THIS IS WHAT YOU SAVED YOUR ALLOWANCE FOR.
WINTER 2022 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 and apres-ski snacks
- Where & When
- All guests will meet their guides at 8:00am Mountain time at Purcell Heli-Plex and Day Lodge at 438 Lafontaine Road, Golden.
- You will have access to free parking, restroom facilities and safe storage of personal belongings while out in the backcountry.
- A Release of Liability must be signed by all guests before participating. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW DOCUMENT.
NOTE: We will not be operating for the 2020/21 winter season. We welcome bookings for 2022. Read full statement here.
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 in the vast backcountry of the Purcell Mountains.
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.
“GUIDES WERE AMAZING, TERRAIN WAS INCREDIBLE, EVERYONE WAS SO FRIENDLY, COMPETENT AND PROFESSIONAL.” – Christine Gasparac
“LITERALLY THE BEST EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIVES.” – Joshua G.
|8:00am||All guests meet at Purcell Heli-Plex and Day Lodge 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 – 5:00pm||Return to Purcell Heli-Plex, enjoy some apres-ski snacks by a roaring fire, chat with guides and fellow riders, and return to your hotel.|
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 (except in the cases below). Travel insurance is strongly recommended in the case where you need to cancel your trip.
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.
Is accommodation included?
No. We are located in the town of Golden, B.C. and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, where you have the freedom to choose from all kinds of accommodation options to suit your tastes and needs, from standard hotels, to high-end B&Bs and private chalets. Please let us know if you’d like any assistance with finding a match to create your perfect stay in the area.