A TYPICAL DAY

Please read this information carefully. It will ensure you are best-prepared for your heli-ski day and make the experience more enjoyable.
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Arrival in Whistler Resort


  • Please check-in to the Whistler Heli-Skiing store in the Carleton Lodge a minimum of 24 hours prior to your ski day, preferably as soon as you arrive in Whistler. Late check-ins will be accommodated with notification.
  • You will be required to sign a release of liability waiver and provide us with important information so that you are grouped correctly.
  • Your seat may be forfeited if you have not checked in with us by 4 p.m. on the day prior to your ski day.
  • All members of your party who are heli-skiing must be present to sign a waiver.
  • You may arrange your rental powder skis or snowboard while signing a waiver.

Morning Schedule & Meeting Times


  • 8:15 a.m. check-in at the Carleton Lodge for guests requiring a.m. rentals.
  • 8:30 a.m. check-in at the Carleton Lodge for guests that do not require rentals.
  • If your heli-ski day is cancelled due to weather or snow conditions, you will be telephoned between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m. If you do not receive a call by 8 a.m., please report to the Heli-Ski store at 8:15 or 8:30 a.m. as required.
  • After reporting to the store you will proceed to the Powder Hut. At the Powder Hut, your guides will introduce themselves and assemble your group for a heli-ski introduction.
  • You will leave with your guide for the helicopter. Here you will receive additional instruction on helicopter safety as well as a transceiver orientation.
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Welcome to Whistler Heli-Skiing

Ski Day


  • Your guide will choose the best ski area for the day based on current conditions. Consideration will be given to wind, temperature and new snowfall prior to making a decision.
  • You will ski with your guide all day in our legendary terrain.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in the backcountry with your group.

Important Information


  • Please turn your cell phone off while skiing due to interference with the avalanche transceiver.
  • Music or headphone use is not permitted while skiing.
  • No smoking is permitted near the helicopter.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle that they can carry in the provided backpack while skiing. Whistler Heli-Skiing as part of Vail Resorts, “Commitment to Zero” is committed to a goal of zero waste to landfill by 2030. Please help us in our goal and to help reduce the use of single use plastic bottles.

What to Wear


  • Please dress the same way you would for skiing on Whistler Blackcomb.
  • Goggles are a must.
  • Sunglasses with retention straps are acceptable in the spring only.
  • Sunscreen is mandatory in the spring.
  • Please bring a helmet or warm winter hat.
  • Ball caps are not recommended.
  • All participants are provided with, and must wear, a small backpack containing a shovel and probe.
  • Unless you carry an avalanche airbag or have your own shovel and probe, personal bags must be left behind.
  • Nothing may be left in the helicopter.
  • Personal music players are not permitted throughout the heli trip.
  • GoPro cameras cannot be worn on the chest as it may interfere with the transceiver signal.

EQUIPMENT


  • We recommend equipment rentals to suit the conditions from our rental shop, the Powder Hut.
  • Please complete rentals the evening before your ski day.
  • Our ski technicians will assist you in selecting the correct powder skis for the current snow conditions as well as your skiing ability.
  • Please bring your own ski poles and ski or snowboard boots, as we do not rent these items.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle that they can carry in the provided backpack while skiing. Whistler Heli-Skiing as part of Vail Resorts, “Commitment to Zero” is committed to a goal of zero waste to landfill by 2030. Please help us in our goal and to help reduce the use of single use plastic bottles.