Eagle Pass Heliskiing

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Eagle Pass Heliskiing

Eagle Pass Heliskiing4.4/56
Eagle Pass Heliskiing4.4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | KC Deane | Photographer: Grant Gunderson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | KC Deane | Photographer: Grant Gunderson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Storm skiing in the trees | Photo: Craig Ellis
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Storm skiing in the trees | Photo: Craig Ellis
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Lynsey Dyer riding the pillows | Photograher: Grant Gunderson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Lynsey Dyer riding the pillows | Photograher: Grant Gunderson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Huge alpine skiing terrain
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Huge alpine skiing terrain
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Lunchtime on the hill | Photo : Craig Ellis
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Lunchtime on the hill | Photo : Craig Ellis
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Poster Run...endless lines of untracked powder
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Poster Run...endless lines of untracked powder
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Lynsey Dyer ..don
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Lynsey Dyer ..don't try this at home | Photograher: Grant Gunderson
Eagle Pass Heliskiing | Heli in heaven | Photo by: Blake Jorgenson
Eagle Pass Heliskiing | Heli in heaven | Photo by: Blake Jorgenson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Eagle Pass Lodge Lounge Area
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Eagle Pass Lodge Lounge Area
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Eagle Pass Lodge Dining Area
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Eagle Pass Lodge Dining Area
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Gates Creek Area
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Gates Creek Area
Eagle Pass Heliskiing | Jacob Dubrovski pow smashing | Photo: Emma Dubrovski
Eagle Pass Heliskiing | Jacob Dubrovski pow smashing | Photo: Emma Dubrovski
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | KC Deane...no turning back | Photographer: Grant Gunderson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | KC Deane...no turning back | Photographer: Grant Gunderson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Lynsey Dyer...mushroom mania | Photograher: Grant Gunderson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Lynsey Dyer...mushroom mania | Photograher: Grant Gunderson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Scoping a line
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Scoping a line
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Skiers: Callum Pettit, Kye Petersen & Eric Crossland Photographer: Blake Jorgenson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Skiers: Callum Pettit, Kye Petersen & Eric Crossland Photographer: Blake Jorgenson
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Poster Run....name says it all!
Eagle Pass HeliSkiing | Poster Run....name says it all!

Eagle Pass Heliskiing

Overall Rating

Eagle Pass Heliskiing4.4/56
Eagle Pass Heliskiing4.4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Eagle Pass Heliskiing and Heli-Boarding

Revelstoke heli skiing is considered to be up there as some of the best heli skiing in the world. Revelstoke BC is a heli skiing mecca, with some of the finest Canada heli skiing operations based in the region. It’s the consistent dry powder and diversity of terrain that makes for such awesome heli skiing and heli boarding!

Unlike a couple of the other Revelstoke heli skiing operators, Eagle Pass only has a maximum of 4 guests per group (rather than groups of up to 11!). Small group heli skiing enhances the safety considerations, and also has other pros such as better grouping by ability, and more flexibility to access interesting and tight terrain such as chutes and gullies. Eagle Pass heli skiing has a maximum of 12 guests a time (3 groups of 4), so it’s not a mass production and it feels like private heli skiing even when it isn’t.

At Eagle Pass amidst the dramatic Monashee Mountains, powder hounds can soar! And after the eagle has landed (!), powder hounds will really let it rip in amongst the deep untouched powder. The Monashee snow belt has dry crystalline powder – Ca-Pow at its best!

“Gluttony”, “greed” and ”lust” are considered some of the Seven Deadly Sins, unless it is referring to powder skiing and devouring unlimited fresh lines. When it comes to heli skiing, the only sins are “wrath” and “envy”, when your friends are silly enough not to join you on your Revelstoke heli skiing trip with Eagle Pass!

More Reasons to Heli Ski with Eagle Pass

Like other heliskiing Canada operators, there’s a significant emphasis on the safety aspects of heli skiing. The provision of extensive safety equipment to guests is a major bonus.

Eagle Pass also has a strong emphasis on heli boarding. Rather than snowboarders just being an after thought, the passion for snowboarding resonates strongly throughout the company. Eagle Pass has both certified ski and snowboard guides, so snowboarders need not fear that they’ll have to walk out of a gully!

