Bella Coola Heli

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Bella Coola Heli

Bella Coola Heli4.8/525
Bella Coola Heli4.8 out of 5 based on 25 reviews
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 - 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 - you'll get face shots galore!
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - so don't delay, lock in your dates before they sell out.

Bella Coola Heli

Overall Rating

Bella Coola Heli4.8/525
Bella Coola Heli4.8 out of 5 based on 25 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.
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!

Best Heli trip ever!

Scott Newton
18/03/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Best Heli trip ever!

Scott Newton
18/03/2020
Feb 15 - 22, 2020 at Bella Coola was the most amazing snowboarding week I've ever had! The powder was incredible! This is my 5th trip with Bella Coola Heli-Sports, and all 5 have been sensational, but this year set the bar even higher. The guides are top-notch, the food is 5-star, and everyone on the staff is friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!!

A trip of a lifetime

Stefan Leumann
04/03/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Mixed Group
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

A trip of a lifetime

Stefan Leumann
04/03/2020
16 friends, one lodge, exceptional staff and service, great skiing - simply a perfect 10! It's been my 4th time at TPL in Bella Coola but for most of my friends it was the first trip. Now they know why I was always raving about Bella Coola Helisports - your great organization infected them with a virus and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who will return. Once again an awesome experience! Thank you!

Amazing Experience

Ben C
24/02/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

Amazing Experience

Ben C
24/02/2020
I live in Whistler full time and ski around 80 days a year on average. This was the best weeks skiing of my entire life! An unbelievably large amount of terrain (over 14000 square km). We bagged 2 first descents on our trip and the service at Terra Nostra Lodge was incredible (who doesn't like a radio in the hot tub to order beers!). The guides (Klemen and Sam) were both immensely experienced and friendly, creating a great group dynamic. Even without much recent snowfall in the previous few days we were finding deep powder stashes every run, every day. The best ski trip of my life - I'll be back!

Heli

Morgan Graham
24/02/2020
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Heli

Morgan Graham
24/02/2020
Outstanding experience. I’ve taken 4 other heli trips (2 in BC and 2 in Alaska) with 3 operators, and Bella Coola was significantly better than the others. All aspects of the operation were outstanding. from the groups of 4, to the guides, lodge, lodge staff, amenities, friendliness, menu, and coordination.

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Schuyler white
11/02/2020
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Usa
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

Bella coola

Schuyler white
11/02/2020
Had an epic trip, guides were awesome, snow was awesome, food was out of this world & very attentive to your allergies.  highly recommend this destination
Randy

Awesome experience

Charles Raether
09/02/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

Awesome experience

Charles Raether
09/02/2020
Awesome overall experience: from the guides and pilots to the lodge and food. First time heli-skiing, and it was a memorable one!

Pantheon was phenomenal

Tim Heising
08/04/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Deutschland
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    1

Pantheon was phenomenal

Tim Heising
08/04/2019
I have been to Bella Coola Pantheon Lodge and must say it was amazing! Skiing, food, staff were all great. Thumbs up!

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Mark
07/04/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

Bella Coola Heli Sports

Mark
07/04/2019
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Sunrise, BC
Heaven
Ridge Descent
A world class operation run by truly world class employees; their emphasis on safety cannot be overstated. We're already planning our return trip next winter.

Loved the remoteness

Nick
06/04/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    New Zealand
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    4

Loved the remoteness

Nick
06/04/2019
I have to say that Bella Coola was amazing! The whole experience is really second to none. You feel like a Celebrity when you get off the plane at Anahim Lake and straight onto the heli to go do a few runs on your way to the lodge, this is a really cool idea and gets you warmed up for your first big day riding. The love and staff were great and the food was really impressive. Tomahawk steak (sat bae style) then rack of lamb, then venison then fresh Bella Coola salmon, the line up of meals was really impressive.
But the best part of the whole experience for me was the remoteness of the lodge and the huge tenure that you can ride in. We had lunch at plumbers hut, right next to the peak of Mt Waddington which was really impressive. Props to Rob the heli pilot for getting us there too, he was great.
All in all, fantastic week skiing, we had 3 amazing bluebird days right at the end which were so so good, I can’t wait to go back!

Wow - what a trip!

Sarah
04/04/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    4

Wow - what a trip!

