Most ski areas in the west have received an abundance of snow since the season began in November. Well, the heli ski operators have had the same La Nina fortune and maybe more so. They have been counting their snowfall totals in feet and meters as opposed to inches and centimeters.
Mica Heli Ski is nearing a sell out for the rest of the 2011 season and they have limited seat availability for the remainder of the year. The snow has continued to fall at Mica and has be fantastic as over 2.5m/8.5ft fell the last week of January and has helped to make this season the best ever for this small group heli operation. Mica will be skiing well into April this season.
Island Lake Cat Skiing has an incredible amount of snow, currently with a 340cm base.Â They are 95% booked with a few seats left from March 22-24 and March 24-27 2011.Â Give our friendly reservations team a call or drop them an email today!
Pacific Crest Heli Guides
inaugural season and is based out of Lake Tahoe, has been off to a great start with a super deep snowpack and enthusiastic clients who have been excited to be pioneering this terrain and naming runs.Â How cool would that be to ski an awesome powder chute and have the guide ask, “wellÂ that was a pretty righteous line you just knocked off and you skied it like you were the guide. So, what do you think we should we name it?”
Every day so far Pacific Crest has been opening new runs as well as exploring in greater depth their established zones.Â The owner, Dave Rintala says, “weÂ have barely scratched the surface of the terrain options available to us as we fly further and deeper, and hone our efficiency in this brand new operation. This is the most exciting thing to happen in Tahoe skiing in decades, and I hope that everybody can come out and be a part of this historic pioneering season!”ope
We couldn’t agree more Dave and we hope the snow keeps falling in the Sierra’s so you can keep finding new lines and better terrain.
in Terrace, B.C. has had some monstrous snowfalls so far. The only issue with the big dumps are they sometimes ground the helicopters. Well NE has a 100% success with their new snowcat backup. Itâ€™s Deeper Up Here!
and Northern Escape guarantees youâ€™ll ski everyday. John Forest adds, “That’s right, 100% success, it’s a lofty claim, butÂ we have skied everyday of the winter thus far and that includes doing turns right through one of the biggest storms BC has seen in many years.Â It snowed more than 2 meters over the course of that week and we were enjoying the snow at it’s very deepest everyday. “
Yes, February is pretty much sold out, but Northern Escape has some seats available in both their Private andÂ Classic programs in March. Call their office for details.
, another small group heli outfit has had a remarkable year as well. Lately, they’ve been getting pounded by snow and are running out of words to describe their epic conditions. Checkout their latest newsletter
, which any powder hound is going to appreciate. In the past week and a half Great Canadian had close to 2 metres (that’s 5-6 feet) of new snow! The guides have been saying the skiing is exceptional. The customers are racking up their vertical feet like never before.