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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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Bookings & Planning

Powder Technique

POWDER TECHNIQUE

Brush up on your technique before hitting the powder.

Skiing in powder is a little bit different than your typical groomed resort runs. Check out our tips below for a perfect powder experience.

1) Lower your expectations of where your skis will go as you get into heavier snow pack – less turning is more. Stay centered and ready to ROCK or ready for anything! Adjust your skiing with the elevation. Listen to the sound of the snow, feel the action underneath your feet. Light and responsive? Slow and gummy, almost? Change your approach.

2) Feel that pain? Thigh burn? Let it go. Focus forward and on your breath. The less turning and stopping the better. In all likelihood, you’re holding your breath, which builds lactic acid up in your muscles. QUIT THAT and just give’r!

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3) Want better balance? FIRM, committed pole plant, STANDING TALL OVER your pole really works – let the skis bend and sway in the POW – you just need to DANCE!

4) STEEP TERRAIN INTIMIDATING? NOT quite making the turn shape you want? Can’t quite keep the groove the way you want to? Time to POLE PLANT & PUNCH.

As your pole goes into the snow, Punch your opposite hand forward. This keeps your upper body over your knees and in the middle of the skis.

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5) Let them GO! (the skis, that is). It’s creative. Skiing is like painting on the snow. The paintbrush is your ski and the snowpack is your paint. Leave your signature on your masterpiece every time. Let the skis SHOW YOU where they want to go. There are no rules here.

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