Welcome to the birthplace of heli-skiing. We didn’t invent it ourselves, but we’re honoured to lead heli-skiing tours in the mountain range where it all began.

When you see our terrain for yourself, you’ll understand why heli-skiing started here. The interior ranges of British Columbia—the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains—have it all: phenomenal amounts of light, dry powder snow, great flying conditions, tens of thousands of square kilometers of wilderness, and ideal skiing weather. And Great Canadian Heli-Skiing is fortunate to have an exclusive licence to a vast 50- by 45-kilometer piece of prime heli-skiing terrain across the Selkirks and Purcells. We operate along the northern and eastern borders of Glacier National Park, just west of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. The area is 14 times larger than Whistler-Blackcomb—or, on a European scale, bigger than the whole of Les Trois Vallées’ ski domain. Come explore with us.

Where We Fly

Want the stats? Here’s our extraordinary terrain by the numbers:

  • Terrain size: 2,250 square kilometers
  • Ski run licence: 700 square kilometers
  • Average run length: 1,500 to 2,500 vertical feet (460 to 760 metres)
  • Longest run: 6,232 feet (1,900 metres)
  • We usually ski at an altitude between 9,000 and 5,500 feet (3,000 and 1,833 metres)
  • Our highest peak: 10,100 feet (3,078 metres)
  • Average down days: just two per season (to compare, other regions in BC average one per week)

What kind of terrain will you ski? Well, that depends. What’s your favourite? We’re sure to have plenty of it.

Explore it all with us

Why we’re your best bet for a #BestDayEver in BC

Our terrain is world-class—and we want you to experience it all with us. It’s not just that most of our backyard is exclusively ours to explore. It’s also our lodge’s incredible proximity, both to a major international airport and to the powder that brought you here. Not every heli-skiing operation has a heli-pad steps away from our lodge—but ours is. Even better? Our closest heli runs are just a minute’s flight from our lodge, which helps us keep our down days remarkably low—and helps you make the very most of every available hour. With unlimited vertical, you’ll have plenty of skiing available, but why waste a minute? And did we mention our small groups? They make us nimble—so you’ll spend less time waiting and more time doing what you love.

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