Heli-skiing is a wonderful getaway or new experience for anybody.
While there are a number of companies offering heli-skiing and cat-skiing packages, you need to take some time to compare those offers and find something for your specific needs. Good thing is that heli-ski is available for even advanced skiers and snowboarders; this means that anybody with some skiing experience can hop in on the heli train.
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We reviewed most of the offers on the market in 2013 and average cost of the heliskiing package is about $2100.
Pricing starts at $795 and usually it includes:
- 3 runs (approx. 4,500 – 7,500 vertical feet, or 1,400 - 2,300 vertical meters of skiing)
- Designed for intermediate to advanced skiers or boarders
- Helicopter with groups of 7 to 10 people
- Extra runs are available for $90*/person per run
What is heliskiing?
Heli-skiing is off-trail, downhill skiing that is accessed by a helicopter, as opposed to a ski lift. Heli-skiing is essentially about skiing in a natural, albeit highly-selected environment, without the effort required for hiking into these areas as in ski touring or ski mountaineering.
Heli-skiing has become an increasingly popular activity since its inception in the 1960s, with operators established in Canada, the continental USA, Alaska, Iceland, Greenland, New Zealand, Indian Himalayas, Nepal, Russia, Turkey, Norway (Voss), Sweden, Finland, Argentina, Georgia, Chile and Switzerland. The Canadian province of British Columbia is the most popular area for heli-skiing with over 90% global market share.
Whistler is one of the most popular hub for heliskiing and catskiing opportunities.