Eagle Pass has the great combo of awesome powder and varied terrain. The location also makes it easy to combine heli skiing with resort skiing at Revelstoke. However for multi-day guests the phenomenal heli skiing is likely to be the main event, and you may not even want to leave the luxurious lodge, except to go heli skiing!

Where is Eagle Pass Heli Skiing Located?

Eagle Pass Heliskiing lies in the epicentre of the best heli skiing in Canada, the Monashee Mountains just outside the town of Revelstoke BC. The heli skiing lodge is located on 10 acres overlooking the Columbia River Valley, just 8 miles south of Revelstoke. Winter drive time to the resort from Revelstoke is less than 10 minutes!

Revelstoke is in south eastern British Columbia, 641km east of Vancouver and 415km west of Calgary.

The closest major airport is Kelowna International Airport, 199km to the south of Revelstoke. Renting a car at the airport provides lots of flexibility if you want to have a warm up ski at Big White, Silver Star or Revelstoke Ski Resort. Alternatively, shuttles from Kelowna to Eagle Pass are available for an extra charge, or you can get a helicopter transfer if time is of the essence.

Heli Ski Terrain

Eagle Pass Heliskiing has a massive tenure with 157,000 hectares (1,570 square kilometres) of terrain that has been explored (so far!) as being skiable! There are currently 246 named runs, with over 2,000 potential runs that are yet to be named! With that much wilderness and only 12 guests a day, there are fresh tracks galore that you can feast on!

The Eagle Pass heli ski terrain includes the full gamut of delights. The tenure has lots of expansive glaciers, big alpine bowls, and the well renowned tree skiing. The guides choose terrain appropriate for the group, and considering the small group format, you can sometimes tackle steep chutes, tasty spines, or intricate pillow lines, or there are mellow lines if you just want to chew up the powder or take it easy.

Eagle Pass has lots of tree skiing terrain near the lodge, which is good for poor weather days. This results in very few “no fly” days.

Eagle Pass Heliskiing Ltd. General Business Terms and Conditions

Management/Organizer

Eagle Pass Heliskiing Ltd. (EPH) is the organizer of the ski packages described throughout the EPH brochure and website. Any travel agent or individual representing EPH is acting only as an agent authorized for encashment. Note: the term Heliskiing shall include heli snowboarding, heli telemark skiing and heli access ski touring skiing.

Registration Policies and Conditions

By submitting a signed Payment Authorization Form and/or Registration Form the guest has agreed to a legally binding agreement with Eagle Pass Heliskiing Ltd. as outlined in the policies and conditions below.

Deposits, Registration and Payment

It is essential that each guest familiarize themselves with the terms and conditions and the information below as well as on the EPH website. This will ensure they choose the best package for their needs, have a full understanding of what their Heliskiing package includes and are fully aware of EPH’s policies in regards to cancellations, refunds and credits.

Heliski packages are booked directly through the EPH office. A non-refundable deposit and completed registration form are required within two weeks of the booking date to confirm the reservation. The deposits for all of the packages are 30% of the after tax package price.

Final payment is required 90 days prior to commencement of the package or November 1st, whichever comes first. If booking less than 90 days prior to the start of the ski package the full payment is due upon booking. All rates and prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD) and are subject to change without notice. A 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is not included in any of the ski package prices. If a guest lives outside of Canada and books a Multi-Day Lodge-based Heliskiing package that includes accommodation/meals then only 2.5% tax is applied.

Payment details are outlined on the EPH Payment Authorization form. EPH accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Bank Transfers and Interac Email Money Transfers (Interac Transfers limited to $3,000 CAD per transaction).

Guest Responsibility

Guests are responsible for familiarizing themselves with EPH Terms and Conditions before booking their Heliski package. It is also the guests responsibility to fully understand their package – what is included, and what is not included.

For guests travelling from outside Canada a Valid Passport and/or Travel Visa is required to enter Canada. Refunds will not be given to guests that are denied admission into Canada.

