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All heli-skiing operations will guarantee a certain amount of vertical feet/metres. At Great Canadian, we offer a generous amount of vertical (e.g. 30,500m/100,000ft for a week long trip).


Heli-Boarding Equipment

You are welcome to bring your own snowboard equipment, however we do provide complimentary powder specific snowboards for your use during your holiday. By using our snowboards, not only will you save the hassle of travelling with yours, you know that there is a true, tried and tested powder snowboard under your foot.

Here is what we have this 2019 season

make model (link info) sizes (cm) gender
Burton Deja Vu 138
Burton Feelgood 140, 149
Burton Fish (Rockered) 151, 156, 161
Burton Fish (Trad.-cambered) 156
Burton Flight Attendant 156, 162
Burton Flight Attendant (Wide) 162
Burton Sherlock 154, 157, 160
Burton Sherlock (Wide) 162
Never Summer Lotus 146, 149


We have chosen Burton as our brand of choice. Burton Snowboards founded by Jake Burton Carpenter in 1977. Burton has specialized in being an innovator in snowboards, bindings, boots, which shows in its powder specific line of snowboards.


We will provide you with the nearest length of board that you select. When selecting board lengths you should consider the following; All of these boards have plenty of sustained width which enables them to float on powder snow. Accordingly there is no need to select a longer board to achieve flotation. We strongly recommend guests to consider that there can be some benefits to riding longer boards in wide open terrain, this is more often secondary to the need to manoeuvre in trees and heavily featured sub-alpine terrain. You will have the opportunity to board a lot of runs and a lot of powder, so pacing is a consideration. In other words, long boards are more often more difficult to turn and heavy, decreasing sub-alpine skiing ability and increasing fatigue. So as a rule of thumb select a powder board that is either the same length or 5 cm shorter than your resort board and this will not only provide a board suitable for flotation, but will also maximize the amount of energy you will have the runs you will be able to heli ski.


If you are using our complimentary rental powder snowboards and need help selecting your Binding Size in relation to your Boot Size, use this chart.

Size chart
MENS BOOT SIZE 6 to 8 8 to 11 10+
WOMENS BOOT SIZE 5 to 9 9 to 11 11+
EURO BOOT SIZE 38 to 41 41 to 44 43+
UK BOOT SIZE 5 to 7 7 to 10 9+