7October 2019

Q&A: What does the ‘private’ in private heli-skiing actually mean?

If you’re just realizing you don’t know the answer to this one, you’re definitely not alone. Private definitely sounds good, of course, but what is it actually referring to? This term isn’t used consistently across the industry, so it’s no wonder it can leave all of us a little confused. _______ The typical,[...]

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10September 2019

Q&A: Where exactly are you and how do I get there?

Whenever I’m looking to travel somewhere, one of the first things I do is look at a map. I want to get a lay of the land – where everything is in relation to everything else, and what will be my route to get there. There are a LOT of ski[...]

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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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