Guests are responsible for being on time and prepared to ski on their specified Heliski day(s). Arriving late or ill equipped may result in a guest missing their Heliski day(s) in part or in whole. Refunds will not be given to guests that arrive late or ill equipped.

Eagle Pass recommends that all guests are able to ski at an advanced level (black diamond runs). Guests should be comfortable skiing all types of terrain – trees, glades, steeps, deep powder, chutes, and variable snow conditions. As Eagle Pass Heliski does not have any intermediate terrain, previous Heli or Cat skiing experience is recommended. Refunds will not be given to guests that are unable to competently Heliski due to lack of skill or experience.

Heliskiing can be a demanding physical activity, especially for those guests that ski at an intermediate level. It is recommended that guests assess their own fitness level well in advance and prepare themselves accordingly – through on-slope skiing or by undertaking a regular fitness routine. Refunds will not be given to guests that are unable to competently Heliski due to lack of physical fitness.

If there are any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Eagle Pass Office.

Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended to guests for any unforeseen circumstances that may interrupt or cancel their Heliski trip. Refer to the Trip Cancellation Insurance section below.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

There are a few circumstances that may force EPH to cancel a Heliski day, in part or in whole: Inclement weather, avalanche conditions, operational emergencies or mechanical reasons. In the event that Eagle Pass must cancel a day, guests will be given the option to rebook for the next available day, or will be offered a credit or refund, depending on the circumstance and the product that they purchased.

Heliskiing is a unique experience that is highly subject to weather & snowpack conditions. These conditions are constantly changing, and add an element of complexity to each Heliski day.

Day Heliskiing

At Eagle Pass our Day Heliskiing program is based on runs skied rather than vertical skied. We have recently revised our Minimum Guarantee/Refund Policy to reflect this:

  • We guarantee each guest will be given the opportunity to Heliski at least 6 runs per day. A standard Day Heliski package averages 6-8 runs per day.
  • Refunds/Credits will not be offered to guests who are unable to Heliski at least 6 runs per day due to late arrival, early departure, physical fitness, ability level or injury.
  • If Eagle Pass cancels a Heliski day at least 12 hours before the scheduled start time the guest will be given the opportunity to rebook for the next available date or a later date that season. If they are unable to rebook a full refund or credit will be given.
  • If Eagle Pass cancels a Heliski day once registration, rental allocation and safety training has been completed then guests will be given the opportunity to rebook for the next available date or a later date that season. If they are unable to rebook a full refund or credit will be given, less a $25 Administration fee
  • If a Heliski day commences and Eagle Pass is unable to deliver the guaranteed minimum 6 runs due to the aforementioned circumstances then a refund or credit will be offered based on the following:

Day Ski Refund/Credit Policy

Runs Skied

Guest picks either refund or Credit Option as follows:

Refund Option

Refund awarded based on 6 run day @ $165/run

Credit Option

Credit awarded based on 6 run day @ $200/run

1

Full Refund

Full Credit

2

$660

$800

3

$495

$600

4

$330

$400

5

$165

$200

6 to 8

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Eagle Pass Lodge Heliskiing

At Eagle Pass our Lodge Heliskiing program is based on vertical skied. We have recently revised our Minimum Guarantee/Refund Policy to reflect this:

  • We guarantee each guest will be given the opportunity to Heliski an average of at least 3,000 meters per day. This daily guarantee is cumulative for the duration of their trip.
  • Refunds/credits will not be offered to guests who are unable to Heliski at least 3,000 meters per day due to late arrival, early departure, physical fitness, ability level or injury.
  • If EPH cancels a guest’s Heliski package before the guest’s scheduled arrival date the guest will be given the opportunity to rebook for the next available date or a later date that season. If they are unable to rebook, a full refund or credit will be given.
  • If Eagle Pass cancels a Heliski day once the guest arrives at the Lodge, then the guest will receive a $1,325 credit (Single Day Heliskiing Rate). The guest’s guaranteed meters for their package will also be reduced by 3,000 meters to adjust for the down day. This credit can be applied toward a future booking or used to cover incidentals during the guest’s stay (liquor/wine/beer and retail purchases). This credit cannot be used for tips and massages.
  • At the end of a guest’s package, the total vertical skied will be calculated. If the total vertical skied is less than 3,000 meters per day then the guest is entitled to a credit at the rate of $139 per 1,000 meters. This credit can be applied to a future booking or used to cover incidentals during the guests stay (liquor/wine/beer and retail purchases). This credit cannot be used for tips and massages.

