Heli-skiing in Whistler for 30 years now

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 30, 2010 7:18 pm

Whistler Heli-Skiing kicks off its 30th season on December 4 bringing guests the thrill of a lifetime for yet another winter.

“Entering our 30th season is a momentous occasion and we’re marking it with some very exciting new offerings,” says Mike Sedan, General Manager of Whistler Heli-Skiing. “With our experienced guides, 432,000 acres of terrain, and the opportunity to ski 10 000 to 15 000 vertical feet in a day, our guests are guaranteed fantastic powder turns even in the early season.”

Along with an experienced heli-ski guide, skiers and riders who are an intermediate level or above can experience the thrill of flying in a helicopter, and the exhilaration of shredding untracked powder. You don’t have to be a professional freeskier to try the adrenaline-packed adventure. Whistler Heli-Skiing offers a variety of packages for ability levels ranging from intermediate to expert. No powder experience is necessary. Professional photo and video services are also available so guests can capture their epic day forever.

There are a number of new and exciting additions to the Whistler Heli-Skiing experience this year. Guests will be able take a break in an incredible setting and enjoy lunch supplied by one of Whistler’s most elegant restaurants, The Bearfoot Bistro. The menu includes a selection of hot teas, gourmet soups, delicious sandwiches and some tasty treats to keep skiers and riders fuelled for a full-day of adventure.

When the day is done, guests are invited for après at the Cinnamon Bear Bar in the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa, where they will be joined by their guide, photographer and pilot to view their photos and video and relive their awesome day in the mountains.

Back by popular demand this season will be Whistler Heli-Skiing’s Powder Hut Ski and Snowboard Rental Shop. Located at the Whistler Golf Course Driving Range, the Powder Hut will be open daily between 4pm-7pm so guests can pick up rentals the day prior.

British Columbia’s vast wilderness and abundance of powder is home to 90 per cent of the world’s heli-skiing. The Whistler area offers the cream-of-the-crop terrain and the powder options are endless. Whistler Heli-Skiing’s regular drop spots include 173 glaciers and 475 runs.