RK Heli-skiing Canada welcomes you to 1,500 square kilometres/ 930 sq. miles of incredible terrain in the spectacular Purcell Mountains, on the edge of the legendary Bugaboos. Heli-skiing/heli-boarding tours are led by some of the world’s best mountain guides to access wide open alpine slopes, scenic glaciers and gladed forests dusted with annual snowfalls of up to 1,100 cm/36 feet. RK Heliskiing creates memories to last a lifetime every day!
RK HELI-SKI CANADA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
RK Heli-skiing Canada offers some of the highest altitude heliskiing in Canada, and some of the most convenient Canada helicopter skiing. RK Heliski is based in the resort at Panorama Mountain Village, home of great resort skiing and excellent snow. Panorama is a short ride from Calgary, Banff and Cranbrook.
RK Heliski Location :
Adjacent to Panorama Mountain Village Resort, BC. High and dry, that is the RK Heliski story. With some landings over 11,000 feet, RK is much higher than most Canada helicopter skiing operations. This means lighter, drier snow and lots of skiing above tree line. RK Heliski is also located in the far Eastern corner of British Columbia, Canada. This is another reason that the snow that falls is likely to be light powder.
RK Heli-Ski Terrain:
Glacier and gladed runs
Bell 212, Astar B3, Bell 206 L3
Standard Helicopter Skiing Packages Offered:
Panorama Mountain Resort offers hotel, studios, 1, 2, & 3 bedroom, condominium, specialty town homes, premium condos, pensions and chalets. Quality private homes for private guests and an exclusive private ranch.
Average 5 run day 4000 meters / runs vary from 500 to 1500 meters
1,100 cm/36 feet
Minimum age requirement:
Level of skiing/snowboarding required for first timer heli ski:
Intermediate – skiing/boarding blue runs with confidence and in good physical shape
How guests arrive:
Self-drive or RK Heliski provides transfer from Banff/Lake Louise area.
Downhill ski/board at Panorama Mountain Resort, swim, cross country ski. Hot tub / Jacuzzi Massage Sauna TV Internet Access Phone Souvenir Heli Boutique, 180 seat family restaurant, tepee with fire pit, luge ice bar, satellite TV, free resort shuttle service
11 Guests per Group in the 3 and 5-run packages share the Bell 212 helicopter. Private groups of 5 to 7 guests use the Bell 204.
Closest Major Airport:
Panarama, BC; Cranbrook, BC; Calgary AB
RK Heli ski Packages Include:
Accommodation, breakfast, picnic lunch, evening dinner, guide service, powder fat skis, certificate of accomplishment and souvenir pin.
Price of Extra Vertical:
$95 Can. per additional run
Maximum number of guests:
Powder skis required:
Hotels recommended for pre & post accommodation:
Heli Plex – built in 1987. Or from Banff/Lake Louise.
The best time to arrive:
Depart Banff by 6:00 AM to heliski with RK that day.
Why RK Heli-Ski:
RK Helicopter Skiing in Canada
RK Heli-ski Canada is popular with many first-time heliskiers. Panorama Resort guests add a day or two of Canada helicopter skiing to their vacation, and check it off of their bucket list. Three and five-run packages allow RK clients to ease into heli-skiing. And additional runs are only $95 Can.
RK Heliskiing is very convenient. It is just a 2.5 hour drive from Banff. Guests can depart Banff at 6AM and arrive in Panorama with plenty of time to heliski with RK the same day. Panorama is also 3.5 to 4 hours drive from Calgary, making it one of the most convenient heliski operations to access by car. Shuttle services are also available from Banff, Lake Louise / Canmore and Calgary.
For the more advanced and experienced heliski Canada clients, RK offers Private Packages. Private Packages use a smaller, faster Bell 204 helicopter. Five, six or seven heliskiers / heliboarders have exclusive use of the machine. The group can heliski / heliboard at their own pace. Additional runs are also available for a reasonable price.