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Cold Smoke of early Season Heli-skiing

Over the last 6 years, Eagle Pass Heliski has quickly become a “must do experience” for powder enthusiasts across the world. The grand opening of their newly designed lodge has been delayed but operations will continue at Echo Bay Lodge, the facility used since opening.

As with every BC heli-ski operators highly skilled guides are just one of the reasons why Heliskiing in British Columbia have a strong following and can consistently offer individually tailored, small group experience.

One of the most frequently asked questions heard, “When is the best time of year to come Heliskiing?” Owners and guides seem to prefer the early season December and January. Historically, Eagle Pass Heliskiing averages a 2 meter (6.5 foot) base at tree line by early December, but this time of year there are fewer guests. The opportunity to lay down the first tracks of the season on our favorite runs only happens once each year.

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The incredible riding in December is a bit of a “Local Secret” due to a few key factors:

#1 COLD SNOW: December and January have less daylight. This may seem like a negative, but it also means less sun which means less ability to affect the runs. Due to this, all aspects (North, South, East and West facing slopes) of the mountain are holding light, dry powder for your skiing pleasure.

#2 COLD TEMPERATURES: The short days go hand in hand with cold temperatures, preserving the light dry snow for many days after the last storm cycle.

#3 HIGH-QUALITY POWDER: The combination of short days and cold temperatures create the light and dry “Cold Smoke” that powder fanatics search for year-round. This is the snow that you only need to experience once to be hooked for life.

Remember heliskiing is always more fun in groups of 4. Use the no-fee expertise of a personal Heliski adviser; Contact Heliski Holiday 250 306 0386 (voice or text) to better understand your options and book your 2017 or 2018 powder adventure!