Whistler Heli Skiing

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Whistler Heli Skiing

Enjoy accessing 432,000 acres of classic, big mountain terrain that every skier or snowboarder must experience at least once in a lifetime.   The available terrain includes 173 glaciers and 475 runs in an area 50 times the size of Whistler Blackcomb.

The goal of heli skiing is to make sure every guest has the best day possible.   It is important to choose a package that suits your ability level.  If you wish to go as a group, keep in mind that the terrain and runs will be geared towards the lowest ability level in your group.  That said, heli skiing is not extreme and you certainly do not have to be an expert to participate.   Heli skiing is suitable for intermediate skiers and above.

 


ABILITY GUIDE

(I) INTERMEDIATE
Blue Runs: Ski/board them with little trouble doing parallel turns down the fall line.
Black Runs: Occasionally ski/board them.
Double Black Runs: Not comfortable on double blacks.
Off Piste/Powder: Have limited experience with different snow conditions and powder.

(I+) STRONG INTERMEDIATE
Blue Runs: Routinely ski/board them
Black Runs: I have been down double black runs but generally avoid them.
Double Black Runs: Occasionally ski a double black when the conditions are right
Off Piste/Powder: Have tried the bowls on a powder day with reasonable success

(A) ADVANCED
Blue Runs: Have been skiing/boarding for years and get many days in during the season. Blues are easy.
Black Runs: Routinely ski/board them.
Double Black Runs: I can ski/ride double black runs
Off Piste/Powder: Enjoy powder, skis/boards with reasonable success and seek it out whenever possible.

(E) EXPERT
Blue Runs: No problem on any blue run.
Black Runs: No problem with any black runs.
Double Black Runs: I really enjoy skiing/riding a double black run when conditions are right.
Off Piste/Powder: Lots of powder experience and like to ski it quickly, rarely falling.


CLASSIC EXPERIENCE - 3 RUN PACKAGE

CLASSIC EXPERIENCE – 3 RUN PACKAGE

SOLID INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PACKAGE
3 run package

Designed for skiers/boarders looking to explore the best of Whistler’s backcountry. Powder experience not required (but it will be challenging).

• Pace: Easier
• Group size: Up to 10 people
• Helicopter: Bell 212
• Vertical: Approx. 4,500-7,500ft (1,400-2,400m)
• Heli-picnic by Bearfoot Bistro
• Photographer/videographer ride-along with an opportunity to buy during après at Bearfoot Bistro

PRICE DEC 5 – JAN 31
MAR 16 – APR 15 FEB 1 – MAR 15
Elite $1020 $1120

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ELITE ADVENTURE - 4 RUN PACKAGE

ELITE ADVENTURE – 4 RUN PACKAGE
ADVANCED TO EXPERT PACKAGE
4 run package

Designed for skiers/boarders who are hungry for more vertical and have powder experience.

• Pace: Moderate
• Group size: Up to 10 people
• Helicopter: Bell 212
• Vertical: Approx. 6,000-10,000ft (1,800-3,050m)
• Heli-picnic by Bearfoot Bistro
• Photographer/videographer ride-along with an opportunity to buy during après at Bearfoot Bistro

PRICE DEC 5 – JAN 31
MAR 16 – APR 15 FEB 1 – MAR 15
Elite $1120 $1230

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ULTIMATE EXCURSION - 6 RUN PACKAGE

ULTIMATE EXCURSION – 6 RUN PACKAGE


EXPERT PACKAGE

6 run package

For technically strong, experienced and physically fit skiers/boarder who enjoy a fast pace and lots of vertical. Expert skiing in all conditions and terrain.

• Pace: Fast
• Group size: Up to 5 people
• Helicopter: Bell 407
• Vertical: Approx. 9,000-15,000ft (2,700-4,600m)
• Heli-picnic by Bearfoot Bistro

PRICE DEC 5 – JAN 31
MAR 16 – APR 15 FEB 1 – MAR 15
Elite $1440    $1540

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  • How good do I have to be to go?  You need to be an intermediate or better skier.
  • I am concerned I will hold up the group, what should I do?  You are not alone! Lots of people feel this way.  Be honest about your ability and you will be matched up with the right group.  Go off and enjoy a great day of heli skiing!!!
  • I am an Expert and want to make sure I am matched with the right group.  The 4 run package is meant for intermediate or advanced skiers, the 6 run package is for experts only.  If you have experience go with the 6 run option!!
  • I want to ski with my friends/family/spouse?  To get grouped together stated your abilities as the lowest member of the group.
  • How long are the runs?  The average run is roughly 2,000 vertical feet (600m).  They can vary from 1,400 to 5,000 vertical feet
  • How many people are in a group?  Groups booked in the Bell 205 helicopters are from 7-10 passengers.  Depending on weight, plus the guide.  The Bell 407 carries 4-5 passengers depending on weight plus the guide.
  • What do I bring?  You where very similar ski attire to a day of mountain skiing.  Layers are best.  Goggles, gloves, hat or helmet are a must.  Sunglasses and sunscreen are a good idea on sunny days. You will be provided with a small backpack that includes a shovel, probe, personal packs must be left behind.

 

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  • You check in to the Whistler Heli Skiing store in the Carleton Lodge a minimum of 24 hours prior to your ski day.
  • At check in you will sign a release of liability waiver.
  • Your seat could be forfeited if you have not checked in by 4 pm the day prior to your ski day.
  • We recommend that you confirm the weather forecast for your ski day on check in. Date changes are allowed with no penalty prior to 10 AM the day before your ski day.
  • Cancellations and date changes received after 10 AM the day prior to skiing will be subject to a fee of $200 per person (plus tax) and is non-refundable after morning check-in.
  • 8:15 AM: Check-in at the Carleton Lodge for guests requiring AM rentals.
  • 8:30 AM: Check-in at the Carleton Lodge for guests that do not require rentals.
  • If your heli-ski day is cancelled due to weather or snow conditions, you will be telephoned between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM. If you do not have a phone call by 8:00 AM, please report to the Heli-Ski store at 8:30 AM or 8:15 AM as required.

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