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    Ride The North!

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Why Northern Escape Heli Skiing

Our location in Northern BC’s Skeena Range, with its far north latitude and proximity to powerful Pacific storms, produces one the planet’s deepest, driest and most reliable snowpacks. The terrain here is big and wild: alpine bowls, immense glaciers, steep couloirs and epic tree skiing. This is big-mountain wilderness heli skiing and snowboarding at its finest.

Our small groups of just five or six riders explore this vast white wonderland using the Italian-made Agusta Koala helicopter, the fastest and most agile machine in the business.

With quick access to our lodges from Terrace, BC, Northern Escape is easily BC’s most accessible heliski and heli boarding operator. We’re one of the few operations anywhere to have snowcats at the ready, so you’re able to ride even on storm days when the machines can’t fly. Our new Mountain Lodge, built in 2019, is among the most comfortable, boutique heli ski lodges you’ll find anywhere.

Escape to the North for a superior heli skiing adventure!

Why Northern Escape Heli Skiing

Our location in Northern BC’s Skeena Range, with its far north latitude and proximity to powerful Pacific storms, produces one the planet’s deepest, driest and most reliable snowpacks. The terrain here is big and wild: alpine bowls, immense glaciers, steep couloirs and epic tree skiing. This is big-mountain wilderness heli skiing and snowboarding at its finest.

Our small groups of just five or six riders explore this vast white wonderland using the Italian-made Agusta Koala helicopter, the fastest and most agile machine in the business.

With quick access to our lodges from Terrace, BC, Northern Escape is easily BC’s most accessible heliski and heli boarding operator. We’re one of the few operations anywhere to have snowcats at the ready, so you’re able to ride even on storm days when the machines can’t fly. Our new Mountain Lodge, built in 2019, is among the most comfortable, boutique heli ski lodges you’ll find anywhere.

Escape to the North for a superior heli skiing adventure!

The safety of our Staff, our Guests and the Communities we operate in are paramount to us at Northern Escape Heli Skiing. Our operations follow the most current guidance from BC, Canada and World Health Organizations for best practices, physical safety and mental well being while making every effort to provide the customer service and experience one would expect from a world class heli skiing resort. To this end, we are proud to announce that our Covid-19 Health and Safety precautions have met the highest standards as required for the “Safe Travel” designation from the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Northern Escape Heli Skiing - approved by the World Travel and Tourism Council’s the Safe Travels Program

Our Terrain Your Adventure

Drop a pin on a map midway between Central BC and Alaska. There you’ll find Northern Escape Heli Skiing, a stone’s throw from the Alaskan Panhandle. While we may be lesser known than those other places, we like to keep it that way. In most years we get significantly more snow than Central BC and our tree skiing and boarding is phenomenal. With our 5,500 sq kms of big mountain, powder skiing as your exclusive playground, it doesn’t get any better.

Small Groups Fast Machines

Many of our guests come to Northern Escape because they’re tired of riding around in school-bus sized machines with 10 or 11 skiers. Our Agusta Koala helicopters are like Ferraris for the mountains. The performance, safety and landing capabilities of this machine exceed any other helicopter in the business. And that means more vertical and a better day on the slopes. For those wanting the ultimate small-group heli skiing and boarding experience, without going fully private, our Elite Package features an industry-leading two groups per helicopter.

Snowcat Backup

Everyone dreams of those bluebird days with deep untouched powder. But all that snow has to come from somewhere and when it’s snowing too hard to safely fly a helicopter in the mountains, we smoothly transition to our Snowcat Skiing Backup. All of our Heli Ski Packages include a reserved seat in one of our three custom-outfitted and heated Snowcats that are always ready and standing by.

Although down days seldomly occur, they are a fact of life in the industry. We’re one of the only heliski operators anywhere to have this service. And if you ski less vertical than your heli package, we’ll even refund you the difference. So go riding instead of playing darts in the lodge.

