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Skiing with Selkirk Tangiers is the experience of a lifetime. Whether you are looking to book your first heli ski trip or return for another day in our legendary terrain, there is no shortage of reasons to visit Selkirk Tangiers this winter. Here are the Top 10 Reasons to Heli Ski with Selkirk Tangiers.
- 1) Powder
- 2) History
- 3) Location
- 4) Terrain
- 5) No Down Days
- 6) Heli Skiing Your Way
- 7) Accommodation
- 8) Family
- 9) Our Team
- 10) Safety
- Heli Ski Packages
1We Know Snow!
Pack your snorkel! In a region that receives 40-60ft of snowfall each winter, Selkirk Tangiers will blow you away with the unbelievable powder snow conditions.
Located in the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, sub-ranges of the Columbias, high annual precipitation, deep snow accumulations, and relatively moderate winter temperatures are attributed to westerly air masses from the Pacific Ocean and characteristic of this region.
Revelstoke, British Columbia sits at the crest of the Powder Highway – the south-eastern region of British Columbia, renowned for light, powder snow. Heli skiing in such quality snow is a luxury like no other and a surreal experience that leaves you exhilarated at the end of the day.
235 Years of Experience.
The tradition of guiding and skiing in Revelstoke amongst the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains runs deep and dates back over a century!
In 1899, the great-grandfather of Peter Schlunegger, Selkirk Tangiers’ founder, was one of the first guides to work in the Rogers Pass area, now known as Glacier National Park.
Peter, a fourth generation Swiss mountain guide, introduced helicopter skiing to the Revelstoke area in 1978. Thirty-five years later, his vision continues to be a successful reality.
3Location, Location, Location!
Based in the heart of the heli skiing capital of the world, minutes from downtown Revelstoke, Selkirk Tangiers offers the unique opportunity to enjoy full days of heli skiing while having easy access to Revelstoke's vibrant nightlife, shops, and restaurants.
Home to Selkirk Tangiers, the Hillcrest Hotel offers a natural, private setting just a few turns off the Trans Canada Highway. With easy access, you'll spend less time travelling, more time skiing, and enjoy an authentic ski town for an enhanced heli ski experience!
4It’s About Terrain.
"After 29 years as a Senior Guide with Selkirk Tangiers, there are still areas I have not skied due to the size of our tenure." - Eriks Suchovs, General Manager
- Half-a-million acres of terrain.
- 92km long by 74km wide.
- Over 200 named runs & still discovering more!
- Runs up to 2,200 vertical metres long.
- Bordering Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks.
Impressive size, unbelievable features, endless run options... and it’s all yours! Our tenure is huge; so big and with so many features that we continue to discover new runs every winter. Our current named run list is over 200! We offer exclusive terrain to our heli ski guests in arguably the best terrain in the world. Wide-open glaciers, alpine meadows, and massive old-growth forests are just some of the majestic characteristics of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges that you will experience while heli skiing with Selkirk Tangiers.
5No Down Days.
Heli skiing 500,000 acres of terrain gives Selkirk Tangiers the advantage when storm cycles roll in.
The vast amount of gladed terrain offers a great alternative to the wide-open glaciers by providing wind-protection and increased visibility during heavy snowfall. Various staging areas in numerous locations also provide flexibility and options for where to ski when conditions change.
When inclement weather restricts the ability to fly, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is just minutes away and features the most vertical in North America at 5,620 feet with 3,121 acres of incredible fall-line skiing.
6Heli Skiing Your Way.
Flexible, Customizable, Affordable. How does that sound for creating your ideal heli skiing experience?
Easily accessible and flying both the Bell 205 and A-Star helicopters, Selkirk Tangiers offers a variety of packages from one to seven days, basic to all-inclusive, and individual seats to private group bookings. Offering a wide assortment of heli skiing programs with your budget in mind, let us help you build the heli ski experience of your dreams.
7Your Stay, Not Far Away.
"The most exciting part of the day is when our guests return in the afternoon." - Norm Langlois, General Manager, Hillcrest Hotel
The Hillcrest Hotel, a Coast Resort serves as home base for Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing. Just minutes from downtown Revelstoke in its own natural, private setting, enjoy the remote lodge experience without the extra travel or isolation. Offering beautiful views of the Monashee Mountains, The Hillcrest offers a variety of amenities to complement the luxury heli ski experience of Selkirk Tangiers including indoor/outdoor hot tubs, steam room, sauna, fully-equipped fitness studio, and day spa. Start your day off with a morning stretch class and hang your boots up in the exclusive boot and gear drying room. The Mountain Guides’ Lounge provides the ideal, cozy atmosphere for après-ski while the fabulous dining room will delight with a variety of dishes, featuring international and continental cuisine.
8We Are Family!
