To make the most of your powder skiing/snowboarding experience, we highly recommend visiting our rental shop, "The Powder Hut," prior to your heli-ski day.

Powder skis and powder specific snowboards are available for rent until 7:30 p.m. the evening prior to your ski date at a cost of $50 per person. Our qualified technicians will assist you in selecting the right equipment for your ability as well as current snow conditions.

What is a powder ski/board?

Powder skiing/boarding requires a special style of gear that is much different than what you would normally use in a resort setting. Modern powder equipment has a unique design to keep you floating close to the surface of the snow, making it less tiring and more enjoyable. They also provides stability, which will keep your confidence high.

For skis, they are shorter and fatter than a traditional ski and have a shape profile known as powder rocker, which makes for a fun ride. For a snowboard, the bottom of the board is convex, allowing you to surf the powder like in your dreams. These features combine to give you a piece of equipment that will optimize your runs with Whistler Heli Skiing.

When booking your package, make sure you get the right equipment to go with it. 


The Powder Hut is the only dedicated heli-skiing/boarding rental shop in the Whistler Village. Having an exclusive Whistler Heli-Skiing clientele means we can cater our gear specifically to the terrain and snow conditions of our tenure. Our technicians know the terrain and are knowledgeable on what equipment is best for each skier, an any type of day.

We will cater your equipment selection to the package you choose, your physical characteristics and your experience level. For our snowboard guests, we are one of two places in the village that have powder-specific boards for rental.

The Powder Hut is located right where the bus picks you up on the morning of your adventure, so just grab your equipment and you’re off. The Powder Hut is here to serve the guests of Whistler Heli-Skiing and make sure you have the best experience possible.

Our Skis and Boards


  • Rossignol Super 7 HD
  • Volkl Bash
  • Volkl Bash Wmns
  • Salomon Stella 106
  • Salomon QST 118
  • Blizzard Sheeva 11
  • Blizzard Rustler 11
  • Atomic Backland BC Mini (JR)
  • Line Francis Bacon Shorty (JR)


  • Burton Landlor
  • Burton Barracuda
  • Burton Fish
  • Burton Modified Fish
  • Burton Day Trader
  • Burton High Spirits
  • Burton Panhandler
  • Burton Dumptruck
  • Lib Tech Skunk Ape