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Experience the Backcountry with Whistler Heli-Skiing

Whistler Heli Skiing

With the snow already coming down in Whistler, it’s hard not to get excited about the mountain opening in November. Whistler Blackcomb offers skiers a massive amount of terrain, accessible by lifts and gondolas, where you can find some of the best snow conditions of your life. While Whistler Blackcomb is genuinely a skiers paradise, it’s beyond these mountains in the vast backcountry where the real skiing and boarding experience begins.

Did you know that 90% of the world’s heli-skiing takes place in British Columbia, making BC the world capital of heli-skiing? It should come at no surprise because British Columbia is home to some of the most visually stunning terrain in the world and boasts pristine glaciers and untouched topography only accessible by air.

Whistler Heli-Skiing has been operating since 1981, giving guests the exclusive opportunity to explore big mountain terrain. Quickly becoming a destination choice for heli-skiing enthusiasts, Whistler Heli-Skiing takes you out into Whistler’s massive backcountry in groups of 5 or 10 passenger helicopters, led by professional, experienced, and certified guides. You’ll be able to access an area of 432,000 acres, over 50 times the size of Blackcomb Mountain with 173 glaciers and 475 runs!

Hailed as a ‘Bucket List’ item, heli-skiing in Whistler is a once in a lifetime experience that any avid skier or snowboarder should try. Heading up into the mountains in a helicopter can be a daunting experience for anybody, but once you get dropped off on an untouched ski run far in the backcountry, you’ll feel a true awakening of the senses.

Whistler Accommodations

Are you looking to make this the year of your dream holiday in Whistler? First Tracks Lodge offers fantastic deals and packages during the winter months so you can have the perfect ski holiday. Located right in Whistler Creekside, you’re only steps away from the Creekside Gondola, delicious restaurants, and more.

Photo Credit: Mike Crane