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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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SNOW CONDITIONS

current conditions 2013

Friday, April 5Alpine Temp: -1 degrees C / 30.2 degrees FValley Temp: 2.8 degrees C / 37.4 degrees FNew Snow: 15cmWind: VariableVisibility: Variable, precip continuing throughout the day!LynchTeutonLong4Sunday, March 31Alpine Temp: -4 degrees C / 24.8 degrees FValley Temp: -1 degrees C / 30.2 degrees FNew Snow: 0 cmWind: Light to calmVisibility: ClearIMG_8939Saturday, March 30Alpine Temp: Valley Temp: -1 degrees C / 30.2 degreesNew Snow: 0 cmWind: Light to calmVisibility: ClearThreeStoogesCrustyGlacier1Friday, March 29Alpine Temp: 0 degrees C / 32 degrees FValley Temp: -0.5 degrees C / 32.9 degrees FNew Snow: 0 cmWind: Light to nilVisibility: ClearShreddingNiceLine1Thursday, March 28Alpine Temp: -5 degrees C / 23 degrees FValley Temp: -3 degrees C / 26.6 degrees FNew Snow: 0 cmWind: Light to nilVisibility: ClearIMG_8939Wednesday, March 27Alpine Temp: -10 degrees C / 14 degrees FValley Temp: -2 degrees C / 28.4 degrees FNew Snow: 0 cmWind: Light to nilVisibility: Broken cloudsMar26HeliSkiDay02Tuesday, March 26Alpine Temp: -10 degrees C / 14 degrees FValley Temp: -5.5 degrees C / 22 degrees FNew Snow: 0 cmWind: Light to nilVisibility: Full moon at night, full sun during the day…spring awesomeness

Great Canadian!
Great Canadian!
Monday, March 25Alpine Temp: -14 degrees C / 6.8 degrees FValley Temp: -9 degrees C / 15.8 degrees FNew Snow: 0 cmWind: Light to nilVisibility: Bluebird!!twilightheliSunday, March 24Alpine Temp: -16.5 degrees C / 2.3 degrees FValley Temp: -11.5 degrees C / 11.3 degrees FNew Snow: 0 cm, knee deep snow from the last storm cycle with dry powder and minimal sun effect – AWESOME skiing under sunny skies, the best spring has to offerWind: Light to nilVisibility: Another amazing bluebird day ahead!TomsBDayPartySkiing4Saturday, March 23Alpine Temp: -20 degrees C / -4 degrees FValley Temp: -10 degrees C / 14 degrees FNew Snow: 0cmWind: Light to nilVisibility: Bluebird!AlderCreekFeb91Friday, March 22Alpine Temp: -20 degrees C / -4 degrees FValley Temp: -9 degrees C / 16 degrees FNew Snow: 0cmWind: Light to nilVisibility: Clear blue skiesP1010516Thursday, March 21Alpine Temp: -9 degrees C / 16 degrees FValley Temp: -1 degrees C / 30 degrees FNew Snow: 10 cm Wind: Westerly moderate windsVisibility: Cloudy skies with a mix of sun. Periods of snow thru out the day. TakingOff1Sunday, March 17Alpine Temp: -7.5 degrees C / 18.5 degrees FValley Temp: -1 degrees C / 30.2 degrees FNew Snow: 2 cm in the valley, 58cm storm snow up highWind: Calm, some moderate gusts from the northwestVisibility: Snowing, variablePineappleExpress9Saturday, March 16Alpine Temp: -5 degrees C / 23 degrees FValley Temp: 0 degrees / 32 degrees FNew Snow: 2 cm overnight and still snowing! Another (colder) system moving in today and tomorrow.Wind: CalmVisibility: Cloudy, variable fog in the valley.IMG_1151Friday, March 15Alpine Temp: -2 degrees C/ 28.4 degrees FValley Temp: 1 degree C / 33.8 degrees FNew Snow: 18 cm up topWind: Moderate Visibility: Good – we can see the mountains from the lodge! Pineapple express is departing.DSC_0048Thursday, March 14Alpine Temp: -1 degrees