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Heli-Skiing in the Canadian Rockies

With limited travel options this year, many Albertans are itching for adventure and looking for holiday opportunities close to home. Luckily, here in Alberta we have the beauty of the Rocky Mountains within driving distance.
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For skiers looking to get more out of this winter season, heli-skiing in the Rockies is the ultimate winter trip.

Worth the Ride

Heli-skiing brings you into the heart of the Rocky Mountains and gets you access to miles of fresh powder. There are no chairlift or T-bar lines to slow skiers down up in the Rockies. Not only will skiers beat the lines, but they will also get the chance to ski some of the best conditions in the world. The Rocky Mountains are home to some of the most pristine skiing conditions and when skiers arrive at the top and look down at miles of untouched powder, the magic of the heli-skiing begins to set in.

The Ultimate Skiing Adventure Close to Home

Albertan heli-skiing companies commonly operate outside major cities including Calgary. It is common for heli-skiing operators to arrange for transportation in urban hubs including Banff and Lake Louise. Skiiers can expect to cross provincial lines and hop over to British Columbia to access the best powder the Rockies have to offer; a number of trips take thrill seekers to Panorama Resort and Golden. BC. Depending on the company and location you choose, heli-skiing can take you a few hours from a major city or bring you out into the wild for a thrilling adventure.

Luxury Options

While heli-skiing may take skiers out into the wilderness of the Rockies, there is plenty of relaxation and pampering to be had! Some heli-skiing operators offer clients luxury accommodations after a day out on the slopes. Gourmet cuisine, spa treatments, deluxe mountain lodging – the whole package.

Getting Down to Cost

A lot goes in to planning and supplying a heli-skiing tour, so it should come as no surprise that this is one activity that will come with a cost. An adult skier is looking at over $1,000 per day for a trip out to the Rockies. Small, private tours will come at a higher cost and those looking to cut down on their budget should look into group trips. Of course, it is important to consider what comes with the price tag. Higher priced heli-skiing tours could include accommodation, food and beverages (non-alcoholic), transportation, safety orientation, equipment, and qualified heli-skiing guides.

Pick the Right Trip

There are various heli-skiing tours available for skiers looking to get out into the Rockies this season. Before choosing a trip, it is a good idea to do some research and also plan a thorough budget. If travelling in a group, be sure everyone is confident and skilled enough for the trip!

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