian we are blessed with awesome heliskiing conditions, though we are unable to control them. One thing we can control is our standard of service.  Being a successful, family-owned business enables us to provide a very personalised experience that you might not find at a large, corporate organisation. Speaking to our guests, we had many requests for a sauna.

So we have listen and this winter we will have one!! It’s a Barrel Sauna made of Tight Knot Western Red Cedar, similar to the one in the photos. It will be 16 feet long (12 foot sauna, 4 foot changing room) and 8 feet in diameter. 309155_10150273029543590_351514408589_7822496_1446307_n.jpg (186×139)It can comfortably accommodate 8 people at any one time. It will be heated by a 10kw Heater with Digital Controls. There will be 2 ‘Port Hole’ windows in the rear of the barrel which might provide light at the start of the season, but will no doubt be covered as the snow starts piling up again this winter!  The sauna will be located just steps away from the lodge, roughly halfway between the lodge and our on-site helipads.

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If you’d like to keep updated on what’s going on here at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing, check out this blog and for even more frequent and current updates, join us at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GreatCanadianHeliSkiing.

Are you a hardcore skier/boarder or someone who has been to other operations and want to know why we rock, how much we ski, size of groups etc? Or are you totally new to heliskiing and would like to try it out but have some questions? Then feel free to contact us by phone or email or even posting on our Facebook wall and getting feedback from guests who have heliskied with us.

With La Nina serving up some powder already, THIS is the winter to join us!

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