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Heli-skiing and heli-boarding programs in the Monashee Mountains near Revelstoke, BC


The Monashee Mountains of British Columbia offers heli-skiing and heli-boarding at its finest. This vast skiing area of over 1,000 sq. kilometers is known for epic record snowfalls and has a huge variety of heli-skiing terrain for you to enjoy; perfectly spaced trees, open bowls and glaciers.  

Discover the perfect location deep in the Monashee Mountains where the snow falls and tree skiing are legendary. The emphasis on this heli-skiing program is on the quality and enjoyment of the experience. Whether your group of 4 wants to slow down the pace and savour the moment, or ski some challenging first descents, this is the ultimate BC heli-skiing adventure.  

The Monashee Mountains includes Copeland Pass which has held the record for snowfall. Perfectly spaced tree skiing has also made the Monashees famous, as well as spectacular alpine bowls and glaciers with runs up to 2000 metres long.  This is comparable to the longest heli-skiing runs anywhere in the world.  There is also tree skiing (only minutes from the lodge) and as any seasoned heliskier can vouch, this is a vital part to an outstanding heli-ski vacation.  Groups are kept small, with 1 guide per group of 4 skiers and no more than 12 guests at the lodge.  

This area is known for remarkably deep snow. Because the west slope of the Monashees is the first mountainous area east of BC's Coast Mountains, they get near-coastal amounts of snow with cooler interior temperatures resulting in the incredibly deep dry powder that heliskiers return for.

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Heli-Skiing
SEASON

December to March

DIFFICULTY
Moderate / Challenging
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
12
GUIDE INFORMATION

Professionally certified ski guides with extensive Heliski experience and local knowledge and offering unlimited vertical.

They are not all about the vertical, it is about quality of the snow, terrain and the experience of being in the mountains. Your guides will choose terrain to suit your group, and they love to take you on fun pillow lines, chutes, or wide open bowls. Some days we may not pound up and down just to get vertical, you may spend time skiing those intricate lines that are perfect for small groups, the same runs you always race to at the ski hill on a powder day.  Guides will tailor your day to suit your group for the best possible skiing/riding experience.

RESTRICTIONS

You must be a strong intermediate skier in order to ski at this location. You should be able to negotiate all black diamond terrain within North American ski resort boundaries in any weather or snow conditions and should be able to ski most of a day without becoming unduly tired. You must be comfortable side-slipping, sidestepping up, and kick turning and negotiating any snow conditions. While we will endeavor to match similar skier abilities in each ski group, arriving here with a lack of fitness and poor skiing skills will negatively impact your heliski experience. If you cannot keep up with the groups at all and have totally overestimated your skill and fitness, you may be required to stay at the lodge or end your trip early.

We recommend starting a training program at least 6 weeks prior to your ski week and that you have ten or more days skiing in before arriving. We also recommend arriving a few days early to warm up at one of the local ski resorts.  Of course the private heli sking packages allow a much greater degree of flexibility as the group can dictate the pace more easily. The group can ski as much or as little as they want. 

There will be a maximum of 3 groups of 4 skiers. The most important thing is for your group to ski/ride at the same speed. If you are booking as a single person or group of two or three, make sure to tell us what kind of skier/boarder you are, so that we make sure you ride with a similar group. There can be two fast groups in the helicopter and one group going at a more stylish pace, this will not affect the skiing program. Faster groups have the ability to lap other groups. The only factor in how much skiing you get is the actual pace of the helicopter.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements: While skis and poles are provided, you must bring your own boots.  It is recommended they be carried as part of your carry-on luggage.  Physical Fitness: The best training you can do is to get out skiing as much as possible before your trip. If this is not possible then we recommend starting a training program at least 8 weeks prior to your trip. This should include a stretching program and at least 30 minutes of cardio three times a week. 

 

TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end at the lodge near Revelstoke, BC.  Kelowna is the closest airport. Kelowna is serviced daily by several flights from Calgary Alberta and Vancouver BC, for those coming into Canada from international locations.  International travellers should arrange to arrive in Kelowna the day prior to transfer to the lodge.

WEATHER

Epic amounts of snow!  This area of the Monashees is known for deep snow. The west slope of the Monashees is the first mountainous area east of BC’s Coast Mountains. Because of this there is near coastal amounts of snow with cooler interior temperatures. This high quality snow, coupled with perfectly spaced trees, open bowls and glaciers results in what many experienced skiers consider to be the best deep powder helicopter skiing in the world.  

