You can drive to our front door and be picked up by helicopter at our backdoor.
Great Canadian Heli-Skiing is one of the most accessible Canadian destination heli-skiing operations from an international airport. Located between Golden and Revelstoke British Columbia, just off of the Trans Canada Highway, our lodge is a direct 4 hour drive from Calgary International Airport right to Heather Mountain Lodge.This means the vast majority of our clients can arrive in Calgary, be eating dinner in our lodge that night and then go heli-skiing the very next day! No additional travel days, domestic flights, helicopter shuttles, or inflexible schedules.
Clearing Customs – We strongly recommend that all international guests check with Canadian Border Services Agency to ensure that travel documentation is up-to-date and that you will have no surprises, which would inhibit your entry into Canada. All travelers including US citizens must carry a valid passport to enter the country.
Canada Customs has been reviewing minor misdemeanors, so it has been suggested that anyone traveling internationally go through the steps to have their record cleared.
Arrival and Departure Day
Plan for your travel time to be approximately 4 hours from Calgary International Airport (YYC).
Check-in time is 4 pm and dinner is served at 7 pm, so book your flights accordingly.
Please contact the lodge at 250-344-7490, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are delayed, or if you have not previously let us know that you will not be arriving between 4 and 7 pm on the night before your first day of heli-skiing.
Self-Drive – The base of our operations, Heather Mountain Lodge, is accessible by car. Most of our guests choose to drive themselves by rental car and enjoy the magnificent scenery from Calgary. It is a 4 hour drive on the Trans Canada Highway. You will pass through beautiful Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Golden with plenty of opportunities for pre and post-resort skiing if you would like to extend your trip.
If you would like the flexibility of renting a car, please feel free to use our discount code with Budget Rent A Car. When filling in your details, add our “BCD Number” which is U175757. We strongly recommend a vehicle with All or Four Wheel Drive.
Driving Directions to Heather Mountain Lodge
Note once you reach Golden, Heather Mountain Lodge is 55 km or 45 minutes further west, remaining on Highway 1. You will find the Lodge on the right (north) side of the highway and marked by a lighted sign at the turn and a few small signs noting “Great Canadian Heli-Skiing” and “Heather Mountain Lodge” prior. Once you turn off the highway, the Lodge is to your left and 100 m up the road. The entire trip should take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours.
Note Heather Mountain Lodge is in a different time zone (Mountain Time) than Revelstoke (Pacific Time). We are located 92 km or 60 minutes East, on Highway 1. You will find the Lodge on the left (north) side of the highway and marked by a lighted sign at the turn and a few small signs noting “Great Canadian Heli-Skiing” and “Heather Mountain Lodge” prior. Once you turn off the highway, the Lodge is to your left and 100 m up the road.
Private Car/Shuttle – Should you choose to hire a car and driver, visit Ridebooker.com and enter Heather Mountain Lodge as your destination and they will provide you with options.
Private Planes – We have had guests that want to fly their planes right into Golden. If this is an option you are interested in, please have your flight crew look at the Golden Municipal Airport (CYGE) to see if this is feasible for your aircraft or call the Golden Airport on 1.250.344.2534. Alternative, airfields would be the Columbia Valley Airport (CYCZ).
Staying in Calgary – If you need to stay in Calgary while travelling we recommend that guests stay at the in-terminal hotels, the Marriott (phone: 403.717.0522), or the Delta Calgary Airport Hotel (phone: 403.250.6000). Ask for “Great Canadian Heli-Skiing” rates when making a reservation in order to secure our corporate rate.
*Please note that dinner is served at 7:00 pm daily so please try to arrive between 4 and 7 pm for check-in.
Enjoy your trip and drive carefully. If you have any problems, the phone number at Heather Mountain Lodge is 1.250.344.7490