HELI SKIING CANADA
It's Deeper Up Here!
Aurora Backcountry has chosen to partner with Northern Escape Heli Skiing, located in North Western British Columbia near the town of Terrace. Northern Escape is perfectly situated to receive the ideal precipitation/temperature combination to produce some of the deepest and driest powder in Canada. With 5,500 square kilometers of terrain for you to explore, you can be sure that you are about to have the ultimate skiing and riding experience. Ski runs often begin high in the alpine bowls and ending with tree skiing down long descents through old growth forests to the valley floor.
In addition to having the best snow, there are 4 other important reasons that we chose Northern Escape as our go to Canadian Heli Ski Operator. Keep reading to find out what they are!
Northern Escape's skiable terrain is about 25% the size of the Swiss Alps, a massive 5500㎢. This is larger than all the ski resorts in Switzerland combined. Take away 99.9% of the crowds, Take away the lift line, and enjoy first tracks every run.
The terrain is perfectly situated to take advantage of every type of weather pattern. This gives you the ability to chase the good weather and good snow on any given day. For example, if it's stormy in the south, we ski the North. If it's windy in the North, we ski the West and if it's cloudy in the West then we can ski the East. These options give you the highest probability for having a successful trip.
Yes, TWO lodges!
The Yellow Cedar Lodge and the remote Northern Escape Mountain Lodge offer different styles of accommodation.
Ideal for small groups and families, the New Northern Escape Mountain Lodge offers an intimate setting for up to ten ski guests. Completely isolated, this lodge is Fly in Fly out and offers singles rooms for all 10 guests.
The Private Chalet at Yellow Cedar Lodge overlooks the Skeena River. It is a classic Canadian Log Chalet, including a sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, and games room. This Lodge is ideal for individual bookings or large groups who want a more social environment.
After a week of riding the best snow of your life and having your mind blown by spectacular mountain views, we want you to go home and talk about the food.
It sounds funny to say, however the importance of great food throughout the day is synergistic to overall experience. The Red Seal Certified Chefs and Kitchen staff are the unsung heroes of the operation. It is their passion to make sure that you remember the food just as much as the heli skiing. No one will care how good the skiing is if it food is sub-optimal, period.
Have you ever heard the story of the family that went heli skiing only to sit in the lodge the entire week because the weather was too poor to fly? This reality is the elephant in the room that no heli skiing operation like to discuss.
We have solved this achilles heel of Heli skiing. When it is snowing too hard to fly, we drive.
With 29 km2 of perfect tree skiing you can be sure that your time will be spent skiing, not waiting.
For more information on how the logistics work please contact us.
WHATS IN IT FOR ME?
Small group heli skiing experience designed to exceed all your expectations
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Koala AW119 6 passenger helicopter, Very fast, Very powerful
Strategically positioned fuel caches to maximize operational efficiency and keep you skiing longer
Lunch in the mountains
The best professionally certified ski and snowboard guides with extensive heli skiing experience and local knowledge.
Specially selected powder skis and snowboards to maximize your ski experience
Thorough avalanche training with advanced helicopter entry and exit techniques
Mammut Digital Transceiver, shovel, probe, airbag avalanche pack, personal radio
Après Heli skiing with Sauna and Jacuzzi
Cat Skiing Backup
Did we miss something? Because if we did, give us a call so we can add it. Our goal is to make this the absolute best heli skiing experience possible.