Eagle Pass Lodge Package – Guaranteed Vertical

Package

Guaranteed Vertical

Vertical Included

3 Day Lodge

9, 000 Meters

Unlimited

4 Day Lodge

12, 000 Meters

Unlimited

5 Day Lodge

15, 000 Meters

Unlimited

6 Day Lodge

18, 000 Meters

Unlimited

7 Day Lodge

21, 000 Meters

Unlimited

Full Down Day

Minus 3, 000 Meters

Unlimited

Guest Cancellation

All ski packages start and finish on the specified dates and have been offered as a complete package. There are no refunds, partial or full for any of the following reasons: late arrival or early departure for any reason, sickness or injury, or lack of skier ability or fitness.

Cancellations must be made in writing and received by registered mail. Time of cancellation is established upon arrival or registered mail at EPH. If a guest is unable to attend their ski package after the final payment date then the ski package is transferable to another person. If EPH is able to find a replacement for your space then your package may be deferred to a ski package in the following season.

Cancellation more than 90 days prior to the start date of package will result in loss of the non-refundable deposit. If cancellation is received 90 days or less, prior to start of confirmed package, then no refund or credit will be issued. EPH reserves the right to cancel any Heliskiing package at any time. Should this occur, a full refund of payments including deposit will be given.

Trip Insurance

EPH strongly recommends purchasing travel/trip cancellation insurance.

Eagle Pass Heli Skiing Review

The Powderhounds were stoked to get the opportunity to head out with this Revelstoke heli skiing outfit to review their day heli operation. We had an amazingly epic day! Whilst we only got one tiny glimpse at their terrain, we were suitably impressed with the variety of terrain and the bountiful delights and features for experts to play amongst.

As a guide to ratings, a 5/5 equates to absolutely phenomenal, 4/5 is excellent, whilst 3/5 is still a very good score. You can check out our cat and heli ski ratings to see how Eagle Pass compares to other mechanized backcountry operations (where you’ll note that no operator gets perfect scores).

Pros
  • The Eagle Pass terrain has lots of juicy features for experts such as cliff bands of varying sizes, pillow lines and other launching pads. They’ve really got the goods with respect to terrain.
  • The small helicopter and group size has multiple benefits including: safety factors; better access to terrain in tight spots; more freshies; and a higher probability of being grouped with others of the same ability level, which is particularly important for experts who are hankering to get to that awesome terrain. Only one other Revelstoke outfit offers small group heli skiing and they don’t provide day trips.
  • This is a small company so the experience is somewhat personalised and it doesn’t feel like a mass production.
  • In addition to multi-day trips with lodge accommodation, Eagle Pass provides single day heli skiing. This caters to a range of budgets and allow the flexibility to combine heli skiing with resort skiing or cat skiing. Eagle Pass is only one of two Revelstoke heli skiing companies to provide day trips.
  • Eagle Pass Heliskiing has an excellent emphasis on safety considerations.
Cons
  • One minor shortcoming was that the flow of the day (the morning in particular) lacked finesse.

Powder Snow
As is typical for Revelstoke heli skiing, the quality of the powder is generally really good. Further strong points of Eagle Pass include huge terrain with plenty of aspects to find great snow, as well as lots of tree skiing where the powder is highly likely to be primo.

The day we headed out the powder was boot deep. It was somewhat heavy and was sticky in a few spots. We only went to a maximum elevation of 2,150 metres (100 metres lower than Revelstoke ski resort), which may have been one of the contributing factors to the NQR snow.

The annual snowfall at Eagle Pass isn’t cited. The three nearby Revelstoke heli skiing operators range markedly from 9 to 18 metres, with an average of 13.6 metres, so a guesstimate would place the Eagle Pass annual snowfall in this realm which is reasonably impressive.
Overall Terrain
The Eagle Pass terrain size of 157,000 hectares is about 6/10s of the average for Canada heli skiing, yet only a very small group of guests use the terrain, so it’s pretty massive.