C / 30 degrees FValley Temp: 0 degrees C / 32 degrees FNew Snow: 24cm of storm snow up topWind: CalmVisibility: Cloudy, mist in the valleys.PowpowWednesday, March 13Alpine Temp: -1 degrees C / 30 degrees FValley Temp: 0 degrees C / 32 degrees FNew Snow: 25cm overnight and 35cm in 24 hours!!! More on its way!!Wind: Moderate SWVisibility: Cloudy with snow on its way.IMG_9211Tuesday, March 12Alpine Temp: -12 degrees C / 10 degrees FValley Temp: -4 degrees C / 25 degrees FNew Snow: 4cm and still snowing!!Wind: Moderate to strong SW windsVisibility: Snow is fallingIMG_1757Monday, March 11Alpine Temp: -12 degrees C / 10 degrees FValley Temp: -2 degrees C / 28 degrees FNew Snow: 5cmWind: LightVisibility: Sunny skiesIMG_8939Thursday, March 7Alpine Temp: -8 degrees C / 18 degrees FValley Temp: -3 degrees C / 27 degrees FNew Snow: 5cm and still snowing!!Wind: LightVisibility: Flurries019Wednesday, March 6Alpine Temp: -16 degrees C / 3 degrees FValley Temp: -5 degrees C / 23 degrees FNew Snow: 0cmWind: LightVisibility: Sunny skies with some cloud cover027Tuesday, March 5Alpine Temp: -16 degrees C / 3 degrees FValley Temp: -4 degrees C / 25 degrees FNew Snow: 1cmWind: LightVisibility: Clouds with sun061Monday, March 4Alpine Temp: -15 degrees C / 5 degrees FValley Temp: -6 degrees C / 21.2 degrees FNew Snow: 0cmWind: Moderate to strong northwestVisibility: Sun and cloud. possible flurries later on in the dayIMG_8745Saturday, Mar 2Alpine Temp: -2.5 degrees C / 27.5 degrees FValley Temp: Just above freezingNew Snow: 60 CM OF POWDER and snowing 2cm per hour!!Wind: calmVisibility: Dense cloud layer settling in the valley, snowing heavily at elevationsLowPressureSystem1Friday, Mar 1Alpine Temp: -4.5 degrees C / 23 degrees FValley Temp: -1 degrees C / 30 degrees FNew Snow: 30 CM OF FRESH! and still DUMPINGWind: calmVisibility: Dumping snow, limited visibility.HeliSnow30cmMar11Thursday, February 28Alpine Temp: -12 degrees C / 10 degrees FValley Temp: -3 degrees C / 26.6 degrees FNew Snow: 7 cm in the alpine and more forecasted for tonightWind: nilVisibility: Awesome – beautiful views this morningOzzyShredding1Wednesday, February 27Alpine Temp: -10 degrees C / 15 degrees FValley Temp: -3 degrees C / 26.6 degrees FNew Snow: 5cm in the alpine – SNOWING now!Wind: nilVisibility: Moderate, snowingFeb26skimorningAlder1Tuesday, February 26Alpine Temp: -10 degrees C / 15 degrees FValley Temp: -2 degrees C / 28.4 degrees FNew Snow: 2cm in the valley, 3cm in the alpineWind: nilVisibility: Good, broken skies, no fog – sunshine expected for today!JeffPanoramaSmall1Monday, February 25Alpine Temp: -9.5 degrees C / 15 degrees FValley Temp: -2 degrees C / 28.4 degrees FNew Snow: 2cm in the valley, 20cm (7 inches) in the alpine and STILL SNOWING!Wind: nilVisibility: Snowing, some valley fogRuns we’re skiing Today: Love a LoggerOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASunday, February 24Alpine Temp: -11 degrees C / 12.2 degrees FValley Temp: -3 degrees C / 26.6 degrees FNew Snow: none tonight, new snow from the past 24 hour cycle moving around at higher elevations, between 15-30cm of fresh depending on locationWind: moderateVisibility: Good, low pressure moving in that could bring snow in the next 24-36 hours!Runs we’re skiing Today: Twilight, Malicious
PSYCHED!
PSYCHED!
