Bella Coola Heli

Overall Rating

Bella Coola Heli

Bella Coola Heli4.8/550
Bella Coola Heli4.8 out of 5 based on 50 reviews
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Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - a whopping 2.64 million acres of cold smoke
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - a whopping 2.64 million acres of cold smoke
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - small group / small helicopters provide maximum flexibility & efficiency
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - small group / small helicopters provide maximum flexibility & efficiency
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - mind-blowing terrain for intermediates & experts
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - mind-blowing terrain for intermediates & experts
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - you
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - you'll get face shots galore!
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - now that
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - now that's a face shot :)
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - just you and your mates
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - just you and your mates
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Tweedsmuir Lodge is fly-in/fly-out
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Tweedsmuir Lodge is fly-in/fly-out
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Fosters Ranch is used for small private groups
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Fosters Ranch is used for small private groups
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Eagle Lodge is a small cozy option for 2 x semi-private groups of 4
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Eagle Lodge is a small cozy option for 2 x semi-private groups of 4
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Tweedsmuir Lodge is most commonly used for mixed group heliskiing
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Tweedsmuir Lodge is most commonly used for mixed group heliskiing
Bella Coola Heli Sports  - multi-course gourmet dinners, cooked breakfasts, Apres snacks & picnic lunches are included
Bella Coola Heli Sports - multi-course gourmet dinners, cooked breakfasts, Apres snacks & picnic lunches are included
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - meet some of the locals
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - meet some of the locals
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - take an afternoon or a whole day off to snag a prize trout
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - take an afternoon or a whole day off to snag a prize trout
Bella Coola Heli Sports - the coastal snowpack is stable meaning steep lines in deep POW are possible
Bella Coola Heli Sports - the coastal snowpack is stable meaning steep lines in deep POW are possible
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - spectacular lake vistas from above
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - spectacular lake vistas from above
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - mmmmm sweet lines of dreamy POW
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - mmmmm sweet lines of dreamy POW
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - the terrain is so massive you will ski untracked snow all day
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - the terrain is so massive you will ski untracked snow all day
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Bella Coola is a true wilderness adventure
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Bella Coola is a true wilderness adventure
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - so don
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - so don't delay, lock in your dates before they sell out.

Bella Coola Heli

Overall Rating

Bella Coola Heli4.8/550
Bella Coola Heli4.8 out of 5 based on 50 reviews

Bella Coola Heli Sports

Heli skiing with Bella Coola Heli Sport is an awesome way to get your fix of deep powder skiing or snowboarding. Up in Bella Coola, powderhounds don’t just drool over powder or sniff out some fresh powder stashes; powder hounds gobble up powder, one fresh line after another!

Bella Coola Heli Sports can’t guarantee chest deep powder, but they certainly stack the cards in your favour! The heli skiing terrain is perfectly located in a transition zone between a wetter Pacific climate and a dry BC Interior climate. The coastal component contributes to HUGE AMOUNTS of snow, with an average of 20-30 metres (65 to 100 feet) of snow each winter. This is twice as much snow as many of the interior BC heli skiing companies (e.g. Revelstoke heli skiing), so don’t just pack your snorkel, pack your scuba gear! Best of all, the snowpack is generally much more stable than the Interior BC, so experts are more likely to be able to plunge down steep terrain and bag big lines.

BC Heli Sports use small powerful helicopters and have small group heli skiing, which offers many advantages over some other heliskiing Canada companies that have tour bus sized groups. Small helicopters can land in tight spots, so there are more terrain choices, and small groups allow for easier grouping by ability. The Bella Coola Helisports wilderness lodging is also intimate and exclusive.

Bella Coola Heli Skiing Packages

Bella Coola Heli Sports offer multi-day trips of 3, 4, 5 or 7 days duration. During peak season, some packages are for 7 days only. Bella Coola has a range of packages including expert-only trips, and private heli skiing. If you have any questions or want to check availability, you can make a booking request.
Where is Bella Coola Helisports Located? Bella Coola Heli Sports is located in a delightfully isolated utopia, near the town of Bella Coola, in the Coast Range of British Columbia. Bella Coola is a 1:15 hour flight north of Vancouver (a 722km trip via road and ferry). The primary lodge is located only 30 minutes east of the Bella Coola Airport in the eastern end of the Bella Coola Valley within Tweedsmuir Park.

