What is

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).




Founded back in 1988 by a guide and a few heli-skiing guests with a dream of re-capturing the adventure which was being lost in the race to get bigger, Great Canadian Heli-Skiing burst on to the scene by pioneering the small group holiday. Ever since, our goal has never been to be the biggest, just the best.


Even to this day, with 4 guests per group, we still have the smallest group format in the industry. Why is this important to us?

With small groups we know your name and you can tell us your thoughts – there are only ever 3 people between you and your guide.

With small groups you only need 3 other friends or family to form your own private group, or if you’re not a full group of 4, it’s easier for us to match individual guests to create a group of powder soul-mates.

With small groups we can ski where larger groups cannot. There isn’t any pressure getting in and out of the helicopter, going first, skiing down the slopes, in the trees or picking up the pieces from wipe-outs.

With small groups we are able to ski at your group’s desired pace. With small groups you are going to have a lot more fun!

Small groups are not just about numbers: it’s also a Great Canadian Experience!

Being the leader in small group heli-skiing has been a lot of fun for our guests and our team.