If you are considering setting off on your very first heli skiing adventure, allow us to walk you through some of the amazing options you have at your disposal! In this brief guide, we will have a look at a few different heli ski destinations and consider what makes each of them unique.
Every one of our Pure Powder adventures features jaw-dropping scenery, deep powder snow, and exclusive ski lodges where you can put your feet up and relax after a day out on the slopes. All of them are certainly worth holidaying at, but which one you decide on will come down to your own desires and preferences. So, join us as we take a look at some of the best heli skiing locations in the world.
Heli Skiing In Canada
Helicopter skiing in Canada is an experience that cannot be compared to anything else, providing skiers with the opportunity to indulge in the perfect snow conditions and huge expanses of beautiful terrain. With impressive seasonal snowfall of light champagne powder, the conditions are simply second to none. The interior ranges of western British Columbia are widely considered the global Mecca of the heli skiing world.
CMH Helicopter Skiing, is the world’s leading helicopter skiing operator and will lead you on the adventure of a lifetime through their extensive and exclusive terrain. With access to the largest selection of heli skiing terrain, CMH offers a perfect blend of alpine and tree skiing, ensuring that even during bad weather, you can continue to experience the many thrills out on the slopes.
One of the most incredible aspects of excursions with CMH is the unmatched variety of experiences on offer. Whether you consider yourself to be a heli skiing veteran or a first-timer, you can rest assured that CMH has the ideal trip for you. The sheer scale of the terrain and the expertise on offer means CMH is able to cater to a wide range of preferences and skill levels, ensuring that you are receiving an unforgettable and tailored helicopter skiing adventure.
Beyond the unbelievable opportunities you have skiing-wise, our Canada trips offer some of the most breathtaking remote lodge locations. These destinations will help you seamlessly immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Canadian wilderness.
Helicopter Skiing In Alaska
Helicopter skiing in Alaska is a dream come true for avid skiers seeking a real adrenaline rush, as it offers the ultimate steep skiing experience. Alaska is renowned for its stable maritime snowpack and truly awe-inspiring ski terrain – it has been hailed as the epitome of steep skiing locations.
The Tordrillo and Chugach mountain ranges will act as your base of operations for the excursion. This remarkable setting features some impressive snow conditions, making it possible to tackle the spines, couloirs, and other challenging features. From large open bowls to dramatic “movie lines”, Alaska’s skiing terrain is certainly catered to those wanting to raise their heart rate a little. With exclusive use of heli ski tenures, you can rest assured that your powder lines remain untouched, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience!
One of the defining characteristics of our Pure Powder adventures in Alaska is the fast and flexible small-group approach – you will set out in groups of four or five guests alongside an experienced mountain guide. This unique setup allows for greater freedom and exploration, ensuring you are able to access and conquer this immaculate ski terrain. With our Alaska adventures, we do recommend that you are at a proficient skiing level – in order to fully appreciate these steep slopes it is best to be confident and comfortable with backcountry skiing.
Prepare to push your limits, carve through deep snow, and feel the sheer thrill of taking on Alaska’s world-famous slopes! We can say with some real surety that this is an adventure that will stick with you for a lifetime.
Heli Skiing In Sweden
Helicopter skiing in Sweden offers an amazing chance to indulge in a powder skiing escapade within Europe’s biggest untamed wilderness terrain! With vast Alpine landscapes eagerly awaiting exploration, Sweden offers a distinctive and exciting experience. One of the most captivating aspects of our adventures here is the extended daylight hours and the possibility of midnight skiing.
Heli skiing in Sweden adopts a similar approach to that seen in Alaska – small ski groups that make individual requests and preferences much easier to accommodate, meaning you can easily optimise your time skiing on the slopes. After an exhilarating day out and about in the wilderness, put your feet up and relax in the tranquillity of the remote Abisko Mountain Lodge, offering guests an idyllic opportunity for relaxation.
With a skiable area roughly the size of Austria, prepare to be amazed by the plethora of open bowls and thrilling descents at your disposal! The size of the ski terrain opens the door to an endless array of possibilities for runs through untracked powder snow. Every centimetre of terrain embodies the true essence of the Alpine environment, with the average run boasting around 800 metres of vertical descent, providing an awe-inspiring challenge for any skier.
This small group helicopter skiing program is designed for speed and swift turnarounds between runs, guaranteeing a seamless experience. This ability to set off on run after run makes Sweden a perfect destination for skiers who want to try new things and discover new and exciting paths down through the powdered snow.
