Congratulations on your decision to come helicopter skiing with the pioneers of the boutique heli-skiing concept! We pride ourselves on our personalized service, and that starts with our simple booking process. To join us for the most incredible holiday of your life (until you visit us again), here’s what you need to do:
Registration And Deposits
Step 1 – Using our packages section, select a tour and date that suits you.
Step 2 – Be sure to read the Great Canadian Heli-Skiing Waiver and Terms and Conditions before booking your package. This waiver will affect your legal rights. You will be required to sign a copy of this waiver before being allowed to ski/ride with us.
Step 3 – Contact our office with any questions or with a booking request.
Step 4 – To secure your space, we require an Initial Deposit of $1,500.00 for 2-, 3- and 4-day packages, $2,500 for 5- and 6-day packages, or 20% for Privates and Semi-Privates. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Wire Transfers and Personal Cheque. Our preferred method is by Bank Transfer.
Step 5 – After we have processed your deposit, we will send you our Welcome Package. As time gets closer to your trip, we will send you a reminder about paying the Final Deposit. This is due 14 weeks prior to your trip, or November 1st, whichever comes first. Any spot held will be subject to cancellation if the full deposit balance is not received by the final deposit date. If you are booking after November 1st, the final deposit will be necessary upon the booking date. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Personal Cheque or Wire Transfers. Deposits are considered payments upon your departure date. Any additional charges or refunds will be presented at this time. Deposits in U.S. funds will be credited to your account at the exchange rate that we receive upon deposit at the bank. This rate is always subject to change.
Luckily for our guests, refunds are extremely rare. In fact, we average just 2 down days all season long, so we almost always exceed the guaranteed vertical. Refunds are given only for mechanical delays or inclement weather, and will not be given for any unused part of a package due to physical and skiing abilities. Note the minimum vertical assigned to a single run will be 500 vertical metres, even if the pick up is less. Refunds are $100 per 1,000 vertical metres (vm) not skied based on the following guarantees:
If you do not ski any portion of your holiday — starting late, coming in early, taking a day off, or arriving late or departing early — the seat is forfeited, and GCH can use at its own discretion without any compensation to you. The helicopter refuels mid-day. This is your opportunity to go back to the Lodge. Please advise your guide in advance if you wish to ski a partial day. If a guest chooses to take a day off, or is not present at 8:30am for briefings on first day, or 9am on subsequent days, there are no guarantees, and a low probability, that a guest will be able to join their group later that day.
Cancellations And Insurance
Cancellations – We will refund all deposits made, less the non-refundable initial deposit; in Canadian funds, for cancellations received in writing, 14 full weeks prior to the commencement date of your trip, or November 1st, whichever comes first. If you are unable to make your holiday after the cancellation date, the package you purchased is non-refundable, but you may transfer it to another person. If a guest’s heli-skiing holiday is interrupted by injury or for any other reason, and they are unable to continue their heli-skiing holiday, no part of their holiday, deposits, or payments are refundable or creditable. In summary, there are no refunds or credits offered by the company, for any reason after the final deposit date. For this reason, third-party trip cancellation and interruption insurance are highly recommended. Please note: the nature of our business requires us to make significant commitments to highly trained personnel and very expensive equipment well in advance of your holiday. We do this to ensure you have the best possible experience. As such, we cannot refund in full or any unused portion of a trip to customers who find they must cancel after the final deposit date.
Insurance – For your peace of mind, and to avoid any financial hardship an unexpected cancellation could cause, Uniglobe Specialty Travel has arranged for travel insurance coverage especially for your holiday package with Great Canadian Heli-Skiing. Visit Uniglobe Specialty Travel travel insurance web page to request a quote and read the cancellation brochure (pdf) for further information. Or contact: Robin or Wanetta, Uniglobe Specialty Travel Ltd, phone: 1.866.667.0811 or +1.250.837.2544 (international).