The location equates to much less travel time than for many other Canadian heli skiing companies, and it’s possible to heliski on both your arrival and departure day!

Getting to Bella Coola is super easy because the travel is all looked after by BC Helisports. The flights between Vancouver and Bella Coola are included as part of the package (or to Anahim Lake if you’re on the Pantheon package), as is the transport to the lodge.


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Bella Coola Heliskiing Terrain

The size of the Bella Coola Helisports terrain is absolutely massive, although “massive” might be a massive understatement! The gi-normous terrain is over 10,700 square kilometres (2.64 million acres), making it the biggest Canadian heli skiing tenure. Its size completely dwarfs the big Whistler Blackcomb, which is only 1/325th the size of Bella Coola Helisports.

Many of the runs are leg-burningly delicious, with some long descents of 5,000 to 6,000 vertical feet (1,500 to 1,800 vertical metres). An average day of heli skiing consists of anywhere from 15,000 vertical feet to 30,000 vertical feet of powder skiing.

This vast area has an amazing diversity of dramatic mountain terrain. The alpine terrain is Bella Coola’s specialty with a range of bowls, glaciers and chutes. The tenure also has plenty of tree skiing, which is handy for getting out during stormy weather days. As a minimum, skiers and snowboarders should be of at least strong intermediate ability (ie can confidently ski off-piste blue runs and some black runs).

More Reasons to Heli Ski with Bella Coola Like other Canada heli skiing operators, Bella Coola is a member of HeliCat Canada, which has very comprehensive safety guidelines for minimising risk in the backcountry. BC Helisports has very qualified and experienced guides, and the provision of safety equipment such as airbags to all guests, adds to the emphasis on safety.

Bella Coola Heli Skiing has some other major strong points. It’s quick and easy to get to. The heli skiing and lodging experiences are intimate with only small groups, the terrain is colossal, and the snowpack reduces the likelihood of just skiing ho-hum mellow slopes. This heli skiing isn’t just steep, it’s majorly deep too. Zip up the armpits on your jacket and keep your mouth closed… unless of course you want powder for lunch! Fire up the Contour head cam and make some ski porn!
COVID-19 RISK FREE: Secure a seat now with a 25% deposit which is fully refundable until 90 days before your trip, no questions asked!

Terms and Conditions:
New Inquiries for Winter 2021 only
Deposits - 25% and FULLY REFUNDABLE until 90 days prior to trip start date
Balance - 90 days prior to the trip
Cancelling within 90 days - If you are unable to reach us due to COVID related circumstances such as; a governmental travel ban, provincial guidelines recommending you not to travel, or other situations outside your control, we will fully price-match your package towards a trip in the next 2 winters, and you will not need to pay the yearly rate increase! If you want to cancel within 90 days, but not due to COVID related circumstances, then our standard policy takes effect (i.e. you need to find a replacement. Details here).

Small group February 2024

james mossman
15/02/2024
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

Small group February 2024

james mossman
15/02/2024
Excellent week of fabulous terrain and skiing
Amazing food
Very professional staff.
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Great Skiing. Great Staff.

Joel Wilson
30/01/2024
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    US
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Great Skiing. Great Staff.

Joel Wilson
30/01/2024
I would 100% recommend Bella Coola to anybody looking at Heli Skiing. Service was all around top notch. The guides were very knowledgeable and we all knew we were in good hands. That also includes the pilot. The staff at the lodge were just as good. We were treated like royalty and the food was amazing. Despite having 2 down days due to weather, this was still a very memorable trip for the group. Great job Bella Coola - Pantheon Lodge.
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Bella Coola Skiing experience

Nick Diperno
24/01/2024
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

Bella Coola Skiing experience

Nick Diperno
24/01/2024
Best place to Heli ski in Canada
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Dream come true

Andy Kaufer
18/01/2024
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    66-75
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Dream come true

