Few people know that snowboarding actually evolved from skiing as early as the 1920’s when a single wooden plank was tied to one’s feet and used to slide downhill. Modern snowboarding began in the mid 1960’s and became an Olympic sport in 1998.
Heli Boarding uses a helicopter to access vast remote areas of untracked deep powder, which is the pinnacle of snowboarding experiences.
Popularity in Heli Boarding gained momentum in the 1990’s with the emergence of snowboard films from the likes of Standard Films. One of the most memorable, was Johan Olofsson’s descend of the Cauliflower Chutes in Valdez, Alaska, in Standard Film’s TB5 from 1996. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can view the TB5 video here.
BC Heli Boarding Terrain
British Columbia, Canada is still the epicenter for heli boarding in North America with more than 30 operators to choose from.
The terrain choices for helicopter snowboarding in BC with Northern Escape Heli Skiing include natural halfpipes, pillows and steep chutes, as well as less advanced and open terrain in the Skeena and Kitimat Ranges near Terrace BC, Canada.
To see a video of our BC Heli skiing and Heli boarding terrain, check out our online video here.
Accompanied by a professional mountain guide, our heli snowboarding terrain is selected based on snow stability, the weather, and the group’s ability. Small groups of 4 to 6 snowboarders and/or skiers share a helicopter with 2 or 3 other groups. In a day you can generally enjoy 8 to 12 amazing heli boarding runs.
All inclusive heli boarding and skiing packages include remote mountain lodging with all the amenities such as hot tubs, saunas, après ski parties, and fine dining. Heli boarding in BC Canada really is the pinnacle of snowboarding and riding as we know it.
For information about heli boarding in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada, call us free at 1-866-619-3184 or fill out our online contact form to make a booking with Northern Escape Heli Skiing.