Tyax Lodge & Heli Skiing

Tyax Lodge & Heli skiing utilizes more than 830,000 acres of varied ski terrain over two mountain ranges in the BC wilderness. North of Whistler, Tyax Lodge provides a perfect location for Canadian heli skiing, combining a remote, wilderness base with easy accessibility from Whistler and/or Vancouver. By combining single group skiing with unlimited vertical (which means that you will never pay anything additional, no matter how much you ski), Tyax Lodge has carved out a creative niche that is unlike any other heli-ski operator worldwide. It is perfect for the skier who wants a multi-day heli-ski adventure with all of the works, big ski days, incredible landscapes, amazing lodging, dining and service, and of course, huge bragging rights.

Tyax Lodge & Heli skiing offers several packages, from the Signature program with 3- to 7-day stays, to an exclusive small group program, to the most luxurious Platinum Private package, in which you really get it all. Powder Guides is here to navigate through your ski wish list to select the Tyax Lodge Heli skiing package that meets the combination of your requirements. We will tailor the trip dependent on companions, budget, availability and level of service to create a truly world-class experience that suits the new or avid heli-skier.


LOCATION: Goldbridge, B.C
DATES: Runs Jan to Apr
DURATION: 3-7 Day Programs
PRICE: Contact Us



Just beyond the world famous resort of Whistler, in the Southern Chilcotin Mountains lies a tenure of nearly untouched and untraveled terrain that offers not only incredible skiing, but a unique, remote ski destination experience.

Starting from the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the drive along the Sea to Sky Corridor is a drive that everyone should have the opportunity to travel. Landscapes of the Pacific Ocean with the towering Tantalus mountains will get your adrenaline pumping in anticipation for the adventure ahead. Passing through the Outdoor Capital of Canada, Squamish, the resort of Whistler, and the small town of Pemberton, 30 km north of Whistler, you will already see the reason that this is one of the most world-renowned destinations for winter sports. And if you don’t want to drive, you can fly from Vancouver and see it all in aerial view.

The TLH team will be waiting in Pemberton to greet you and get you on your way to the lodge. Weather permitting, all guests will enjoy a spectacular 25 minute flight from Pemberton into the lodge, watching the Coastal Mountains cross over into the Chilcotin Mountains. Day 1 is for travel, lodge orientation, paperwork and safety briefings to get you ready to go heli-skiing, first thing the next morning. You can enjoy the outdoor Jacuzzi and Spa, play some pool, have a beverage, get to know the group and enjoy your first meal of many outstanding dishes by the TLH team of chefs.

After a full breakfast and stretch class, the guides will get you together to get out into the mountains. This is the moment. The countdown all comes to that initial sound you hear when the blades of the helicopters start turning for a day of heli-skiing. Focused on finding the best conditions, the guides will take you out to any part of the 830,000 acre tenure and show you what you came for. Lunch is served in the mountains and each day after skiing, après ski is served in the lounge and bar.  Enjoy massage treatments and body work, or some relaxation in the Jacuzzi, infrared sauna, wood sauna, or eucalyptus steam room.

When it all comes to a bittersweet end, you will return to the lodge at lunchtime and prepare for departure.  Air transfers depart from the lodge back to Pemberton, followed by a land transfer to Vancouver, seeing it all again in reverse.

Get the package that suits you and your group, we can help you get the right package.

The Signature Package flies with only 10 people and 2 guides in a helicopter, with only one group. You can join in with other heli-skiers or you can build a group and fill the heli yourself. 4, 5, and 7 day packages ski a half day on the last day with air transfers after a half day, the 3 day package skis 3 full days and leaves by land after skiing.

For a more intimate adventure, there is a Small Group program with only 4 people and 2 guides in a helicopter, with only group. If you can build a group of 4, and you want the more exclusive experience, this is for you.

For the ultimate luxury, inquire about the Private Platinum Package to get your own chalet, your own service team and the highest level of personal care in addition to the incredible single group ski program.

