We’ve hand-picked one of Canada’s most desirable mountain hideaways; Bighorn Lodge, nestled in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains at the foot of Revelstoke Resort. The birthplace of heli-skiing, British Columbia offers some of the world’s best ski opportunities and at Bighorn you’re right in the heart of it all, with North America’s greatest vertical descent just a gondola ride away. We mean it when we say every detail has been immaculately covered, from massages to a professional videographer compiling a highlights reel of your party’s ski runs.
A retreat like no other
Arrive at Bighorn in style after your flight and chauffeur-driven transfer to the lodge. Once you’ve dropped your bags you’ll be greeted with a glass of champagne followed by a tour of your new digs complete with eight perfectly designed guestrooms, cinema, spa and gym. Once you’ve picked your room and admired the impressive alpine views it’s time to meet your personal award-winning chef for the week to discuss which delectable delights you’d like whipped up for you during your stay. After a delicious meal head to the boot room to get measured up and briefed on the ski routes and the helicopter.
Rise and shine early and get ready to tackle the mountains, but not before a good stretch class in the spa to get you all limbered up for the day that awaits. Step outside where your helicopter will be ready and waiting to whisk you into the wilderness of the Selkirk Mountains for the heli-ski adventure of a lifetime. For lunch you’ll be cooked a warming picnic on the side of the mountain – so as not to lose out on any precious ski time – then it’s time to get back on those slopes as you spend the day’s remainder skiing Revelstoke’s awesome glaciers, high alpine bowls and powder-packed forests. Upon returning to Bighorn you’ll be greeted by brandy hot chocolates on the heli-pad to settle you in for a night in your truly incredible accommodations.
Today experience the mountains in all their glory at your own pace; your expert guide will ensure you are skiing the best snow and terrain to suit your group’s needs, whether you want steep and deep or a more scenic route. Whatever you choose, you’ll be joined by the professional videographer who’ll be capturing your thrilling day of heli-skiing Revelstoke’s epic powder peaks for your viewing pleasure later in the week. When the evening comes, why not enjoy an evening in the bar and poolroom before sinking into your outdoor hot tub overlooking the Columbia River and Monashee Mountains?
If you think you’ve mastered your ski skills by now, a trip to Revelstoke Mountain Resort will put your confidence on the piste to the ultimate test. Start the day by discovering the thrill of skiing North’s America’s highest vertical descent (a cool 5,620-foot decline) before your private guide takes you round powder bowls, fun-filled runs through the trees and thigh-burningly long pistes. All snowed out for the day? No problem. Spend the afternoon sampling the fantastic variety of delicious food and stores at the resort’s village base before heading back to Bighorn for a massage in the luxury spa.
Explore in style
After a well-earned rest, a Snow Cat truck is your transportation for day five as your guide whisks you away for a back-country adventure. This monstrous vehicle will drive through the immaculate terrain as you roar up Mount Mackenzie and ski down pristine untracked runs through powder bowls and beautiful forests. As you will have undoubtedly found out by now all this action on the slopes works up an immense appetite, so rest those legs and spend a spectacular evening enjoying an Asian banquet sitting around the teppanyaki grill at the Chef’s Table in the kitchen. The food is to die for, and with wines specially paired with each course, this is a gourmet feast to remember.
To round off an unforgettable week of skiing, your guide will discuss where you would like to ski on your final day and your private helicopter will take you to a dream powder peak for more epic heli-skiing, giving you the chance to say a fond farewell to the flawless snowy mountain ranges (the chef will be waiting on your return to prepare a gala 5-course dinner, using delicious locally-sourced ingredients for a real taste of Canada). As a parting gift, spend your last evening in the Bighorn lodge relaxing in the private cinema with drinks and popcorn watching the edited version of your heli-ski movie. Rest assured when the time comes to pack up your things, you won’t want to leave this secluded haven.