If you are from a big city, travelling to western Canada is a bit of an unreal experience. Suddenly beautiful mountains, fresh air and a sparkling ocean are right in front of you. And if you are a skier, that experience is even more shocking.
For any avid skier who learned how to snowplow on small domestic hills, the first time you experience a more natural snowfall underneath your skis on a huge freshly-powered mountain, you probably had a pretty typical reaction; something like, “What the heck is going on?! This is awesome!”
Now that you know what you’re missing, it’s time to take your skiing to the next level with a heli skiing vacation in British Columbia, the ultimate way to travel and see the slopes.
Heli Skiing Vacation – The Slopes Like You’ve Never Seen Them
Maybe you’ve heard of this sport; maybe you’re still in the dark about it; or maybe you’re just plain skeptical, but regardless of where you stand, there’s a good chance that once you learn more about what the sport entails, you’ll be strapping on your skis and booking a plane ticket faster than you can say “powder.”
So, what’s the big deal about helicopter skiing? And why should you consider it as your next epic winter vacation with your family or friends?
Quite simply, you get to be ferried via a helicopter to what essentially becomes your very own amazing natural slope. You’ll get flown to a region that is world famous for its quality and incredible terrain. Even if you’re not the most seasoned athlete, a helicopter ride across the BC wilderness will result in stunning photographs of natural wildlife.
You’ll have access to an area that dwarfs the quality, size and landscape of any other North American or European resort, yet be secure in the knowledge that you are in the care of experts with decades of experience creating bespoke ski and snowboard tours for small, private groups.
Plus, you’ll have nearly unlimited vertical, more than enough for a trip of a week or more. But, be sure that you’re ready for really serious powder and hip deep snow!
Of course, you’ll have to be prepared when you start planning the best heli ski trip, as heli skiing does require a few bits of gear that aren’t necessary when hitting the slopes at a resort.
You’ll likely need even more layered clothing for sub-zero temperatures and a backpack fit for glacier travel equipment.
Also, you’ll want freeride or “all-mountain” skis because they are less tiring and handle tough terrain more easily. The same goes for snowboarders, who will need similar wider powder snowboards.
The whole point of trying out a helicopter trip to hit the powder is to lose yourself in snow (not literally!).
Skiers and snowboarders who will get the most out of a heliskiing trip are the ones who go with the flow, forget work, day to day life and stress, while they carve out their own adventure in pure, unpolluted powder on Canada’s most pristine mountains.
And best of all, when you finish a day after getting dropped into the powder, you’re going to be tired…in a good way. And what better way to take care of that than a private cabin with a hot tub and amazing views of one of the most breathtaking natural scenes in the world?
Have a soak, a drink and world class meal as you rest up for your next day’s adventure! If you love to travel and like seeking out unusual terrain, this could be the trip of a lifetime.