The terrain is outstanding and it has incredible diversity. They only lose a point for the way it can be utilised and the vertical on offer. Firstly there was a little déjà vu whereby the drop-off would be the same for 2-3 runs with slightly different lines down. The runs were surprisingly short (their stats average is 711 metres but we only did 510 metres per run) and we skied a lot less vertical than expected. Their vertical guarantee for the day is 3,000 metres (9,842 feet – which equates to less than two top to bottom runs at Revelstoke Mountain Resort). Top Dog skied 3,576 metres (11,700 feet) of vertical with a fast group, whilst I managed much less due to a slow skier in the group (they don’t undertake screening of guests’ ability level except for ticking a box on a registration form).

Sure it’s not all about scoring vertical, but you can get more vertical with most BC cat skiing outfits and the Eagle Pass package is touted as “unlimited vertical”.
Alpine Terrain
Eagle Pass Heliskiing has a lot of alpine and sub-alpine terrain, and like any backcountry operation, the degree to which it can be ridden depends on the weather, snow and avalanche conditions. Eagle Pass has a moderate amount of low angle alpine terrain (for high avi risk days), but much of it is steeper, and some of it is super steep and challenging so there are many days that it can’t be readily accessed. This could be considered a pro and a con, because many of us would happily forego the dramatic yet mellow alpine terrain to ride the steep trees instead!
Tree Skiing
These mountains are renowned for the tree skiing and Eagle Pass doesn’t disappoint. The terrain includes slopes of varying pitches, diversity in the tree type (including burnt forests), and some of the zones are littered with a feast of features. Get high on magic mushrooms, test the knees on big pillow lines, or launch off a variety of other treats. The trees are definitely interesting!

The only minor shortcoming (and this just comes down to opinion) was two runs that were largely on alternating camber, traverses and little gullies that our snowboarder guide took the primary fresh line through. The guide might have reveled on the run, yet the 4 skiing guests really wanted to hit the fall line a bit more.

The trees varied from sparse to gladed so there was always plenty of space to get the momentum up or fully let it rip. Steep, tight, technical tree skiing is not the forte of Eagle Pass, but this probably isn’t a concern for most riders.

Strong Intermediate Terrain


Eagle Pass has some wide open mellow terrain that strong intermediates could tackle, but the likelihood of being out with others of the same ability are somewhat slim (unless you organise your own group) because the operation tends to attract more experienced riders. First timers and those with limited powder experience would be better placed to go out heli skiing with Selkirk Tangiers.
Advanced Terrain
Eagle Pass has phenomenal terrain for advanced riders. The only potential limitation is that it’s mixed in beside expert terrain. We had an inexperienced guide who didn’t check whether we wanted mandatory air before getting us cliffed out, so you’d potentially need to be very clear with your guide if you didn’t want to leap.
Expert & Extreme Terrain
Ooooh divine! Above and below the treeline are plenty of drop-offs, cliffs, and big pillow lines galore. This is paradise for experts and those looking for an extreme experience.

Of course the ability to access this terrain is dependent on being in a like-minded group. All cat and heli operators suffer from the risk of having some skiers and snowboarders over-estimate their ability level, which can impact on the experience of others. At least with small group heli skiing, the likelihood of a mismatched group is lower, or it’s much easier to pull your own group together. You only need three expert friends!
Guiding
We’ve heard great things about the guiding at Eagle Pass Heliskiing, but unfortunately our experience was incredibly mixed. Both of us had two different guides who were poles apart.

The lead guide was excellent and clearly knew the terrain and operation very well. On the contrary, the associate guide did not fill us with confidence in his abilities and his instructions were lacking. In addition to the comments above regarding the cambre runs, on one run he took us down a slope that was largely tracked out from the previous group. On another we had to traverse or wait whilst he fossicked around to find a line. The guide didn’t ascertain the group’s preference or capability for mandatory air (he didn’t actually watch us ski for the first few runs because re-grouping spots were behind trees). On various occasions we got cliffed out, but luckily the group was keen for a bit of vaulting and the day worked out just fine.

