Day Heli Skiing - Powder Excursion
Experience the incredible thrill of heli skiing for the first time!
With the first-time heli skier in mind, this single day package runs at a relaxed pace allowing you to enjoy your first helicopter flight, unbelievable vistas, deep powder, and untouched terrain. This program utilizes the Bell 205 helicopter which accommodates up to 10 guests plus 2 guides.
The Powder Excursion runs Wednesday to Saturday from December 11, 2013 until April 12, 2014, with the potential to run 7 days a week depending on availability.
- 3 runs
- Full buffet breakfast, gourmet mountain lunch and après ski snacks
- Powder ski or snowboard rental
- Avalanche beacon rental and related safety gear
- Backcountry safety briefing and beacon training
- ACMG / UIAGM guiding services
Dec 11 - Jan 18: $797
Jan 19 - Mar 15: $894
Mar 15 - Apr 12: $797
Extra runs at $65 / run
Rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars and subject to applicable taxes.
Day Heli Skiing - Powder Excursion Itinerary
At 7:30 am, day skiers are required to register at our Guest Services Desk, located in the Retail Shop on the lower level of the Hillcrest Hotel. Guests will be required to fill out a release of liability waiver and check in with our ski technicians for high performance rentals. The morning also includes breakfast and safety training prior to boarding the helicopter. We break up the ski day with a delicious lunch in the mountains and end the day right with après snacks and beverages back at the Hillcrest Hotel.
Day skiers are welcome to check-in before 6:30 pm the evening prior to their trip to set up ski gear and sign our required release of liability waiver.
7:30am Register with Guest Services in the Retail Shop. Complete a waiver form, select powder skis/boards with one of our ski technicians, and rent an avalanche airbag if you like. Our pilots also need to know group weight so you will be asked to jump on a scale. 7:30am - 8:30am Full Buffet Breakfast in the Mountain Guides Lounge, located on the main floor of the Hillcrest Hotel. 8:30am Your guide will meet you at a designated area. They will provide you with one of our avalanche transcievers and provide insight on your day of skiing. 8:45am - 10:00am Your guide will lead you through a safety exercise before meeting the helicopter pilot for an orientation of the machine. Once training is finished your group will either load the helicopter directly, or you could be shuttled to a staging area for pickup. 10:00am - 10:30am Lift for your first run. Skiing until lunch. 12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch in the mountains. 1:00pm onwards Continue skiing. 3:00pm - 4:00pm Return to the Hillcrest Hotel for après-ski snacks and beverages.
Fitness & Ability
In order to go Heli Skiing with Selkirk Tangiers you must be able to ski strong parallel turns on easy black runs.
It is important to have good cardiovascular fitness in order to enjoy the demands of playing in our snow. We recommend that you engage in some kind of exercise program for eight to ten weeks prior to your ski trip. The fitter you are, the better you will be able to overcome any skiing challenges and avoid injuries.
Several full days of lift-serviced skiing or snowboarding combined with powder skiing lessons are a great way to get ready for your trip, particularly if you can try some gladed runs and powder. We recommend that you use a pair of our high performance skis and boards suitable for the snow conditions.
You may also be interested in a Cat/Heli Prep course at the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre to help ensure that you are ready for every run.
Book Your Adventure
Make a booking enquiry with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing. Our reservation team is standing by to take your booking or answer any questions you may have.
Get Heli Ready!
Learn how to make the most of every run to ensure that you are well prepared for your Cat or Heli skiing experience. This full day program is just $108 plus HST per person and includes lunch! Call the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre at 250.814.5060.
Heli Skiing Safety
At Selkirk Tangiers, the safety of our guests, staff, and pilots is our top priority. Learn more about our safety culture here.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
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Trip Preparation - Frequently Asked Questions
Read common questions about recommended clothing, booking and arrival times, fitness, and heli skiing equipment.