Stellar Heliskiing BC Canada
Skiing or snowboarding white powder is the most addictive recreational activity that exists. Don’t try and fight the addiction though, just go with the flow. Go heli skiing, enjoy lots of face shots, and inhale all the powder you want. The only problem is that after you come down the mountain you’ll also have to come down from your excitement high. Heli skiing with Stellar is way too exciting!
Stellar Heli Skiing is located in the interior of BC where the snow falls in abundance and the quality of the powder is ….. stellar! This is a place where the skiing and boarding can score 10 out of 10 on the sick-ometer.
Heli-Cat Canada sets very high standards for safety, and as a member of this association, safety is the highest priority for Stellar Heli Skiing. Their procedures are impeccable for helicopter safety, guest briefings, and avalanche management, and the guides are well qualified and highly experienced.
Why Ski or Board with Stellar Heli Skiing Canada?
With 4 guests per guide and only three groups per A-star helicopter, the small group format guarantees personalized service and an abundance of fresh tracks. The exhilaration of all that virgin powder may just be mind blowing.
Dream to take yourself to the ultimate ski or snowboard experience. It will be stellar!
Stellar Heli Ski Packages
DAY HELI SKIING PACKAGE
6 - 7 runs | 3,650 to 5,500 metres vertical
From price based on single day (6-7 runs).
Base/invoice currency is in CAD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Ability: Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
A truly classic day of heli skiing in either the Selkirk or Purcell Mountain ranges depending on conditions. Averaging between 6 and 7 runs, guests can except to ski between 3,650 to 5,500 metres of vertical (there is also an unlimited package for a bit more, so you can ski as much as your legs can handle!!!). More
- Small group private & mixed group heli skiing
- Highly experienced & qualified guides (max 1:4 ratio)
- Use of avalanche safety gear including airbag backpack
- Gourmet lunch in the mountains
Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Dec 10 - Apr 30, 2017
Stellar Heli Skiing Location
Stellar Heliskiing is located in the charming mountain town of Kaslo, British Columbia. Situated on Highway 31, along the western shoreline of Kootenay Lake, Kaslo is surrounded by the mighty Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges. Known for its relaxed atmosphere and friendly people, Kaslo is the perfect place to kick back after a full day of powder skiing.
For those on multi-day packages, Stellar's accommodation, The Kaslo Hotel, is in the heart of town and offers breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. There is a large selection of lodging available with 11 rooms and 3 suites to choose from. All of the hotel rooms have private balconies with mountain or lake views; and all of the suites have full kitchens and sleep 4 – 8 people depending on the suite you choose. The Kaslo Hotel Pub & Restaurant is also a locals favourite for its creative menu and excellent selection of international and local beers on tap!
Kaslo is a short 1 hour drive north of Nelson along Provincial Highway 31. When you get to Kaslo the meeting point is the Kaslo Hotel at 430 Front Street.
Arriving to Kaslo via Air
Fly to West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG) in Castlegar, BC. From there you can take a Queen City shuttle bus, taxi or rent a car for the drive to Kaslo (114 km).
Fly to Spokane International Airport (GEG) in Spokane, WA. From there you can rent a car and drive to Kaslo (237 km).
Stellar Heli Skiing Terrain
The terrain that rises up from the lake is diverse. The 320 square kilometres (32,000 hectares) of tenure includes glaciers, big mountain slopes, and open treeline skiing, and all that space is only shared with a maximum of 12 guests per day.
Runs are 1,500 to 4,000 foot descents, and intermediate up to expert skiers and boarders are catered for.
Known as the powder skiing and boarding mecca of British Columbia, the Kootenays are known for their laid back vibe, friendly people, and an unconscionable love of mountain culture. Just one hour north of Nelson, Stellar's base in Kaslo is surrounded by the famous Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges, an area revered for having some of the best skiing in the world.
Seeing over 18 meters (60ft) of snowfall each year, the snow they ski is some of the deepest and driest in the world! With terrain rising to over 3,000 meters (10,000 feet), guests are able to ski open bowls, high alpine peaks, and magnificent old growth forests that are suited for everyone, whether your a first time backcountry skier or expert powder rider. All of this terrain is just a short helicopter ride away!
Guides, Helicopters & Safety
SHS Guides & Helicopters
Your safety is first priority at Stellar Heliskiing. All of their expert CSGA/ACMG certified guides and pilots are well trained to manage the risks of backcountry skiing and travel to ensure the highest level of safety for your visit. There are no greater than four guests to each guide.
Their helicopter service provider, High Terrain Helicopters, has an outstanding reputation for safety and client enjoyment. High Terrain’s pilots are highly capable and specially trained in our mountain environment. The helicopters used are A-Star Eurocopters which carry four clients and one guide at a time. Unlike many other Heliskiing Operations, SHS guides and pilots allow you unlimited vertical, giving you the freedom to explore as many zones as you like in one day (or multiple days).
Stellar Heliskiing follows a comprehensive snow and avalanche management system which includes procedures for collecting weather and snow information, evaluating snowpack stability, assessing hazards in the terrain, and determining an appropriate skiing program tailored to on-the-ground conditions and the needs of its clients.
Stellar focuses on full service and unforgettable experiences for small groups in incredible terrain. For the ultimate in enjoyment and safety, Stellar offers a group ratio of one guide to every four guests. The A-Star helicopter is fast and powerful, allowing us the speed and agility to get into more elaborate terrain and provide your guide the ability to choose from many different run styles to suit the specific needs and desires of each group.
Stellar Heliskiing Booking Terms & Conditions
Due to the nature of this vacation, commitments must be made well in advance of your package beginning with us. We require a non refundable deposit of 25% of your multi day package, or $600.00 per single day package, which must be received by Stellar Heliskiing within 10 days of confirmation of your reservation. All payments are payable to Stellar Heliskiing in Canadian Dollars.
Payment of the balance is due November 1. Reservations may be cancelled without notice to the guest if full payment has not been received by Stellar Heliskiing on the due date. For bookings made less than 15 weeks prior to the package beginning, the full package price is due at time of booking. Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, cash, bank wire or cheque.
If you have to cancel your reservation, we require written notification by registered mail. All deposits for cancellations made less than 15 weeks prior to the package commencement date are NON-REFUNDABLE and will be retained by Stellar Heliskiing.
For cancellations made less than 15 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.
Refunds given for “down days” due to poor weather or mechanical breakdown will be limited, a $150.00 administration fee will apply. There is no refund if you choose not to participate in any activity or to return to the staging area early.
Stellar Heliskiing reserves the right to cancel any package at any time. FULL REFUNDS will be given if this is the situation.
Travel insurance is strongly advised. We recommend you carry medical insurance to cover hospital and helicopter ambulance evacuation expenses. Medical evacuation costs are the responsibility of the guest. We also recommend personal insurance to cover loss of baggage, skis, etc due to airlines or unforeseen accidents. Your homeowners insurance may not be enough. Make sure your insurance covers you while you are in Canada. No refunds are given due to illness or injury. Travel insurance can be purchased here>>
In spite of all safety precautions, accidents can happen. This is part of the intrinsic risk of backcountry skiing. Before we can invite you to explore our terrain with us, you must sign our liability waiver acknowledging that you understand and accept the risks involved with heli skiing. Please enquire for a copy of the waiver.