is paradise for skiers and boarders who love fresh powder, face shots and no crowds. With 40 years of experience, RK Heli-ski Canada has a very long history, and their expertise and commitment to safety and customer service is paramount. RK is very popular with holiday-makers at Panorama ski resort
, but considering that heli-skiing is not permitted in Alberta, lots of Banff and Lake Louise skiers also go with RK Heli-Ski.
Heli Skiing Packages BC heli skiing
is the ultimate so you can expect great quality, but RK Heli-ski has some distinctive elements above many of their competitors. This is one of few operators that offer the option of single day heli-skiing. One day is ideal if you’ve never heli-skied before, or don’t want to commit to a multi-day package because it’s too expensive, or you can’t get a leave pass from your spouse. A 3 run package costs $798 plus hst and a 5 run package costs $940 plus hst (2013-14 rates - high season). The packages include the guided heli skiing, transport, breakfast, lunch, and use of powder skis and an avalanche transceiver.
Of course the only problem is that once you’ve been heli-skiing you’ll get hooked and want to do multiple days. They provide an incentive to do their 3-day package at a discounted rate per day.
RK Heli Ski also offer an Elite 5 run package which is small group heli skiing. Private "unlimited" packages are also available.
One of the major benefits of heli-skiing with RK Heliski is that you can combine heli and resort skiing at Panorama. You can choose your own Panorama accommodation
to suit your taste and budget in Panorama village, and you don’t have to be separated from your partner or family if they don’t heli-ski. You don’t have to stay in a remote lodge with people that you don’t know, and best of all, you can enjoy all that Panorama village has to offer in terms of après and dining. Resort skiing also provides a back-up option in the event of the chopper being grounded due to inclement weather.
The other option is to stay in Banff
and combine heli-skiing with resort skiing at Sunshine
, Lake Louise
. RK Heliski provides shuttles from hotels in Banff to their base in Panorama.
Where is RK Heli Ski Located?
The day lodge and base of RK Heli-ski is located within the Panorama village, and is walking distance to all Panorama lodgings, but this is not necessarily a short walk. If you’re feeling lazy, RK provide shuttle vans to pick you up from your accommodation.
Panorama is in British Columbia, not far from the town of Invermere. The closest gateway airport is Calgary (3.5 hours), from which there are airport shuttles available. Panorama is about 1.5-2 hours south of Banff, Canada.
RK Heliski terrain is within the spectacular Purcell Mountains and the operation has access to 1,500 square kms of terrain with 120 landings and 900 runs. The terrain is varied from tree skiing to open alpine areas that include glaciers. The run length is typically pretty long with approximately 800 to 1,000 metres of vertical.
RK Heli-ski can cater for a range of ability levels, and if you’re not confident about your off-piste ability, you can partake in a powder lesson at the Panorama ski resort before trying heli-skiing.
More Reasons to go with RK Heliski Canada
The one-day heliskiing trips are well priced and provide good value to get a taste of heli-skiing. The package includes breakfast, lunch, an après drink and the use of powder skis. The motto of RK is “Go Ahead and Spoil Yourself”.
See our review of RK Heli-Ski
for more information.
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