Ski & Weather Conditions
Updated 8th November 2013
Small Group Canadian Heli Skiing, Bella Coola, BC
Welcome to Bella Coola Heli Sports. Our mandate has always been, and still is, to create phenomenal heli-skiing programs designed by skiers and snowboarders for fellow skiers and snowboarders. It's all about heli-skiing pristine Canadian powder with your best friends in the most stunning terrain imaginable.
Our location is ideal for heli-skiing in BC. We operate in a transition zone from a wetter pacific climate to a drier interior climate. The result is ample fresh snow that bonds well with the existing snowpack, creating the perfect conditions in which to heliski varied and interesting terrain.
Combine this with our small group format(just 4 guests per group), and our small and private helicopters (the ultimate high speed lifts), we have a level of operational flexibility that guarantees the most rewarding heliski experience possible.
In addition, Bella Coola Heli Sports is arguably the easiest destination heli skiing operation to fly to. Guest can heliski on both Arrival and Departure Days! For example, a 7 night BC Heli-skiing trip allows for 8 possible heliski days, composed of 6 full days and 2 half-days (Arrival and Departure). Less travel of course equals more time to play, and with over 10,700 sq/km (4,300 sq/m) of jaw-dropping terrain, there is a vast area to explore. From scenic fjords, all the way to the highest peak in British Columbia, the permit area is as big as the entire Swiss Alps. The difference? There are no people, no lift lines, and no tracks! This is Canadian heli-skiing at its best!
We offer the coolest variety of heli-skiing programs;
"Vertical" Heli-Skiing – This is the classic Canadian heli-skiing program. 3,4,5,6 or more days of the best heli-skiing on the planet. This program is available at our flagship property, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, as well as at our Big Mountain location for those on a budget.
Experts Only Heli-Skiing – the Steep Skiing Challenge is for EXPERTS ONLY...and we mean experts! This is the gnarliest steep skiing program in Canada! If you are considering heli-skiing Alaska, this is the program for you! Check out the video to see if you are good enough!
Heli-Assist Ski Touring – Ski touring with a little bit of help from the heli! Every day you can ski in a different geographic area. One day it can be by the fjords, the next near the ice cap and the big glaciers, then in the Big Snow Zone or some nice tree runs. We can also engineer traverses of terrain where you end the day in a totally different zone from the start of the day. Stay in the comfort of our lodge. Includes a heli drop each day!
Rod & Ski Club – Bella Coola Heli Sports is located in some of the best salmon and trout fishing rivers in the world. In the spring and early summer, guests can heliski beautiful corn snow (and sometimes powder) in the morning, then after lunch they swap skis for fishing rods and waders in hope of catching a 50lbs spring salmon!
Private Heli-Skiing & Exclusive Lodge Use – Choose Bella Coola’s Pantheon Heli-Skiing base for arguably the most exclusive in the world! Available for private groups of up to just 8 people, the group gets exclusive use of 1.1 million acres of amazing terrain, use of the White Saddle Ranch (a working cattle ranch), 8 private rooms, 2 highly experienced guides, all meals including hors d’oeuvres and exclusive use of an A-Star B2 helicopter. This differs from the majority of “private heliskiing” at other operations as those private groups often still share a lodge with other guests. Bonus: it is possible for our guests to heliski FIRST DESCENTS. This is extremely rare in the Canadian heli-skiing industry. We have 2.64 MILLION acres of terrain, of which Pantheon makes up 1.1 million acres, giving our Private guests 137,500 acres EACH person (that’s like 27 Vails per person)!
Once the snow melts, we encourage our guests to visit us in the summer to experience our genuine West-Coast wilderness and award winning Grizzly Bear Viewing.
Leave your cell phones and busy life at home. Join us for the best heli-skiing experience on the planet, small group heliskiing and boarding in beautiful Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada!!