“Excellent guides, staff, lodging, and snow are the reason I keep coming back. Twenty plus years, something must be working!” - Lynn McDermand (Crested Butte, Colorado), Tangiers Powder Performer with 650,400 vertical metres
“Since 2003, I have been heli skiing with friends at Selkirk Tangiers and in that time have skied over 250,000 vertical metres. We have tried other heli ski franchises but haven’t found anything that compares to Selkirk Tangiers’ fabulous private packages.” - Paul Hammond (United Kingdom), Sissons Powder Performer with 258,350 vertical metres
“I have enjoyed heli-snowboarding with STHS for 10 years now and I am looking forward to coming back year after year. Here I have found a place with an amazing consistency of optimal snow conditions, a huge variety of excellent runs and literally no down days. A significant bonus of Revelstoke is the charming town and the incredible ski resort.” - Rolf Studer (Switzerland), Outsulation Powder Performer with 195,700 vertical metres
Heli skiing for over 35 years means we’ve met quite a few friends along the way, with returning guests coming back year after year - many booking multiple trips years in advance. In fact in a recent survey, 90% of our guests said they will return to ski with us again. Heli skiing with Selkirk Tangiers makes you part of our family and we aim to take a personal approach to customer satisfaction with every guest who skis with us.
Our Powder Performers program rewards those guests who have accumulated specific vertical metre achievements heli skiing with us. For each reward, a special gift is presented to the recipient during their trip. These gifts include hand-crafted belt buckles, embroidered ski gear, and custom graphic skis.
9Meet Your New Best Friends!
The Selkirk Tangiers Team has been working together for many years, building lasting friendships along the way! Our team works hard to deliver you the best heli ski experience possible!
GENERAL MANAGER / GUIDE
- 29 years with STHS
- From Revelstoke, BC
- Favourite Runs: Kelly Creek & Rad
- Eriks would rather be in the white room than the boardroom!
OPERATIONS MANAGER / GUIDE
- 12 years with STHS
- From Revelstoke, BC
- Favourite Run: Kelly Creek
- Jeff has a beautiful wife and two lovely daughters.
DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING
- 5 years with STHS
- From Oakville, ON
- Favourite Run: Outsulation
- Ashley is married with a wonderful 1 year old daughter named Siri.
RESERVATIONS / GUEST SERVICES
- 6 years with STHS
- From Lac-Saint-Paul, QC
- Favourite Run: Satisfaction
- Mireille’s favourite pie is strawberry-rhubarb.
DAY HELI COORDINATOR
- 4 years with STHS
- From Warfield, BC
- Favourite Run: Steilhang
- Colin’s second vehicle is a 1975 Winnebago.
RESERVATIONS / GUEST SERVICES
- 4 years with STHS
- From Calgary, AB
- Favourite Run: Weasel or Primo
- Emma’s birthday is the day after St Patrick’s Day. Double celebration!
10In The Best Hands.
A key strength to our operation is our guiding team whose priority is your safety. The Safety of our guests, staff, and pilots is our top priority.
Selkirk Tangiers is committed to training and awareness and our guides and pilots are certified to the highest levels in their professions. Through proper safety training and by providing the necessary backcountry gear, guests will have a thorough understanding of the mountain environment they will be accessing.
"Extremely professional and skilled, our guides are dedicated to delivering you the best possible ski product on a daily basis. A lot goes into planning a day that is appropriate for the weather and snow conditions. At our morning guides’ meeting, there will often be 125+ years of combined guiding experience sitting around the table discussing the day. Detailed, site-specific weather forecasting products, industry-wide avalanche forecasting tools, up to the minute satellite and radar imagery as well as neighbouring operation field reports enable us to make the best possible decisions about where to take you skiing for the day. After the ski day, our evening guides’ meeting consolidates all observations, testing and data from the field which helps us prepare for the following day." - Jeff Honig, Operations Manager
Choosing your Package
Classic Multi-Day Packages
Our Classic Packages have been a long-standing favourite and offer guests an all inclusive heli skiing experience at a great price.
All of our Classic Packages utilize the traditional Bell 205 helicopter which carries up to 11 guests, plus a guide and pilot. Classic Packages are available for three to seven days.
Private Dream Star Packages
This is hands down the most premier skiing experience available, allowing for more flexibility and freedom.
You decide when to start your day, when to have lunch, and how long you want to ski for. We simply find you the best snow in the mountains and make sure you have the best possible time out there. Your private Eurocopter A-Star helicopter will transport you throughout the Selkirk and Monashee mountains for an unrivaled ski experience.
Day Heli Skiing Packages
Selkirk Tangiers offers a variety of Day Heli Skiing Packages to suit your budget.
Whether this is your first time heli skiing or you are returning for another day in our legendary terrain, one of our single day packages will provide you with the experience of a lifetime. All of our Day Heli Skiing packages include: Meals (full buffet breakfast, gourmet mountain lunch, and après ski snacks), Barryvox Pulse avalanche transceiver, snow safety training, powder performance ski or snowboard rental, and ACMG and/or UIAGM guiding services.
Heli Ski Only Packages
These packages allow our heli ski guests to choose their own adventure.
Ideal for travellers looking to customize their experience, these packages offer guests a great heli skiing experience at a great price. Two or Three Day options available.
Customize Your Package
Our goal at Selkirk Tangiers is to provide you with the heli skiing vacation of your dreams. We can package your heli ski vacation with a wide range of activities through the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre. Options include winter adventures such as Lift Skiing, Cat Skiing, Backcountry Touring, and Snow School programs.