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

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.

  • We recommend you confirm the weather forecast for your ski day on check-in. Date changes are allowed with no penalty prior to 10 a.m. the day before your ski day.

  • Cancellations and date changes received after 10 a.m. the day prior to skiing will be subject to a fee of $200 per person (plus tax) and is non-refundable on the morning of your ski date.

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 Whistler Heliport, which is a 10-minute drive north of the village. At the heliport, you will receive additional instruction on helicopter safety as well as a transceiver orientation.

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.

  • If you purchased a Classic or Elite heli-ski package, a professional photographer will accompany the group to capture one of your runs on video and with still pictures.

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.

Après Heli

  • The heli-ski day ends with après at the Bearfoot Bistro Heli-Lounge—a chance to unwind with your guide and friends.

  • We return between 2:30 and 5 p.m. (depending on weather and the number of runs taken).

  • For those skiing in the Bell 205/212 helicopters, relive your day through our video and photo presentations.

  • Non-skiing friends and family are welcome.

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.


  • 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.

Need assistance?

1-888-435-4754      604-905-3337 (LOCAL)

Unit #104- 4280 Mountain Square, Whistler BC, V8E 1B9



Whistler Heli-Skiing would like to thank its partners

Blackcomb Helicopters

The North Face