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29July 2019

Q&A: Why is there so much tree skiing in BC?

The Interior of B.C. is famous for those dreamy, deep tree lines. It’s a big part of the backcountry ski culture here, and heli-skiers in B.C. will hit the glades more often than almost any other destination in the world. (Can’t forget Japan, hence ‘almost’) Why?   Geography Compared to the coast ranges of B.C.[...]

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2July 2019

Q&A: What exactly happens before take-off?

Good morning! We meet at 8:00am, but we won’t be up in the air until 9:00am. What happens during the prep hour? Here’s what:   THE GEAR Need some powder skis or a snowboard? We’ll get you set up. THE GAME PLAN After welcome and introductions, your guide will tell you what we expect for the day,[...]

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19May 2019

Q&A: Does Helicopter Size Matter?

Around the world, many different kinds of helicopters are used for heli-skiing. In BC, the most common aircraft used are the Bell 212, the Bell 205, the Bell 407, or the A-Star. The 212 and 205 are classified as ‘mediums’, which means they can seat up to 11 people (in addition[...]

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