Another appealing aspect of this ski excursion is that it is exceedingly convenient for adventurers based in Europe – meaning no lengthy, round-the-world flights are required. Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime and create some cherished memories in this beautiful Alpine setting. Skiing adventures in Sweden guarantee an exceptional European winter journey for powder enthusiasts seeking an unmatched ski experience.
Heli Skiing In Turkey
Set off on the experience of a lifetime with our helicopter skiing adventure in Turkey, This incredible experience is just a stone’s throw away from Europe – boasting the vast terrain of the Kaçkar Mountain Range, which consists of over 5,000 square kilometres of untracked Alpine ski terrain.
Based in the rustic town of Ayder, you’ll enjoy easy access to the ski runs, with the helipad located right on your doorstep. You will also find accommodation at the family-run Hotel Hasimoglu, offering a cosy and inviting atmosphere for you to recharge after a long day of skiing.
Turkey’s helicopter skiing terrain provides skiers with massive deposits of powder snow, which comes with consistent snowfall and a stable snowpack. The Kaçkar Mountains beckon with their endless Alpine runs, providing the ideal gradient for exhilarating descents. This Turkey excursion also limits the group size to a maximum of 4 skiers, ensuring that each one is given personalised attention and professional guidance.
Our friends at Turkey Heli Skiing ensure your enjoyment and safety throughout the duration of your adventure. Highly experienced and internationally certified heli ski guides accompany you on every expedition, while Air Zermatt provides the helicopters and seasoned pilots, guaranteeing a seamless and unforgettable experience.
Heli Skiing In Iceland
Embark on a truly unique helicopter skiing journey in Iceland, where epic skiing and an impressively luxurious lodge wait for you. Explore a vast expanse of 1,500 square miles of awe-inspiring ski terrain, accompanied by vistas that will take your breath away. Your base is the Deplar Farm, a haven of comfort that sets the bar high for remote accommodations.
Make your way through magnificent peaks and carve down elegant fjords as you discover the untouched beauty of the Troll Peninsula. In terms of skiing, there is tons of variety on offer – from serene descents to challenging couloirs, there is something for everyone in the Icelandic wilderness.
The helicopter skiing season in Iceland spans from March to May, offering prime conditions for ski enthusiasts. If you have been considering a heli skiing adventure of your own, you would be hard-pressed to find a better location than Iceland!
Heli Skiing Location: Things To Consider
One of the fantastic things about booking your ski adventure through Pure Powder is that we will assist you through every step of the process. Before any flights or accommodation bookings are made, we like to get a good sense of your skiing proficiency and preferences. We do this so that at no point do you feel that you are out of your depth in terms of terrain and the challenges that the specific location presents.
We love a good adrenaline rush as much as the next ski enthusiast, but with us, safety is always the number one priority, and we want our customers to feel comfortable and confident while out on the slopes. Let’s have a look at a few different points that are helpful considerations when deciding on a location for your helicopter skiing adventure.
Diverse and Exciting Terrain – Look for a location that features a wide variety of ski terrain, from steep chutes and powdered fields to majestic tree runs. Choosing a destination with diverse options guarantees that every day of your helicopter skiing adventure provides new and exhilarating challenges to conquer.
Deep Powder – We know that we love our deep powder skiing, and we’re sure that you do too! If it is an especially important factor for you, try to pick out a location characterised by its light, dry powdered snow. Skiing through this pristine powder is a truly magical experience, providing effortless glides and deep, floating turns that will always leave you asking for more.
Reliably Epic Weather – At Pure Powder, we take adventuring all over the world. When thinking about the perfect destination for you, try to consider which part of the skiing season you might be heading into, and what sort of weather you prefer for skiing. Generally, skiers prefer places with a good chance of clear skies, plenty of snowfall, and long periods of uninterrupted skiing.
Luxury Accommodations and Unwinding Options – Try to pick a location that appeals to you and features some amenities that you could imagine yourself enjoying after a long day out in the wilderness. Whether it’s relaxing in a cosy mountain lodge with panoramic views, rejuvenating with spa treatments, or savouring gourmet meals crafted with local flavours, a truly captivating heli skiing adventure includes the ideal blend of thrills and relaxation.
These are just a few pointers and pieces of advice but bear in mind that a friendly member of our Pure Powder team will help you find the perfect match for your winter holidaying desires.