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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

Ski Unlimited Vertical

Canada’s best heli-skiing program puts no limits on how much you can ski.

All heli-skiing operations will guarantee a certain amount of vertical. At Great Canadian, we offer generous guarantees — 30,500m/100,000ft for a week long trip, for instance — with no limit on how much you ski. You may have previously skied at operations  that charge extra to ski more than the guaranteed amount — around $100 for every 1,000 vertical meters is pretty standard. Then, at the end of your stay, you were presented with a substantial bill on top of what you had already paid. Not good, and not fair!

We pioneered the industry-changing concept of “Unlimited Vertical” simply because we want you to ski your brains out without having to worry about any extra charges. Once you’ve reached the guaranteed amount…just keep skiing! Do we slow down once we reach the guaranteed amount? Hell no! In fact, our most recent statistics show that the average intermediate skier on a week-long trip easily surpassed our guarantee by racking up 43,000 vertical meters (141,000ft). Unlimited Vertical can save intermediate skiers hundreds if not thousands of dollars, and strong skiers even more!

Does Unlimited Vertical mean you can ski the whole day non-stop? Well, not quite. We run a very similar length of day to a ski resort. Our guest day runs from 9:00 am to 3:30-4:30 pm (see Typical Heli-ski Day). This allows for a fulfilling day of skiing for our guests while allowing for our guides’ day to start at 7:00 am and run to 6:00 pm with pre and post meetings to plan for your enjoyment and safety. On average guests ski 7,170 vertical meters (23,500ft) a day while a big day is over 10,000 vm (33,000ft).

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