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Heli-Skiing Ability Guide

Heli-skiing with us is about great skiing in gladed trees, open bowls and on glaciers. It is not about “extreme” skiing or jumping cliffs and rocks. We do however require that: skiers must be executing consistent turns and can ski blue and black runs with controlled speed. Snowboarders must be turning fall line on blue and black runs and must be able to traverse across various slopes and pitches and handle deep powder. 
CHOOSING YOUR ABILITY LEVEL

Choose your ability level while taking into consideration your skills, ski fitness, number of recent skiing/riding days, the terrain and the pace of the day for each package. 
Blue/black runs refer to run classifications at Whistler Blackcomb which may be more advanced than your local ski area.

INTERMEDIATE 

  • You are ski fit and confident on blue runs and can ski/ride black runs. You may have limited powder/off piste experience.

ADVANCED

  • You are ski fit and have been skiing/boarding for years. You routinely ski/board black runs. You enjoy and seek out powder snow. 

EXPERT

  • You are both ski fit and can ski long, off-piste pitches without stopping and rarely fall. You have plenty of powder experience. 

What We Strive For

Our goal is to make sure every guest has the best day possible. When deciding on a heli-ski package it is most important to choose one that fits your ability level to maximize everyone's experience.

We will group you with other guests based on your ability level and package. If you over-estimate your ability, it will affect the pace of the day, terrain selection, and other guests' enjoyment. Logistically, it is very difficult for us to remove you from the field, have you sit out a run, or move you to a different group, so an honest analysis beforehand is critical.

If you really want to ski with your friends, but they are of a higher ability than yourself, please give us a call and we can help decide which package is best for you. Our experienced staff will be able to guide you in the right direction.

Need assistance?


1-888-435-4754      604-905-3337 (LOCAL)
whistlerheliskiing@vailresorts.com

Unit #104- 4280 Mountain Square, Whistler BC, V0N 1B4

 

 

Whistler Heli-Skiing would like to thank its partners


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