• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    Coast Mountains
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Description

Join us on this 5-day heliskiing trip starting every day from the Ripley Creek Inn, in the Coast Mountains, a location that offers unique heli skiing experiences in some of the wildest terrain in British Columbia!

The Ripley Creek Inn is located in Stewart, a small old mining town next to the border with Alaska. It is located 310 kilometres northwest of the small town of Terrace. The area is amazing, with a terrain that offers epic long runs on open bowls and glaciers as well as some of the most spectacular tree runs in the world.

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. Every day, before starting our heliskiing tour, we  will give you an update on the departure times and on the snow and weather conditions.

We will also train you on the use of the ABS Airbag and the electronic avalanche transceiver, and you will be able to practice some searches. Then you will meet the pilot and get a helicopter safety briefing. Usually the first groups leave the lodge at approximately 09:15 every morning.

If we are not able to fly because of unfavorable conditions, you can visit some interesting historic museums, go fishing on the Portland Canal, or you can either visit any of the three local pubs and mix with some of the locals.

Contact us if you are interested in this 5-day heliskiing program in British Columbia. You’ll enjoy all the confort of the Ripley Creek Inn and some of the most spectacular tree runs in the world!

Price per person

Group of 48300CAD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Heliski drop(s)
A 2.5% GST (tax) is charged to non-residents of Canada and 5% GST is charged to residents./Extra vertical, over and above package guarantee, is charged at CAD $155 per 1,000 vertical metres [CAD $47 per 1,000 vertical feet]./ The price includes: 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

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Accommodation

Ripley Creek Inn

-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.

-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 Cafe. A good selection of beer and wine are available at the Bitter Creek Cafe during dinner. Beverages for apres ski can be purchased at the local liquor store.

More info

-22000 vertical meters guaranteed/ Average: 28950 vertical meters

Prices listed above are per person, based on double occupncy, for a 5-day trip in Low Season.

Other prices-per person:
Low Season 4 days: 6700 CAD / 7 days: 10800 CAD
High Season 4 days: 7300 CAD/ 5 days: 9000 CAD / 7 days: 12400 CAD

-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.

-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.