Mica Heliskiing: the highest of feelings!
At Mica Heliskiing, everything deserves the label Premium. Unique snow conditions, state-of-the-art helis and the feel-good lodges above Lake Kinbasket turn the trip to the Rockies into the ultimate powder experience.
It’s actually a freak of nature that has given Mica a unique area for heliskiing in Canada. While many other parts of the Rocky Mountains are not necessarily among the top addresses in terms of freeride, special geographic circumstances transform the area above Lake Kinbasket into a powder fan’s dream. Throughout the season, there is nothing but deep, dry powder snow here! Of course, this exclusive spot in British Columbia (BC) is only available to a small group of skiers and snowboarders at a time. In groups of four, a maximum of 20 guests at a time can enjoy the untracked slopes.
Mica Heliskiing starts with fast small helis
With fast, small Helis one starts from the Lodge to its target area. In some cases, the next world-class run is only a two-minute flight away: just enough time to adjust your boots one last time. Then nothing stands in the way of the ultimate heliski experience. 4,500 vertical meters per day are guaranteed, down days are practically non-existent – another advantage of the geographical location. Should the helicopters stay on the ground due to weather conditions, Mica uses piste bullies. This may be less elegant, but it’s better than twiddling thumbs in your room.
Whereby, there are certainly worse places than Mica Lodge to spend a day on the ground. In 2012, the facilities were even expanded. Spacious lounges, new fitness areas and hot tubs make guests‘ stay as comfortable as possible. Then at dinner, in addition to an excellent meal, guests enjoy one of the most spectacular views in all of Canada. At the table, conversations usually revolve around the day’s experiences. For most, the past trip is the ultimate until the Mica Helis take off again the next day and head for a new freeride paradise.“
Mica Heli Skiing has earned an excellent reputation far beyond Canada’s borders. No wonder that the places are often booked up for weeks and months. So if you want to see the Rocky Mountains at their best, make sure you book early.