2 Day No Frills Heli Skiing
The 2 Day No Frills Heli Sking package lets guests put skiing at the forefront.
Guests are responsible for their own accommodations and meals throughout their trip, other than as noted. This package utilizes the traditional Bell 205 helicopter which carries up to 10 guests and 2 guides. Enter the realm of the true heli experience while eliminating all of the frills in order to customize your own heli ski vacation. No time is wasted and skiing is the priority - you are free to choose your own adventure.
This package is available throughout the winter season. Skiing takes place Friday/Saturday, or Sunday/Monday, with the option of running other days of the week during our busy season - contact us for availability. Please note that it is the responsibility of each guest to arrive at the Hillcrest Hotel each morning at the designated time.
- 10 runs (8 runs guaranteed)
- Breakfast, Lunch and Après-ski snacks
- Barryvox Pulse avalanche transceiver and related safety equipment
- Backcountry safety briefing and beacon training
- Powder ski or snowboard rental
- ACMG / UIAGM guiding services
Dec 14 - Jan 14: Two days and UNLIMITED runs for $1,905 per person (8 runs guaranteed)
Jan 15 - Mar 11: Two days and 10 runs for $2,195 per person (8 runs guaranteed)
Mar 12 - Apr 8: Two days and 10 runs for $1,905 per person (8 runs guaranteed)
Extra vertical at $80 / run
Rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars and are subject to applicable taxes.
Day Heli Skiing - No Frills Itinerary
At 7:30 am, No Frills 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.
On the evening before your heli day, stop by our Retail Shop (lower level of Hillcrest Hotel) before 6:30pm to be ahead of the game! Register, fill out a waiver, and select skis or a snowboard to use. If you’re unable to make it the night before, please arrive at 7:30am on the morning of your ski day to get organized.
7:30am Register at the Retail Shop: Guests using our skis will need to bring a ski boot for our ski technicians to adjust the bindings. If you checked in the night before… you can go enjoy breakfast straight away. 7:30am - 8:15am Full buffet breakfast in the Dining Room on the main floor of the hotel. 8:15am Guests interested in renting avalanche airbag backpacks can meet in the retail shop to be assigned a backpack. A rental form will need to be completed and one of our staff will guide you through the procedures for wearing one of these devices. 8:30am Your guide will meet you in the retail shop and provide you with one of our avalanche transcievers. Be ready to go outside with ski boots on. Ski techs will have your rental skis/boards waiting outside and you can choose a set a pole fom the bootroom as you make your way outside to your designated shuttle van. 8:45am - 10:00am Your guide will lead you through a backcountry safety briefing before meeting the helicopter for an orientation of the machine. Once the training is complete your group will either load the helicopter directly or you could be transported by van to a staging area for pickup. 10:00am - 10:15am Lift for your first run. Skiing until lunch. 3:00pm - 4:00pm Return to the Hillcrest Hotel for après-ski snacks and beverages.
On your second day, buffet breakfast starts at 7am in the Hillcrest dining room. Be sure to meet your guide all geared up at your designated van at 8:15am unless otherwise directed.