Articles in Category: Heliskiing News

Heli Ski Guide gets Featured on NBC's I Get Paid For This?!

NBC puts the spotlight on RK Heliskiing Guide Graham Holt


Here is a cool feature on the life of a heliskiinh guide. CNBC interviews Graham Holt - guide for the past 17 years at RK Heliskiing here in BC. I love Graham's answer to the best part of his job:

"I get to be around happy people every single day," a smiling Holt said.

It's a good like Graham and it sounds like you are enjoying it!


February Powder at Mica Heli Skiing

In a season that has been light on powder dumps, it is a relief to see some pow video like this. Shot during the first week of February 2015, this video shows what shredding through 100cms of snow is like up at Mica Heliskiing. They say is was deep but a wee bit wet. But hey, we will take what we can get...especially when it is 100cms at a time!


Guides Training at Stellar Heliskiing

Jason and the Stellar Team are ready for another epic season!

Guides Training at Stellar Heliskiing

The guides are trained, the heli's are logo'd and the snow has been falling. Stellar Heliskiing is ready for the first guests of the season. Of course, the team had to 'test' out the powder and terrain just to be sure is was as awesome as they remembered!

This season Stellar Heliskiing has partnered up with the Kaslo Hotel to offer multi-day packages. This quaint little establishment sits in the middle of a classic Kootenay town. The welcome is warm and the people of Kaslo are very friendly. After a day finding epic powder lines with Stellar, you can relax and enjoy the hospitality the Kalso Hotel has to offer.

Thanks to Nick Diamond Photography for sending along a few pics.

Snow Check December 5th at Stellar Heliskiing

It's that time of year again...

Yes, it is that time of year again. The time of the season where everyone else is just jonesin' for some powder. The time of year we are all wrapped up in Christmas festivities. The time of year where Jason from Stellar Heliskiing taunts us with his short but tasty vids from his 'snow checks' up in his tenure. We take comfort in knowing that Jason is so thorough that he frequently tests the snow so it will be perfect for his clients. It is nice to see people 'work' as hard as he does!

Thanks for the teasers Jason. Keep em coming!

Apline Ice Hockey with RK Heliskiing

Not sure if it gets much more Canadian than this!

Apline Ice Hockey with RK Heliskiing

RK Heliskiing has done something really cool. They have built an cie rink on an alpine lake at 8300ft! You can sign up for what will be an incredible experience with RK Heliskiing and be part of a mountain high hockey game. If hockey isn't quite your thing, you can book a trip with family and friends to go for an alpine skate, enjoy some lunch and take in all the scenery has to offer.

The price is just $350 per person which isn't too bad considering you get to ride in a helicopter and get some uninterrupted icetime.

Trip Details:

  • Arrive at rk heliski around 9:30am for check in and helicopter safety talk
  • Fly out around 10am – 3pm.  Enjoy 5hrs.  approx. of ice time
  • Packed lunch is provided
  • Bring your own skates and sticks
  • Small gym bag is allowed but keep it small.  We have weight and space restrictions.
  • 2 Sets of goalie equipment allowed
  • After the day you can rehash the game over a few drinks at the heliplex.  (Please no alcohol in the helicopter.)
  • $349+ tax per person.  Minumums apply.

The Rink:

The Shamrock Lake Rink is created on an Alpine Tarn.  Although we try our best to keep the pond surface up to scratch, it may have an uneven surface.  It is our commitment to give you the best experience possible.  We continually clear the rink as well as flood the ice to create a smoother skating surface.

For all the details, check out the RK Heliskiing site here:

Win a Heliskiing Trip for 2 to Stellar Heliskiing

Enter your photos in the Leave the World Behind contest

Whether you’re exploring new peaks or ripping groomers at your local mountain, strapping a pair of skis or a board to your feet allows you to leave the hustles of every day life behind and live in the moment. Follow your craving to #LEAVETHEWORLDBEHIND and escape into the mountains this winter! The only thing you need to bring with you is a camera & little bit of creativity, and you may find yourself on a free Heli Skiing Trip in the near future!


Peak Travels Profile of Snowwater Heliskiing

Peak Travels had some epic snow for this trip! It looks incredible. Add that to the Snowwater experience and I am sure these guys will be dreaming about this trip for a while. As Partic says in the video, at Snowwater they want you to go home tired! They do this with guaranteed unlimited vertical. Snow storm roll in? No problem, they shuffle you right into the cat standing by.

World class food - check.
Unique wine selection - checkDeep and light Kootenay pow - check
Going home with an experience you will never forget - CHECK!

For more on Snowwater go here: Snowwater Heliskiing
For more Peak Travels videos go here:

Steep Shots and Pillow Drops with CMH

Things get playful at CMH K2 Rotor Lodge

Do you like powder? Do you like pillow drops? Do you like both put together with a dash of K2 skis added into the mix? Check out this video from CMH K2 Rotor Lodge. Located in Nakusp BC, CMH and K2 have come together and developed a unique offering where the goal is not only epic BC powder, but to search out all the hits and drops they can find. It looks like good times in the apres down at the Rotor lodge too!

Selkirk Tangiers with Freeride Media

Deep, light, blower pow just outside of Revelstoke BC

Bob Legasa and the crew from Freeride Media visted Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing and filmed this tasty video for the Freeride Chronicles. Everything about their experience there looks top notch. From the epic BC powder to the hospitality to the relationships made on trips like these. As they say on the video, "it is the vacation that stays with you for years and years!" 

What really sticks out about this video is the range of skiers. You have guys, ladies, experts, casual pow skiers and the ocassional back flip thrown in for good measure! Selkirk Tangiers clearly accomodates all levels of heliskiers. And the apres ski looks incredible!

Check out the rest of the Freeride Media videos here: Freeride Media on Vimeo