If you don’t want to just pass by Whistler, we can make that happened too. Whistler Combo packages are very popular and for good reason. Completely customizable, we can arrange your full package to get to Vancouver, spend a few days in Whistler and then join the TLH Heliskiing Program.

ALL packages are UNLIMITED VERTICAL so that you have no calculations, no sitting out runs, no budgeting, no thinking about the numbers. Just ski. TLH backs up the Unlimited Vertical program with a VERTICAL GUARANTEE to ensure that you get the most for the least without any risk.  Refunds are available for lack of skiing because of weather or mechanical failure.

Quick Stats


TLH Heli skiing’s massive tenure lies in a transition zone between the Coastal Mountains and the South Chilcotin Mountains, which offers a great balance between plenty of sunshine and precipitation, bringing light, dry snow. Altitudes across the ski area range from 4,000 feet to 10,000 feet with huge Alpine and Glacier skiing, with tree skiing for days when the alpine is variable due to weather. With over 375 mapped runs in the 830,000 acres, the options are seemingly endless. Terrain selection is based on a strategic balance within the group dynamic and ability, the conditions, and the weather, focusing on getting you the highest quality ski experience, with the most vertical possible.


The majority of TLH Heli skiing’s programs ski with 10 guests and 2 guides in a single group, but they also offer a small group program with only 4 guests and 2 guides in a single group. You do not have to wait for another group from the same helicopter to catch up or get out into the field. You are catered to exclusively, giving you an advantage when flying out in the morning, when coming back at the end of the day, during changing weather, and the whole ski day long. The single group means more flexibility, which gives you more skiing and less waiting. We at Powder Guides prefer the small group configuration to the larger groups in all other programs, but with definite exception to the unique offerings of TLH Heli skiing’s Single Group Program. Enquire for more details!

Location: Gold Bridge, BC

Tenure: 830,000 acres

Mountain Range: Coast Mountains / South Chilcotin Mountains

Group Configuration: 1 group of 10 guests per helicopter or 1 group of 4 guests per helicopter

Vertical: UNLIMITED!



Single Group. Unlimited Vertical. Only 1 group of 10 guests with 2 guides in a Bell 212 helicopter. Book for 3, 4, 5 or 7 days and complement your heli-skiing package with a memorable stay at Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa in the BC Wilderness. Share the dining room with other enthusiastic heli-skiers in the evenings to share stories, pics and videos, make new friends and enjoy the atmosphere of an authentic backcountry lodge.

The Signature Heli-skiing Package includes:

One group per helicopter

Unlimited vertical heli-skiing

All return transfers from Vancouver or Whistler (combination of land and air)

Accommodation at Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa

All gourmet meals

Non-alcoholic beverages (excluding specialty drinks)

Professional guiding services (ACMG or UIAGM Guides)

The use of avalanche safety equipment

The use of powder skis and poles

The use of all resort facilities and recreational equipment

Small Group


Single Group. Unlimited Vertical. Only 1 group of 4-6 guests with 2 guides in a Bell 212 helicopter. Book 7 day packages with up to 5 of your friends. Enjoy the same benefits of the Signature program, plus the exclusivity of a small helicopter with just you and your friends. A small group that doesn’t have to share with other small groups. Just you.

The Small Group Package includes:

One group per helicopter

Unlimited vertical heli-skiing in a private 212 helicopter

All return transfers from Vancouver or Whistler (combination of land and air)

Accommodation at Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa

All gourmet meals

Non-alcoholic beverages (excluding specialty drinks)

Professional guiding services (ACMG or UIAGM Guides)

The use of avalanche safety equipment

The use of powder skis and poles

The use of all resort facilities and recreational equipment.

Private Platinum


This is the big ticket. A truly unique experience that is customizable and catered to your preferences. Indulge in the attention of a private team, personally taking care of you and your group for 7 days in your own private chalet adjacent to the main lodge. You will have your own private chef, with a menu prepared for you as per your requests, with a concierge allocated only to your group to ensure that the team is prepared to deliver over your stay. A private massage therapist will be on site for bodywork treatments after a big ski day. Choose to ski with 10 guests and 2 guides in a Bell 212 helicopter or 4 guests and 2 guides in a Bell 407 helicopter. Contact Us for more details on platinum package possibilities.

