Location: The Skeena Salmon Lodge is located just 25 minutes drive from the NW Regional Airport in Terrace, British Columbia. Terrace lays claim to being the most accessible helicopter skiing destination in British Columbia.
Ski Area: 1,500 square kilometers (or) 370,000 acres
Mountain Ranges: White Wilderness Heli Skiing is located on the dryer and colder side of the Coast Mountain range of the North-central coast of British Columbia. Rising from the waters of the world-renowned Skeena River, the mountains here ascend from just above sea level to over 8,000 feet (2,469 meters).
Grouping: Exclusively small groups: B2 A-star helicopters with up to 3 groups of 4 skiers, plus guide(s). Private packages also available.
Vertical Skied: Unlimited vertical. As much as your legs can handle.
Runs: Approximately 70 named runs after our first season of skiing, with more to come!
Potential Runs yet to be named: Lots. First descent run naming rights apply.
Longest Run at WWHS: 1,000 meters / 3,300 feet: “Biggus”. Best peak to creek run? “Better Than”: 800 meters / 2,650 feet of, well – it’s arguably better than.
Highest Peak in the WWHS Tenure: Legate Peak 8,100 meters / 2469 feet
Average Snowfall 20-30 meters / 65-100 feet with up to 6 meters / 20 feet on the ground by March!
Top five reasons to choose White Wilderness
- Unlimited vertical + small groups + small helicopter = BIG Experience.
There is no doubt that small group boutique heli skiing is the quintessential heli ski experience. Just you, your chosen few and a flying Ferrari.
Terrace is the mecca of skiing in Northern BC. And there’s nowhere easier to get to than here. One short flight from Calgary or Vancouver International airports, followed by a casual 25 minute drive and you’re standing on the front steps of our lodge. No car rentals, mountain passes, highway closures or headaches. It’s just that easy to get here!
- All In.
Once you book with us, you’re all in. Unlimited vertical, ski / snowboard rentals, medical and evacuation insurance, massage therapy, wine with dinner service and more. It’s all included in your trip price.
- Dryer & Colder.
We’re on the dryer and colder side of a mountain range that gets a simply huge amount of snowfall. That means that not only do we get lots of great cold powder, but we’re able to fly most days. And with our closest bad weather skiing only 4 minutes flight from the lodge, down-days are few and far between.
We value a safe day in the mountains above all else. Certified, experienced and professional guides and pilots. Cutting edge safety equipment including Mammut flotation packs, Pulse transceivers and personal radios. Safety is our primary concern.
Eurocopter AS350 B2 (A-Star B2) helicopters with up to 4 guests plus guide per group.
Lodge / Accommodations
In stark contrast to the rugged grandeur outside, is the warmth and comfort that you’ll find inside our very own “Skeena Salmon Lodge”. Recently renovated and tastefully appointed, our lodge is stylish and rustically appealing. Cuisine is prepared on-site by our own executive chef and we outsource local, organically grown food whenever possible. There are 2 main custom-built log buildings: one houses our dining room, lounge, bar and retail space. The other is home to our exercise / yoga studio, massage therapy and spa. There is also a Swedish style sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi. Guests lodging consists of small and cozy log cabins, complete with private en suite bathroom and wood stove.
Bring your boots and leave the rest to us! We are proud partners with Elan skis and snowboards. White Wilderness Heli Skiing is ground zero in North America for sneak peaks, testing and R&D for Elan’s impressive lineup of powder skis and snowboards. For over 70 years, Elan has been a pioneer of innovation in the winter sports industry and has produced more award winning developments and technologies than any other in the history of skiing.
All of our guides have been trained to the highest and most rigorous international standards. Each is a member of either the ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) or the IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations). Each guide also holds certifications through the Canadian Avalanche Association and has emergency Wilderness medical training. White Wilderness Heliskiing is an accredited of HeliCat Canada, a national standards association which is dedicated to developing and holding it’s members accountable to the highest operating standards in the industry.
Our guides are here for your safety. They’re here to find you the best possible skiing. They’re here to host you on the first of many trips of a lifetime – in the mountains they love.
What your Package Includes
- 3/4/7 nights food and accommodation
- 3/4/7 full days of skiing / snowboarding
- 3/4/7 nights accommodation
- Lodge transfer from Terrace Regional Airport (return)
- Unlimited vertical w/ a 4,000 metre daily minimum guarantee
- Private helicopter, UIAGM / ACMG certified guides
- Avalanche safety equipment, flotation pack and personal radio
- ELAN powder skis / snowboard
- Medical & evacuation insurance
- Complimentary wine pairings with dinner service
- Massage therapy
NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR MULTI-DAY HELI SKIING PACKAGE
- Flights to Terrace
- Pre-trip cancellation insurance
- Alcohol pre and post dinner service
Prices Per Person (Approx.):
Prices per person (approx.): Starting at $1,984 p/day taxes included for multi-day packages. Private packages also available.