You’ll feel at home from the moment you check-in at our beautiful Heather Mountain Lodge. As your bags are being carried to your room, a member of our lodge team will give you an introductory tour… we wanna make sure you’ll know where the sauna, the hot-tub and the lounge are! Don’t forget your swimwear! You will then enjoy a delicious dinner, while our ski technician custom fit your equipment for your big day. Come up to the Wooley Tuque Lounge and enjoy our vast selection of micro-brewed beers after dinner. Try our great BC wines or one of our finest scotch. Start your heli-day by joining our daily stretch class before breakfast, enjoy great food while you share your exploits with fellows skiers at our apres celebration and let our massage therapists work the soreness out your legs after dinner! Can’t wait to be here? Here’s what to expect, hour by hour
Great Canadian Heli-Skiing prides itself on having access to some of the best terrain in the world. With such a diverse range of terrain, you need the right skis. The ski of choice for us is the Armada JJ. Armada was founded in 2002 by a group of professional skiers and was the first rider-operated manufacturer.
Over the course of a day, our guides pick the best lines possible. With the many contributing factors that can range anywhere from tree skiing to wide open glacier runs, the Armada JJ is there to handle this diverse nature of heli-skiing.
With a gradual taper, the JJ offers a shorter turning radius than most skis. It floats effortlessly through deep snow and the hybrid ultralight core keeps the skis incredibly light. We keep these babies in good condition so they’re as ready as you when it’s your turn to head out and shred.
Heli-skiing also requires clothing that works as a layer system to keep you comfortable in a wide variety of conditions. When you stay dry and warm on a cold winter’s day, you can truly enjoy the gorgeous terrain and amazing snow we get! Think of bringing goggle lenses that are appropriate for different lighting conditions too. Not to sure how to dress? Let our guide Terry Makos guide you through and get your gear on right. When it comes to gear, we got you covered! Get all you need (or forgot!) in our Boutique! We carry goods from Arc’teryx, Hestra, Smith, GoPro, Buff, CEP and Smartwool.
Bring your camera or your Go Pro and its helmet, pole or chesty mount when coming on an adventure with us! You may just capture some of the most mesmerizing photos and videos that you will ever take. Don’t forget an extra battery, as they usually don’t last as long in the cold. Our Social media team love to feature your experience on our social media channels! Meet them in the boot room at après-ski or in the lounge before dinner and share your photos and videos with them! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn, you may recognize familiar faces! Get connected, live the experience!
Just like Tom, Ming, Lisa & Hauke, be heli-ready and experience your BEST DAY EVER! Our guests Olaf, Randolf, Raymond and Michiel kicked off 2015 in the most extraordinary way and claimed their «best day ever» on January 27th, while Nina & Jason celebrated their honey moon with us! There’s a lot more to heli-skiing than amazing snow conditions and striking views, as you’ll be creating memories to remember forever and sharing the most exciting experience with your closest friends! Powder days are always better when you share them with someone special!