Five Reasons Why Canada has the Best Heliskiing on the Planet

Posted August 31, 2015 under Blog, Canada, Heliskiing

Thinking about going heliskiing? Here are five reasons why Canada has the best heli-skiing on the planet…

  1. SNOW – 10 to 15 meters fall each year!
  2. SPACE – Canada is the second biggest country on earth but one of the least populated
  3. TREES – Which protect the snow and keep the helicopters flying in marginal weather
  4. ACCESS – Daily direct flights to Vancouver and Calgary
  5. EXPERIENCE – They’ve been heli-skiing in Canada for over 50 years

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No. 1. SNOW – 10 to 15 meters fall each year!

The Pacific Jet Stream carries moist, warm air from sub-tropical climes which cools and condenses when it collides with cold arctic air flowing south – the result is perfect light, dry, knee to waist deep powder.

No. 2. SPACE… Canada is the second biggest country on earth but one of the least populated

With two major mountain ranges in British Columbia, one on the coast and one in the interior, Canadian heli-ski operators have exclusive access to thousands of square miles of perfect ski terrain.

No. 3. TREES… which protect the snow and keep the helicopters flying in marginal weather

As one of its main natural resources trees are in plentiful supply in BC. Importantly for heli-skiers the tree and snow-line overlap to a considerable extent.

Trees provide pilots with a visual reference in marginal weather so they can keep flying and you can keep skiing. They also protect the snow from the adverse effects of wind and sun; there will still be plenty of light, deep powder nestling between them many days after a snowfall.

Heli-skiing in Bella Coola, British Columbia.

No. 4. ACCESS… daily direct flights to Vancouver and Calgary

Western Canada provides a unique wilderness experience and yet it’s very easy to reach.

Direct flights operate daily from London and other major cities around the world to the vibrant cities of Vancouver and Calgary. With good onward connections, reaching your chosen heli-ski area couldn’t be easier.

No. 5. EXPERIENCE… they’ve been heli-skiing in Canada for over 50 years

In the late 1960’s a young Austrian guide working in Canada, hit on the idea of using a helicopter to whisk skiers to the remotest mountain areas.

The concept was a huge success and now, 50 years later, BC provides the widest choice of heli-ski destinations available anywhere in the world.

 

To find out more about heliskiing in Canada, please contact James Orr on 0333 006 5816

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