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Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing
Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing
Life's too short to miss out on an opportunity to go heli skiing
Life's too short to miss out on an opportunity to go heli skiing
Small group heli skiing & boarding is the way to go to get max vert & terrain
Small group heli skiing & boarding is the way to go to get max vert & terrain
The Hillcrest Hotel is Selkirk Tangiers base camp
The Hillcrest Hotel is Selkirk Tangiers base camp
Selkirk Tangiers has some nice steep alpine terrain
Selkirk Tangiers has some nice steep alpine terrain
The Bell 205 is an amazing helicopter
The Bell 205 is an amazing helicopter
Waist deep powder amongst the Christmas trees
Waist deep powder amongst the Christmas trees
The STHS terrain is huge and varied
The STHS terrain is huge and varied
There is some nice cruisy trees for intermediates
There is some nice cruisy trees for intermediates
The powder can be deep, light and dry
The powder can be deep, light and dry
Kapow!
Kapow!
Those Europeans like to conserve the fresh snow
Those Europeans like to conserve the fresh snow
Small group heliskiing in an A-Star or Bell 407
Small group heliskiing in an A-Star or Bell 407
The Bell 205 coming in for a landing - hang on to your hats!
The Bell 205 coming in for a landing - hang on to your hats!
You won't be able to wipe the smile from your face
You won't be able to wipe the smile from your face
The tree skiing at Selkirk Tangiers is superb
The tree skiing at Selkirk Tangiers is superb
The views aren't too shabby either
The views aren't too shabby either
It's a great day out
It's a great day out
An intermediate's delight
An intermediate's delight
Book yourself or your family/group in for an adventure of a lifetime!
Book yourself or your family/group in for an adventure of a lifetime!

Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing

Selkirk Tangiers provides heli skiing in the Mecca of heli skiing – Revelstoke – where legends abound regarding the steep and deep. Selkirk Tangiers provides the flexibility to undertake a multi-day package (of 3, 4 or 6 days in length) or just get a taste of heli skiing with a single day package. The latter is ideal for those who want to also sample cat skiing and resort skiing at Revelstoke.

One of the main advantages of Selkirk Tangiers is that the multi-day packages provide great value for money relative to other Canadian operators (including others with a 1:11 guide to guest ratio). Other pros include: minimal down days; a good mix of alpine and tree skiing; and great snow with quality and quantity (it scores 4.5 out of 5). Unfortunately when we went out it was neither steep nor deep because we were primarily in the alpine where the snow had been a little exposed and avalanche risk was of concern. But hey you can’t have steep and deep all the time!

One potential con is the large guest to guide ratio for the multi-day trips considering that most other Revelstoke operators have small group heli skiing, although this large ratio is pretty common across other parts of Canada (e.g. CMH etc).

For more detailed ratings of Selkirk Tangier heli skiing and to see how it compares to other cat skiing around the world, see our powderhounds cat and heli ratings.

Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing Packages

Selkirk Tangiers - Day Heli Skiing DETAILS
REVELSTOKE SINGLE-DAY HELI SKIING
Single Day Into to Heli | 3 Runs
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USD 741
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
Selkirk Tangiers offer some of the best value heli skiing on the planet; how can you afford not to try it! The 3-run Powder Excursion package is the perfect introduction for heli virgins whilst the 5-run Powder Adventure package is perfect for those wanting a full-day experience. WARNING: this is very addictive!! More
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Inclusions
  • Guided heliskiing in a Bell 205 (3 runs)
  • Certified guides, use of avo safety gear & powder skis/boards
  • Buffet breakfast, gourmet lunch in the mountains & apres snacks
  • Backcountry safety briefing & beacon training
  • Return shuttle from Revelstoke to heli staging area
Add-ons
  • Extra Runs - CAD $89/run (available based on weather, time, & group consensus)
Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Selkirk Tangiers - Classic Packages DETAILS
REVELSTOKE MULTI-DAY HELI SKIING
3 Days Heli | 3 Nights Lodging
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USD 2,968
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
When 1 day just isn't enough; these multi-day packages could be your ticket to powder paradise. This packages include accommodation, meals, daily transfers to the staging area and more. 3, 5, 6 & 7 day packages available for individuals and/or private groups. More
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Inclusions
  • 3, 5 or 6 full days of guided heliskiing in a Bell 205 helicopter
  • 4, 6 or 7 nights twin-share accommodation at the Hillcrest Hotel
  • Full breakfast, lunch in the mountains, apres & dinner each day
  • Certified guides, use of avo safety gear & powder skis/boards
  • Backcountry safety briefing & beacon training
Add-ons
  • Ground transfers to/from airport to Hillcrest Hotel
  • Extra Vertical - CAD$127/1,000 m
Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Selkirk Tangiers - Small Group Packages DETAILS
REVELSTOKE HELI SKIING
From 3 Days Heli | 4 Nights Lodging
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USD 4,305
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Small group (max 4-5 guests per helicopter) multi-day Revelstoke heli skiing packages include accommodation, meals, daily transfers to the staging area and more. 3, 5 & 6 day packages available for individuals and/or private groups. More
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Inclusions
  • 3, 5 or 6 full days of guided heliskiing in small heli (max 4-5 guests)
  • 4, 6 or 7 nights accommodation at the Hillcrest Hotel
  • Full breakfast, lunch in the mountains, apres & dinner each day
  • Certified guides, use of avo safety gear & powder skis/boards
  • Backcountry safety briefing & beacon training
Add-ons
  • Ground transfers from airport to/from Hillcrest Hotel
  • Extra vertical metres - CAD$180 / 1,000 VM per person (available based on weather, time and group consensus)
Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Where is Selkirk Tangiers Heli-Skiing Located?

