Northern Escape Elite Package4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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SEMI-PRIVATE GROUP HELISKIING
Groups of 4-8 | 4, 5 & 7 Day Packages
From price based on 4-night ELITE package, double/single-share room with en suite (based on group of 8).
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
From price based on 4-night ELITE package, double/single-share room with en suite (based on group of 8).
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 6,611
Must book & pay deposit by promotion cut-off date to qualify for any promotional discounts offered.
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The semi-private ELITE package is offered in 4, 5 or 7 night increments (5, 6 & 8 days) for groups of 8 to 10 skiers/boarders and the option to upgrade to unlimited vertical. Double/single room accommodation is provided in a boutique lodge plus spectacular chef cooked cuisine for all meals.
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Inclusions
  • Boutique heli skiing & cat ski backup
  • Deluxe semi-private lodge accommodation with private en suites
  • All meals & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Use of avalanche safety gear inc airbag backpack
  • Use of powder skis / poles or snowboard.....
Add-ons
  • Unlimited vertical upgrade
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) - $enquire
Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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These dates are for fixed date tours. Most fixed date tours are for mixed groups i.e. you can join a group as a solo, couple or small group Fixed Date(s)
These tours have a set number of days as shown below Days
Price
We try to keep the availability as accurate as possible however things can change regularly. The following statuses roughly equate to:
  • Available = 5 or more spots
  • Filling = 3 – 5 spots
  • Almost Full = 2 or less spots

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Availability
Jan 04 - Jan 11, 2019
8
USD 9,651
Sold Out
Jan 04 - Jan 09, 2019
6
USD 7,599
Sold Out
Jan 09 - Jan 13, 2019
5
USD 6,611
Sold Out
Jan 11 - Jan 18, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Available
Jan 13 - Jan 18, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Available
Jan 18 - Jan 23, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Available
Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Available
Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2019
5
USD 6,611
Filling
Jan 25 - Feb 01, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Filling
Jan 27 - Feb 01, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Filling
Feb 01 - Feb 08, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Filling
Feb 01 - Feb 06, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Filling
Feb 06 - Feb 10, 2019
5
USD 6,611
Filling
Feb 08 - Feb 15, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Filling
Feb 10 - Feb 15, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Filling
Feb 15 - Feb 22, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Almost Full
Feb 15 - Feb 20, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Almost Full
Feb 20 - Feb 24, 2019
5
USD 6,611
Filling
Feb 22 - Mar 01, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Sold Out
Feb 24 - Mar 01, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Sold Out
Mar 01 - Mar 08, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Sold Out
Mar 01 - Mar 06, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Sold Out
Mar 06 - Mar 10, 2019
5
USD 6,611
Almost Full
Mar 08 - Mar 15, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Sold Out
Mar 10 - Mar 15, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Sold Out
Mar 15 - Mar 22, 2019
8
USD 9,651
Sold Out
Mar 15 - Mar 20, 2019
6
USD 7,599
Sold Out
Mar 20 - Mar 24, 2019
5
USD 6,383
Sold Out
Mar 22 - Mar 29, 2019
8
USD 9,651
Sold Out
Mar 24 - Mar 29, 2019
6
USD 7,599
Sold Out
Mar 29 - Apr 05, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Sold Out
Mar 29 - Apr 03, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Sold Out
Apr 03 - Apr 07, 2019
5
USD 6,611
Sold Out
Apr 05 - Apr 12, 2019
8
USD 10,335
Sold Out
Apr 07 - Apr 12, 2019
6
USD 8,055
Sold Out
Future rates & dates are currently not yet available for this operator. Click here to enquire.
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 29 - Apr 10, 2020
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Northern Escape Elite Package

Highlights of the Elite Package of Northern Escape Heli Skiing:

  • 2 groups of 4 guests have exclusive use of a helicopter
  • maximum of 10 guests stay at the Pioneer Lodge
  • option of either unlimited heli skiing vertical or set vertical & then pay for more as you go
  • snowcat skiing backup

If you have a group of 4/5 or 8/10 and you want to have your own exclusive helicopter each day whilst staying in a lodge for only 8-10 guests, this could be the ideal package for you and your group! Solo travellers or smaller groups can also join these packages subject to availability.

The Elite package can be taken in 4, 5 or 7 night increments and includes all meals and non-alcoholic beverages.

Elite guests fly in a powerful helicopter which services 2 groups of 4 (or 5 depending on weights) with 2 guides dedicated to your safety & making sure you get the goods. This package can be upgraded to include unlimited vertical if you want to all the powder you can eat.

One of the huge advantages at Northern Escape Heliskiing is the snowcat backup; if a storm rolls in you will get the opportunity to ride deep fresh powder up to your eyeballs in the trees...not a bad downside!

The use of all avalanche safety gear including airbags plus powder skis is included.


All meals are included and are prepared by professional "Red Seal" certified chefs. Non-alcoholic drinks are also included and alcoholic drinks can be purchased from the bar.

The package also includes transfers to and from the Terrace airport to the lodge. See the Northern Escape Heliskiing overview for more information on the location.


