Welcome to Snowscape’s Heliski Canada page: Get away from it all and experience the ultimate skiing or snowboarding dream in Canada’s big mountain backcountry!
We have teamed up with Klondike Heliskiing to offer the best heliskiing and heli-boarding in British Columbia combining Austrian expertise and hospitality with Canadian comfort.
This is not just for experts. Fat powder and big mountain skis have revolutionised off-piste accessibility and Heliskiing is suitable for strong intermediates upwards.
The former gold-mining, lakeside town of Atlin in the far north of British Columbia is home to Kondike Heliskiing whose exclusive permit covers a huge 5,000 square kilometres (No less than 175 times the area of Whistler-Blackcomb) and offers everything from steep glaciers and tight couloirs to first class tree skiing.
More than 500 varied descents are on offer with up to 2000 metres vertical per descent and, with a maximum total of 30 guests per week, you are guaranteed fresh tracks in this vast area. Skiing is between 300 and 2300 metres so only the scenery and skiing will leave you breathless.
The area is well known for its comfortable, dry, cold climate and excellent snowfall (annual average over 500 inches). Furthermore, with three distinct weather sub-zones, the team at Klondike Heliski cherry pick the best terrain for any given weather situation ensuring minimum down days and maximum skiing.
Under the expert and watchful eye of Austrian Leo Steiner, Klondike Heliski has been operating in Atlin, Canada since 1994. Small groups, efficient helicopter logistics and a personal service sets Klondike Heliskiing apart from the competition.
Klondike Heliski is the only Canadian Heliski operator to make use of a fixed wing aircraft to ‘bus’ you around their huge area. The agile 7-seater A-STAR and Bell 407 helicopters do the rest with a maximum of 5 guests to one guide and the whole operation is run to ensure no waiting time for your next lift.
Safety is of paramount importance. You will be equipped with avalanche transceivers and all guests ski with the ABS Avalanche Rucksack.
The Heliski guides (mostly Austrian) are certified to the highest international standards including snowpack analysis and Klondike Heliskiing have developed a comprehensive snow and safety management system. With daily snow and weather analysis, you can rest assured of the best daily conditions available.
Helicopters undergo a daily safety check and Klondike Heliskiing ensures that the highest safety standards in the industry are met.
Prices start from CND$7,420 (early bird discounts apply) for one week (7 days skiing instead of the usual 6) which is significantly less than some other operators.
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During the peak of the Gold Rush around 10,000 adventurers lived in Atlin. Now, with around 400 inhabitants, it’s hard to imagine the Gold Rush atmosphere but a walk through the village streets still gives a glimpse of the past.
There are two adjacent accommodation options located on Lake Atlin with superb views of the nearby mountains. Choose between the newly renovated 3* Atlin Lake Resort or the Kirkwood log cabin cottages.
The 3* Atlin Lake Resort offers up to 20 rooms, all ensuite with TV, telephone, coffee maker and your choice of double or two single beds. The hjotel has free WiFi and features the Gold Rush bar and second floor dining room with views over the lake.
The cosy log cabins are furnished with 2 separate bedrooms, a bathroom, a common room with kitchenette and refrigerator and TV.
Meals are plentiful and of high quality including an extensive breakfast, packed lunch with hot drinks and excellent three-course dinner. Sauna, whirlpool and massage facilities are available.
Transfers from Whitehorse (Yukon) are included either on Friday evening or Saturday morning. Safety briefings take place Saturday morning and you can expect your first helicopter lift around noon. Return transfers will be early on the following Saturday to connect with your flight from Whitehorse.
There are daily flights from Vancouver and Calgary to Whitehorse and we will be pleased to advise on prices and availability – please contact us.
To book, please contact our office for availability and prices. A deposit of CND$1000 is required to secure your reservation with the balance due 10 weeks prior to travel. The booking terms and conditions of Klondike Heliskiing will apply.
We have first hand experience of Heliskiing in Atlin. For any further information, you can:
email us at email@example.com
Call our UK office on 08453 70 85 70 or +44 (0)1905 731269.
Visit the Klondike Heliskiing homepage