Great Canadian Heli-Skiing

Great Canadian Heli-Skiing is one of a kind helicopter skiing BC operator.  As the leader in boutique heli-skiing since 1988, Great Canadian Heli-Skiing is the gold standard in personal safety and service.  You can expect nothing less than small groups of four, and unlimited vertical on all of Great Canadian Heli-Skiing’s holidays. Each heli-skiing vacation is designed around your schedule, with flexible start dates and trip lengths. The location is unbeatable, perfectly situated halfway between the ski towns of Golden and Revelstoke at the heart of British Columbia’s interior powder belt. Great Canadian Heli-Skiing will change your life.  

Read Over Interview with Great Canadian Heli-Skiing

Additional Information

Price of Extra Vertical: Free!!!
Guests per Lift: 4
Lifts per Helicopter:6 groups of 4 guests share two helicopters.  Like-minded groups are easily found.
Type of Helicopter:  Astar B2 made by Eurocopter


Heather Mountain Lodge. The interior of British Columbia. 330 km west of Calgary. 92 km from Revelstoke Resort or 65 km to Kicking Horse Resort.

Terrain Description

The Selkirk and Purcell mountains are renowned for dry, light ’champagne’ powder.   GCH offers high alpine, tree skiing, burnt forests and glaciers.  Many runs are in close proximity to the lodge, allowing for fast, easy access and very few down days.

Standard Packages Offered

All packages include Unlimited Vertical skiing in groups of 4 per guide, accommodation, meals and use of equipment. You will never pay more to ski more. 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 day and Private packages. Starting at $3350. Combo packages available combining resort skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort with heliskiing.

Lodging and Dning Description

Heather Mountain Lodge and the hotel rooms are in two separate buildings, so you can socialize or escape.  The dining room has an incredible views of the Selikirk Range.  The guests rooms were recently redecorated.

Resort and Cat Skiing Options

92 km from Revelestoke and 65 km from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. As you travel from Calgary you will pass through Banff, Lake Louise and Golden, all with resort opportunities.

Private Packages Offered

Private with exclusive use of one A star helicopter, guide and your group of 4. Or Semi-Private with exclusive use of one Astar helicopter, two guides and your group of 8.

Down Days per Season

Average of 2-4 per year.  The reason is due to our onsite heli-pads, powerful helicopters, small numbers of guests to manage, and fantastic treed runs in close proximity to the lodge. This is the magic formula for accessibility.

Airport for Travel

Calgary International Airport for commercial flights (330 km). Springbank Calgary AB (296 km), Kelowna BC (290 km), or Cranbrook BC (302 km) for private flights.

What is Unique/Why Us?

‘Great Canadian Heli-Skiing pioneered the boutique heliskiing experience. For 21 years we have been delivering the small group heli-skiing experience with powerful Astar helicopters in BC interior’s ‘prime powder real estate’ with class. We have this program dialed and it has been described by our guests as seamless. Your travel time is 330 km from the Calgary Airport to our door and the Unlimited Vertical doesn’t hurt either!’