Tucked into the forested mountains on Rogers Pass, right up the road from the birthplace of heli-skiing, Great Canadian Heli-Skiing’s Heather Mountain Lodge is located exactly one turn off of British Columbia’s famous Powder Highway. And even though our rustic, cozy-chic lodge set against the rugged backdrop of the Purcell Mountains feels like a remote wilderness getaway, our drive-in access right off Highway 1 means we’re literally one of the most accessible heli-ski lodges in the world.

And that comes with a lot of benefits. 

Accessing many heli-ski operations often means nearly a full day of logistics, given the remote nature of several of these lodges, involving ferrying guests in shuttles from the airport and then on helicopters from a staging area to the lodge, all on a set schedule. 

But our singular drive-in location means that you can drive your own vehicle right to our doorstep, giving you ultimate flexibility in your vacation plans. If you’re coming from the Calgary International Airport (a ridiculously scenic drive through the Rockies bounding Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise, through Banff and Yoho National Parks), you might want to stop in Golden for a few days. In this eastern gateway to Rogers Pass, you can ski the alpine terrain of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and take in the story of the Swiss guides who opened up these very mountains at the historic 1900s village of Edelweiss that still stands at the edge of town. 

If you’re coming from Kelowna International Airport in the Okanagan, you might even want to make time for a wine-tasting tour or two in this region of B.C. that’s making some of the best wine in the province. Or you can tack on an adventure in Revelstoke (the western gateway to Rogers Pass) and rack up ski runs on Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s record-setting vertical in its equally record-setting powder. 

Or perhaps you’d prefer to make the most of your vacation and ski a whole circuit along the Powder Highway—from Red Mountain Resort in Rossland and Whitewater in Nelson, to Revelstoke, Golden, Panorama outside Invermere and Fernie on the edge of the Rockies—with Great Canadian Heli-Skiing as a special stop in the middle. 

Our rare drive-in access also makes for unique flexibility in our ski package offerings. Because we don’t require scheduled heli-transfers to get our guests from a staging area to the lodge, we’re not confined to offering only four- or five-day packages to accommodate lengthy transfer days. This means that we’re one of the only—if not the only—heli-ski operations where you can customize your package to stay and ski with us anywhere from two nights to ten. 

Arrive and depart on your schedule. Ski as many or as few days as fits your plans. After all, if it’s the adventure of a lifetime, why not make it uniquely your own?

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