You’ll feel right at home from the moment you check into 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, just to make sure you know where the sauna, hot-tub and lounge are! (Don’t forget your swimwear.) You will then enjoy a delicious dinner, while our ski technician custom fits 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 B.C. wines or one of our finest scotches. 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. 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 are when it’s your turn to head out and shred.
Over the course of a day, our guides pick the best lines possible, and the Armada JJ is there to handle thediverse terrain of heli-skiing.
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 ! Bring goggle lenses that are appropriate for different lighting conditions too. Not to sure how to dress? Let our guide Terry Makos help you get your gear on right. When it comes to gear, we’ve 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 GoPro and its helmet, pole or chesty mount when coming on an adventure with us. Don’t forget an extra battery, as they usually don’t last as long in the cold. Our social media team loves to feature guest experiences on our channels. Meet them in the boot room at après-ski or in the lounge before dinner to share your photos and videos with them. Don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram — you may recognize some familiar faces! Get connected and relive the experience!