Purcell Heli Skiing
With Purcell Heli Skiing near Kicking Horse Ski Resort you can sup on all the Ca-pow that you want! You can feast on a banquet of fresh tracks until you get your fill of powder. Of course it’s sometimes impossible to quell the appetite of a true powder hound. One taste of the deliciousness of heli skiing and riding down that alluring fluffy powder in a pristine backcountry environment, and you may just want to go again and again!!
Purcell Heli Skiing can certainly deliver when it comes to fresh tracks in great snow. The heli skiing tenure is massive and the powder is abundant with approximately 590 inches (15 metres) of snowfall per season
. And when it comes to snow quality, Purcell Heli Skiing also comes through with the goods. The Purcell Mountains are part of the Interior of British Columbia, which is renowned for amazing snow quality; light and dry
This Golden heli skiing is paradise for powder hounds that like to hunt down fresh powder, although you won’t have to actually hunt for it. The powder will be on tap
DAY HELI SKIING NEAR KICKING HORSE
From 5 runs inc powder ski/snowboard rentals
From price based on single day mixed group heli skiing (per person).
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex 5% GST.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
If you are heading to Golden or Kicking Horse or even Banff/Lake Louise next winter you can't go past a day or two out with Purcell Helicopter Skiing. Join a group as a solo or small group or pull together your own private group for an adventure to remember. More
- Guided heli skiing
- Light breakfast, lunch on the mountain & apres snacks
- Use or powder skies & poles or powder board
- Use of avalanche beacon
Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2017
Where is Purcell Heliskiing Canada Located?
Purcell Heli Skiing is located in British Columbia, the home of heli skiing. The day lodge and helipad are situated a few minutes east of the town of Golden off the Trans-Canada Highway 1. The local Kicking Horse ski resort
is only 14km from the town of Golden, so it’s often referred to as Kicking Horse Heli Skiing.
Purcell HS is also very easily accessible as a day trip from Banff
or Lake Louise
being only 79km from Lake Louise and 135km west of Banff.
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Purcell Heliskiing Terrain
The size of the heli skiing tenure is about average for a Canada heliskiing outfit – which is enormous!! With more than 2,000 square kilometres of terrain, there are fresh tracks galore and lots of terrain variety. The type of terrain tackled will be dependent on the weather, avalanche stability and group ability, but the guides can pick from wide-open glaciers, large alpine bowls, the sub-alpine where the trees are very widely spaced, cut-blocks, and tree skiing.
The difficulty of the slopes is akin to blue (intermediate) and black (advanced) runs at a ski resort, with more challenging terrain available subject to avalanche conditions and guest ability.
The vertical drop of the runs is about 750 metres on average, so starting with 5 runs you’d get about 3,750 metres (12,500 feet) of vertical.
More Reasons to Heli Ski with Purcell
Unleash the hounds! Their new and unique Custom Group Program delivers for new and experience heli-skiers alike. Group splitting means a small group atmosphere and guests get to ski/ride at the pace they're ready for - no rushing along or being held back. Great grouping and efficiency within a single day of heli-skiing.
The founder and owner, Rudi Gertsch, was one of the grand-daddies of heli skiing and Purcell has been operating since 1974. Rudi was one of the forefathers of HeliCat Canada, which has been instrumental in establishing the safety standards of Canadian heli skiing to make them the best in the world. Purcell Heli Skiing continues to place a major focus on the safety considerations of heli skiing, and having three guides per group is a bonus.
At the end of what may be one of the best days of your life, you can kick back at the Purcell day lodge for après ski festivities – an awesome venue for telling embellished stories of a great day out! This Golden heli skiing is golden!
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