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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.
Price p/p
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.
USD 999
Ability: Intermediate to 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.
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Inclusions
  • Guided heli skiing
  • Light breakfast, lunch on the mountain & apres snacks
  • Use or powder skies & poles or powder board
  • Use of avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche & helicopter safety briefing
Add-ons
  • Extra runs CAD $100
Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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You can request a custom tour for your own private group within the date period shown Custom Booking Period
The number of days for this tour can be customised however must be a minimum as shown below Min Days
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Dec 16 - Apr 08, 2018
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Purcell Heli Skiing Packages

Purcell Heli Skiing can cater to first time heli skiers who are looking for a once in a lifetime adventure or those that are completed addicted to the joy of heli skiing.

Purcell Heli Ski packages include guiding and use of powder skis, ski poles, or snowboard and avalanche safety equipment. And you won’t go hungry with inclusions such as a breakfast snack, a hearty packed lunch, and après ski appetizers.

The 5 run Purcell heli skiing program is a single day package or you can do multiple days (discounts apply), which can be consecutive or non-consecutive.

You can partake as a solo skier/boarder or smaller group by joining their Custom Group Program (mixed group) which offers an amazing experience at a pace that is customized to the group's ability. The group consists of 9 guests and 3 guides, and the group is split according to ability level. The minimum ability level is strong intermediate, and guests need to feel comfortable skiing & boarding amongst trees.

If you have your own group of up to 10, you can book an Exclusive Package (private group) day for you and your group where you have private use of the heli copter plus 2 dedicated guides. With a full group of 10 people the cost per person is a bit cheaper than the mixed group packages!

See rates for these packages here>>

For more information about terrain and the company, see the Purcell Heli Skiing overview

Accommodation Options

The Purcell Heli Skiing packages don't include accommodation however there are some inexpensive options in the town of Golden or if you are planning on skiing at Kicking Horse then staying on-mountain may be an option.

You can view options, check availability & book online here>>

Typical Daily Itinerary


The day commences at 8:15 am at the Purcell day lodge on the outskirts of Golden where a light breakfast, coffee & tea are available.

Before heading out, an avalanche safety briefing is held at the lodge and any rental equipment is adjusted to your requirements.

During the day a picnic lunch is served in the mountains.

You will arrive back at the day lodge somewhere around 3 - 4 pm depending on the speed of your group & number of runs you end up doing.

There will be some light refreshments served at the lodge upon your return.

2017/18 Dates, Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Season Dec 16, 2017 to April 8, 2018

Rates
 Package Name # Runs
Included
Regular Season
Dec 16 - 31 &
Mar 16 - April 8
Peak Season
Feb 1 - Mar 15

Price Based On 
 Custom Packages        
 Mixed group - single days  5  $1,249  $1,399  Per person
 Mixed group - multi-day  5  $1,179  $1,329  Per person
 Exclusive Packages        
 Private - single day  5  $9,900  $10,900  Per group (up to 10)
 Private - multi-day  5  $9,300  $10,200  Per group (up to 10)

Notes about prices:

  • base/invoice currency is Canadian Dollars - convert to your currency here>>
  • prices do not include 5% GST
  • private group packages are for up to 10 guests with 2 guides supplied
  • additional runs can be purchased on the day however minimum numbers of guests are required
Inclusions
  • Guided heli skiing
  • Light breakfast, lunch on the mountain & apres snacks
  • Use or powder skies & poles or powder board
  • Use of avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche & helicopter safety briefing
Optional Extras
  • Extra runs CAD $100
Not Included

Purcell Heliskiing Terms & Conditions

Our goal is to make the reservations process informative and straightforward. We will always take the time to discuss your particular situation and answer your questions. Simply contact us to get started planning your heli-ski experience!

BOOKING
A $500 non-refundable booking deposit per seat, per day, is required to confirm your seat. The remaining balance is due four weeks prior to guest arrival. For reservations made within four weeks of the ski date, full payment is due at the time of booking to confirm your seat. Bookings can be made by telephone or through email. Please contact us for availability requests and further information.

CURRENCY Purcell Heli-Skiing lists, charges and refunds (if applicable) fees in Canadian dollars exclusively. PHS is not responsible for fluctuations in currency exchange rates related to those transactions.

CANCELLATIONS
IF YOU CANCEL
If you have to cancel for any reason, including illness or injury, you will be subject to the following policies: DAILY PACKAGES: For any booking, $500 per seat is non-refundable from the time confirmed. Once within one week (7 days) of guest arrival, package fees are 100% non-refundable in the case of guest cancellation. EXCLUSIVE and MULTI-DAY PACKAGES: For any booking, $500 per seat, per day, is non-refundable from the time confirmed. Once within four weeks of guest arrival, package fees are 100% non-refundable in the case of guest cancellation. These policies will be applied strictly – We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect you from loss should unforeseen circumstances force you to cancel your heli-ski booking. Medical evacuation costs, if required, are the responsibility of the skier/boarder.

IF WE CANCEL
NO FLY DAYS: If poor weather on your heli-ski day prohibits safe flight, we will first attempt to reschedule your reservation to an alternate day in your holiday. If this is not possible, all guests will receive a full refund. Refunds are processed in the same method as original payment.

PARTIALLY SKIED DAYS: Rarely, we are forced to cut the day short due to deteriorating weather conditions or other variables. Partially completed packages are charged according to the following guidelines: By taking off in the helicopter and leaving the base, a minimum charge of $500 plus tax per person will apply. Runs completed (if short of promised package) are charged at $100 plus tax per person per run over and above the $500 flight charge. EXAMPLE: A guest booked on the 5-run package could only complete 2 runs due to weather. The guest will be charged $500 + $100 + $100 plus tax. Guests will receive a refund for the remainder of their fees. Partial refunds are processed in the same method as original payment.

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY / ASSUMPTION OF RISKS Safety is our prime concern. Our guides and pilots do their best to keep their guests from exposure to potential hazards. However, risks associated with heli-skiing cannot be entirely eliminated. Guests must acknowledge this fact and are required to sign a release of liability / acceptance of risks agreement in the morning prior to heli-skiing