Saturday, February 23Alpine Temp: -8.5 degrees C / 16.7 degrees FValley Temp: -3 degrees C / 26.6 degrees FNew Snow: 12 cm!!Wind: Light to moderate from the north westVisibility: Moderate, some cloud cover, flurries potential for this afternoonShredding1Friday, February 22Alpine Temp: -10 degrees C / 14 degrees FValley Temp: -3 degrees C / 26.6 degrees FNew Snow: 10cm and more on the way!!!!Wind: CalmVisibility: FlurriesRuns we’re skiing Today: 40 Watt, Heather MountainPowpowThursday, February 21Alpine Temp: -13 degrees C / 8.6 degrees FValley Temp: -6 degrees C / 21.2 degrees FNew Snow: 0Wind: LightVisibility: Flurries IMG_1186Tuesday, February 19Alpine Temp: -12.5 degrees C / 9.5 degrees FValley Temp: -5.7 degrees C / 21.74 degrees FNew Snow: 0Wind: LightVisibility: Blue skies mixed with some cloud coveringP1120417Monday, February 18Alpine Temp: -16 degrees C / 3.2 degrees FValley Temp: -7 degrees C / 19.4 degrees FNew Snow: NilWind: LightVisibility: Clear skies IMG_1245Sunday, February 17Alpine Temp: -7 degrees C / 19.4 degrees FValley Temp: -2 degrees C / 28.4 degrees FNew Snow: 15cm!!Wind: LightVisibility: Sunny skies with some cloud coverGGandMikeyIYMatHML1Friday, February 15Alpine Temp: -8 degrees C / 17.6 degrees FValley Temp: -3 degrees C / 26.6 degrees FNew Snow: TraceWind: Strong westerlies in the north, moderate westerlies in the southVisibility: Mainly cloudyIMG_1186Thursday, February 14Alpine Temp: -10 degrees C / 14 degrees FValley Temp: -5 degrees C / 23 degrees FNew Snow: 20 cm past 48 hoursWind: ModerateVisibility: Sunny skies with some cloud coveringHeliInboundSun1Wednesday, February 13Alpine Temp: -7 degrees C / 19 degrees FValley Temp: -1 degrees C / 29 degrees FNew Snow: 13 cm!Wind: Ridge top moderate gustsVisibility: Clearing and turning to sun this afternoonRuns we’re skiing: Cuppola Creek drainageLastLightHeliSelkirks1Tuesday, February 12Alpine Temp: -7 degrees C / 19.4 degrees FValley Temp: -3 degrees C / 26.6 degrees FNew Snow: TraceWind: Light to the south eastVisibility: Light snow with some partly sunny skies.IMG_8472Monday, February 11Alpine Temp: -11 degrees C / 12.3 degrees FValley Temp: -3.7 degrees C / 25.3 degrees FNew Snow: none overnight but some accumulating this morning up high, approx. 5 cmWind: westerly, moderate to calmVisibility: Awesome, blue skies with some light cloud giving us a bit of snow!Runs we’re Skiing Today: JFA, Alder CreekGivenEr1Sunday, February 10Alpine Temp: -11 degrees C / 12.2 degrees FValley Temp: -6.8 degrees C / 19.8 degrees FNew Snow: 0.1 cmWind: NilRuns we’re skiing Today: Little Matterhorn, BigfootAlderCreekFeb91Saturday, February 9Alpine Temp: -5 degrees C / 23 degrees FValley Temp: -1.5 degrees C / 29.3 degrees FNew Snow: 2 cmWind: Variable in the alpine, calm in the valleysRuns we’re skiing Today: JFA, RockyNate&JordanBDayRide1Friday, February 8Alpine Temp: -6 degrees C / 21.2 degrees FValley Temp: -2 degrees C / 28.4 degrees FNew Snow: 6 cmWind: NilVisibility: Scattered clouds, possibility of light precip later this afternoonRuns we’re skiing Today: Smoke, TwilightLeahEvansReadytoDrop1Thursday, February 7Alpine Temp: -5 degrees C / 23 degrees FValley Temp: 0.8 degrees C / 33 degrees FNew Snow: 8 cmWind: LightVisibility: Sunny HMLfromsouthside1Wednesday, February 6Alpine Temp: -5 degrees C / 23 degrees FValley Temp: -0.7 degrees C / 30 degrees FNew Snow: 14 cm in 24 hoursWind: Light and variable Visibility: Blue bird, this could be the best day of the season!HeliandreflectionLunchBreakFeb21Tuesday, February 5Alpine Temp: -7 degrees C / 19.4 degrees FValley Temp: -4 degrees C / 24.8 degrees FNew Snow: 8 cmWind: Light to the NorthwestVisibility: Moderate snowMonday, February 4Alpine Temp: -4.5 degrees C / 24 degrees FValley Temp: 0.2 degrees C / 33 degrees FNew Snow: 3cm in the alpine and 1 cm in the valleyWind: Moderate WesterlyVisibility: Mainly cloudy with flurries Sunday, February 3Alpine Temp: -5 degrees C / 23 degrees FValley Temp: -1 degrees C / 30. 