Andy Kaufer
18/01/2024
My dream is to have a ski day just like the photo poster I've had for 50 years I have tried Heli skiing 4 times prior with different companies and never got the goods. My mantra "timing is everything" plays a huge role for the Heli experience. I spent my 68th birthday with Bella Coola, Tweedsmuir Lodge and my dream did finally come through. Huge alpine bowls with endless untracked powpow as far as you could see. The food, accommodations and staff, exceeded my expectations.
I want to go back!
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BEST SKI TRIP IF MY LIFE (63)

09/04/2023

Panagiotis ( Takis ) Triantafyllidis

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy

Panagiotis ( Takis ) Triantafyllidis

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Strong Intermediate
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Month:
    April
  • Admin Rating
    3

BEST SKI TRIP IF MY LIFE (63)

09/04/2023
I had to wait for 63 years for the best ski holiday of my life .

EAGLE LODGE stands out , I can’t imagine how it could get any better !!

Staff are ALL exceptional

A great place to take your family powder skiing
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Powder dream

Christian Rasch
02/04/2023
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Germany
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    1

Powder dream

Christian Rasch
02/04/2023
very good organized
great hospitality
great food
high level of safety
unforgettable ski adventure
perfect group
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Memorable experience

Gonzalo Ozores Eizmendi
28/03/2023
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Spain
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    2

Memorable experience

Gonzalo Ozores Eizmendi
28/03/2023
Both the lodge and the skiing were memorable, with great staff who made our stay feel among friends and with guides that were the best I have ever worked with. I would not change a single thing from our trip and I will certainly try to come back in the future.
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Superb

George Hammond
22/03/2023
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    66-75
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Usa
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    1

Superb

George Hammond
22/03/2023
This operation is the best I’ve ever heli skied at and I’ve heli skied all over the world. The terrain, snow quality, food, hospitality and anything else one could think of is top notch.
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What a week

22/03/2023

Volker Merz

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy

Volker Merz

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    66-75
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Germany
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    3

What a week

22/03/2023
Family and friends
what a day 😎☀️🎿❄️❄️❄️❄️
Halleluja
fantastic days at the Eagle Lodge with family and friends.
You come as a guest and leave as a friend
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Best Snow and views

Rick Weaver
22/03/2023
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    3

Best Snow and views

Rick Weaver
22/03/2023
Bella Coola surpassed all my expectations on my bucket list trip. The snow was amazing in the alpine and trees. The staff were knowledgeable and safe. I don't know how I will ever top that trip.
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The Perfect Ski Experience

Michael Buckstein
15/03/2023
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    3

The Perfect Ski Experience

Michael Buckstein
15/03/2023
Our guides, Jan and Nic, and our pilot Adrienne, delivered the most incredible terrain I've ever seen (carpets of powder and endless beauty) and kept safety the priority with each decision. The guides were super knowledgeable on skiing (and many other matters including cold plunge breathing and digital penetrometers….the clean kind) and were a huge part of the experience and fun! The staff in the lodge including Emma, Michelle, Courtney, Danik and Ollie were kind, caring and overall wonderful. I would strongly recommend Bella Coola Pantheon Lodge for anyone considering the perfect heliski experience.
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Great stay at BellaCoola

Tobias
02/02/2023
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Germany
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

Great stay at BellaCoola

Tobias
02/02/2023
Great stay, great skiing
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Bella Coola Classic Vert Package

Joe
31/01/2023
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    2

Bella Coola Classic Vert Package

Joe
31/01/2023
I can't say enough good things about Bella Coola. Between the people, terrain, accommodations, and food, this is the trip of a lifetime. The staff is always present and accommodating. The guides are enjoyable and always aware of conditions, with a focus on safety. Just a great trip!
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Heli assisted touring at Bella Coola

Thomas
22/04/2022
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    April
  • Admin Rating
    1

Heli assisted touring at Bella Coola

Thomas
22/04/2022
The heli assisted touring program at Bella Coola Heli Sports is simply awesome. Incredible, vast terrain, top notch guides, big , beautiful wilderness. 10 out of 10.
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Heli ski

James odlin
22/04/2022