Yourself, a small group of friends, a trusty helicopter and an area bigger than the Swiss Alps… easily accessed via a 1 hour 15 minute flight north of Vancouver in Canada’s British Columbia, Bella Coola is all about small groups, small helicopters and a private wilderness atmosphere!
Bella Coola caters for first time heliskiers and less aggressive skiers (you should be a strong intermediate skiing blue runs with confidence and some black runs) and also have an Expert Only program. Groups are small and exclusive with just 4 to 5 guests per group with a highly experienced guide.
Bella Coola Heli Sports operate the world’s largest tenure from 1 lodge at 2.64 million acres – to put it into perspective, that’s 499 times bigger than Vail, 325 times Whistler-Blackcomb, 90 times larger than the Three Valleys and bigger than the entire Swiss Alps – all just for Bella Coola’s guests (a maximum of just 36 guests catered for across 3 lodges)! Terrain includes glaciers, open bowls, gladed tree runs and high rock spires and the area receives abundant snowfalls (20 – 30 metres on average over the winter).
Accommodation comes in the form of individual private cabins when staying at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge or comfortable lodge style rooms if doing a Pantheon or Big Mountain trip. 3 gourmet meals per day are all part of the experience – including continental and cooked breakfasts, packed lunch, hors d’oeuvre apres ski snacks and 3 course dinner. Spa facilities, a teepee sauna, large hot tub and fitness centre are available to be enjoyed at the end of a great day and wirelesss internet is available in the lodge and cabins.
2015 Packages and Pricing
Bella Coola Heli Sports offer regular heli-skiing programs of 3, 4, 5 or 7 days of fantastic heli-skiing as well as a number of specialist options which include Experts Only (The Big Mountain Challenge), Heli-Assist Ski Touring (ski touring with a little help from the heli!), Rod and Ski (available in spring and early summer, for those wanting to combine some skiing with some salmon and trout fishing) and private heli-skiing.
Below are some packages and prices but please contact us for further details and for a quotation to suit your requirements.
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
Regular program 3 nights from CAD6080.00, 4 nights from CAD 7280.00, 5 nights from CAD 8580.00, 7 nights from CAD 10,680.00. Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing and are subject to tax at 2.5%. Prices include accommodation at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, return flights from Vancouver to Bella Coola and transportation to / from accommodation.
Semi-private 7 night packages at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge from CAD 97,880 and private 7 night packages at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge from CAD 54,880.00, subject to tax at 2.5%.
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge heli skiing is available from December 20th 2014 until April 18th 2015 (last arrival date).
Big Mountain Heli Skiing at Bella Coola Mountain Lodge
Regular, semi-private and private options are available, as well as Heli Assist Touring and Experts Only.
Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing and are subject to tax at 2.5%. Prices include accommodation at Bella Coola Mountain Lodge, return flights from Vancouver to Bella Coola and transportation to / from accommodation.
Big Mountain heli skiing is available from January 18th 2015 until April 18th 2015 (last arrival date).
Pantheon Private Heli Skiing at White Saddle Ranch
Private and semi-private 7 night Pantheon packages are available at White Saddle Ranch from January 31st 2015 until April 4th 2015 (last arrival date). From CAD 114,880.00 plus 2.5% tax.
Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing and are subject to tax at 2.5%. Prices include accommodation at White Saddle Ranch, return flights from Vancouver to Anahim Lake and transportation to / from accommodation.
Personal safety gear including transceiver, SnowPulse Airbag Pack & Probe and rental skis or snowboards is included in all packages.