- Base elevation: 150 m
- Highest landing: 2,900 m
- Av. runs per day: 12-14
- Av. length of run: 1,000 m
- Longest run: 2,150 m
- Group size: 4 (sometimes a 5th can be added) or 6
- Groups per helicopter: 2 (occasionally 3)
- Season: Dec-May
- Terrain: Alpine, glacial, trees
- International flight: Vancouver
- Domestic flight: Bella Coola
- Warm up resorts: Whistler
The Best Alpine Heli-Ski Terrain in Canada
The scope and scale of the alpine ski terrain around Bella Coola is unrivalled in Canada AND with a generally stable maritime snowpack you can ski lines here that other heli-ski operations can only dream of. There is terrain in Bella Coola to suit most level of skier but if you are a stronger skier and like it steeper, check out our Steep Week. It runs circles around the other supposedly steep heli-skiing on the market.
Quick & Easy Access
Getting to Bella Coola could not be easier or quicker. Forget the long bus rides and expensive internal flights. A painless one hour private charter flight delivers you right into the heart of the Bella Coola valley where your helicopter is waiting on the side of the runway. Hop off the plane, change clothes, get in the helicopter and go heli-skiing. You will be well into your 5th run and wiping the powder from your face whilst the ‘other guy’ (who chose practically any other heli-skiing operation in British Columbia) is into the 5th hour of an eight hour long bus ride and popping pills to ease the neck pain.
Personal Experience Geared to The Individual
The whole experience at Bella Coola is intimate and personal from start to finish. There is a sense of soul and realness that is a product of it being owned and operated by true die hard ski bums: Pete, Beat and Christian – guys who have been in the ski industry most of their adult lives…. Here everything from the daily heli-skiing programme to what you have in your sandwich at lunch is tailored to you rather than you tailoring yourself to the daily operations.