Your Private Platinum Heli-skiing Package includes:

Private helicopter

Unlimited Vertical heli-skiing

Return transfers to TLH from Vancouver by helicopter

Private accommodations in our luxurious Private Chalet

Pre and Post accommodations in Vancouver (one night each)

Professional Guiding Services (ACMG or UIAGM Guides)

Avalanche safety equipment including ABS backpack, shovel, probe and Pieps transceivers

Use of our powder skis and poles

All gourmet meals prepared by private chef

Private concierge and private massage therapist

Additional customization available upon request

Resort & Spa


A 29 room, modernized log lodge, sitting at the edge of your heli-ski playground, Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa is a perfect balance of contemporary convenience with authentic wilderness ambience.

Culinary experiences take place in a 30-foot ceiling, lakeview dining room with a massive river rock fire place, adjacent to a full lounge and bar, a perfect place for unwinding, eating, drinking, laughing, and reliving. Flat screen TV’s, a pool table, darts, ping pong and foosball add to the options.

Or you can head straight down to the twenty-person outdoor hot tub, relax in the eucalyptus steam room, infrared sauna or wood sauna. The glass front yoga studio is a perfect place to stretch and let your legs recoup for the next day while still enjoying the spectacular setting. The Spa at Tyax offers bodywork treatments delivered by highly trained massage therapists, brought in to meet the needs of the heli-skiing guest.

Tyax also offers a comfortable den, a full service ski shop with a ski technician, and a gift shop, featuring branded gear, essential ski gear, and souvenirs to bring home.

Eventually the day has to come to an end to get to the next day’s adventure, and the guest rooms at Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa are specifically designed for that oasis to escape to. You can rest in the soaker tub, or just fade off to sleep in the comfortable beds, featuring 2 queens or 1 king bed.

Complimentary WIFI is provided though there may be limited connectivity. There is no cell phone service.


TLH Heli skiing offers a refined culinary service, with a focus on locally sourced and inspired dishes. Each season, TLH further refines their food program to best serve you.

Breakfast blends power foods with traditional favorites, buffest style, to give you the energy that you need to ski hard all day. Snacks are provided all day every day. Every time you get back to the helicopter, you will have another chance for snack packs, water and electrolytes. Lunch is served in the mountains; the TLH guides and pilots get you the goods all day, but they also get you the goods at lunch. With your ski terrain all around you, the scenery creates the perfect picnic for you to enjoy wraps and sandwiches, soup, hot tea, snacks, chocolate, and even hand-made espresso. Apres treats are varied to please your palettes, ready when you walk in the door from the helicopter. The staff will be ready and waiting with a variety of Apres favorites and post-ski drinks.

Dinner is a 3-course dinner, hosted in the 30 foot ceiling dining room, an atmosphere created for perfection with incredible food by the fireplace, under low light with candles and fine wine. Delicate dishes are served a la carte with an emphasis on aesthetic presentation and mouth-watering flavours that allow you to really savour the entire meal, course by course.


Why Book

Tyax Lodge & Heli skiing’s location, accessibility, range of product, combination of unlimited vertical with single group skiing and remote, high-end lodging, make it a perfect choice for skiers who want to experience a full wilderness skiing holiday. The combination of contemporary log lodge, full spa, fine dining, comfortable guest rooms, with a great all-around heli skiing experience make it a kind of all-inclusive of heli skiing without the free booze.

Let your Powder Guides team coordinate your needs to make sure you get the right package and have your personal guide along for the ride when you experience the Canadian heli-ski adventure. Powder Guides works with TLH Heli skiing every season and have the relationships to match you with the program and group that work best for you.

If you require any assistance with the rest of your trip, we can help with that too. You could combine a multi-day stay at Tyax Lodge Heli Skiing with a multi-day stay in Whistler. Or maybe you want to check out Vancouver for a few days, or you just don’t want to deal with your flights. Don’t. Powder Guides will do it for you. Combine Tyax Lodge and Powder Guides and let the sense of simplicity start your countdown to ski season.