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Revelstoke Cat & Heli Trip: January 2025

With endless mountain ranges blanketed in huge quantities of snow that is renowned for its frequency and consistency, BC's interior is the heartland of heli-skiing and cat-skiing. In January, when it snows often and conditions are typically DEEP, the old growth forests of the region provide an enchanted playground that make this an annual pilgrimage for many. While it is the tree skiing that defines winters in the interior, during periods of fine weather there is also some incredible alpine terrain.

Image: Dan Stewart

In January 2025, Elemental Adventure will be hosting a two-part EA exclusive trip that begins with skiing or snowboarding at Revelstoke Mountain Resort where you can brush up your powder skills before taking them to the real backcountry for an incredible few days of cat-skiing or heli-skiing.

Going as part of a group and combining cat or heli-skiing with days served by Revelstoke Mountain Resort's gondola mean this trip is the most cost-effective and time-efficient way of maximising your powder chances next winter. So if you've been wanting to book a trip but the stars haven't previously aligned to make it viable, allow us to align them for you.

This trip is all about maximizing your chances of scoring deep powder in British Columbia’s heartland with a snowcat, helicopter and North America’s tallest lift system at your disposal. The trip will be in two parts - one heli, one cat. You can book one or both.

Highlights

  • Deep and abundant snowfalls
  • The BC Interior’s famous old growth tree skiing
  • Pillows lines and alpine bowls
  • 3 days' skiing or snowboarding at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, North America’s biggest vertical
  • 1 day of coaching or guiding to brush up your deep snow skills
  • 4 days' cat skiing in the Selkirk mountains AND/OR 3 days heliskiing with unlimited vertical

N.B. SPACES MUST BE RESERVED BY MONDAY 8 JULY.


Itinerary

Trip A: RMR + cat-skiing | 9-17 January | CA$5,250pp + 5% GST

  • 9 Jan: Fly to Kelowna; transfer to Revelstoke Mountain Resort
  • 10 Jan: Ski/snowboard RMR
  • 11 Jan: Powder coaching day at RMR
  • 12 Jan: Ski RMR before transfer to catski lodge
  • 13-15 Jan: Cat-skiing
  • 16 Jan: Cat-skiing before transfer to Revelstoke
  • 17 Jan: Transfer to Kelowna and flight home

Trip B: RMR + heliskiing | 15-22 January | CA$12,000pp + 5% GST

  • 15 Jan: Fly to Kelowna; transfer to Revelstoke Mountain Resort
  • 16 Jan: Ski/snowboard RMR
  • 17 Jan: Powder coaching day at RMR
  • 18 Jan: Ski RMR before transfer to heliski lodge
  • 19-21 Jan: Heli-skiing
  • 22 Jan: Transfer to Kelowna and flight home

It is also possible to combine both trips to create a 14-night trip with 12 ski/snowboard days, commencing 9 January. Please contact us for itinerary and pricing.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

RMR boasts a vertical drop of over 1700m, the biggest in North America, served by a modern lift system and regular heavy snowfalls. Most of the mountain is covered in big trees that make for great skiing in snowy weather. With similar terrain to what you can expect cat and heliskiing in the Selkirks, it is the ideal place to get your ski legs back and perfect your technique for your first few days on snow next winter. Our base will be Sutton Place, conveniently located right at the base of the Revelation Gondola.

Image Royce Sihlis

The Heliskiing

We'll ski as an "EA only" group of 10 with 2 guides in a Bell 205 helicopter which lifts each day from our hotel and the programme includes unlimited vertical metres. The tenure exceeds 2000km2 with both incredible tree and alpine skiing. The machine will be shared with 2 other groups and will allow us to explore far and wide in search of the best untracked snow.

Image: Alain Sleigher

Cat-skiing

Our cat skiing base is in the remote Bad Shot range of the Selkirk Mountains, a 90 minute drive (and a lake ferry crossing) from Revelstoke. The lodge is simple and rustic with a warm welcome while the cats can take 11 or 12 skiers/snowboarders to access 75km2 of terrain with alpine meadows at the top and well-spaced glades lower down. Each ascent takes 15-20 minutes. There are no vertical metre limits – you just keep skiing as long as your legs and the light allow.


Included

  • Transfers to / from airport and cat / heli ski lodge
  • 3 day ski pass at RMR
  • One day backcountry coaching at RMR (group of 5)
  • Accommodation (8 nts Trip A; 7 nts Trip B)
  • Full board at cat/heli lodge
  • 4 days' cat-skiing / 3 days heli-skiing
  • Avalanche safety equipment for cat/heli days


Not Included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Ski/snowboard rental (except during heli days)
  • Meals at RMR
  • Alcoholic drinks at heli/cat lodge
  • Tax (currently 5%)

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