Location: Echo Bay Lodge 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. Closest airport is Kelowna, British Columbia, a short 2.5 hours away.
Ski Area: 1570 sq kilometers or more than 345,000 acres of skiable terrain.
Mountain Ranges: Eagle Pass Helicopter Skiing lies in the heart of the best helicopter skiing in Canada–the Monashee Mountains!
Grouping: Small Group Heliskiing – Heliskiing via B2 A-Star helicopter, in 3 groups of 4 skiers.
Vertical Skied: Unlimited Vertical. You can’t ask for more!
Runs: Currently we have 246 Named Runs.
Potential runs yet to be named: 2000+
Longest Run at EPH: 5800 Feet, Longer than Whistler top to bottom!
Highest Peak in EPH tenure: Hallam Peak 3,205 m (10,515 ft).
Average Snowfall: Varies between 14 – 18 meters, with an average snow base of 5-7 meters throughout the winter.
Top five reasons to choose Eagle Pass
- Unlimited Vertical
We just want to take you Heliskiing for the day! We kept is simple. Only requirement is that your legs are tired by the end of the day!
- Small Group Heliskiing
Not only does Small group heli skiing enhances safety considerations, it also has other pros such as better grouping by ability, and more flexibility to access interesting and tight terrain such as chutes and gullies. Just yourself, three friends, and your guide in each group!
- We go Heliskiing each day
JWe are very pleased to record just 2-3 down days each season. This means we are out skiing 97 to 98% of the time! The reason why we can go ski each day: lodge proximity to terrain, famous Monashee Mountains tree skiing, and manageable small group sizes!
Eagle Pass Heliskiing surpasses all industry safety standards. To manage and minimize any such risks each Guest is equipped with avalanche safety and rescue equipment (Tracker beacon, BCA float airbag, probe, shovel, and personal radio) and attend two comprehensive safety briefings before going Heliskiing. Eagle Pass shares in and understands the thrill of adventure, discovery, and riding challenging terrain. We only follow one important rule: Everyone comes home safely at the end of the day.
Our 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, we get near-coastal amounts of snow with cooler interior temperatures resulting in the incredibly deep dry powder that Heliskiers return for. This high quality snow, coupled with perfectly spaced trees, open bowls and glaciers of the Monashees, result in what many experienced Heliskiers consider being the most exciting deep powder helicopter skiing in the world. Just ask anyone who has been here, watch a ski film, or read a magazine. The Monashees are truly in a class all their own.
Echo bay Lodge and Sparkling Hill are serviced by a B2 Eurocopter A-Star, the “Ferrari of Helicopters”
Lodge / Accommodations
Echo Bay 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.
Echo Bay 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 view’s 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 is the perfect location for a large jetted hot tub deck.
We make it easy to travel!
Eagle Pass Heliskiing, proudly sponsored by Lib Tech Skis and Snowboards and Trapper Snowboards, includes rental of powder skis/snowboards to all guests at no charge. This way, it is easy to travel, plus you get the chance to try out your new favorite powder skis.
*Guests must bring their own ski boots.
Eagle Pass Heliskiing surpasses all industry safety standards. Avoidance and proper terrain selection are important tools; however as in all ski/board activities in the mountains there is some level of associated risk. To manage and minimize any such risks each Guest is equipped with avalanche safety and rescue equipment (Tracker beacon, BCA float airbag, probe, shovel, and personal radio) and professionally trained on what to do in the unlikely event of an avalanche occurrence or any emergency type scenario. An in-depth Helicopter safety briefing is done on the morning of the first ski day with your guide and pilot.
There is a constant helicopter satellite tracking system in place that links back to the base.
Guides at Eagle Pass are fun and devoted mountain professionals. All Guides are certified members of their respected Associations; ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides), CSGA (Canadian Ski Guides Association), CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association). In-house training such as on-mountain rescue and first aid courses occur throughout the year.
Eagle Pass shares in and understands the thrill of adventure, discovery, and riding challenging terrain. We only follow one important rule: Everyone comes home safely at the end of our day.
Your multi-day Echo Bay Lodge Heliskiing package includes:
- Small Group Heliskiing – Heliskiing via B2 A-Star helicopter, in 3 groups of 4 skiers.
- Unlimited Vertical – 3000 meter Vertical Guarantee
- Professionally certified ski guides with extensive Heliski experience and local knowledge
- Shared accommodation, meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Helicopter safety, and avalanche training.
- Tracker 2 Digital Beacon, BCA shovel, float airbag, radio and probe
- Specially selected powder skis and poles or snowboards to maximize your ski experience.
Not included in your multi-day lodge package:
- Insurance (Optional)
Prices Per Person (Approx.): Starting at $1200 p/day for Day Ski Packages. Multi-day packages with Lodging and Meals also available.