Selkirk Tangiers is a Revelstoke heli skiing outfit. The town of Revelstoke is in British Columbia, Canada, and is 2 hours north of Kelowna and 5 hours west of Calgary. The main offices of Selkirk-Tangiers are based at the Hillcrest Hotel which is a couple of kilometres outside the town of Revelstoke.

Private heli-ski packages leave from the heli-pad at the Hillcrest Hotel, whilst the regular operation uses shuttle vans to get to one of multiple staging areas.

Heli Ski Terrain

The terrain available is vast, with 500,000 acres across the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains. This area is renowned for the reliable powder snow conditions and variability in terrain. The terrain includes alpine bowls, chutes and steeps, but there is also plenty of tree skiing which is advantageous during inclement weather. The operation still has a few down-days, but these are minimal. Run lengths can vary from 500 to 2,200 vertical metres.

Selkirk-Tangiers suggest that a strong intermediate skier could adapt to the deep powder skiing and terrain, and is the minimum ability level required. The rider should have the ability to tackle any ungroomed single black run at a resort.

As to be expected with all heli skiing operations, the snow conditions, snowpack stability, and visibility will dictate the terrain covered each day.

More Reasons To Heli Ski With Selkirk Tangiers

Apart from the inexpensive packages, there is plenty of “all the good stuff” on offer – snow, terrain, gourmet food, excitement and fun. Every powder hound needs to do this – go on you deserve it.

See our Selkirk Tangiers review for more reasons to go heli skiing with Selkirk Tangiers Heli-Skiing Revelstoke.

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Reviews

Not what I'd hoped for

Andrew Heggie
30/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January
Unfortunately Mother Nature was not on our side. We had too much snow, yep that's right too much snow and it came in too quickly and was too warm creating a serious avalanche risk in the higher alpine areas. This meant that the helicopters could not go up into the high country and so we were stuck skiing trees for three days. Following in other skiers tracks through ever tightening trees is not my idea of a heli-ski trip. The snow was very deep (waist deep in places) but heavy and hard work as the weather was too warm - only just below freezing. I think I got 3-4 great turns in on deep, untracked snow in three days. Not worth it in my opinion. Having said that, I can't blame the Selkirk Tangiers outfit for the weather and I'll probably do it again some day.

Bucket list

Rick Controy
30/01/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Rider Country
    Revelstoke
  • Month Visited:
    February
Living in Atlanta requires an airplane ride to ski. Didn't start skiing until 49 and turning 70 I love it. With 69 ski resorts under my belt having powder days was few and far between. Have a few cat ski days under my belt so it was time to reach another level. Made the trip with my expert skier brother n law and tangiers did the rest. Great trip out of Revelstoke !! Cudo's to all.

Great Company, Well Organised

Stuart Esnouf
16/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Rider Country
    Australia
Unfortunately during our stay we did not get a great deal of snow (Feb 2015) however the guides were able to find some breathtaking terrain on various glaciers. We had stunning weather and the quality of the skiing was fantastic.

Every aspect of this company runs smoothly. We had no hiccups or delays, the equipment was good, the guides great as well.
 
Would recommend these guys purely because of their ability to do a well organised two day heli trip package.