REGION
Kootenay & Revelstoke British Columbia
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Unlimited vertical. Specially selected powder skis and poles to maximize your ski experience.  Avalanche beacon training and helicopter safety training.  Use of avalanche transceivers. Use of BCA Float 18 airbag, backpack, personal radio, shovel and probe.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Many guests prefer one piece powder suits but two piece suits will work as well. At a minimum your suit should be very water repellent and many heliskiers find Gore-Tex clothing to work very well and keep them dry. A main consideration is being able to layer your clothing. Cotton is really not a good option and we recommend synthetic base layer or the merino wool underwear. Make sure your goggles work! It’s no fun if you can’t see. There will be gloves, goggles and a limited amount of clothing available for sale at the lodge. 

 

SUGGESTED ITEMS

You may bring your own pack and avalanche shovel/probe, however,  you have to be prepared to ski with it all day. You cannot leave packs in the helicopter. Many guests find a very low profile pack that they can wear while sitting in the helicopter to work the best. Keep in mind that each group of four will take turns carrying two guest packs while in the field. 

ACCOMMODATIONS

All accomodations based on double occupancy. This lodge at Solitude Point is a private gated estate on 10 acres overlooking the Columbia River Valley, just 8 miles south of Revelstoke, BC. Winter drive time to the resort is less than 10 minutes.

The lodge was built in 2003 of hand crafted timber-frame construction. Native materials such as cedar siding, standing-dead fir timbers, slate, limestone, 100 year old fir floors. Native trees were hand cleaned & pruned and extensive areas were cleared & planted to produce a park like setting. The lodge has extensive mountain (Mt. Begbie, Mt. MacPherson, Mt. Cartier & Mt. MacKenzie) and Columbia River Valley views while at the same time providing total privacy. Large expanses of window walls, create the feeling of being in the outdoors while sitting in your living room. Large covered decks on the west & south sides of the great room provide extensive outdoor living areas, while an uncovered east deck is the perfect location for a large jetted hot tub.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

Meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are included. The lodge provides an excellent, healthy and hearty dining experience. Breakfast is usually buffet style with a wide variety of choices. Lunch in the field includes a variety of sandwiches and wraps, hot tea, soup and chocolate. The hearty dinner is usually a set menu.  

 

3 day tour, available January - March
$6475.00 / per person - CAD
January 1-21, 2018. Arrive Sunday or Thursday. Based on double occupancy.

$6475.00 / per person - CAD
Mar 19-Apr 15, 2018. Arrive Sunday or Thursday. Based on double occupancy.

$7140.00 / per person - CAD
Jan 22-March 18, 2018. Arrive Sunday or Thursday. Based on double occupancy.
4 day tour, available January - March
$8515.00 / per person - CAD
January 1-21, 2018. Arrive Sunday or Wednesday. Based on double occupancy.

$8515.00 / per person - CAD
March 19-April 15, 2018. Arrive Sunday or Wednesday. Based on double occupancy.

$9335.00 / per person - CAD
Jan 22-Mar 18, 2018. Arrive Sunday or Wednesday. Based on double occupancy.
7 day tour, available January - March
$13825.00 / per person - CAD
January 1-21, 2018. Arrive Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday. Based on double occupancy.

$13825.00 / per person - CAD
March 19-April 15, 2018. Arrive Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday. Based on double occupancy.

$15450.00 / per person - CAD
Jan 22-Mar 18, 2018. Arrive Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday. Based on double occupancy.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 30% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 90 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Deposit non-refundable. All ski packages start and finish on the specified dates and have been offered as a complete package. There are no refunds, partial or full for any of the following reasons: late arrival or early departure for any reason, sickness or injury, or lack of skier ability or fitness. Cancellations must be made in writing and received by registered mail. Time of cancellation is established upon arrival or registered mail. If you are unable to attend your ski package after the final payment date then the ski package is transferable to another person. If we are able to find a replacement for your space then your package can be deferred to a ski package in the next season. Cancellation more than 90 days prior to the start date of package will result in loss of the non refundable deposit. If cancellation is received 90 days or less, prior to start of confirmed package then entire price is owed and non refundable.
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