- Base elevation: Sea level
- Av. runs per day: 11
- Av. length of run: 800 m
- Longest run: 1,800 m
- Group size: 4+guide
- Groups per helicopter: 1 or 2
- Season: January - April
- Terrain: Alpine, glaciated, trees
- International flight: Vancouver, British Columbia
- Domestic flight: Bella Coola
- Warm up resorts: Whistler
Exploration, First Descents & Endless Choice
A tenure that is a quarter of the size of the Swiss Alps, most of which has never seen a ski track. The first runs are just five minutes' flight from the lodge and there is terrain ranging from gladed trees to alpine bowls, old growth forest and endless glaciers with views across the ocean.
Quick & Easy Access
One of the quickest and easiest heliski lodges to access in BC. Everything is taken care of after you arrive in Vancouver. A short private charter flight and helicopter transfer (both included in the price), take you to the doorstep of the lodge and the gateway to the heart of one of British Columbia’s beautiful, unspoilt wildernesses.
Personalised, Great Attention to Detail
At the heart of the Great Bear team is the Blewett family who have 35 years’ experience running one of the world’s most prestigious fishing lodges. The Lower Dean River (fishing) Lodge has a 95% return rate. With attention to detail applied to every aspect of your stay, we think this is one of the most refined (but at the same time relaxed and unpretentious) lodge experiences you can find.
There will be no big bills on check out here. Everything is included: charter flights and helicopter transfers to and from Vancouver, single rooms if required, unlimited skiing, ski and safety equipment, drinks, evacuation insurance and even a handful of massages. While the price is high so is the value.