Awesome everything

Stacey
06/03/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
From the reservation through avalanche / beacon training, to guides and of course the powder, everything was beyond my expectations with Selkirk Tangiers.

Day heli "no frills" option offered perfect flexibility and an outstanding powder day that none of us will forget. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the guides along with their personable nature that kept everyone laughing and safe. Even the helicopter pilot left an excellent impression. We never waited for the heli and the scheduling was seamless even running 3 groups per chopper. It was evident that the guides care about the guests, the company and the terrain they took us through. They did their best to match skill levels and I wanted to thank them for this. While juggling skill levels, weight and capacity, our crew ended up with a photographer which was the cherry on top of the trip. Lunch was good and the hot tea was a welcome treat I started looking forward to.

We will be back! Thanks!

Oh Yeah, STHS was good!

Bob Legasa
18/01/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
It's pretty obvious why I keep going back to Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing year after year. The terrain, guides and snow are the best of the best. On my recent trip last week I was blown away once again on just how big and diverse their tenure is, now mix in the fact they get about 40-60 feet of snow per year. It's a no brainer why I have been visiting STHS almost every year since 1989. Yeah, it's that good.

For starters the Hillcrest Resort is a gorgeous, comfortable place to lay your head at night. Breakfasts and dinner at the Hillcrest are awesome. After an epic day of heli-shredding the Selkirks and Monashees slip into the Hillcrest's Mountain Guides Lounge for a local brew from Mt Begbie Brewery. Lot's of great stories being told here.

From low angle riding for the first time heli skier to steeps that will make a Billy Goat cringe STHS has the terrain. One of my favorite places is ski are in the cut blocks where the stumps build up with snow creating fun diving boards.

https://vimeo.com/84222752

It's that good!

Oh Yeah, STHS was good!

Bob Legasa
18/01/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
It's pretty obvious why I keep going back to Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing year after year. The terrain, guides and snow are the best of the best. On my recent trip last week I was blown away once again on just how big and diverse their tenure is, now mix in the fact they get about 40-60 feet of snow per year. It's a no brainer why I have been visiting STHS almost every year since 1989. Yeah, it's that good.

For starters the Hillcrest Resort is a gorgeous, comfortable place to lay your head at night. Breakfasts and dinner at the Hillcrest are awesome. After an epic day of heli-shredding the Selkirks and Monashees slip into the Hillcrest's Mountain Guides Lounge for a local brew from Mt Begbie Brewery. Lot's of great stories being told here.

From low angle riding for the first time heli skier to steeps that will make a Billy Goat cringe STHS has the terrain. One of my favorite places is ski are in the cut blocks where the stumps build up with snow creating fun diving boards.

https://vimeo.com/84222752

It's that good!

Words cannot expense, I mean express!!!

Greg
22/10/2012
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
Absolutely loved everything - soooo much fun! This is a must if you are a serious skier. You have to try it at least once! The ONLY issue... Very expensive. If I could I would go every day, but the problem basically just comes down to money.

The guides are friendly the service is terrific the chopper is cool and awesome, the snow is to die for, everything is great... Just not so much the prices.

Speaking more of the prices... I don't like that if you book your ride and due to weather your skiing is limited that you do not get any kind of money back or a credit of some kind. I have a hard time paying so much money knowing that I may not get the full experience. But then again, I guess that's just the name of the game and I would assume it's the same anywhere else.

Pros: The time of your life.... So much fun! Most amazing snow. Great tour guides. They ensure your safety. Professional from start to finish.

Cons: Just so expensive.

Best suited for: Expert skiers or non-experts who are looking for a thrill. Just because you're skiing back country does not mean you have to be an expert.

*******NOTE:I just want to say as well regarding the expense... What else do you/can I expect... After all, you're riding in a helicopter all day being toured around the back country by expert tour guides. I mean... You can't expect that to be inexpensive... They've got costs to cover.

I just feel like I need to say that to be clear I'm not ripping on the organization for being expensive. It just the name of the game... Chopper costs and tour guides must be so expensive. I just wish it weren't of course :)

Great Trip with STH

Jason
20/10/2012
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
We have now had the pleasure of heli-skiing with Selkirk Tangiers on two different occasions, in February 2011 and March 2012. Both experiences were really great. On our trip in March 2012, we had quite possibly the best ski day of our lives, thanks to Selkirk Tangiers. The conditions were just right, bluebird and a good deal of recent snowfall in the previous days. The guides at Selkirk Tangiers are well trained, and a very friendly bunch. Their tenure is huuuuuuge. Just looking at their tenure map is mindboggling. Our group had skiers and boarders of different skill levels, and everyone came away satisfied. I am an advanced/expert level skier, and my wife is a strong intermediate, and we both came away with a super day.