Sarah
04/04/2019
Top of the World - Hamathko Glacier
Another spectacular view and untracked run
From the staff, the food, linens/beds, lodge, service, location and of course the skiing; nothing was missing. They've thought of it all! With a 10 day dry spell of precipitation, it was remarkable that we were still skiing untouched beautiful spring conditions with blue bird skies. Not just runs were untouched, but whole bowls/ glaciers; all to ourselves. The transition back to the valley floor ranch at the end of each day to check on the horses and newly born calves was a very cool addition to a ski trip. Both Terra Nostra and Mystery Mountain were beyond expectations and the staff, food and accommodations were equally spot on. A truly unique and exceptional week with Bella Coola Heli Sports and I hope to be back soon.

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Catherine Frey
03/04/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

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Catherine Frey
03/04/2019
An adventure of a lifetime!! Capable, experienced, thoughtful and entertaining staff, chef, pilot and guides. You are in great hands 24/7. The adrenaline, scenery and camaraderie are not to be believed.

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Niklas
02/04/2019
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

Bella Coola

Niklas
02/04/2019
Great Place, fantastic skiing, supernice lodge and service and food etc... was absolutely great.
Guides information and Everything is really good

Awesome! Go there!

eric de best
02/04/2019
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Netherlands
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    3

Awesome! Go there!

eric de best
02/04/2019
The guides, Steve and Chelsea, were awesome and able to get us the best possible ski experience given the very tricky conditions. Cannot praise them enough. Eagle Lodge has everything you need and nothing that you don't. Laidback and unstuffy with all comforts. Excellent food. Tina, Candice and Chelsea are really the perfect hosts. Best alpine terrain in Canada and all in all good value for the experience. Go there!

Världsklass

Roger Müntzing
02/04/2019
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Strong Intermediate
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Världsklass

Roger Müntzing
02/04/2019
Vi hade en fantastisk vecka på Tweedsmuir Park Lodge med superbra atmosfär och personlig service som överträffade våra förväntningar. Fantastisk mat och bra boende. Våra guider var helt suveräna som hittade och anpassade turerna efter vår förmåga. Detta var en upplevelse utöver det vanliga som jag varmt kan rekommendera.

January 2019

08/03/2019

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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

January 2019

08/03/2019
What a fantastic week! The skiing was amazing, and the staff was great. The guides are very knowledgeable, even the good was on point! I definitely enjoyed my time in Bella Coola.

MML

25/03/2018

Thomas Geiser

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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    2

MML

25/03/2018
Was great with great guiding, heli flying and housing in Mystery Mountain Lodge ! Great compliment to all the staff !

However, the showers in MML need to be urgently repaired. Unexpectedly very hot or very cold water running, probably depending on water use in kitchen or other bathrooms. Got burned by suddenly running very hot water.

The Ultimate Ski Experience

04/02/2018

Vincent Bouchard

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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January

The Ultimate Ski Experience

04/02/2018
Great ski, great food, great amenities, but mostl, fantastic team dedicated to provide the ultimate ski experience.

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Elise Bocking
13/03/2017
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

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Elise Bocking
13/03/2017
We nailed with the weather and snowpack and had the best week ever! I can honestly we had fresh tracks every run. There is so much terrain that you could never get bored. The guides were very knowledgeable and our pilot was amazing. I was blown away by some of the places that he landed the chopper! That is also one of the benefits of small group (4 pax) small chopper and talented pilot , you get to land in more exciting places!
We stayed at Eagle Lodge and it had a lovely vibe. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, they made you feel right at home and the food was fabulous. 10 out of 10!

Absolutely Epic!!

Scott
07/03/2017
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  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February

Absolutely Epic!!

Scott
07/03/2017
Bella Coola is phenomenal. The scale of the terrain is next level and the whole operation is 5 star. We had 6 consecutive days of the best alpine skiing imaginable and were treated like royalty every night at the lodge. This is the wildest part of the BC coastal range and we were constantly in awe of the sheer size of the terrain. There is no "snow farming" by the guides here. When safe from cliff bands or crevasses we were actively encouraged to spread out and "make a mess of it".
This was our bucket list trip but now we are planning how we can get back.

Incredible Trip

Joe Ebner
04/03/2017
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

Incredible Trip

Joe Ebner
04/03/2017
everything was perfect for this trip. great lodging, great food, awesome boarding, guides and staff couldn't have been nicer and more knowledgeable. over a huge thumbs up for bella coola heli sports

Awesome heli-boarding at Bella Coola!!

Scott
12/02/2017