The small guest to guide ratio is far superior to a couple of the neighbouring heli ski outfits that have huge groups.
Heli
Rather than the bus type Huey helicopters that a couple of the nearby operators use, Eagle Pass has small agile helis that can land in tight spots. The pilot was awesome and seemed to enjoy landing on mushrooms! The rear of the heli was rather roomy relative to some other choppers, which made it more comfortable and a bit easier to get in and out.
Avalanche Mitigation Strategies
As to be expected for a BC heli skiing outfit, their emphasis on safety regulations and avalanche mitigation strategies was excellent, and the lead guide made these very apparent to the group out in the field.

Impressively, all guests were provided with a backpack with an airbag, radio, shovel and probe. The lead guide provided advice and reminders on when to unzip the handle for the avalanche airbag, whilst the associate guide didn’t mention it so it was easy to forget to use it.
Safety Briefing
Other than not covering general backcountry hazards such as tree wells, the safety briefing was pretty comprehensive. It was a bit disorganised and skipped all over the place, but it was effective in conveying the right messages and allowing adequate opportunity for beacon practice. Safety considerations around the helicopter were very well covered.
Frills
The included frills are very good. A great range of powder skis and snowboards are available for use, and the après ski session with beers and pizza is a great finale to the day.

Lunch was a simple affair with soup, a sandwich and tea. No snacks were on offer during the day and they provided us with water to put in our packs. As to expected for small group heli skiing, there was no photography service on offer.

One weakness was that the start of the day was a bit of a shambles. No one seemed to know what was going on except the lead guide. It was an early start to the day, and those that didn’t need to use the Eagle Pass powder skis or snowboards could probably have turned up an hour later.
Value for Money
This is a fantastic experience that you have to pay a pretty penny for. It’s more expensive than the other Revelstoke day heli skiing operator, but the major difference is that you get small group heli skiing. For experts and upper end advanced riders, it’s definitely worth paying the extra loonies for Eagle Pass.

The degree of value is probably somewhat dependent on the amount of skiing achieved on any given day. Some groups get 10 runs in and get good value, but if you only ski 6 runs and 3,000 metres of vertical, the value is somewhat diminished. For reference, Stellar Heli Skiing costs about the same, provides small group heli skiing, and you generally get about 6,000 metres of vertical.

Of course it needs to be stated that this is famed Revelstoke heli skiing, so it’s probably worth spending whatever it takes to give it a crack!

Notes Regarding Review

The review is largely based on our experience, but also on discussions with staff, former guests, and information available on their website. Our review has some limitations as it’s not possible to ski every run and in all possible snow and weather conditions. Every guide is somewhat different and we acknowledge that everyone’s experience will be slightly different.

Eagle Pass

Andreas Bicker
17/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    3

Eagle Pass

Andreas Bicker
17/03/2019
I expected more alpine open faces skiing. The weather was not great and therefore we only skied in the threes with all runs very similar and the same with the terrain. The groups were fine - the level advanced.

There was no communication about wishes of the individual riders - very standardized and a bit industrial approach for the slogan they have as individual small group heli skiing.

We had always the same procedure - a heli operates 3 groups of 4 in the same area. So at the end they planed the daily trip according to the lowest level skier-with result the days were very similar.

Eagle Pass Heliskiing

David D
08/04/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    2

Eagle Pass Heliskiing

David D
08/04/2016
Outstanding trip. Exceeded expectations on many levels. Excellent guides, amazing terrain and terrific food and accommodations. The Echo Bay Lodge was one of the best parts of the trip. The unlimited vertical was well worth the cost. I would go again in a heartbeat.

Excellent Operation

Jon Mastrude
26/09/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Rider Country
    US
  • Month Visited:
    December
  • Admin Rating
    2

Excellent Operation

Jon Mastrude
26/09/2015
I have been heliskiing in BC each year for the past 15 years. I've visited four different BC companies and this is now my go-to place. The staff are trustworthy and friendly, the terrain is excellent, and most importantly they're in the "sweet spot" for getting lots of light and deep snow! (I've been rained out more than once at other places.) If you like tree skiing, go early season.

