Bella Coola Steep Skiing Package
Arguably the steepest guest heli-skiing in Canada. If you like to ski or board more challenging terrain, then this is the program for you. Whether it's couloirs, big faces or steep lines, Bella Coola is the ideal place to push your envelope. The terrain is impressive, as showcased in any number of ski movies, and the snowpack is on average more stable then most anywhere else in the world.
The program will start with some regular heli skiing so that your guide can assess everybody's ability level. After all, they want to make sure to challenge you, but don't want to get you in over your head. Weather permitting this will be on the afternoon of your arrival day.
In addition to the opening half day of skiing, the program includes a further five full days of skiing/boarding with an average of 6-7 runs per day. The first runs will be warm ups, and then after lunch the idea is to go ski a couple of proper objectives. These can be couloirs or a big mountain faces. The runs may include some hiking, climbing and rappelling to get into position. Our estimate is that you will ski 15,000 or so vertical feet (5,000 v.m.) per day. In any case, over the course of your week the program we guarantee a minimum of 75,000 vertical feet of skiing regardless of how many runs you do per day.
We are anticipating that one of the days you are in the valley will be a rest or a weather day and that is why we have only included 5 and half days of skiing. To ski the bigger slopes requires flying into the alpine and if the weather is bad this may not be possible. However, if it is blue skies everyday and the group does want to ski and snowboard every day then it is easy to do so. Additional heli-skiing is based on the amount of vertical skied, at a rate of C$50 (plus tax, per person) for every 1,000 foot of vertical skied.
Accommodation is at the Eagle Lodge and all participants get single rooms! For rates, click on the tab below.
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2014 Steep Skiing Challenge Rates and Dates
2014 Dates 7 Nights 75,000 vf 5 Nights 56,000 vf
All dates $11,680 $9,680
** NOTE: All our rates include return airfare between Vancouver International Airport (South Terminal) and Bella Coola. We book these flights on your behalf**
A seven night stay is C$11,680 plus tax. This includes the flight Vancouver to Bella Coola, 7 nights accommodation at either the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge or Eagle Lodge, guide service, helicopter drop off and pick up with six days skiing, 75,000 vertical feet, free use of specialized powder skis and safety equipment including a Snowpulse Airbag backpack.
A five night stay is C$9,680 plus tax. This includes the flight Vancouver to Bella Coola, 5 nights accommodation at either the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge or Eagle Lodge, guide service, helicopter drop off and pick up with four days skiing, 56,000 vertical feet, free use of specialized powder skis and safety equipment including a Snowpulse Airbag backpack.
Extra Heli Skiing: Additional heli-skiing is based on the amount of vertical skied, at a rate of C$50 (plus tax, per person) for every 1,000 foot of vertical skied.
Dates: We strictly limit the number of participants per week and run a very short season for this specialty program. If you are interested, please contact us for more info and to make sure that this program would be suitable for you.
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