Great Bear Heli-Skiing

Excellent tree skiing and alpine glaciers within a five-minute flight.

Enjoy unparalleled terrain with Great Bear Heli-Skiing, where you’ll share the slopes with just seven other skiers. Most first runs are within a five-minute flight from the lodge, offering excellent tree skiing and expansive alpine glaciers. The unique geography of the Central Coast and Eastern Great Bear Rainforest provides dense, skiable terrain and exceptional tree skiing, even in poor weather. Our location benefits from both Pacific moisture and cooler interior air, ensuring diverse and excellent conditions.

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With a tenure a quarter the size of the Swiss Alps, much of which remains untracked, Great Bear Heli-Skiing offers a unique adventure. First runs are just five minutes from the lodge, featuring diverse terrain from gladed trees to alpine bowls, old-growth forests, and endless glaciers with ocean views.

Among the most accessible heliski lodges in BC, Great Bear ensures everything is taken care of from the moment you arrive in Vancouver. Enjoy a short private charter flight and helicopter transfer, included in the price, directly to the lodge.

The Great Bear team, led by the experienced Blewett family with 35 years in the hospitality industry, brings unmatched attention to detail. Known for their prestigious fishing lodge on the Lower Dean River, their expertise ensures a refined yet relaxed lodge experience.

Truly All-Inclusive

No surprise costs here. Your package includes charter flights and helicopter transfers, single rooms if needed, unlimited skiing, ski and safety equipment, drinks, evacuation insurance, and even a few massages. The price reflects the high value and comprehensive inclusivity of the experience.

Program Details

Location

BC, Canada

Season

January to April

Airport

Bella Coola

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Lodgings & Chalets

Lower Dean River Lodge

Set among giant cedar, fir, and hemlock forests along the banks of the majestic Dean River, our lodge blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings. The main lodge and guest cabins are clad in locally sourced, hand-milled rough-cut cedar.

Inside, the lodge features an open concept post and beam structure, adorned with beautiful driftwood, bright windows, a roaring fireplace, cozy furniture, a spacious kitchen, and a welcoming cocktail bar.

Amenities

  • Outdoor sauna
  • All beverages, including alcoholic drinks
  • Two 60-minute massages from a registered massage therapist
  • Satellite internet service available upon request
  • Open concept post and beam structure
  • Stunning driftwood decor
  • Bright, expansive windows
  • Roaring fireplace
  • Comfortable and cozy furniture
  • Spacious, well-equipped kitchen
  • Welcoming cocktail bar

Accommodation Arrangements

  • Four king bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
  • One bunkroom with four twin beds and an en suite bathroom
  • Guest cabins with cedar, fir, and stone construction
  • Heated bathroom floors
  • Cozy sitting areas facing the river
  • Wool carpets
  • Plush down duvets and soft pillows
  • Cast iron stoves

Lower Dean River Lodge

Set among giant cedar, fir, and hemlock forests along the banks of the majestic Dean River, our lodge blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings. The main lodge and guest cabins are clad in locally sourced, hand-milled rough-cut cedar.

Inside, the lodge features an open concept post and beam structure, adorned with beautiful driftwood, bright windows, a roaring fireplace, cozy furniture, a spacious kitchen, and a welcoming cocktail bar.

Amenities

  • Outdoor sauna
  • All beverages, including alcoholic drinks
  • Two 60-minute massages from a registered massage therapist
  • Satellite internet service available upon request
  • Open concept post and beam structure
  • Stunning driftwood decor
  • Bright, expansive windows
  • Roaring fireplace
  • Comfortable and cozy furniture
  • Spacious, well-equipped kitchen
  • Welcoming cocktail bar

Accommodation Arrangements

  • Four king bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
  • One bunkroom with four twin beds and an en suite bathroom
  • Guest cabins with cedar, fir, and stone construction
  • Heated bathroom floors
  • Cozy sitting areas facing the river
  • Wool carpets
  • Plush down duvets and soft pillows
  • Cast iron stoves

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