THIS IS WHAT YOU SAVED YOUR ALLOWANCE FOR.
WINTER 2021 RATES
|Shoulder Season (Dec 27 – Jan 31 / March 16 – 31)||C$1949|
|Peak Season (Feb 1 – Mar 15)||C$2109|
|Extra vertical per 1000 metres||C$150|
All rates are per person, in Canadian dollars, and subject to applicable taxes.
- Group size: 6 guests, 2 guides
- 4000 metres of vertical
- Private Bell 205 helicopter (one group, one heli)
- Two ACMG/IFMGA certified guides
- Safety equipment + training
- Use of powder-specific skis/poles or snowboard
- Hearty mountainside lunch.
- Where & When
- All guests will meet their guides at 8:00am Mountain time in the heli lounge at Winston Lodge in Kicking Horse Village.
- You will have access to free parking, restroom facilities and safe storage of personal belongings while out in the backcountry.
SMALL GROUP. PRIVATE HELI. GAME ON.
You’ve got just one day. This is the way to do it. Join us for a seriously memorable day of freeriding right from our exclusive heli-pad at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
We operate as a private group of six guests each day, with your own dedicated helicopter and two professional guides. This makes for the best experience possible, with the fewest limits on pace, terrain choice and logistics.
THIS PACKAGE IS FOR THOSE WHO WANT THE BEST FIRST-TIME HELI-SKIING EXPERIENCE.
To enjoy the day to its fullest, guests should ski/ride with confidence on all advanced terrain at a ski resort and be in good physical shape. Some off-piste (off the groomers) skiing or riding experience is strongly recommended. Deep powder experience is an asset but not required.
Join with others and make some new friends, or bring your own group of six for the most private experience.
“GUIDES WERE AMAZING, TERRAIN WAS INCREDIBLE, EVERYONE WAS SO FRIENDLY, COMPETENT AND PROFESSIONAL.” – Christine Gasparac
|8:00am||All guests meet in the heli lounge at Winston Lodge in Kicking Horse Village for orientation and gear setup.|
|9:00am||To heli-pad and lift-off to first run.|
|9:15am – 12:00pm||SKI|
|12:30pm – 3:00pm||SKI|
|3:00pm||Complete package and any extra vertical.|
|3:30pm – 4:00pm||Return to Kicking Horse heli-pad, enjoy some apres-ski or complete the day!|
A reservation is confirmed with a deposit of C$500/person. Balance of payment is due four weeks prior to the ski date.
If booking within 4 weeks of the desired date, full payment is due at the time of booking.
Deposit and balance payments are non-refundable. Travel medical and cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
If we cancel your tour due to poor weather, avalanche stability or mechanical breakdown, you’ll receive a 100% refund in the same manner as original payment. If the guaranteed vertical is not reached due to poor weather, avalanche stability or mechanical breakdown, you’ll be refunded C$300/1000 metres not achieved.
No refund is given to those unable to complete the vertical due to fitness, ability, illness or injury.
No refund is provided for accommodation booked through Purcell that is used, despite heli-ski cancellation.
Do I have to bring a group of six or can I join in with an existing group?
You can book one seat, all six, or anything in between. If you’re fewer than six, we’ll match you with other participants to make a group. Bringing your own group is the only way to guarantee the exact ability level of your fellow skiers and riders.
How many runs do you get from 4000 metres?
Between 6 to 8 runs, depending on the terrain you access, and the length of runs in that area. The equivalent in feet is a little over 13,000.
What gear is included?
Powder-specific skis/poles or a snowboard with bindings, digital transceiver, shovel/probe and pack. You may bring your own skis or board, but safety equipment is not optional. Ski or snowboard boots are NOT INCLUDED, so you need to arrive with your own. Gear setup and familiarization will take place along with morning orientation.
Do I have to book accommodation (or stay) at Kicking Horse?
No. You just need to be ready to meet us at Winston Lodge in Kicking Horse Village by 8am. We are partnered with and recommend the Copper Horse and Winston Lodge if you would like to add convenient and comfortable accommodation to your package.