Best riding experience I ever had

Ehsan
07/07/2013
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    3

Best riding experience I ever had

Ehsan
07/07/2013
Best riding experience I ever had.

I went there end of season and it hadn't snowed in Revelstoke for 12 days but still snow condition was really good and all the terrains that they were taking us were un tracked!

About 15 runs each.

The lodge was really nice and convenient, lodge's chef was serving us delicious healty dishes all nights.

I loved every thing about Eagle pass.

Huck to Your Heart's Content

09/03/2013

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    4

Huck to Your Heart's Content

09/03/2013
Revelstoke is renowned for the heli skiing so it seems only apt to go heli skiing when in Revelstoke. The Revelstoke heli skiing is well known for being steep and deep, and if that’s what you’re after, then Eagle Pass Heli Skiing is the company to head out with for at least one day. The other Revelstoke day heli skiing outfit tends to cater best to relatively inexperienced powder skiers and snowboarders, whereas Eagle Pass is better suited to expert riders.

One of the reasons for this is the small group heli skiing format. In any group the guide has to cater to the lowest common denominator, and when the group has 11 people, there’s a good chance that everyone will have to ski easy slopes. With Eagle Pass there are only 3 other guests in your group, so there’s a much higher chance of being matched with others of the same ability. The Eagle Pass terrain is the other major contributor. Even if avo conditions prevent you from heading into the alpine, the terrain for experts below the treeline is sick! Some of the slopes aren’t super steep, but there are an abundance of launching pads to keep things challenging.

For more information, see our Eagle Pass Heli Skiing review.

Epic day with the Powderhounds

Paul Wetmore
08/02/2013
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    3

Epic day with the Powderhounds

Paul Wetmore
08/02/2013
Paul at Eagle Pass Heli Ski
Great snow (that's me in the whiteroom above) and some epic lines! Only drawback is that we only skied one day and I think you need at least 2 days (plus) as most of the first morning is taken up with a very thourough safety breifing. That also would give the guide a better understanding of the skiing ability of the group and therefore let you rip it up a bit more.

Love the small groups...it's the only way to fly.

I know Scott Newsome will make this heli-ski operation one of the best in the world...maybe even the best!
Eagle Pass Packages
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Eagle Pass Day Heli Skiing DETAILS
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AUD 1,635

SMALL GROUP DAY HELI SKIING
6 - 8 runs (Min Vert 3000 m)

Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price per person based on single-day heli skiing.
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex 5% tax.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
AUD 1,635
Get your group of 4 together for an epic day or 2 of heli skiing with Eagle Pass. Each day includes 6 - 8 runs depending on the conditions and the speed of the group. Avi gear, lunch and skis/snowboards are also provided. More
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 01 - Apr 14, 2021
Min Days: From 1
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Eagle Pass Mixed Group Packages DETAILS
Price p/p From price based on 3-day heli skiing package in December.
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
AUD 5,964

MIXED-GROUP UNLIMITED VERT HELI SKIING
From 3-Days Heli | 3 Nights Deluxe Lodging

Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 3-day heli skiing package in December.
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
AUD 5,964
Combine a superb purpose-built fly-in/fly-out lodge with incredible terrain and you have the combination for a sublime UNLIMITED VERTICAL heli skiing adventure. Join as a solo guest with your own private room, a couple or a small group & mingle with max 12 guests in the lodge. More
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 01 - Apr 14, 2021
Min Days: From 3
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Eagle Pass Private Group Packages DETAILS
Price p/p From price based on 3-day private heli skiing package in shoulder season based on 12 guests; price per person (Dec 31 - Jan 20).
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
AUD 6,979

PRIVATE-GROUP UNLIMITED VERT HELI SKIING
From 3-Days Heli | 3 Nights Deluxe Lodging

Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 3-day private heli skiing package in shoulder season based on 12 guests; price per person (Dec 31 - Jan 20).
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
AUD 6,979
Combine a superb purpose-built fly-in/fly-out lodge with incredible terrain and you have the combination for a sublime UNLIMITED VERTICAL heli skiing adventure. These packages are designed for groups of 3 or 12 who want to MAX their heli time with a private group of family & friends. More
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 01 - Apr 14, 2021
Min Days: From 3
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