Province/Territory: Alberta

Hop a Chopper to Ski Powder

  • 700 years of guiding experience
  • 15 metres of snowfall
  • 12349 square kilometres of skiable terrain

Helicopter into thigh-high virgin snow deep in British Columbia’s remote Kootenay Rockies. It’s the motherland of heli-skiing and you’re safe in the hands of Canadian Mountain Holidays, the folks who pioneered heli-skiing. Snap on your skis, breathe in the crisp air and experience a mind-blowing, body-blasting rush of adrenaline as you launch into powder that explodes in a flurry as you take off. Feel the wind and snowflakes on your face as you schuss, carving lines on an untracked slope knowing your experienced guide is nearby. Relax in a mountain-decadent lodge, soothing muscles in a rooftop whirlpool. Indulge in a massage. Then dine gourmet and fall asleep dreaming of tomorrow’s powder, knowing this experience is changing your life forever.

Why you should visit
  • Heli-skiing with the inventors of this uniquely Canadian sport.
  • Powder University Trips – learning from Powder 101 to earning your Masters.
  • Feel the adrenaline rush of 7,500 feet of vertical skiing in the Monashees, north of Revelstoke.
  • Short of time? Sign up for just 3, 4 or 5 days of heli-skiing.
  • Marvel at a panorama of snowy peaks.
  • Powder by day; party by night.
  • Ladies can sign up for a girls-only Powder 101 Intro course.
  • Stretch your muscles on a climbing wall at the lodge.
  • Have a therapeutic soak in natural hot springs.

Weather

Visitor information
  • Rates and dates.
  • If you're a strong intermediate or advanced skier or snowboarder with serious slope time recently, you’re almost certainly ready to tackle heli-skiing.
  • If you’re new to deep powder, sign up for a Powder 101 Intro course.
  • CMH’s signature heli-ski trips are one week long with nights spent at one of a series of lodges, but shorter trips are also available.
  • Banks, shops and restaurants are available pre-trip in Banff, Alberta.
When to go
  • Trips are available from early December through late April/early May.
  • In springtime, days are longer and temperatures warmer, generally allowing for more skiing. Conditions range from corn snow on south-facing slopes to powder on north-facing slopes.
Need to know
  • Guides are certified and highly experienced with avalanche conditions.
  • All skis and poles are supplied, but guests should bring or rent their own boots, snowboards, telemark skis, goggles and other personal equipment.
  • Pack a bathing suit for the sauna, Jacuzzi or hot springs.
Getting Here