Canada

Bella Coola Heli Sports

‘Off-the-beaten-track’. It’s an approach we take the world over, from jungles to deserts – even through cities. So why not take it into the mountains and onto slopes that no-one has skied before? To do this, we can only be talking about heli-skiing and we can only be talking about Bella Coola. Bella Coola Heli Sports are the guys behind some of the most exclusive, most high-octane and most unmissable heli-skiing experiences in the world. Offering everything from steep vertical drops to ski touring through unnamed valleys, they’ll take you deep into the wilderness to some of the world’s most jaw-dropping terrain. Earn your turns before returning to luxurious lodges, gourmet dinners and a peaceful night’s sleep – ready to go again in the morning.

Location

Every winter, Bella Coola Heli Sports take over four of British Columbia’s most remote and most luxurious lodges. Each lodge offers something that bit different but one thing they all have in common is a prime location in the heart of over two million acres of powder-perfect terrain. Ideal for a short break, Bella Coola will have you skiing in a (pounding) heartbeat. Just a 70-minute flight from Vancouver, ski as soon as you arrive and up until the moment you leave.

Your Room

Bella Coola is all about the experience, less about where you sleep at night. But that doesn’t mean they’ve compromised on luxury lodgings. Each of the four lodges boasts cosy guest rooms, mouthwatering cuisine and scenic surroundings. Choose from the stunning wilderness of Tweedsmuir Park Lodge; the home of first descents at Pantheon Heli Ranch; the intimate Mystery Mountain Lodge, accommodating just four people; or, the homely Eagle Lodge with its relaxing jacuzzi.

Why we like it

Bella Coola Heli Sports grew out of a passion for deep powder, bluebird skies and pushing it to the limit. Everyone from the guides to the pilots to the guy skiing along beside you form part of an award-winning, world-class team. They have been skiing the steepest slopes and the toughest terrain all over the world for years and know what it takes to create an out-of-this-world heli-skiing experience. And that’s exactly what they’ve done; crafted experiences based on what their dream trips would look like. There’s something to suit everyone in Bella Coola, from the family looking to dip their boot in heli-skiing for the first time to the expert skier looking to up the challenge. Incredibly private, with no more than four in a helicopter, where will you lay your tracks?

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