Pioneer Lodge near Terrace...

...enjoy a soak in the hot tub..

...plenty of powder.

Ability, Fitness & AgeYou should be a strong intermediate skier or boarder (off-piste) and above and have a good level of fitness. You must be 19 years or older or be accompanied by an adult but the minimum age is 14.

Here's a short video teaser on what you can expect on a Northern Escape Elite Package....

 

Lodging

Pioneer Lodge near Terrace, British Columbia, is home to the Elite Heli Skiing package. Set back on the mountainside above the mighty Skeena River, Pioneer Lodge offers an intimate semi-private atmosphere for eight guests.


An intimate dining setting...

...the food is amazing..

...fantastic desserts.

After an incredible day helicopter skiing or boarding in the magnificent mountains of British Columbia, Canada, relax and enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine in front of the hearth fireplace. Share stories of the day heli skiing with your friends or family, taking in the tantalizing aroma of a five-star dining experience, prepared by the Red Seal chef, that will satisfy the most discerning of palates. The Pioneer Lodge is perfect for small groups or families.


Pioneer Lodge near Terrace...

...cozy, comfy twin/double rooms..

...lovely communal areas

After a full day heli skiing, rejuvenate body and mind with a soak in the outdoor hot tub, or pre-book a massage treatment to work out the kinks. Relax at days end in large newly built, double guest rooms, or upgrade to single room accommodations, featuring private log cabins, as availability allows.

Remote lodging offers guests the opportunity to unplug and enjoy the serenity of Canada’s Skeena mountain range during your heli ski vacation. However, should you require it, the lodge is connected with wireless internet and cell phone reception. Regardless, the choice is yours!

Pioneer Lodge in Terrace BC is conveniently located 15 minutes west of town, just 20 minutes from the Terrace Airport, and about 1km from the Yellow Cedar Lodge.


Double/twin room...

...apres in the lounge..

...large room type.

Typical Itinerary

Day of arrival
Arrive at approximately 19:30 at Terrace Airport. A NEH representative will meet you at the airport and will accompany you to Pioneer Lodge. Upon arrival at the lodge you will check into your private lodge and meet for an informal orientation. A light meal is followed by an introduction to the skiing program and schedule.


Option of set or unlimited vertical...

...terrain galore..

...you won't want to go home.

Days in between
  • start the day with an optional stretching class
  • 7:30 am breakfast & guides daily announcement
  • 8:30 - 9:00 am helicopter departs
  • 12:00 lunch in the mountains
  • 15:30 to 17:00 return to lodge (weather & group dependent)
  • 17:00 apres snacks in the lounge and/or enjoy a hot tub
  • 19:00 dinner.

*The first morning includes safety briefings and signing of waivers.
At any stage if you want to visit the Yellow Cedar Lodge (e.g. to buy NEH souvenirs from the gift shop) a staff member can drive you there.


Pioneer Lodge near Terrace...

...cozy, comfy twin/double rooms..

...your chariot awaits

Last day

You will have a full day of heli skiing, returning by 17:00 where a full 3 course dinner will be served before you will be taken to the airport. Your flight will arrive back in Vancouver about 22:00 that evening, so a night in Vancouver may be required if you are travelling beyond.

Here are some options if you need to stay in a Vancouver Airport hotel or Vancouver city hotel. The Hotel Fairmont Vancouver Airport is a 5 star hotel that offers the ultimate in convenience because it’s located inside the airport.

2019 Rates & Inclusions

Rates
 Elite Packages (Cost per person in CAD ex taxes)
 Days
 Operating Regular
High
(a) Vertical (m/ft)
+ Unlimited  (b) Vertical (m/ft)
7
 Fri-Fri $12,699
$13,599
30,300/100,000
 +$2,399 44,000/144,000
5
 Various $9,999
$10,599
21,800/72,000
+$1,749 31,500/103,000
4
 Mon-Fri $8,399
$8,699
17,425/57,500
+$1,399 25,150/82,000

High season = Jan 12 to Mar 15
Regular Season = Jan 4 - 11, Mar 15-

Notes about rates:
  • Unlimited vertical must be paid in advance
  • Invoice currency is Canadian Dollars
  • Prices are exclusive of applicable taxes
  • (a) vertical guaranteed for standard Elite package
  • (b) vertical guaranteed for UNLIMITED Elite package
  • Vertical will be calculated and posted on a daily basis whether by cat or heli
  • Customers for standard package will be refunded at $152 per 1,000m where the guaranteed vertical (as shown in table above) is not achieved
  • Additional vertical can be purchased at $152 per 1,000m
  • Customers for unlimited package will be credited $152 per 1000m for next trip where guaranteed vertical is not met
Inclusions
  • Boutique heli skiing & cat ski backup
  • Deluxe semi-private lodge accommodation with private en suites
  • All meals & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Use of avalanche safety gear inc airbag backpack
  • Use of powder skis / poles or snowboard.....
Optional Extras
  • Unlimited vertical upgrade
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) - $enquire
Not Included

Northern Escape Heli Skiing Terms & Conditions

The Organizer
True North Heli-Skiing Ltd. (hereinafter called TNHS) is the licensed operator for all packages and activities offered by Northern Escape Heli-Skiing (NEHS), which is the organizer of all packages described in this brochure. The travel agency representing NEHS is only a mediator authorized for encashment.

