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  • Heliskiing in Siberia

    Deep in Siberia

    By Elemental Adventure •

    [VIDEO] - After a recent cold snap of minus 30 degrees, the temperatures had moderated to a more comfortable minus 10 to minus 15 and we were greeted with blue skies and some of the most spectacular snow conditions any of us had ever experienced - deep, dry, cold Siberian smoke...

  • Roaring fire inside Spirit Bear Chalet

    The Platinum Experience

    By James Morland •

    Where under-stated 5-star luxury merges seamlessly with the rugged Canadian wild to create one of the most refined luxury heli-ski experiences available today.

  • Cat skiing backup – A good idea?

    Cat skiing backup – A good idea?

    By Elemental Adventure •

    We often get asked whether this or that heliski lodge has ‘cat skiing backup’. If it's somewhere we send people the answer is almost certainly no. There's a good reason why...


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  • Rustic Luxury in the Canadian Wilderness

    Private Heli-Skiing Hideaway

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    Terra Nostra Guest Ranch is a private heli-hideaway situated on the Chilcotin plateau in an area still largely unexplored on skis. With the giant 4,019 metre Mt Waddington (British Columbia’s highest peak) only 60 km away the area is dramatic in proportions and dominated by huge glaciers and alpine terrain.

  • Relaxing in the on-board hot tub

    Boat-Based Heli-Skiing

    By James Morland •

    The intricate coastlines of British Columbia and south east Alaska are dramatic on a scale hard to imaginge. For those with a sense of adventure, this pristine wilderness of fjords, islands, rivers and glaciers will leave a lasting impression. Rising almost vertically from the calm emerald waters of sheltered fiords, towering snow-capped mountains provide the perfect playground for heliskiing and untapped adventure.

  • Heli-skiers arrive at yellow helicopter

    Heli-Ski Safari

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    This is not your regular Canadian heli-skiing. This is big wild northern British Columbia and compared to southern BC with all of its heli-ski operations sandwiched together; it’s like a different country.

  • Warren Miller Future Retro Ski MOvie

    Warren Miller - A Virtual Film Tour

    By Elemental Adventure •

    [SKI MOVIE] - LAST CHANCE for discounted tickets. Join us on Friday 27 November for the UK Virtual Film Premiere of Warren Miller's Future Retro.

  • heliskiing Lake Baikal

    A Pilot's Perspective

    By Elemental Adventure •

    Ever wondered what it's like to be a heliski pilot, flying amongst snow-plastered peaks, dropping off skiers to enjoy pristine powder..? Here's a front seat view from Heli Action's ace pilot Alexander Davydov, taken this December in Siberia. Here's a man who enjoys his job!


  • heliski base camp Baffin Island

    High Arctic Heli Skiing on Baffin Island

    By Elemental Adventure •

    Looking to step up the adventure? Join James Morland in May 2021 for some genuine expedition-style heliskiing in Canada’s Nunavut territory. Set amongst Inuit villages at 70 degrees in Arctic Canada, north Baffin Island offers some of the most remote heliskiing in the world and is home to a spectacular array of wildlife.

  • helicopter at hot springs

    Relaxed Booking Conditions

    By Elemental Adventure •

    We understand that the world is now a different place to just several weeks ago and that putting down significant amounts of money for a holiday that is many months away, represents a new level of risk.

    We have been looking (and continue to look) at ways to reduce that risk in order to give you some peace of mind as well as the much-needed excitement of an epic ski trip to look forward to.

  • Powder skiing in Chamonix

    Early Season Conditions Update

    By Elemental Adventure •

    It is only early December and already we have been neck-deep in powder on several occassions over the past few weeks. WIth our first trip to Siberia leaving at the end of the week we hope to continue as we started.

  • The Mighty Himalayas

    Pick of the Month - December 2019

    By Elemental Adventure •

    The aim of these weeks is simple: to ski or snowboard seldom if ever visited areas of Himachal Pradesh, laying tracks down virgin slopes of powder snow and staying at lodges, tented camps, rest houses and private village homes along the way. This is pure, untamed adventure.

  • Heliskiing in Siberia

    Deep in Siberia

    By Elemental Adventure •

    [VIDEO] - After a recent cold snap of minus 30 degrees, the temperatures had moderated to a more comfortable minus 10 to minus 15 and we were greeted with blue skies and some of the most spectacular snow conditions any of us had ever experienced - deep, dry, cold Siberian smoke...

  • Sun rise in helicopter cockpit

    Pick of the Month - October 2019

    By Elemental Adventure •

    With its proximity to Whistler, Tyax Lodge is the perfect destination for anyone wanting to combine a few days of resort skiing with some genuine, wilderness heli-skiing.

  • Deep in Patagnoia

    Pick of The Month - September 2019

    By Elemental Adventure •

    The southern hemisphere season is still going strong and and with one of the deepest snowpacks in South America, Patagonia is the place to be.

  • Roaring fire inside Spirit Bear Chalet

    The Platinum Experience

    By James Morland •

    Where under-stated 5-star luxury merges seamlessly with the rugged Canadian wild to create one of the most refined luxury heli-ski experiences available today.

  • Steep heli-skiing in BC

    Big & Steep Heli-Skiing

    By James Morland •

    Bored of big commercial heliski operations with their over-sized groups and flat runs? Ready to step it up a notch and challenge some genuinely steep terrain? You are in the right place - almost.

  • heliskiers on beach in Greenland

    Ocean-Side Skiing

    By James Morland •

    Skiing or snowboarding knee-deep powder with a group of friends on a beautiful bluebird day is pretty special but stick that run above the ocean with a helicopter waiting on the beach and it quickly becomes extraordinary.

  • Niehku Mountain Villa under northern lights

    Pick of The Month - February

    By Elemental Adventure •

    The winter season is already in full swing but we stil have a handful of spots left in 2019. Here are our top two picks of what's left in 2019 along with a little something to sweeten the deal.

  • Unlimited Vertical – a good thing?

    By James Morland •

    ...“100,000 vertical feet, 8 hours of flying time, 36 runs...unlimited vertical... Even to the most seasoned heli-skier untangling what this all means in terms of value for money and how much fun you are going to have, can be tricky. Here’s our guide to what it all means and a few potential pros and cons of each system.

  • Flying over Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska

    Pick of the Month - November

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    Here’s a roundup of some of the last few remaining spots for 2019 that have caught our eye.


Featured Adventure

  • Heli-skiers arrive at yellow helicopter

    Heli-Ski Safari

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    This is not your regular Canadian heli-skiing. This is big wild northern British Columbia and compared to southern BC with all of its heli-ski operations sandwiched together; it’s like a different country.

  • The Kuril Islands at Sunset

    The Kuril Islands & Kamchatka

    By James Morland •

    A more distant, end of the earth type place would be hard to imagine and for the past four years I had dreamed of skiing these gigantic volcanoes that rise so abruptly from the mythical sounding, Sea of Okhotsk.

  • Heliskiing Iceland, Image copyright Mathis Dumas

    Luxury and Adventure in Iceland

    By Elemental Adventure •

    Now, to complement the rustic charm and family history of Klaensholl; guests have the choice of opting for on-the-edge-of-the-fjord luxury. Or, for those ready for the adventure of a lifetime – jump aboard the ‘Ring of Fire’ heliski tour.