The 1 Day Excursion is all about the experience, offering an amazing introduction to heli skiing with a full day spent getting to know the stunning Selkirk and Monashee Mountains we call home.
1 Day Excursion Features
- 3 heli skiing 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
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. There is a maximum of 3 groups per helicopter.
The 1 Day Excursion runs Wednesdays each week from December 13, 2017 until April 7, 2018, with the potential to run more days a week depending on availability.
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.
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 transceivers. 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 poles from the boot room 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.|
|Dates||Rate per Person|
|December 13 – January 13||$940|
|January 14 – March 10||$1,080|
|March 11 – April 7||$940|
All rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars and subject to applicable taxes.