Registration, Deposit and Payments
Due to the nature of this vacation, commitments must be made well in advance of your package commencement with us. Therefore, NEHS requires a deposit of $1,200 for 5 and 7-day packages, $900 for 3 and 4-day packages and $2,000 for all Private Packages which must be received by Northern Escape Heli Skiing or your Travel Agency within 10 days of confirmation of your reservation. All payments are payable to Northern Escape Heli-Skiing.

Payment of the balance of your reserved package is due 12 weeks prior to the commencement of your package. Reservations may be cancelled without notice to the guest if full payment has not been received by NEHS on the due date. For bookings made less than 12 weeks prior to the package commencement, the full package price is due at the time of booking.

Deposits may be made by Cash, Cheque, Bank Draft, Bank Wire, Visa or Master Card. Final payments may also be made by Cash, Cheque, Bank Draft or Bank Wire, however final payments made by Visa or Master Card are subject to a 3% service charge

Cancellations
If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your reservation, we require written notification by registered mail. All deposits for cancellations made more than 12 weeks prior to the package commencement date are NON-REFUNDABLE and will be retained by NEHS.

For cancellations made less than 12 weeks prior to the package commencement date, the total package price is due in full and is NON-REFUNDABLE. If the cancelled reservation can be re-sold to another guest that assumes the contractual obligations, and only if the cancelled space is still available, a change of reservation fee of $250 will apply.

Mountain Weather
The Heli-Skiing program is greatly dependent upon weather, snow and avalanche conditions, factors of which NEH have no control over and are difficult to predict. Therefore, Heli-Skiing is not always perfect and you should be prepared to ski in all conditions. In addition, the more fit you are the more you will enjoy your Heli-Skiing vacation.

Refunds
All packages are sold in units beginning and ending on a specific date. No refund is given, in whole or in part, for unused days due to late arrival or early departure. In addition, no refund is given for any unused portion of your package due to poor physical fitness, skiing/boarding ability, illness or injury. There is no refund if you choose not to participate in any activity or to return to the lodge early. Your vertical each day, whether by Heli or by Snowcat back-up, is cumulative and will be posted for you to keep track of. Northern Escape Heli Skiing reserves the right to cancel any package at any time. FULL REFUNDS will be given if this is the case.

Extra Vertical or Refund – Regular Classic Package and Elite Package
Extra vertical is available at $152.00 per 1,000 m ($46.00 per 1,000 feet). If due to poor weather or mechanical breakdown only, you are unable to ski/board the vertical guaranteed in your package (see table below), Northern Escape Heli-Skiing will refund $152.00 per 1,000 m ($46.00 per 1,000 feet) for the unskied/boarded portion of your package.

Vertical Refund – Unlimited Vertical Option

If for any reason you are unable to ski/board the guaranteed vertical in your Unlimited Vertical Option (see table below), you will be credited toward your next trip with us at $152 per 1,000m ($46 per 1,000 feet) for the unskied/boarded portion of the Unlimited Vertical Option. All credits are non-transferable and valid for a period of two years.

Flight Time Refund - Private Packages
Private Packages have a minimum guaranteed flight time of 1 hour per day averaged over the package duration. If due to poor weather or mechanical breakdown only, you are unable to fly the min guaranteed flight time included in the Private Package, Northern Escape Heli-Skiing will refund $215 per 0.1 hour for the unused portion of your package.

Exclusion of Liability and Assumption of Risks
Please read carefully. Wilderness skiing and snowboarding involve risks, dangers and hazards in addition to those normally associated with downhill skiing and snowboarding at a ski area. These risks, dangers and hazards are outlined in our Release of Liability, Waiver, of Claims, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement, a sample of which is reprinted within this booklet. All guests are requested to read and required to sign this agreement before participating in our program. This agreement will affect your legal rights should you be involved in an accident. Copies of this agreement are available on request.


Travel Insurance
Trip Cancellation Insurance
Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. NEH has made arrangements with Lifestyle Financial Services to offer our guests a comprehensive cancellation insurance package. Please contact them directly at (250) 542-8577 or via e-mail at info@lsfs.ca.

Interruption/Medical/Evacuation Insurance
We recommend you carry Interruption insurance as well as Medical/Evacuation insurance. Lifestyle Financial Services offers comprehensive coverage for these insurances and they may be purchased directly through Northern Escape Heli Skiing at the time of booking. Information will be provided with you confirmation package.

Evacuation Insurance

Evacuation insurance is available from Northern Escape Heli-Skiing to cover evacuation of an injured guest from the mountain to the hospital in Terrace, BC or to the nearest appropriate transfer point for the BC Ambulance Service. This is included with the Private Package.