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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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GCH EXPERIENCE

A typical day (where there are no typical days)

What should you expect when you go on a heli ski trip with us? Here’s your daily schedule:

Arrival Day

Welcome! Check-in at Heather Mountain Lodge is 6pm the night before your first day of heli-skiing. If you arrive earlier, great! Make yourself at home, enjoy a drink in the lounge, or take a tour of our gorgeous historic property. After you unpack and settle in, join us in the lodge at 7pm for introductions and a delicious 3-course dinner. Be sure to bring your ski boots as your guides will be escorting you to the Ski Room afterwards. There you’ll get your skis set-up, choose equipment, weigh-in, and complete some administration. Then you’re free to enjoy some entertainment in the lounge.

Here’s what a great day of heli-skiing looks like

6:30-7:30 am: guides rise early to go over snow conditions and make decisions on where you will be skiing. The SilverKing flight personnel prepare and inspect the helicopters.

7:30am: Breakfast time! We offer a wide selection of nutritious, heartychoices to fill your tank before hitting the powder.

8:30am-10am (first day only): Everyone participates in a heli-briefing and companion search training. Light snacks are served in the Ski Room before you head out. 

9am: The first group lifts off from on-site helipad.

12:30pm: Prepared by our HML chefs, hot soup and tea accompany your delicious picnic lunch out in the field. 

4-4:30pm: Take your final turns and return to the lodge. Note: Last runs in December and early January come in a bit sooner due to earlier dusk.

4:30-6pm: Guides and pilots meet to discuss plans for tomorrow.

4:30pm: Après-ski snack and drinks are served in the Ski Room.

5-7pm — Free time, massage, relaxation, recounting your #BestDayEver

7pm: Dinner — the other highlight of the day!

Check-Out Day

Before heading out on your final day of skiing, lease ensure you have all your things packed and set aside near the door of your room so housekeeping can store your luggage and prepare for arriving  guests.

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