Join us in this heliskiing trip starting every day from Ripley Creek Inn, a location that offers epic heli skiing and heli-boarding experiences in some of the wildest terrain in British Columbia! You can choose between a 4, 5 or 7 days ski tour, according to your time availability.
Ripley Creek Inn is located in Stewart, a small old mining town next to the border with Alaska. The area is fascinating and the terrain has long runs on glaciers and in open bowls as well as some of the most spectacular tree runs in the world. Stewart is 200 miles (310km) northwest of Terrace, BC, at the end of the Portland Canal, opposite Hyder, Alaska.
All rooms in the inn have en-suite bathrooms, queen size beds with down duvets, telephones and TVs. The Bitter Creek Café, where the meals are served, has an historic feel with a bistro style menu. You’re assured of some fine eclectic cuisine and for those who are keen, some sensational seafood. The inn offers accomodation for 25 guests per week.
Check-in at the lodge
When you arrive to the lodge from Terrace, we will have an informal welcome session to introduce you to the crew and go over the daily schedule.
Skiing and Boarding Days
Every day, before starting the skiing, the Lead-Guide will give an update on the weather, snow conditions and the specific departure times for each group.
The first day, your guide will instruct you on the use and care of the electronic avalanche transceiver and ABS Airbag. Everyone has an opportunity to practice several searches. Afterwards, you meet your pilot at the helicopter and review a helicopter safety briefing. The first groups in each helicopter generally depart the lodge daily at approximately 09:15.
Mini water bottles are provided in each helicopter. If you have a personal water bottle or hydration device, we encourage you to bring it. Lots of vertical makes for thirsty skiers and boarders.
Please Note: Skiing/riding on the last day of your tour generally ends at 14:00. We will do our best to ski or ride more if possible.
If the conditions are unfavorable for flying, there are many entertaining activities in Stewart. Go fishing on the Portland Canal, visit historic museums for a history lesson or check-out any or all of the three local watering holes for a chance to meet some of the locals that call Stewart, BC their home.
A buffet breakfast is served daily at 08:00 at the Bitter Creek Cafe located just across the street. Lunch is a relaxed picnic-style affair of homemade soup, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks AND CHOCOLATE. Apres-ski snacks served at the Ripley Creek Inn. Dinner is served at 19:00 at the Bitter Creek Café. A good selection of beer and wine are available at the Bitter Creek Cafe during dinner.
Contact us if you are interested in doing this heliskiing program in British Columbia, right in the border with Alaska. You’ll enjoy all the confort of the Ripley Creek Inn and some of the most spectacular tree runs in the world!
Heli Ski Tours include
– Only 3 groups of 5 guests in a small A-Star B2/B3 helicopter
– Accommodation with en-suite bathroom
– All meals and soft drinks
– All guide services (A.C.M.G. or U.I.A.G.M. certified)
– Powder skis and poles
– Avalanche transceivers and ABS Airbags
– Return ground transfers from Terrace to your lodge
Spots of interest
Skiing spots in Stewart
The terrain has long runs on glaciers and in open bowls as well as some of the most spectacular tree runs in the world.
Ripley Creek Inn
Bitter Creek CafÃ©