Purcell Heli-Skiing

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 - after 36 years in the business they know what they are doing.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada
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 - after 36 years in the business they know what they are doing.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada

We recommend a day's heli-skiing as part of your Kicking Horse holiday. It is also possible to add a days heli-skiing if you are staying in Banff or Lake Louise. A day heli-skiing in British Columbia at its best.

Location: Based out of Golden – the town in the valley close to Kicking Horse. The heli-ski area is a few minutes flight away and covers over 2000 square kms - west of Golden and North of the Bugaboos - in the Purcell Mountains.
Terrain: 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.
Annual snowfall: Up to 1500 cm snowfall normally expected / approx 3 metre snowpack.
Temperatures: -5C to -20C is the general winter range.
Season dates: December to May.
Getting there: The heli-plex is located in Golden - so access is very easy - either drive or take a taxi. Transport also available from Canmore, Banff, & Lake Louise.
Operating since: Over 36 years of experience.
Helicopters: The main program operates with a Bell 212 medium helicopter that will carry 11 guests and 1 guide. For private groups, they also use smaller helicopters such as the A-Star (4 guests + 1 guide) and the Bell 407 (5 guests + 1 guide).
Packages: 3 or 5 run days or multi day trips and private groups. New for 2010 - heli-assisted touring - please ask for details.
Vertical: Approx 3,000 m/10,000 feet per day.
Extras: Extra runs $85 plus tax per run payable locally. Powder ski rental $40 plus tax per day payable locally.
Prices: 3 run package from £439 per person
Includes 3 runs of helicopter skiing/boarding, deep powder lesson and guiding by highly qualified guides and packed lunch.
5 run package from £525 per person
Includes 5 runs of helicopter skiing/boarding, deep powder lessons and guiding by highly qualified guides and packed lunch.
Subject to exchange rate.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.