Heli-accessed ski touring day in British Columbia, Canada

Go on an exciting heli-accessed ski touring day in British Columbia, around Nelson and Kaslo BC. Join IFMGA-certified mountain guide, David, for a fulfilling experience – Open to skiers with an Intermediate to Advanced ski touring level.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Planning your skiing trip to British Columbia this winter? Join me for a heliskiing day in the Kootenays area, away from the crowded ski resorts. For this exciting day, we will fly to remote areas in the backcountry and enjoy unique powder conditions, diverse terrain and deep snow.

    On this program, we will visit exclusive areas around Nelson and Kaslo BC. This area offers a great variety and number of options. My focus will always be to help you maximize your day and skiing experience.

    First of all, I will meet you on the evening before to go over your equipment. Next day, we will typically begin 7.30am and transfer to the selected heli area, usually not more than an hour away. After that, we have a brief heli briefing and fly into the backcountry. On this program, we will go on at least 4 descents, plus 3 intense skiing ascents (5,000 ft. / 1,500 m.).

    To join me on this tour, you will need to have an Intermediate to Advanced ski touring level. You will also need previous backcountry skiing experience.

    Finally, all helicopter charges will be split up among the group members (see details below); and all group safety equipment is included.

    Interested in this Heliskiing day tour in British Columbia, Canada? Request your booking! If you are interested in other skiing activities in this area, have a look at other programs I guide like this Backcountry skiing day tours around Nelson, British Columbia, or this Lake Louis ski touring day tours, Rocky Mountains.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    525 CAD

    Group of 2
    295 CAD

    Group of 3
    218 CAD

    Group of 4
    180 CAD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     The helicopter costs will be divided among the skies. These vary betwen CAD$1200, and CAD$2400, depending on helicopter size, and if the service is drop only or return pick up. The price does not include: lunch, snacks, GST tax (5%), personal equipment (ski touring boots, skis, skins or snowboard), personal avalanche safety equipment (SMG rentals are available), transportation to the touring site, additional helicopter costs if the number of skiers changes, insurance, cancellation fee.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    About the Guide


    I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.

    The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.

    The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!



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