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TAKE A SNOW DAY, OR TWO TO TEN.

Your schedule is our schedule. We offer 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10-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 recapture the spirit of adventure by pioneering small groups.

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BETTER, NOT BIGGER.

Great Canadian Heli-skiing was born in 1988 when a guide and few heli-skiing guests wanted to recapture the spirit of adventure by pioneering small groups.

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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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Best Stories Ever

  • by Social Media
  • Monday April 9, 2018

Here’s To 30 Years of #bestdayever Heli-Skiing

What does it take to run a successful heli-skiing company for 30 years straight? It's the people. It's the place. It's the spirit of celebration in skiing. And we celebrated just that on April 6, 2018 in Golden, British Columbia.Golden BC Civic CentreGreat Canadian Heli-Skiing's 30th Birthday was a night to remember. Owners Greg & Maaike Porter remembered arriving in Golden in the pouring rain, and within minutes realizing it would be where they would build their dream of operating a heli skiing business. Since acquiring the operation from Wayne Bingham, they've continued to prioritize being the leader in small group heli-skiing.[caption id="attachment_6311" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Greg and Maaike Porter Greg & Maaike Porter looking back at 18 years of Great Canadian.[/caption]And they aren't the only ones who have been around the block for a while! One of the highlights of the evening was recognizing long time team members with their own Powder Privileges for their years with the company.[caption id="attachment_6313" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]From left, Mike Johnson, Stan Metcalfe, Alison Dakin, Deane Pickering, Sylvia Forest, Rob & Sue Dalinghaus Great Canadian Heli Skiing Veterans: From left, Mike Johnson (10+ years), Stan Metcalfe (5+ years), Alison Dakin (10+ years), Deane Pickering (20+ years), Sylvia Forest (20+ years), Sue Dalinghaus (20+ years) Rob Dalinghaus (25+ years).[/caption]

What do all those years add up to in terms of heli skiing? Well for a guide, Rob Dalinghaus has accumulated 1,500+ Skier Days, thats over 20,000+ heli ski runs skied!

For Pilot Mike Johnson, who maneuvers up to 100 landings/takeoffs per day, he has completed 30,000+ for just GCH in his last 10 years! Lastly,

Deane Pickering is a trip booking power house who has booked over 35,000 skier days in her 22 years with the company!

This group was awarded with some custom embroidered Arcteryx swag and of course, the coveted Best Day Ever Mugs!

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From there, the crowd was treated to some amazing musical talent. The lineup included Wil, Bend Sinister and DJ Mihajic Touch who made sure feet were stompin well into the night.

Here's to 30 Years and to another 30 more!