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Flexible Packages

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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OUR STORIES

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
  • Wednesday January 16, 2013

Notorious New Yorkians

What a sweet bunch of timing that these friends had by arriving early January to sample some of Great Canadian's Selkirk and Purcell Mountain tenure. Over the course of 3-4 days, the group was able to ski in powder upwards of 40 cms deep. Choice conditions, to be sure![caption id="attachment_1626" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Ventego Lake terrain, a part of the stellar landscape we ski at Great Canadian! Ventego Lake terrain, a part of the stellar landscape skied at Great Canadian![/caption]Simon, an infamous restauranteur and former ski industry devotee likes to rock the tree lines and have his macchiatos just so. Our barista extraordinaire, Katie, has been most accommodating. Proof that we have another client with exceptional taste for all things wonderful, Simon rocks a pair of Great Canadian Heliski gloves from 10 years ago. Floating through the abundant, moist powder these mitts become part of the story around here. Gear up like the guides and you know you'll be well equipped. GCH visitors ditch their own gloves and mitts for the Arc'teryx leather. Of course, they have the GCH logo on them - that's par for the course with any gear around here.[caption id="attachment_1624" align="aligncenter" width="1432"]Simon - Classy, as always! Simon - Classy, as always![/caption]These gloves are the bomb. With other people feeling like their gloves/mitts weigh ten pounds, the high performance design helps hold your poles, keep your hands dry, warm and happy.It's the simple things that matter to a skier's experience. Staying warm, relatively dry - HAHA - and focusing on ripping. All the other challenges and discomforts just fall away of focus on the bliss.Glenn, a mystery man who will tell you he is retired, will not quite 'come clean' on what exactly it is that he used to do or does at the moment in New York. Suffice it to say - 'It's the city that never sleeps' and 'If you can make it here you can make it anywhere', anecdotal phrases, his tastes in everything fine keeps everyone on their toes.His toes dropped into some deep powder where thigh deep skiing and face shots were commonplace all day. [caption id="attachment_1623" align="aligncenter" width="1172"]"Mystery" man shredding with style. "Mystery" man shredding with style.[/caption]Western skies filled with snow and the off-chance that tomorrow there will be sunshine fills Ed with a sense of adventure. As he takes a day off to drive to Golden for the day, mountain-seeing rather than sight-seeing is touch and go. The peaks are insulated with clouds and precipitation falling. Golden, BC is a short 45 minute drive away and has its share of coffee shops, a great bookstore - Bacchus Books - and gallery - Art Gallery of Golden - to ponder local artists' work. For a down day to rest the legs, this quaint small town shares amenities that even discerning "Big Apple" folks can appreciate. [caption id="attachment_1622" align="aligncenter" width="1672"]What Ed does when he's not in town checking out the local culture! What Ed does when he's not in town checking out the local culture![/caption]