Private Heli Skiing Whistler

Heli Skiing in Whistler utilizes more than 200,000 acres of private alpine ski terrain, just 20 minutes north of Whistler, BC, in the town of Pemberton, BC. The Coast Range location is ideal for visitors to Vancouver and Whistler who are looking for the best ski adventure in the sea-to sky corridor, as well as for locals who are looking to further explore the backcountry ski paradise in their own backyard.

Program Details

LOCATION: Whistler, BC
DATES: Dec-Apr (Daily)
DURATION: Day Trip
PRICE: Contact Us

Overview

PRIVATE HELI SKIING WHISTLER EXPERIENCE!

Coast Range offers a variety of options to best suit you, including day trips, private groups, and heli-assisted ski touring. Powder Guides can select the best package to suit your ability, dates, availability, and budget, so you can relax on your holiday and just show up for the snow, knowing you can trust you’ll get the goods.

TERRAIN

Heli skiing Whistler ski terrain ranges in altitude from 4,000 feet to 9,000 feet above sea level, mostly in the alpine, which offers the most consistent accessibility to the best ski and snow conditions. When unable to access the high alpine, there is amazing sub-alpine and tree skiing with ski runs of 1,500 to 2,500 feet in vertical length; often this can be the best powder snow conditions. With 100’s of runs within the 200,000 acres, its fresh track after fresh track. When conditions allow, and all variables are conducive to steeper skiing, you can ski more aggressively if the group is up to the challenge. The primary goal is to find the best powder and ski/board conditions for you and the group.

GROUP CONFIGURATION

Private Heli skiing Whistler skis exclusively in groups of 4 to 5 people, with a maximum of 2 groups per helicopter. With maximum flexibility to fly with fewer people per group, the ski program is easy to manage, which means the highest quality ski experience, and more skiing. While we offer other helicopter configurations within the Powder Guides Program, we strongly support the benefits of the small group programs for our guests.

Quick Stats

Location: Pemberton, BC

Tenure: 200,000 acres

Mountain Range: Coast Mountains

Group Configuration: 1-2 groups of 4-5 guests per helicopter

Vertical: Varies by package

Average Snowfall: Annual average of 10 meters (33 feet) of snow

Itinerary

Heli skiing Whistler, no two days are ever the same. We have the ultimate combination of world class mountain terrain and exclusive small groups to suit each guests’ needs.

Our day begins each morning in Whistler village. Typically we meet in the lower lobby of the Westin Resort & Spa which is next to the Whistler gondola.

  • We meet at 7.30 or 7.45am depending on the location of your accommodations
  • The  Shuttle departs at 8.00am
  • We arrive at the base facility in Pemberton at 8.25am
  • And return to Whistler usually by 4.30pm

Upon arrival at our base facility you will be welcomed by our friendly staff with hot coffee, tea and a light continental breakfast of fresh fruit anddanish. You will be fitted with powder skis (if required), and complete the required paperwork.
Next, we divide into groups of four or five based on skill level or specific request. You will complete a comprehensive safety briefing with your guide which includes a personal transceiver orientation. After mastering the use of your personal transceiver you will be introduced to your pilot who will take you through the helicopter safety orientation. Lift off is approximately 10.00am. Typically we complete 3 runs prior to lunch which is served in the alpine amidst the snow capped mountains and beautiful frozen lakes.  After lunch, you are refueled and ready for more powder turns.

No ski day is complete with out a proper après. Once you’ve finished skiing for the day we’ll return to our heli-base for a few bevies on us, giving you a chance to look through photos and video from the day and chat among powder friends. At approximately 4:00pm we’ll board the shuttle and make our way back to Whistler.

Private Program

Experience the luxury of a completely custom heli-ski or board experience! PrivateHeliskiing packages provide guests the privilege of their own helicopter and pilot for their group.In good weather conditions the range of our helicopters is expanded and we are able to go to remote areas not normally accessible. The helicopter is yours for the day and the group sets its own pace. The 1.5 hours of flight time is yours, and you can allocate it as you wish. If members of the group wish to ski less, they have the option to sit out runs and enjoy a flight to the base of the ski run where the pilot will pick up the skiers and guide.

Our Private package is ideal for groups looking to maximize their vertical and pace of skiing or for a more relaxed environment where your group may want to ski at a more leisurely pace.  At a casual pace a private group will typically achieve 8-10 runs within the 1.5 hours of flying time. If you want a completely tailored heli-ski experience, the Powder Elite Private Package is the right choice!

PRIVATE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Privileged Service
  • Private Certified Mountain Ski Guide
  • Private Transportation From and To Your Accommodations
  • Parties of Up To Four Guests (For Larger Private Groups Please Call Our Office)
  • Powder Skis Included
  • Average 8-10 runs per day
  • 1.5 hours Fly Time Included
  • Additional Fly Time at $350 per 1/10 hour

Cost: Please contact us for pricing.

Space is limited. Ensure availability and avoid disappointment by booking early.

Customized packages can include: air/land transport to and from Vancouver Airport, luxury accommodations, spa services and lift tickets. Requested custom services are provided by a group of Whistler companies renowned for their quality, enjoyment and superior guest care.*As CRH is required to secure additional resources in order to confirm a private heliskiing tour, all privates are non-refundable within 60 days of scheduled ski date. In the event of a weather day, we will try to reschedule, or refund the tour in full if rescheduling is not possible.*All guests are required to sign a general release of liability prior to skiing or boarding with Coast Range Heliskiingwhich can be viewed here.

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Why Book

Coast Range Heli skiing’s blend of location, small group configuration, range of product, and friendly, professional operational staff make it a perfect choice for skiers who want to experience a true BC backcountry ski trip, but would still like to stay in Whistler or Vancouver and take advantage of the resorts benefits as well.

Combine that with the expertise of your Powder Guides team to make sure you get the right package and have your personal guide along for the ride, and you have peace of mind that your trip is in good hands. Powder Guides has a long-standing relationship with Coast Range and their team, and will make arrangements to suit your needs.

If you require any assistance with the rest of your trip, we can help with that too. A hotel in Whistler, transfers from the airport, flights from home? Make it seamless with Powder Guides and Coast Range for a Whistler Heli-ski vacation that will make you come back year after year.