Pros: 1) Close proximity to RMR, 2) Great terrain and huge tenure, 3) Friendly knowledgeable guides that are very safety concious, 4) Amazing snow, 5) Epic alpine runs

Cons: 1) Heli pick-up point is a bit of a drive from their base lodge (20 minutes)

STHS

Bob Legasa
10/10/2012
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
Helicopter rides, cold smoke and continual face shots are just another typical day of riding with Selkirk Tangiers Heli skiing in Revelstoke, Britsh Columbia.

Revelstoke is world renowned among powder skiers and it’s no wonder since winter storm cycles consistently dump bucket loads of some the lightest, driest snow in this zone. With an annual snowfall of 40-60 feet per year it’s no wonder Selkirk Tangiers made Revelstoke their base of operations.

STHS has been offering up the goods for powder enthusiasts for over 30 years. STHS gets you deep into some of the most scenic and rugged mountains in North America, the Selkirks and Monashee’s. This ideal combination of terrain and snowfall makes STHS tenure some of the worlds best heli skiing and with over 500,000 acres of terrain and over 200 established runs on glaciers, bowls and treed areas make STHS an incredible adventure.

STHS has a few different helicopters to ski out of, for more intimate groups of up to 4 skiers you can fly in the A-Star or if you have a big group of friends you can ride in the bigger bird, a Bell 205 which holds 10 skiers and two guides.

Revelstoke is a either a 5 to 6 hour drive north of Spokane or West from Calgary. Heli skiing is definitely something you need to do at least once in your lifetime. Go get some!

Selkirk Tangiers

POWDERHOUNDS.COM
16/07/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January
Selkirk Tangiers provides heli skiing in the Mecca of heli skiing – Revelstoke – where legends abound regarding the steep and deep. Selkirk Tangiers is the only heli ski operator in the area to provide the flexibility to undertake a multi-day package (of 3, 4, 6 or 7 days in length) or just get a taste of heli skiing with a single day package. The latter is ideal for those who want to also sample cat skiing and resort skiing at Revelstoke.

One of the main advantages of Selkirk Tangiers is that the multi-day packages provide great value for money relative to other Canadian operators (including others with a 1:11 guide to guest ratio). Other pros include: minimal down days; a good mix of alpine and tree skiing; and great snow with quality and quantity (it scores 4.5 out of 5). Unfortunately when we went out it was neither steep nor deep because we were primarily in the alpine where the snow had been a little exposed and avalanche risk was of concern. But hey you can’t have steep and deep all the time!

One potential con is the large guest to guide ratio for the multi-day trips considering that most other Revelstoke operators have small group heli skiing, although this large ratio is pretty common across other parts of Canada (e.g. CMH etc).

For more detailed ratings of Selkirk Tangier heli skiing and to see how it compares to other cat skiing around the world, see our powderhounds cat and heli ratings.

Selkirk Tangiers

POWDERHOUNDS.COM
16/07/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
Selkirk Tangiers provides heli skiing in the Mecca of heli skiing – Revelstoke – where legends abound regarding the steep and deep. Selkirk Tangiers is the only heli ski operator in the area to provide the flexibility to undertake a multi-day package (of 3, 4, 6 or 7 days in length) or just get a taste of heli skiing with a single day package. The latter is ideal for those who want to also sample cat skiing and resort skiing at Revelstoke.

One of the main advantages of Selkirk Tangiers is that the multi-day packages provide great value for money relative to other Canadian operators (including others with a 1:11 guide to guest ratio). Other pros include: minimal down days; a good mix of alpine and tree skiing; and great snow with quality and quantity (it scores 4.5 out of 5). Unfortunately when we went out it was neither steep nor deep because we were primarily in the alpine where the snow had been a little exposed and avalanche risk was of concern. But hey you can’t have steep and deep all the time!

One potential con is the large guest to guide ratio for the multi-day trips considering that most other Revelstoke operators have small group heli skiing, although this large ratio is pretty common across other parts of Canada (e.g. CMH etc).

For more detailed ratings of Selkirk Tangier heli skiing and to see how it compares to other cat skiing around the world, see our powderhounds cat and heli ratings.