Bella Coola heliskiing in Canada with fjord views!
Huge glaciers, massive peaks, snow galore – Bella Coola is one of the best small-group heliskiing destinations in Canada. For experienced snowboarders and skiers, the coastal town in northern British Columbia is a paradise. Four lodges offer just the right heliski package for every requirement.
Even well-traveled heliskiers are stunned by Bella Coola Heliskiing.Framed by peaks as high as 4.000 meters, this Pacific Coast port town is justifiably famous for its big mountain skiing. The highest landing point of the heli here is at 2,896, the lowest pickup at 914 meters! These are gigantic altitude differences for unforgettable descents.
With Bella Coola Heliskiing to 4.000 meters high peaks
Bella Coola Heli Sports founders Pete The Swede Mattson and Beat Steiner have one of the largest heliskiing areas in the world, and when the weather cooperates, one of the best in the world. Since the snow in the Coast Mountains is not quite as dry as in the interior of British Columbia, the stability of the snowpack is usually better. So you can ski steeper slopes than in other regions and in some corners of the area even with a view of the Pacific fjords.
Bella Coola is located in the middle of the wilderness and yet is very well connected. From Vancouver it takes only 70 minutes to fly to the four Bella Coola lodges, where you transfer directly from the plane to the helicopter. Only the safety training is pushed in between and already it goes off to the first deep snow departure. On the last day of skiing there is still flying in the morning. At noon, the helicopter lands directly at the airport, where you change and get back on the plane for the trip home.
Four Bella Coola heliskiing lodges: something for everyone
At Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, guests stay in the middle of nature around the main building in their own small log cabins, in front of which bears often roam the meadow and river in summer. Eagle Lodge is ideal if you are planning an exclusive heliskiing experience with your friends. Around Pantheon Heli-Ranch in western BC, pristine runs await you. Mystery Mountain Lodge accommodates just six guests – perfect for private heliskiing at its best.“
Getting on a helicopter with jet lag after a long flight from Europe and connecting flight to Bella Coola is not ideal. A day or two to acclimatize and warm up in Whistler is better.
|Name||Bella Coola Heli Sports|
|Location||Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, Eagle Lodge, Pantheon Heli Ranch, Mystery Mountain Lodge|
|Mountain Range||Coast Mountains|
|Transferzeiten||70 min. Inlandsflug, 45 Minuten Transfer|