Location: The Bella Coola Valley is located approximately 400 kilometers north of Vancouver, British Columbia. 1.5 hour flight from Vancouver.
Mountain Ranges: Coast Mountains
Ski Area: 2.64 million acres or 10,700 sq/km, which translates to 4,300 sq/miles of mind-blowing ski & snowboard terrain. This is 325 times the size of Whistler Blackcomb.
Grouping: up to 3 groups of 4 skiers per heli.
Vertical Skied: about 20,000 vf per day.
Average run length: Many of our runs are 5000 to 6000 vertical feet (1500 to 1800 vertical meters), with the longest yielding 7000 vertical feet (2150 vertical meters).
Average Snowfall: Most years there is a 4 to 5 meter base in the alpine with total snow fall averaging 20 to 30 meters (65 to 100 feet) over the course of the season.
Type of Helicopter:A Star B2
Down Days per Season: 15
Equipment: we have Armada JJ reverse camber skis and ARG fat skis for your convenience.
Guides: All our guides are ACMG or CSG certified and have extensive experience and first aid and mountain rescue skills.
Lodging and Dining Description:
Accommodation is in chalets circling a massive lawn and looking out at the most stunning scenery you are likely to find anywhere. The main
lodge building is used for dining, socializing and includes a games room, guest office, and bar service. A separate spa building compliments the lodge facilities with hot tub, yoga and exercise facilities, and massage rooms.
Top five reasons to choose Bella Coola Heli Sports
- Great Snow And Lots Of It
Bella Coola is blessed with plentiful and reliable snow. Most years there is a 4 to 5 meter
base in the alpine with total snow fall averaging 20 to 30 meters (65 to 100 feet) over the
course of the season. Best of all, it is usually a stable snow pack which means we can ski
more challenging and interesting terrain then at most other heli skiing destinations.
- Focus On Safety
We are a member of Helicat Canada. This means we operate according to the most
comprehensive safety guidelines in the world as regards helicopter skiing. The guidelines
were developed over 45 years of operating experience. In addition, we are very proactive
in furthering safety in all aspects of the skiing experience. For example, all our guests use Snowpulse Floatation backpacks.
- Small and Private Heliski Group:
Small and private heliski groups are integral to our philosophy. This format allows for a
more rewarding and intimate skiing experience. Smaller groups result in more cohesive
ski groups in terms of ability level and means you won’t have to wait for stragglers.
The maximum number of people skiing in our permit area at any one time is 34. Small
helicopters require less space to land which means more terrain choices. We also
subscribe to intimate and private lodge settings for your accommodation.
- Less Travel equals more Skiing and Riding
Bella Coola is simply the easiest destination heliskiing operation to travel to in the world.
Less travel time of course means more time to ski and less time away from home. Bella
Coola is a short one hour five minute flight north of Vancouver, BC, which makes it
possible for our clients to ski and ride both on the arrival and the departure day.
- Huge Terrain
The size of our permit area is unrivaled. It is 2.64 million acres or 10,700 sq/km, which
translates to 4,300 sq/miles of mind-blowing ski & snowboard terrain. This is 325 times
the size of Whistler Blackcomb. In addition, the mountains and terrain in Bella Coola are
unique. They are certainly the most dramatic in British Columbia and include the highest
peak in BC. Expect epic 3000-5000 ft descents, even up to 6000ft at their longest.
Standard Packages Offered:
3 to 7 day vertical package
3 Day, 42,500 vertical included, 4 possible skier days, $ 5180.00 – $5980.00 Canadian
7 Day, 100,000 vertical included, 8 possible skier days, $ 8880.00 – $10,880.00 Canadian
Extra vertical cost: $46.00/1000 vertical feet