The evolution of heli-skiing continues. Smaller operators are offering alternatives to Canadian Mountain Holidays and Wiegele Heli-Skiing. This series will give a brief summary of the operators in the Coast Range of British Columbia Canada.
The Coast Range of British Columbia is home to some of the heliski industry innovators: Bella Coola Heliskiing, Northern Escape Heliskiing, TLH Heliskiing, Last Frontier Heliskiing and Skeena Heliskiing. Coastal weather patterns provide copious amounts of powder, and travel is usually MUCH easier than the more famous operators to the East. How do they compete with the big boys and deal with the huge amounts of snowfall?
Glad you asked.
Each of these BC Coast Range heli-ski destination operators have a strategy, or two, to differentiate their offerings. Today, we take a closer look at Skeena Heliskiing.
Skeena Heliskiing is a boutique operator, with one of my favorite lodges, catering to fast, fit skiers (read Europeans). Jake is a tremendous host, even to an American like me. But Skeena books up well in advance. Think 2014. Jake skies in just two groups of 5, so they really turn the laps!
Skeena boasts one of the best heliskiing lodges in the business. It is a prototypical BC log lodge. The dining/living space has an amazing cathedral ceiling. Each guest has a huge bedroom. Great place, better skiing.
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