Purcell Heli-Skiing

Heli-skiing

With over 40 years providing backcountry adventures, Purcell Heli-Skiing is a must for advanced skiers and boarders staying in Alberta who want to add some extra excitement to their ski holiday.
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Powder
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Based out of Golden - a town in the valley close to Kicking Horse - the heli-ski area is a few minutes flight away and covers over 2000 square kilometres in the Purcell Mountains. Owned and operated by one of the grandfathers of heli-skiing itself, Rudi Gertsch, Purcell's guides know the terrain better than anyone else. Purcell is also the closest operator to Banff, making it easy for day trips from Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine and Revelstoke.

Skiing/boarding takes place on alpine glaciers and open slopes, as well as in the trees and gladed areas of the subalpine forest. There are around 200 runs offering every conceivable type of mountain terrain and exposure.

Purcell Heli-Skiing groups by ability in the field, with groups up to nine guests covered by three guides. That means you're more likely to be with similar ability skiers and boarders, getting more out of the day.

"Purcell Heli-Skiing's aim is to offer you a thrilling but comfortable mountain adventure at a relaxed pace and to share their mountain playground with you."

Sample Itinerary

A typical day with Purcell Heli-Skiing.

Born For This: Rudi and Jeff Gertsch of Purcell Heli-Skiing

Duration: 3:19 minutes

Details

Location:

Golden, British Columbia

Vertical:

Approx. 3,000m / 10,000 ft per day

Dates:

December to April

Packages:

5 run single or multi-days and private groups

Terrain:

Over 2,000km2

Over 250 named runs offering every conceivable type of terrain and exposure. Wide-open glaciers, high alpine bowls, gladed subalpine forest, open cutblocks, and trees – that’s some of the variety that you can experience, sometimes all in the same run! 

Extras:

Extra runs $100 CAD plus tax per run payable locally

Powder skis and snowboards (limited) are available if you do not have your own

Our Prices

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

To give you the most choice and best value, we create every holiday from scratch. This means that the quotation you receive is unique, based on your preferred departure dates, group size and holiday preferences.

We save you time and get the most for your money.

We sift through the prices and promotions for every airline, hotel and resort, exploring all options. We don’t publish all our prices online. Instead, we give personal quotations within 24 hours of receiving your request.

How much?

See below for the current prices for Purcell Heli-Skiing. Speak to us for a tailored ski holiday price with your choice of resorts, activities and accommodation

Purcell Heli-Skiing - 1 Day Experience from £1136pp
Includes:
  • 4000m of vertical skiing (6 to 8 runs)
  • Two ACMG/IFMGA qualified guides
  • Safety training and avalanche equipment
  • Powder specific ski/snowboard rentals (excludes boots)
  • Lunch on the mountain
  • Free parking available at Winston Lodge, Kicking Horse Village and storage of personal items during the Heli-experience
Book by: 31 March 2020

Maximum of 6 participants. Subject to availability. 

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