2 degrees FNew Snow: 2 cmWind: Moderate from the westVisibility: Broken cloud, some blue skies showing through, clouds increasing through the dayRuns We’re Skiing Today: Love a Logger, Kinbasket, South Esplanade AreaHeliVIVrotor1Saturday, February 2Alpine Temp: -5 degrees C / 23 degrees FValley Temp: -2 degrees C / 28.4 degrees FNew Snow: 3 cm over night / 1.5 inchesWind: Low from the south eastVisibility: Clearing skies, beautiful light on the mountains, blue skies!Runs we’re skiing today: Twilight, BodaciousGoggleReflection1Friday, February 1Alpine Temp: -8 degrees C / 17.6 degrees FValley Temp: -1 degrees C / 30 degrees FNew Snow: 6 cm / 2.3 inchesWind: Moderate westerly, gusts in the alpineVisibility: Scattered fog in the valley, flurries this afternoon, cloudy but some light sectionsRuns’ we’re skiing today: 40 Watt, Heather MountainLunchBreakJan27JeffZ1Thursday, January 31Alpine Temp: -7 degrees C / 19.4 degrees FValley Temp: -5 degrees C / 24 degrees FNew Snow: 6 cm / 2.3 inchesWind: nilVisibility: Cloudy, some fog in the valley, SNOWING! Runs we’re skiing today: OutrageousDCIM100MEDIAWednesday, January 30Alpine Temp: -15 degrees C / 5 degrees FValley Temp: -5 degrees C / 24 degrees FNew Snow: 9 cm / 3.5 inchesWind: Moderate, westerlyVisibility: Cloudy, snowing!Runs we’re skiing today: 40 Watt, Heather MountainDeathBouldersMichaelMesardDR1Tuesday, January 29Alpine Temp: -18 degrees C / -0.4 degrees FValley Temp: -3.2 degrees C / 26.6 degrees FNew Snow: 5 more cms!Wind: nilVisibility: Good – blue skies up high, some cloud creating soft light.Runs we’re skiing today: Drop Zone, Burn (Ventego)
Burn
Burn
Monday, January 28Alpine Temp: -13 degrees C / 8.6 degrees FValley Temp: -5 degrees C / 21.2 degrees FNew Snow: 5 cm overnight (snowing now!)Wind: nilVisibility: Good – blue skies peeking out in the alpine!Runs we’re skiing Today: Alder Creek basinSRyanPanoramaEPIC1Sunday, January 27Alpine Temp: -12 degrees C / 10.4 degrees FValley Temp: -6 degrees C / 21.2 degrees FNew Snow: 1 cm overnight (and forecasting flurries today – its snowing NOW!)Wind: Light westerly in the morning, shifting to moderate north westerly this afternoonVisibility: Moderate, decreasing as more snow comes in the afternoon.Runs we’re skiing Today: Burn and Twilight (Ventego)
Snow chart, map of the seasonal changes in the snowpack, it takes up the entire north wall of the guides cabin.
Snow chart, map of the seasonal changes in the snowpack, it takes up the entire north wall of the guides cabin.
Saturday, January 26Alpine Temp: -9 degrees C / 15.8 degrees FValley Temp: -4.5 degrees C / 23.9 degrees FNew Snow: 3 cm overnight (more in the alpine!)Wind: nilVisibility: Moderate. Fog moving in and the snow continuing steadily through the day!Runs we’re skiing Today: Miller Time (Heather Mountain), Virgin (Prairie Hills)Fog Effect in the Valley Today…a truck didn’t quite make it up the the Pass this morning. Everyone is safe, just a bit of pyrotechnics at breakfast.
Fog Effect in the Valley
Fog Effect in the Valley
Friday, January 25Alpine Temp: -5 degrees C / 23 degrees FValley Temp: -1 degree C / 30 degrees FNew Snow: 23-26 cm in the last 24 hoursWind: nilVisibility: Moderate. Cloudy and still DUMPING!Runs we’re skiing Today: Love a Logger (South Esplanade) and Outrageous (Ventego)SnowChart1

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