British Columbia – Eagle Pass Heli-Skiing“Unlimited Vertical. Small Groups. BIG Difference.”
Top five reasons to choose British Columbia – Eagle Pass Heli-Skiing
- Unlimited Vertical
We kept is simple. We just want to take you Heli-skiing! Only requirement is that your legs are tired by the end of the day!
- Small Group Heli-skiing
Not only does Small group heli skiing enhances safety considerations, it also has other pros such as better grouping by ability, and more flexibility to access interesting and tight terrain such as chutes and gullies. Just yourself, three friends, and your guide in each group!
- We go Heli-skiing each day
We are very pleased to record just 2-3 down days each season. This means we are skiing 97 to 98% of the time! The reason why we can go ski each day: lodge proximity to terrain, famous Monashee Mountains tree skiing, and manageable small group sizes!
Eagle Pass Heli-skiing surpasses all industry safety standards. To manage and minimize any such risks each Guest is equipped with avalanche safety and rescue equipment (Tracker beacon, BCA float airbag, probe, shovel, and personal radio) and attend two comprehensive safety briefings before going Heli-skiing. Eagle Pass shares in and understands the thrill of adventure, discovery, and riding challenging terrain. We only follow one important rule: Everyone comes home safely at the end of the day.
Eagle Pass Helisking lies in the heart of Canada's Monashee Mountains. Our exclusive area encompasses over 1570 square kilometers of British Columbia wilderness.
Eagle Pass Heli-Skiing Quick Facts
Location: Eagle Pass Heli-Skiing Echo Bay Lodge is a private gated estate on 10 acres overlooking the Columbia River Valley, just 12 km south of Revelstoke, British Colombia. Closest airport is Kelowna, British Columbia, a short 2.5 hours away.
Ski Area: 1570 square kilometers of skiable terrain.
Mountain Ranges: the Monashee Mountains
Grouping: Small Group Heli-skiing, using a B2 A-Star helicopter, in 3 groups of 4 skiers.
Vertical Skied: Unlimited Vertical. You can’t ask for more!
Runs: More than 240 Named Runs.
Potential runs yet to be named: More than 2000.
Longest Run: 1800 meters, Longer than Whistler top to bottom!
Highest Peak in the tenure: Hallam Peak 3,205 meters.
Average Snowfall: 12-18 meters, with an average snow base of 9-14 meters throughout the winter.
We use a B2 Eurocopter A-Star, the “Ferrari of Helicopters”.
Lodge / Accommodation
Eagle Pass Lodge is a private estate situated on 8 acres overlooking the Columbia River Valley, just 8 kilometers (5 miles) south of Revelstoke, BC. Opening in 2018, this lodge has been designed with the Heliskier’s specific needs in mind.
The luxurious 12 bedroom Eagle Pass Lodge offers specific gear drying and tuning rooms, is equipped with its own private Heli pad, a private executive chef on-hand to create healthy gourmet meals with locally sourced ingredients, dining room and full bar presenting a brilliant local and international wine menu. To help unwind after a long day of Heliskiing enjoy a relaxing massage or take in picturesque views of the iconic Mount Begbie and Monashee Mountain Range from the in ground hot tub.
We make it easy to travel!
Eagle Pass Heli-skiing, proudly sponsored by Lib Tech Skis (Fully Functional Five NAS, POW NAS, Wreckcreate NAS) and Snowboards (Travis Rice Pro Speedodeeps, Travis Rice Pro Horsepower, TRS: Total Ripper Series, Brando by Lando, Darker Series, Birdman, La Nina) and the heli-skiing includes rental of powder skis/snowboards to all guests at no charge. This way, it is easy to travel, plus you get the chance to try out your new favorite powder skis.
*Guests must bring their own ski boots.
Guides & Safety
Eagle Pass shares in and understands the thrill of adventure, discovery, and riding challenging terrain. We only follow one important rule: Everyone comes home safely at the end of our day.
Eagle Pass Heli-skiing surpasses all industry safety standards. Important tools are avoidance and proper terrain selection, the level of the group and current snow and weather conditions in general. But when you are in the backcountry there is always a risk.
To manage and minimize any such risks each Guest is equipped with avalanche safety and rescue equipment (Tracker beacon, BCA float airbag, probe, shovel, and personal radio). Our guides are professionally trained on what to do in the unlikely event of an avalanche occurrence or any emergency type scenario. Everyone attends an in-depth Helicopter safety briefing is done on the morning of the first ski day with your guide and pilot.
There is a constant helicopter satellite tracking system in place that links back to the base so we know where our Helis are at all times.
Guides at Eagle Pass are fun, devoted and certified mountain professionals.
Terrain & Snow
Our area is known for remarkably deep snow. Because the west slope of the Monashees is the first mountainous area east of BC’s Coast Mountains, we get the Pacific storms, but with cooler interior temperatures resulting in the incredibly deep dry powder that Heliskiers return for. This high quality snow, coupled with perfectly spaced trees, open bowls and glaciers of the Monashees, result in what many experienced Heliskiers consider being the most exciting deep powder helicopter skiing in the world. Just ask anyone who has been here, watch a ski film, or read a magazine.
January to mid-April.
We are out skiing 97 to 98% of the time! The reason why we can go ski each day include the close proximity of the lodge to our terrain, famous Monashee Mountains tree skiing, and manageable small group sizes!
Your multi-day Echo Bay Lodge Heliskiing Package Includes:
- Small Group Heliskiing – via B2 A-Star helicopter, in 3 groups of 4 skiers,
- Unlimited Vertical – 3000 meter Vertical Guarantee,
- Professionally certified ski guides with extensive Heliski experience and local knowledge,
- Shared accommodation, gourmet meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages,
- Helicopter safety, and avalanche training,
- Tracker 2 Digital Beacon, BCA shovel, float airbag, radio and probe,
- Specially selected powder skis and poles or snowboards to maximize your ski experience.
- Transportation to and from the airport,
- Tips & Gratuity,
- Insurance (Optional)
Rates season 2019-2020
See price list here.