We all have special ways we like to spend Christmas. Perhaps you’re used to viewing the holidays as a great opportunity for a tropical getaway or ticking an international destination off your bucket list. Perhaps your family travels to visit elderly relatives to spend this special time with them, or far-flung loved ones enjoy the excuse to come to you. Maybe you love being surrounded by throngs of friends and family, throwing a succession of bustling holiday parties; or attending your favorite holiday performance or parade. Or you take a family trip to your favorite ski resort.

No matter how you like to spend the holidays, there’s no doubt that the unprecedented circumstances of 2020 mean that Christmas is likely to look a little… different this year. Canada’s borders are closed to non-essential travel, and most of world travel is on pause, anyway. We’re all being extra careful about exposing our loved ones, especially our older family members, to COVID, and keeping our bubbles tight. Big holiday events, like indoor performances of The Nutcracker, or big holiday parties, are likely cancelled. Ski resorts are implementing reservation policies.

But we’re here with some much-needed good news: spending Christmas at a Canadian heliski lodge is perhaps the best new holiday tradition to kick off in 2020.

Imagine experiencing a true white Christmas. You wake to new snow on the endless forest of pine trees out your cozy window. You spend your day skiing bottomless powder turns in the mountains that are home to the most reliably deep winters in North America, right here in B.C. Imagine, as the sky darkens after an incredible day, settling in with your family at a warm timber-frame lodge. Fire crackling, good wine in hand, contentedly tired after a full day of some of the best skiing you’ve ever had, carols playing softly in the background. A renowned chef has cooked your five-star holiday meal. Inside, Christmas trees twinkle in each corner of the lodge, while snow falls gently outside, ensuring you’ll wake up to the gift of even more breathtakingly deep powder tomorrow.

And even better news: many heliski companies, including Great Canadian Heli-Skiing, are offering opportunities to reserve the entire lodge this season. It’s a graceful, safe way to spend the holidays with your chosen bubble. And even if you don’t want to reserve the whole lodge, we provide you with the option of a private helicopter just for your group’s skiing, also an elegant way to stay safe. Great Canadian Heli-Skiing has 3 Unlimited Private Package options- read about them here!

This 2020 season, give your friends and family, and yourself, the gift of a new tradition. This Christmas, come heli-skiing with us.

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