British Columbia – Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing“…Crescent Spur is way beyond skiing!”
Top five reasons to choose British Columbia – Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing
- No crowds
We have a weekly maximum of 20 guests .
- Uniquely high level of service on the mountain.
Enjoy the comfort, safety, and convenience of having 2 heliski guides per group.
- Terrain for every condition
Heli-skiing in 2 mountain ranges allows us to pick the best terrain for snow, weather, flying, and heli-skiing conditions.
- Home away from home
We offer a small group atmosphere, with highly personalized service.
- Guaranteed Vertical
Vertical guarantees range from 24,400 meters for 5 Days & 30,500 meters for 6 Days.
Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing Quick Facts
Location: Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing is nestled in the northern Cariboo Mountains, and the northern Rockies. Take a local flight to Prince George, BC, from Vancouver. Crescent Spur is under 2 hour drive east of Prince George, 6 km off the main highway. Crescent Spur offers scheduled transfer between Prince George Airport and the lodge. Alternatively the drive from Jasper is about 3 hours, or from Calgary about 8 hours.
Ski Area: Over 2,500 square kilometer.
Mountain Ranges: Cariboo Mountains and the Rockies
Grouping: Two groups of 10 with two guides in each group. Only 20 guests at any time in the lodge and terrain.
Ski Terrain: Mix of some of the best the BC Rockies have to offer: alpine bowls, spectacular glaciers, and open forest.
Vertical Skied: Runs up to 1200 vertical meters.
Number of runs: Average groups do 10-15 runs per day, fewer in the early winter and more in the spring.
Runs: Over 200 named runs.
We use a state-of-the-art Bell 205. It has great lifting capacity and holds 10 guests, 2 guides and pilot.
The ranch-style lodge is located in the tiny community of Crescent Spur (population 24), 6 km off the main highway. Accented by huge hand-hewn fir logs, the architecture here was very much inspired by our wilderness surroundings. The lodge is beautifully structured with lots of natural local wood (clear fir and birch), with modern artistic touches of steel and river rock. Comfortable bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a spacious games room and lounge, two fireplaces, and a family style dining room contribute to a warm and friendly atmosphere.
After-hours you can enjoy the amenities in the lodge, including the sauna, the hot tub, the library, massage therapy… as well as a game of pool, or a drink or two at the bar.
Crescent Spur will provide you with specialized powder skis and boards suited for heli-skiing. For skiers we have the Rossignol S7 and the Rossignol Super 7’s and also provide the poles. We have a few Burton Fish for those snowboarders who do not wish to bring their own board.
Guides & Safety
Your Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing guides are responsible for balancing your desire for exciting and challenging skiing/boarding with the safety and enjoyment of the entire group. You will enjoy the comfort, safety, and convenience of having two heliski guides per group. We provide transceivers (Mammut Barryvox), probes, guest radios (each guest carries their own radio) and we provide each guest with an Avalanche Backpack (Mammut Rocker Avalanche Airbag).
Terrain & Snow
We ski two mountain ranges, and can choose the best depending on conditions. The terrain includes a mix of alpine bowls, glaciers, and naturally gladed big forests.
We have abundance of dry snow with an annual snowfall of 14-21 meters per year.
We welcome first time heli-skiers and heli-boarders. If you are comfortable with most runs at a major ski area – as a boarder you should be comfortable boarding in trees as well as open areas – you should be fine.
Our heli-skiing guides make every effort to choose runs that will suit your ability and interests and will provide instruction to those who wish.
Heliskiing and heliboarding is most enjoyable when you are fit. Plan to start a fitness program that includes stretching and aerobic exercises at least 8 to 10 weeks prior to your arrival.
January to end April
Average about 4,5 down days per season over the last few years.
What Your Package Includes:
- 30.000 vertical meter of heli-skiing (6 day package),
- Accommodation based on double occupancy,
- 1 night’s accommodation at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel on the incoming night,
- Use of specialized powder skis,
- All meals included,
- Unlimited satellite internet,
- Airport transfers to and from Prince George
- Alcoholic beverages,
- Clothing/Merchandise in the Shop,
- Tips & Gratuity
See the price list here.