There are multiple heli skiing operators in multiple mountain ranges throughout British Columbia Canada each defined by terrain, lodging, number of guests, package details and personality. No matter the heli ski operator, safety, environment and sustainability is a priority. With this in mind every skier & snowboarder looking to experience the world of heli skiing, should understand the following:
- Operator packages are not created equally
- Be honest about your own ski / snowboard ability
- Maximize your heli ski / heliboard investment, increase your physical acitivity
- Know what you want
- Understand travel time
- Make yourself familiar with added costs
- Know what to pack
- Be sure the terrain is a match to your ability
- Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance – don’t leave home without it.
- Know the difference between Gauranteed vertical vs Unlimited vertical
In general, the heli ski season is New Years to the end of March with the exception of 1 northern BC operator and 1 coastal operator. January is usually a colder month so when it snows it is light and fluffy! The days are also shorter, pricing is lower and guaranteed vertical remains the same. If you like the trees, January is worth considering.
Prime season begins last week of January and runs to mid March with pricing the highest for the season. The majority of operators offer lower pricing for the beginning of January and end of March. This season is known as the shoulder season with dates varying between operators. January can be a great time to heliski, weather is colder, snow is drier but know the days are shorter.
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