In this heli skiing FAQ blog, our expert guides have put together a Q&A to provide answers to many of the frequently asked questions we get asked about heli skiing in Canada.
This is the time of the year when our office starts getting busy. There’s lots of planning to do for the winter ski season and soon enough, we will be getting plenty of questions as you start getting ready for your heli skiing trip in Canada.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:
Does Northern Escape Heli Skiing have Wi-Fi?
Yes! Both of our lodges include free Wi-Fi.
Will I be able to get cell phone reception?
Yes. It may be spotty at certain places but we will show you the best spots to make a cell phone call.
Should I bring my own skis (or snowboards)?
It isn’t necessary but if you would like to, sure. However, if you would like to travel lighter, feel free to use ours, including a selection of Prior Snowboards & Skis. We have plenty for everyone and they are already included in your heli ski package.
How do I get to your ski lodge?
Book a flight from your location to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. From Vancouver it’s a short 2-hr flight to get to our location in Terrace BC through one of two airlines:
- Air Canada
- Or WestJet
We recommend the evening flights for both arrival and departure (with Air Canada: flight AC8242 for arrivals and AC8245 for departures). We will have a representative waiting for you at the airport. It’s a short 25-minute drive from the Terrace airport to our Northern Escape ski lodges.
Is there laundry service at the ski lodges?
We don’t have a laundry service but you are more than welcome to use our laundry facilities at the lodges.
Do I need to purchase medical insurance?
It is not mandatory but we highly suggest medical insurance. If you have insurance coverage already, please ensure that it covers sports such as heli skiing.
How many runs do we average a day?
There are several variables here including Unlimited Vertical but we average 8 to 15 runs a day.
What is a skiing day like at Northern Escape?
Our day begins with a complimentary stretch class at 7:00 am. Breakfast is served at 7:30 am. After breakfast, you will go through some safety briefings with our guides. You will depart from the lodge to the mountains around 8:45 am.
After some runs, you will enjoy a nice lunch on the slopes. Depending on the time of the year, our groups might start coming back at 4:45 pm.
We will have good food and cold beer waiting for you at our Après Ski. In the meantime, enjoy a relaxing massage or a hot tub (don’t forget to bring a
swim suit!). Dinner is served at 7 pm.
See our Heli Skiing Itinerary blog for more detailed information.
Do you cater to special dietary requirements?
Yes! Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies or if you follow a special diet. Our cooks like to get creative and will do the best they can to impress you.
This is my first trip with Northern Escape Heli Skiing, any tips?
- Bring your ski boots in your carry-on. That’s the only item we can’t provide if your luggage gets delayed.
- Don’t worry about bringing cash; you won’t be using your wallet until checkout day. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Amex for incidents payment.
- The average temperature around our skiing terrain is -6 degrees Celsius (21F). For skiwear, we recommend layers: base layer and mid layers such as icebreaker long underwear. Next, an outer layer such as an Arc’teryx shell made of gortex. Another piece that is nice to have under your shell for colder days to keep your core warm is an insulated vest or soft shell. A neck warmer and a toque is also a good idea.
- Dress casual around the lodge, jeans and comfortable clothes. Don’t forget to bring a bathing suit to enjoy the hot tub and sauna.
We hope this heli skiing FAQ has been helpful. If you have any other questions about heli skiing in Canada with Northern Escape, please feel free to contact us, we will be glad to help!
About NE Heli Skiing in Canada
For 15 years (2019 is our 15th Anniversary) we have had the privilege of offering small group heli skiing packages to international clients from around the world. We are honored that many of our customers from the USA, Japan, the UK, and from many parts of Europe, have also been repeat customers!
Come heli skiing in Canada with Northern Escape Heli Skiing. Visit our Booking page to reserve your spot for a 3-day, 4-day, 5-day, or 7-day heli skiing trip. We offer 12 unique heli skiing zones in a huge 5,500 sq. km terrain, plus a snowcat skiing backup program in our Catland heli skiing zone.
Come heli skiing in Canada and experience more skiing…more powder…and more fun!
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