Private Jet Adventures: 4 Luxury BC Heliskiing Destinations
British Columbia is a haven for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. With dozens of resorts across the province, tourists flock there every year to hit the slopes. For a more exclusive experience, many private jet travelers have discovered the area’s best backcountry ski areas thanks to a handful of high-end heliskiing outfits. Not only do these heliskiing operations offer access to some of the best champagne powder anywhere on the planet, they provide luxury accommodation so guests can pamper themselves after an adrenaline-filled day on the hill. Here are some of our favorite heliski tour operators that’ll leave you feeling like you’re floating on clouds.
1. Kingfisher Heliskiing in the Okanagan/Monashees
Nearest Airport: Kelowna International Airport (YLW) With easy access to the majestic Central Monashee Mountain Range, Kingfisher Heliskiing offers some of the best tree skiing and deep powder found anywhere in North America. Led by experienced and super friendly guides and pilots, you’re sure to look back on your trip fondly. And for après ski, you’re in for a treat when you return to the award-winning Sparkling Hill Resort. With more than 3.5 million Swarovski crystals incorporated into the resort’s European-inspired design, you’ll be surrounded in the height of decadence. There’s also a 40,000 square-foot spa and wellness center.
2. Mica Heliskiing near Revelstoke
Nearest Airport: Revelstoke Airport (YRV) Situated in the Canadian Rockies, Mica Heliskiiing is a gateway to more than 500 square miles of jaw-dropping peaks, pillow lines and vistas. With an average annual snowfall of 60 feet, superb skiing and snowboarding awaits. After a thrilling day out in the backcountry, the elegantly designed five-star Mica Lodge features:
- Massage services
- Rooftop hot tubs
- Deluxe suites
- Plush lounge areas
- Fitness and business centers
3. Mike Wiegele Heliskiing near Blue River
Nearest Airport: Blue River Airport (YCP) If your skiing forecast calls for light, fluffy powder (and lots of it), there’s a good chance you’re a guest of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing. With 1.2 million acres of world-class terrain in the Cariboo and Monashees, you can ski for as long as your legs will carry you. And once you’ve satiated your thirst for snow, you can kick back in your personal handcrafted log chalet, complete with your own private helipad.
4. TLH Heliskiing near Pemberton
Nearest Airport: Pemberton (YPS) With more than 375 mapped runs at your disposal, you’ll be spoiled for choice as you explore the BC backcountry. TLH Heliskiing operates in small groups so your every need is catered to. Plus, their unlimited vertical program means you’ll get your fill, whether you’re riding on skis or a board. Waiting for you when you return is the renowned Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa. Bringing luxury to the backcountry, this upscale log-and-beam haven offers:
- Fine dining
- Fireside lounge
- Fully equipped spa
- Refined accommodations
When chartering a private jet, it’s important to choose one that’ll handle all of your ski equipment. Be sure to read our post: Got Luggage? How Private Jet Services Handle Your Belongings. Are you looking to charter a private jet for your next ski holiday? Stratos Jets has access to thousands of private planes across North America, and our knowledgeable agents can organize an itinerary that suits your schedule. Call us to start planning— (888) 593-9066 (toll free) or request a quote online. Featured image courtesy Endre Lovaas/Kingfisher Heliskiing.