Unlimited Vertical Option

Northern Escape Heli Skiing offers the industry’s leading vertical guarantee. With the addition of our Unlimited Vertical Option to either the Classic or Elite Ski Package, you’ll get unlimited helicopter skiing or heli boarding AND your minimum vertical guarantee is increased. So you’ll never have to worry about any extra vertical charges and if for some reason you don’t reach your limit, we’ll even credit back the difference.

BC’s Most Accessible Heli Skiing and Boarding

Most heliski operations require you to fly somewhere, THEN drive for hours to reach their lodge. Not Northern Escape. Getting here is easy. Terrace, BC, is our meeting point and is served by multiple daily direct flights from Vancouver. The 90-min flight is less time than it takes to drive from Vancouver to Whistler.

We’ll meet you at the Terrace Airport and if you’re booked on our Classic Package, we’ll transfer you directly to our Yellow Cedar Lodge with our shuttle bus in only twenty minutes. For our Elite Package guests, we’ll fly you to our remote Mountain Lodge by helicopter with a spectacular 15-minute flight through the Skeena Mountains. No matter which package you book, you’ll get a FULL day heli skiing and boarding on your departure day (we don’t do rushed half ski days) before catching an evening flight back to Vancouver.

Our Heli Ski Lodges

Our Yellow Cedar Lodge is a classic Candian mountain chalet, for just 18 guests. Our chic new Mountain Lodge, nestled deep in the Skeena Mountains on an alpine lakeshore, accommodates just 10 guests. Amenities at both lodges include massage room, hot tub, ski shop, games room, comfortable lounge areas, and wifi throughout.
Our Red Seal Chefs prepare the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients such as BC sockeye salmon, Canadian wagyu beef and seasonal vegetables, for a premium culinary experience. Our Sommelier-curated wine list features award-winning BC wines and select international favourites.

Our relaxed, boutique-hotel atmosphere and attention to detail are what set Northern Escape apart. Come as a guest and leave feeling like family.

Great Heliskiing, DEEEP Powder, Huge Terrain, Wicked tree skiing, Awesome food.”

Bernt B, Norway

“The terrain is immense and access is easy. There are other places with great terrain, but you need a 7hr bus ride to get there.”

Mike K, Colorado

The helicopters are small and fast and you can have the place to yourself. I’ve been 15 times.”

John C. Bozeman, MT

Heli Ski Safety – #1 Priority

At Northern Escape Heli Skiing our highest priority is to provide you with a safe and enjoyable Canadian heli skiing and boarding experience. All guests are equipped with the latest avalanche safety gear and accompanied by our ACMG-certified heli ski guides. Our helicopter pilots have years of experience flying in our mountains and our Agusta Koala machines offer the highest level of flying safety available in the sport. Your safety is our number one priority!

Canadian Heli Skiing and Boarding – The Way They Were Meant To Be!

Our Heli Skiing Packages

Northern Escape Heli Skiing offers three uniquely Canadian heli skiing and heli snowboarding packages that can be fully customized. These all-inclusive packages include the latest avalanche safety equipment, powder skis and poles, professional ski guides and meals and accommodation at our mountain lodges. We offer 3-day, 4-day, 5-day, and 7-day trips so you can choose the length of your heli ski package that best fits your schedule.

See our policy for ‘Worry Free Bookings’ for 2022.

2022 - Classic Heli Ski Package

An intimate heli skiing experience with only 18 guests each week and a maximum of 6 skiers per helicopter. This small group heli ski and boarding package may be booked individually or you can bring your own group. The Classic Package Includes Snowcat Skiing Backup and Yellow Cedar Lodge accommodation.

2022 - Elite Heli Ski Package

Based out of our luxe new Mountain Lodge, with a maximum of just 10 guests, the Elite Package offers an industry-leading two groups of five skiers per machine. The Elite Package can be booked individually but is ideal for a group and includes Snowcat Skiing Backup.

2022 - Private Heli Ski Package

This heli ski and boarding package is ideal for private groups. Your group will enjoy your own private helicopter, a fully customized itinerary, two ski guides and chef at our new Mountain Lodge. Includes Unlimited Vertical and Snowcat Skiing Backup. We can accommodate groups from 4-18 guests.

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