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Skeena Heli Skiing

Why Heli-Skiing In Canada With Us?

• Access to one of the largest heli skiing areas in North America, spanning over 2.35 million acres (or 9,525 km2)! That is 91 times the size of Les Trois Vallées, and for our American friends, it would take 443 Vails to fit into 2.3 million acres....all for just a maximum of 12 guests a week!
Unlimited Vertical on most packages, and for the Private Helicopter package, we include 11 hours of flying, one of the highest in the industry
Huge diversity in terrain, varying difficulty and includes trees, glades, couloirs, bowls and alpine with stunning views
• Only 6 minutes flying time to your first runs
Small and flexible group operation of 2-3 groups of 4 people in an A-Star B2 helicopter
Our location in northern BC ensures cooler temperatures, while being inland results in more powdery snow, yet we are not too far away from the coast, resulting in huge amounts of snow
Easy to get to from Vancouver
One of the lowest number of down-days in the heli ski industry
Exceptional quality of accommodation and meals at Bear Claw Lodge
• A max of 12 guests per week at the lodge
• We offer Private packages with, or without, exclusive use of the entire Bear Claw Lodge, on request


Skeena Heliskiing offers 4 types of packages, all of which are 7 nights, 6 days of skiing.

All packages include:

-  Generous Vertical & Hourly Guarantee
-  Small Groups - just 4 people per group in an A-Star B2 helicopter
-  Hand-picked, incredibly experienced heli-ski guides (UIAGM / ACMG) and pilots
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6 possible heli skiing days
-  7 nights at Bear Claw Lodge:

       - Bear Claw Lodge is a beautiful log home, located on a pristine river famous for fly-fishing, and surrounded by Canadian wilderness
       - Helicopters just steps from the front door
       - Twin share accommodation, each room with en-suite (of the 8 rooms, 4 are available for a single occupancy upgrade)
       - All gourmet meals and après ski snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (multi-course dinners, picnic lunch in the field and hot or cold breakfasts)
       - Maximum of 12 guests
       - Full use of whirlpool, outdoor sauna, laundry facilities, games room, cross-country skis, snowshoes
       - Starlink WiFi

-  The latest avalanche safety equipment and training, including avalanche airbag backpack, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
-  Top of the line powder skis (bring your own boots). Snowboarders: bring your own powder board and boots, we do not supply these
-  Scheduled van shuttles from Terrace Airport to Bear Claw Lodge and return


Classic Unlimited Vertical Package
The Value Packed Option

Book this package if:

  • You are looking for value
  •  And you are comfortable skiing alongside other guests with compatible skiing abilities. Don’t worry, we screen people’s ability level…..strangers become friends quickly at Skeena.

The Classic Unlimited Vertical Package is the industry "standard" program, except we include Unlimited Vertical (whereas some other operations only include 100,000ft and you need to pay more to ski more).

In addition to the above All Heli Skiing Packages Inclusions, the Classic Unlimited Vertical Package also features:

- Unlimited Vertical, with a Vertical Guarantee of 25,000 metres (82,000 feet)! Guests ski, on average, around 40,000 metres (131,235 feet), depending on the groups' fitness and skiing ability, snow, and weather conditions. Unlimited Vertical means you don't pay extra vertical charges.

- Small Groups: only 3 groups of 4 people per A-Star B2 helicopter


Guaranteed 2 Group Unlimited Vertical Package

Book this package if:

  • You have a group of 8 people 
  • You have a group of less than eight, but want to move a little faster

The Guaranteed package is the same as the Classic Unlimited Vertical program with 1 major difference: there are only 2 groups of 4 people using the helicopter.

In addition to the above All Heli Skiing Packages Inclusions, the Guaranteed 2 Group Unlimited Vertical Package also features:

Small Groups: Only two groups of four people per A-Star B2 helicopter. This makes for even less waiting between runs and it gets you into the mountains sooner. Start the ski day earlier and go later into the afternoon.

- Unlimited Vertical, with a Vertical Guarantee of 25,000 metres (82,000 feet)! Guests ski, on average, around 40,000 metres (131,235 feet), depending on the groups' fitness and skiing ability, snow, and weather conditions. Unlimited Vertical means you don't pay extra vertical charges


Private Helicopter Package
The Exclusive Package

Book this package if:

  • You crave exclusivity. This package is perfect for a crew of friends that wants to rip hard, or a family who skis at a slower pace.
  • If you would like the ultimate flexibility and customization

Do you have a group of four or just want a helicopter to yourself? Book the Private Helicopter Package and get exclusive use. The price remains the same regardless of how many skiers book it.

In addition to the above package inclusions, some of the benefits of the Private Helicopter package are:

- Terrain Selection: In consultation with your guide, choose your preferred type of terrain. Conditions and ability are a factor.

- Ski Day Flexibility: Sleep in. Work for a few hours. Return to the lodge for lunch. With a Private Helicopter, we adjust to your timetable.

- Generous Hours: 11 hours of flying time are included with an Hourly Guarantee of eight hours (some competitors include just 8 hours)

- Airport Helicopter Transfers: Use some of your flying hours to transfer to/from the Terrace Airport.


Private Lodge Buyout With Unlimited Vertical
The Ultimate Package

Book this package if:

  • You have a large group
  • A Buyout is perfect for total privacy (you don’t need 12 guests to book)

This is the ultimate heli-skiing experience. Book out the entire Bear Claw Lodge and enjoy exclusive use of Skeena Heliskiing’s operation. We can even create a fully customized itinerary.

Think multigenerational family reunion or a corporate retreat people actually want to go to. We can accommodate up to 12 skiers/riders, as well as some non-skiers for an extra charge. 

In addition to the above All Heli Skiing Packages Inclusions, the Private Lodge Buyout With Unlimited Vertical Package also features:

- Total Exclusivity: Enjoy exclusive use of our entire operation, including the lodge and helicopters.

-  Unlimited Vertical, with a Vertical Guarantee of 25,000 metres (82,000 feet)! Guests ski, on average, around 40,000 metres (131,235 feet), depending on the groups' fitness and skiing ability, snow, and weather conditions. Unlimited Vertical means you don't pay extra vertical charges

Small Groups: only 3 groups of 4 people per A-Star B2 helicopter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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